August 2016

August 1, 2016
The School of Engineering’s Stavroula Sofou, associate professor of chemical and biochemical engineering and biomedical engineering, and Liping Liu, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and mathematics, were recently recognized for their contributions as professors and researchers, receiving distinction as Rutgers University Chancellor’s Scholars.

June 2016

June 29, 2016
Rutgers engineers, in a breakthrough, create a soft motor that could power versatile soft robots A small, squishy vehicle equipped with soft wheels rolls over rough terrain and runs under water. Future versions of the versatile vehicle might be suitable for search and rescue missions after disasters, deep space and planet exploration, and manipulating objects during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), according to its creators at Rutgers University.
June 27, 2016
Imagine a material lighter than steel, longer-lasting than lumber and strong enough to support 120-ton locomotives. Now imagine that material is made from milk containers, coffee cups and other plastics that we recycle.
June 27, 2016
Three Rutgers students with ambitions of building a company around a new device for harvesting wind power won the top prize of $50,000 last April in a U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored business pitch competition.

May 2016

May 31, 2016
Rutgers engineering students program an app to measure predictors of accidental falls Though senior citizens are generally less fascinated than younger generations with the bells and whistles of mobile devices, they could soon find themselves relying on a new smartphone app built by Rutgers students to help them avoid falling.
May 17, 2016
Shishir Chundawat, assistant professor of chemical and biochemical engineering in the School of Engineering, has won a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities. He is the third Rutgers faculty member to win this prestigious honor, instituted in 2008. It provides a $5,000 grant from ORAU, which the university will match.
May 16, 2016
Among the two technologies singled out by President Barack Obama during his 2016 Rutgers commencement address as among those achievements that have lifted the university “to heights its founders could not have imagined,” were those involving the talent and creativity of School of Engineering students. “This is a place where you 3D-print prosthetic hands for children, and devise rooftop wind arrays that can power entire office buildings with clean, renewable energy,” the president said. 
May 13, 2016
"In recognition of your outstanding academic record at Rutgers University, I am pleased to announce that you will be one of a select group of graduating seniors who will be inducted this year into the Matthew Leydt Society." So read the letter Varun Arvind received from Rutgers President Robert Barchi. Named for the university's first graduate, in 1774, from what was then Queens's College, the Society was established last year to honor the university's top graduates from Rutgers–New Brunswick, commencing with the class of 2015.
May 13, 2016
Commencement day for the School of Engineering’s 822 undergraduate and 370 graduate students began memorably on Sunday, May 15, 2016 in High Point Solutions Stadium with President Barack Obama presiding over the university’s 250th graduation ceremonies. Later that afternoon, the School of Engineering Class of 2016 also celebrated with a convocation ceremony at the Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC) that included undergraduate students from the school’s nine departments receiving their degrees from department chairs and the school's dean.
May 13, 2016
Creating Medical Devices to Help People, Families Rutgers senior Brooke McClarren, a biomedical engineering major, will pursue a master’s degree this fall When she was younger, Brooke McClarren looked up to her father, a systems engineer, who helped care for elderly, largely homebound neighbors who needed a helping hand in her hometown of Bridgewater. McClarren, a senior biomedical engineering major at Rutgers, recalls visiting them with her dad when she was 11.