Graduate Student Success Stories

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Alumnus Jordan HuJordan Hu

M.S. '89, Computer Science

Jordan Hu began building his financial solutions firm RiskVal in 2001 to provide fixed-income financial industry Software as a Service for pre-trade analytics.  In less than five years RiskVal's product Relative Value Fixed-Income - an Internet Application Service Provider solution - revolutionized the global financial market in which most firms utilized home-grown solutions.  Learn more about Hu's path to success here: Building Trading Analytics Solutions.



NJIT doctoral student Meng Li is awarded AIChE student award

Meng Li

Doctoral Student, Nanotechnology

Meng Li was honored with the Pharmaceutical Discovery, Development and Manufacturing Forum Student Award by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in November 2017.  Li, a specialist in particle engineering, is researching how to make drugs more easily and effectively absorbed.  Learn more about Li's research by visiting the NJIT News website.



Weizhi Chen

Doctoral Student, Business Data Science

In November 2017 Weizhi Chen and Dr. Haisu Zhang, assistant professor of marketing and entrepreneurship, were honored with the Best Paper award at the Product Development and Management Association Annual Conference Research Forum for their paper "Crowdfunding Technological Innovations: Consumer Benefits as First Impression".  Learn more about Chen's research and the award by visiting the NJIT News website.



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.