To:          The University Community

From:       Ian Gatley

Date:       Tuesday, December 21, 2010

RE:         Appointment of Dr. Marino Xanthos as Associate Provost for Graduate Studies

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Marino Xanthos as Associate Provost for Graduate Studies; his appointment will be effective February 1, 2011. Dr. Xanthos is a Professor in the Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering.  He received his Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. degrees from the University of Toronto, Canada and his B.Sc degree from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece.  He has more than 35 years of academic and industrial experience in directing and conducting research on polymer composites, polymer blends and foams, and reactive polymer processing. After graduation, he was employed as Manager of R&D and Technical Services by a subsidiary of Martin Marietta Corp. in Montreal, Canada and then served as a Research Professor of Chemical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology.  While at Stevens, he also served as Academic Advisor of the overseas M.S., undergraduate and technician programs in Plastics Engineering at the Algerian Institute of Petroleum. Since joining NJIT in 1995, Dr. Xanthos has held the positions of Director of the Polymer Engineering Center, Director of the Center for Processing of Plastics Packaging, Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Materials Research Council, and Director and Coordinator of the Polymer Engineering graduate certificate program.

Dr. Xanthos has designed and delivered many graduate courses and has served on numerous university and departmental committees including chairing the University P&T Committee.  His research funding as PI or co-PI during the last seven years from NSF/DOD exceeds $1.3 million.  He has advised or co-advised the research of 16 Ph.D. graduates, 11 Masters graduates and several undergraduate students.  He is editor/co-editor of 4 books, author/coauthor of 40 book chapters, author/co-author of 160 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings, and author/co-author of 100 non-reviewed publications. Dr. Xanthos holds 9 US and Canadian Patents, and has given numerous invited presentations to industry and universities in the US and abroad.  From 1990 – 2010 he was Editor and then Executive Editor of the peer-reviewed journal Advances in Polymer Technology. He is a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), and received the 2003 Harlan J. Perlis Research Award and the Heinz List Award given by SPE (2010).

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Xanthos as the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies.