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NJIT professor says certain home shapes and roofs hold up best in hurricane

... Although Id like to say that there is a simple and economical solution for housing that wont fail or collapse in the perfect storm, such informa...

NJIT receives NSF grant to improve math, science and technology education in Newark High Schools

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) was awarded a five-year, $3-million National Science Foundation grant to impart and infuse computational methods and tools in a math and science context into high school classrooms in Newark. The result will be that 3000 high school students and their teachers will have a unique chance to learn how computers can be used to model, simulate and visualize...

Hopkins research professor talks at NJIT about hospital noise and black heritage in technology

James E. West, PhD, a research professor in the...department of electrical and computer engineering at Johns Hopkins University, will make two presentations April 9, 2007 at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). ...The public is invited. ... The first talk, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom, will feature an overview of the Black heritage in technology. Later from 4-5:30 p.m....

NJIT professor obtains patent to uncover trace elements of airborne pollutants

... Calling the invention a microconcentrator, Mitra said his NJIT research team has created a novel, cost-eff...

Climos chief science officer to speak at NJIT about greenhouse gases

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NJIT awarded $1.1M NSF grant to change way inner-city students learn

... "We'll be using an exciting and excellent program from which we've already seen...

NJIT computer scientist audits government, hospital terms seeking errors

... "People are human and, unfortunately, errors creep into these terminologies," said Perl. "It is our job as research auditors to devise techniques to he...

NJIT women scientists and engineers use new information technologies to tackle isolation on campus

... Despite decades of taskforce recommendations, women faculty at technological institutions still too often find themselves positioned on islands, disconnected from the mainland of academic life, explained...

Research Council feted NJIT chemical engineering professor

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Winning the oil endgame in America to be discussed at NJIT forum

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NJIT researchers seed, heat and grow carbon nanotubes in long tubing

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NJIT professor to address Water Industry Conference At Harvard Club about desalinating water

Chemical engineer Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, a distinguished professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will discuss Thursday new technologies for desalinating and treating water. Sirkar, an expert in membrane separation technology whose work is supported by grants from the US Department of the Interior and US Office of Naval Research, speaks at 4:30 p.m., June 8, 2006, at the Harvard Cl...

NJIT students take top awards at a national design contest

Two mechanical engineering students at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) spent a semester building a casting device that a paraplegic could use to cast a fishing line. ...... The students, John Kurdyla and Alejandro Perez, used switches, speed control, an electro-mechanical clutch and two 18-volt motors to build their casting device. All a disabled person need do to cast the line 30 feet...

Upcoming NJIT conference focuses on Hurricane Katrina, technology, more

A closer look at how people react during emergencies, the role of computers and technology and what really happened during Hurricane Katrina number among the topics to be discussed at the third annual meeting of the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM). New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will host the event May 14-17, 2006....... A panel focusing on Hurricane Kat...

NJIT students present leading research during Provost's Student Research Showcase

Students at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) work side by side with professors on the university's most prominent research projects - projects that could lead to new technologies in fields such as biomedical engineering and cancer research. And during Provost's Student Research Showcase on Wednesday, April 12, top students will illustrate that research with poster presentations and discu...

NJIT history prof edits new book focusing on NJ's environmental problems

New Jersey's Environments, a new book of essays examining New Jersey's environmental problems and solutions, was released this month. Edited by Neil Maher, PhD, an assistant professor in the federated history department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), the book was published by Rutgers University Press. Featured are eight essays and an introduction examining where the state has been...

NJIT professor discovers better way to desalinate water

Chemical engineer Kamalesh Sirkar, PhD, a distinguished professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and an expert in membrane separation technology, is leading a team of researchers to develop a breakthrough method to desalinate water. Sirkar, who holds more than 20 patents in the field of membrane separation, said that using his technology, engineers will be able to recover water fro...

NJIT chemists cook up new strain of carbon nanotubes

Kitchen chemistry is alive and well at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) as chemical researchers report cooking up a new and more water- soluble strain of carbon nanotubes. An article about this work, "Rapidly Functionalized, Water-Dispersed Carbon Nanotubes at High Concentration," appeared Jan. 11, 2006, in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. ...... The team led by Somenath...

NJIT mathematician receives noted math prize

Robert Miura, PhD, a professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) was honored last week by his colleagues for receiving the Leroy P. Steele Prize for a Seminal Contribution To Research In Mathematics from the American Mathematical Society ( ). The prize honors the work of Miura and his co-authors C. S. Gardner, J. M...

NJIT solar physicists report paradox: Less sunlight, but temps rise

Less sunlight reaching the Earth's surface has not translated into cooler temperatures, according to a team of solar physicists at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The scientists, who monitor the Earth's reflectance by measuring what is known as the moon's earthshine, have observed that the amount of light reflected by Earth -- its albedo -- has increased since 2000. The result has bee...

NJIT engineer poised to take stem cell research a step forward

Treena Arinzeh, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) who is one of the nation's leading stem cell researchers, has received two grants that will help her bring the promise of stem cell research a step closer to reality. ...... Arinzeh received a $700,000 grant from the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research, a state agency that fun...

NJIT mathematician receives Fulbright to study thin film science in Argentina

Ever wonder how manufacturers produce the thinnest and finest materials for cell phone displays and even smaller electronic products? If so, you are entering the burgeoning new world of "thin film" science and the life work of theoretical physicist and applied mathematician Lou Kondic, PhD, associate professor, department of mathematics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). ......Kondic...

NJIT study shows nanoparticles could damage plant life

A nanoparticle commonly used in industry could have a damaging effect on plant life, according to a report by an environmental scientist at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). ...... The report, published in a recent issue of "Toxicology Letters," shows that nanoparticles of alumina (aluminum oxide) slowed the growth of roots in five species of plants -- corn, cucumber, cabbage, carrot and...

NJIT engineers use new technology to help children with cerebral palsy

Biomedical engineers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will use new technology to help children with cerebral palsy improve their movements, reduce stiffness in their joints and live fuller and more independent lives. ... ...Small robots mounted on wheelchairs, interactive video games and a robotic arm that can be programmed to guide and aid human motion these are just a few of t...

Historian at NJIT will discuss disseminating scientific knowledge in 19th century

How to reach out and touch someone before the telegraph was even invented, fascinates historian Kevin Gumienny, PhD, a special lecturer in the history department at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Gumienny, who specializes in the history of science and technology, will highlight three men of science, the history of print and more, Nov. 19, 2005, at a daylong symposium in Madison. ......

AAAS elects NJIT professor as Fellow for math modeling research on the brain

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will announce tomorrow that Robert Miura, PhD, a professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was elected a AAAS Fellow. Miura, who is also acting chair of NJIT's mathematical sciences department, is one of only four individuals this year to receive thi...

Defense center at NJIT draws satisfied customers at annual signing

An executive coach, a general contractor and the owner and the founder of a small environmental agency can be interviewed at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Oct. 11, 2005, about how the Defense Procurement Technical Assistance Center (DPTAC) at NJIT has helped them navigate the procurement process. ......John Lee, owner of Winlee Corporation, Toms River, Larry Doyle, president of...

NJIT ranked 9th in the nation for graduating African-American engineers

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) ranked ninth in the nation for conferring bachelor's degrees in engineering to African Americans, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, (formerly Black Issues in Higher Education). NJIT graduated 48 African-American undergraduate engineers in the 2003-2004 academic year - a 50 percent increase from the previous academic year. ...... "NJIT ha...

Wanted: Companies to license life-saving breath test developed at NJIT

Menssana Research, located in the small business incubator program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), is seeking companies to license its federally-approved Heartsbreath test, a life-saving technology. Since 1985, Menssana has been developing a unique series of two-minute breath tests. The Heartsbreath Test is the company's first to secure Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval....

Electronic connectivity isn't all that great, warns computer guru at NJIT talk

"Although sophisticated electronics gadgets are making the world appear smaller, distance should not die," said computer guru Darl Kolb earlier this week at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Kolb, a visiting professor from the University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand, championed redefining the notion of distance as the electronic world changes lives. UPS Information Services...

NJIT small biz expert Bruce Kirchhoff supports high tech for jobs

High tech start-up businesses create more net new jobs per firm than any other category of start-up businesses," said Kirchhoff. "They create more than twice the number of innovations per employee compared to larger firms. Recent surveys of micro- and nano-technology businesses show that small firms bring technology to the market in half the time that it takes a larger firm to do the same." ....

NJIT student named Fellow by NJ Commission on Science and Technology

Adnan Gundel, a graduate student at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) who is developing a biomedical device to help cardiac and lung patients monitor their conditions, was named a New Jersey Technology Fellow by the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology....... "The device Adnan is working on will allow heart and lung patients to monitor their conditions at their con...

More than 250 experts attend NJIT's math conference

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) played host this weekend to more than 250 leading experts in applied mathematics. The researchers poured onto campus for an unusual three-day conference to discuss the frontiers of applied and computational mathematics. ...... The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Air Force Office of Special Research (AFOSR) provided funding. Other sponsors were...

NJIT plastics expert who develops safer explosives for soldiers gets honor

Costas G. Gogos, PhD, a research professor at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received last week the highest honor the international award--from the Society of Plastics Engineers. The honor recognizes a lifetime of accomplishment in polymer processing. The society represents more than 30,000 plastics engineers in more than 75 countries. ...... Gogos is the co-author of the definitive...

NJIT professor explains bird songs with science, poetry, music

A better understanding of why birds sing has led David Rothenberg, PhD, a professor in the department of humanities at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), on a journey into the seemingly disparate worlds of science, poetry and music. The result is the publication this month of Why Birds Sing (Basic Books). ...... "My book is the first introduction to the world of bird song to c...

NJIT math professor helps navy detect subs; Explains global warming

The world's oceans, and mathematics, have a lot to say to Eliza Michalopoulou, PhD, associate professor in the department of mathematics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Her work illustrates another of the many ways in which mathematics defends the nation. ... ...As a mathematician, Michalopoulou devises algorithms to help U.S. Navy engineers detect submarines in shallow water. Fr...

NJIT Presidential Award winner takes stem cell research another step

Treena Arinzeh, a young professor who last year won a Presidential Award, the nation's highest scientific honor, is bringing the promise of stem cell research one step closer to reality. ...... Arinzeh, PhD, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, is researching the use of stem cells to induce bone repair. Her research will help diabetics whose impaired bones will not properly heal...

NJIT chemists modify carbon nanotubes using microwaves

Researchers at New Jersey Institute of Technology have discovered a novel method of changing the chemical characteristics of carbon nanotubes by heating them in a closed vessel microwave oven. Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor of chemistry and environmental sciences, and Zafar Iqbal, PhD, also a professor of chemistry and environmental sciences, will discuss their findings Thursday, March 17 from 8...

NJIT researcher creates opportunities for studying chiral ionic liquids

Ionic liquids, especially chiral ones, fascinate Sanjay V. Malhotra, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry and environmental science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). "Properly formulated," said the chemist, "these organic salts, which are found in natural substances as common as pine cones, could be a safe and effective way to dissolve and recover dangerous chemicals." ...... Malh...

Incubator company at NJIT develops lifesaving MRI coil for small animals

NEWARK, Mar 7-Supertron, a start-up technology company housed in the small business incubators at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT, announced today that it has begun developing a cryogenic coil to improve Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. ... "The new coil will be well suited for animal imaging," said Supertron President Jon T. DeVries. "Small animal models, particularly gene...
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