Graduate Student Success Stories

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Ph.D. candidate Ha Pham wins a Graduate Student Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame

Dr. Ha Pham

Ph.D. '16, Urban Systems

In Fall 2015 then Ph.D. candidate Ha Pham won a Graduate Student Award from the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame for co-inventing a concealed fastener window wall assembly. He began his studies at NJIT in 2005, after winning a full scholarship from the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training to attend graduate school abroad.  Dr. Pham graduated with his doctorate from NJIT in May 2016.  Learn more here: NJIT Ph.D. Candidate Wins Graduate Student Award From NJ Inventors Hall of Fame


Megan Litwhiler Ph.D. ’15, Biology

Dr. Megan Litwhiler

Ph.D. ’15, Biology

Dr. Litwhiler is a Research Communications Associate at the Museum of Science in Boston where she works with scientists at Harvard, MIT and other nearby institutions to translate their nanotechnology and quantum-physics research into stage presentations and other educational activities for the museum’s visitors. She credits her intellectually and culturally diverse NJIT experience with sharpening both her leadership and scientific skills



Bodhi Chaudhuri Dr. Bodhi Chaudhuri

Ph.D. ’00, Mechanical Engineering

An associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Institute of Materials Science at the University of Connecticut, Bodhi Chaudhuri teaches undergraduate and graduate students and runs a laboratory for improving pharmaceutical-manufacturing and drug delivery. Prior to his professorship, he was a software engineer in both telecommunications- and computer graphics based- industries. Bodhi credits his NJIT degree and connections with helping him land three job offers within two weeks of graduating.