December 2014

December 17, 2014
Professor to Lead Multi-Disciplinary Rutgers University Team in Development of New Strategies
December 17, 2014
Longtime School of Engineering Dean Elmer Easton (1948-1974) was known for his commitment and dedication to student success so it is a fitting tribute that the new engineering student "touch down" space has been named in his honor. The Elmer C. Easton Engineering Student Hub, located in the Fiber Optics building and auditorium, was recently renovated as a gathering space for students to study, collaborate, and relax.
December 17, 2014
“That kid sitting next to you in class is someone you’ll have a professional relationship with for the rest of your life. I’m still using the network I built back when I was a student.” – John Ballato
December 16, 2014
A “smart” infant car seat that feeds its occupant while it plays soothing music, a robot doorman that screens visitors and receives packages for a building’s residents and an automated snack mix production machine. These are three of 14 projects that senior students in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering will showcase to faculty, students and family on Friday morning. The annual event caps off a rigorous yearlong course in which students assess market needs and build systems that can meet those needs in innovative ways.
December 11, 2014
James A. Harrington contributed to medical, industrial and defense uses of fiber optics, advised Department of State on safeguarding technology exports The Board of Governors today awarded the Donald H. Jacobs Chair in Applied Physics to James A. Harrington, professor of Materials Science and Engineering. The appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2015.

November 2014

November 24, 2014
For the second year in a row, a team of four packaging engineering students -- Miles Borgeson, Ann Cierpial, Melissa Lekulitch, and William Kim -- placed first in the annual PACK Expo Solutions Challenge, held this year on November 6th in Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by the trade association Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI), the competition provided students with the opportunity to put their engineering skills to the test as well as network with over 650 packaging companies from the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
November 20, 2014
“I’m glad I’m still connected to the School of Engineering community. It’s a positive association to carry through life.” – Amanda Dean ‘03 Amanda Dean is an associate at the Houston, Texas office of Cardno Haynes Whaley, which provides structural engineering services for a broad range of international projects.  She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Houston. Why did you choose the School of Engineering?
November 20, 2014
At the 2014 AIChE Student Conference held from November 14 - 17, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, junior Jacob D. Massa placed second, and senior Ingrid J. Paredes placed first, in their divisions of the Undergraduate Poster Competition. Both Massa and Paredes conduct research in Catalysis and Reaction Engineering.
November 14, 2014
An easy-to-use smartphone app developed by Rutgers engineers will help keep the lights on in a heavily wooded New Jersey suburb that suffered widespread power outages during Superstorm Sandy.

October 2014

October 31, 2014
Utilizing recycled plastic to make a positive impact has always been a staple of Rutgers University. Recently the Big Ten Network featured MSE Professor Tom Nosker and his research repurposing waste plastic containers by turning them into fully functional bridges. BTN is an internationally distributed television network dedicated to covering one of America’s premier collegiate conferences.