March 2013

March 8, 2013
  As evidenced by recent US government investments in manufacturing innovation, advanced manufacturing systems have the potential to provide the nation with important economic and technology leadership opportunities.   Researchers in the Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) at Rutgers University’s School of Engineering are working to revolutionize one aspect of advanced manufacturing: modernizing pharmaceutical manufacturing and dosage forms.   
March 8, 2013
Much has changed since the mid-1960s, when Michael N. Goodkind ENG’65 attended Rutgers for $256 a semester and joined 18 fellow civil engineering majors for class in Murray Hall on the College Avenue Campus. Today, Murray Hall houses the English Department, and more than 3,300 engineering undergraduates choose from nine programs spread across Busch Campus.    
March 6, 2013
National Academy of Engineering Prize Recognizes WINLAB Professor’s Contribution to World’s First Cell Phone Networks   It is hard to remember a world without cell phones – and the ability to instantly connect to people and the Internet from virtually anywhere on earth. In February, the National Academy of Engineering awarded its Charles Stark Draper Prize to School of Engineering alumnus and WINLAB professor Richard Frenkiel in recognition of his pioneering work in cellular telephony.  
March 6, 2013
While the current nuclear power units are still a key component of the nation's energy portfolio, the availability of inexpensive natural gas and several high profile issues within the nuclear industry have slowed this renaissance considerably.  Four new units are under construction with no firm plans for additional new construction starts this decade.  
March 5, 2013
As long as traffic is flowing, the vast network of roadways and bridges connecting the U.S. is generally taken for granted by motorists.  However, for the agencies and individuals responsible for the highway system its care and maintenance is of critical interest.  So when a revolutionary new tool comes along that can diagnose and manage the health of bridges more efficiently and effectively, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and others in the industry are taking notice.  
March 2, 2013
Rutgers School of Engineering and high school students throughout the state competed in the annual National Engineers Week photo competition at Rutgers. Below are the winners photos and short description to accompany them.  First Place Winner  

February 2013

February 21, 2013
  National Academy of Engineering Draper Prize winner Richard Frenkiel sat down with the Washington Post and his four co-winners to discuss their contributions toward the development of the world's cellular networks and this presitigous recognition.  February 20, 2013  
February 8, 2013
Eric Gonzales, a Rutgers civil engineer, has partnered with the City of New Brunswick to investigate ways to make foot and vehicle traffic move more smoothly and safely in the city. For nearly a year, the assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering has been working with traffic engineers and students to analyze traffic flow, then propose fixes that range from minor adjustments in traffic light timing or signage to just short of full-blown reconstruction.

January 2013

January 29, 2013
School of Engineering Student Brings Engineering Education Abroad   Hiking ten hours to a remote village to help build a classroom might not be part of every Rutgers’ engineering student’s educational experience, but for globe trekker and biomedical engineering student Janice Jeschke, immersing herself in other cultures is one of the ways she defines herself as an engineer.  
January 9, 2013
School of Engineering’s Jie Gong uses 3D imagery to assess damage and plot recovery efforts If you’d been in Seaside Heights, Ortley Beach, Normandy Beach, and Mantoloking, New Jersey or New York’s Staten Island and Rockaway Peninsula between December 5 and December 9, 2012, you may have been surprised to see a blue van with two futuristic roof-mounted laser mapping units cruising neighborhoods ravaged by Superstorm Sandy.