October 2011

October 7, 2011
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a Rutgers-affiliated company (Ibris, Inc.) $207,000 to develop a quick and economical analysis of tissue from breast cancer biopsies. The technology is designed to predict how aggressive a common form of breast cancer is likely to be, helping physicians and patients plan effective therapies that minimize side effects. 
October 4, 2011
On September 21st, 2011, the Nanotechnology for Clean Energy IGERT Program and the Institute of Advanced Materials, Devices and Nanotechnology (IAMDN) took great pleasure in honoring the memory of Professor John Jun Xu (1964-2009) in conjunction with the Second Annual IGERT Symposium. Professor Xu, a rising star in the field of advanced nano‐structured materials for rechargeable batteries and fuel cells, joined the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in January 2000 as Assistant Professor.

September 2011

September 26, 2011
James Nelson Director, PSEG Power   James Nelson is the Director of Development and Strategic Analysis for PSEG. He is responsible for business planning, project development, and strategic analysis for PSEG Power. Mr. Nelson has more than 25 years of power industry experience in project development, financial analysis, planning, project management and engineering.   Prior to joining PSEG in 2007, Mr. Nelson was Director of Financial Analysis for P.P.L.
September 23, 2011
Brian Reilly Senior Vice President and Manager of Nuclear Operations of Bechtel Power Corporation   Brian Reilly is the Senior Vice-president and Manager of Nuclear Operations of Bechtel Power Corporation. Mr. Reilly has 31 years of power industry experience, 28 of which were in nuclear power.   As Manager of Nuclear Operations, Mr. Reilly oversaw Bechtel’s global nuclear power execution activities, with a focus on the work performed for operating plants.
September 23, 2011
Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy Vice President and President of Raytheon Co.   Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy is Vice-president of Raytheon Company and president of Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business. Dr. Kennedy was assigned to lead I.D.S in June of 2010. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2010 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security, and other government markets throughout the world.
September 23, 2011
Richard WeeksPresident and CEO, Weeks MarineOriginally founded by Francis Weeks in 1919, the Weeks Stevedoring Company started with two cranes in the Port of New York, handling bunker coal and dry ballast. By the beginning of World War II, they had purchased their seventh crane and were loading military equipment bound for Europe tosupport the Allied Forces. In the 1980s and 90s, the Weeks organization grew by leaps and bounds by acquiring the assets of well respected marine companies.
September 15, 2011
Kevin Kennedy President and Chief Executive Officer of Avaya Inc.   Kevin Kennedy is President and Chief Executive Officer of Avaya Inc., a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems, and services. Prior to joining Avaya Inc. in January 2009, Dr. Kennedy was President and CEO of J.D.S. Uniphase Corporation, a position he held since September 2003. Before joining J.D.S.U., Dr.
September 15, 2011
Steve Levine Vice-president of Panavision Inc.   Steve Levine is Vice-president of Manufacturing for Panavision Inc., which is located just west of Los Angeles, California. In this capacity he is responsible for the entire corporate supply chain. Founded in 1954, Panavision Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-precision camera systems, comprising of film and digital cameras, lenses, and accessories for the motion picture and television industries.
September 14, 2011
Rutgers professor Doyle Knight will receive the rarely given NASA Administrator’s Certificate of Appreciation for Knight’s contributions to the space agency’s “Rockets Study.” Knight, a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, served on a NASA academic and industry team that examined the status of the U.S. rocket industry. The resulting study covered technology, costs, safety and reliability, environmental factors, and international trends in rocket propulsion. According to NASA, it will influence national policy and decisions for years to come.

August 2011

August 31, 2011
The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is a long standing partner with the Rutgers University Engineering School and we would like to welcome the Class of 2015. We wish you a great learning experience and success as you pursue your Engineering degree.  Please visit to learn more about the exciting initiatives taking place at Johnson & Johnson and to learn about the variety of internship and cooperative education opportunities we offer for engineering students.