October 2009

October 16, 2009
Professor Yogesh Jaluria, the well-respected chairman of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace engineering and Board of Governors professor at Rutgers University, was acknowledged for his outstanding contribution to the engineering community by the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer in celebration of his 60th birthday this year. Professor Jaluria, the author of over 400 technical publications, has two patents in materials processing as well as computer software that has been copyrighted.
October 13, 2009
The challenge, sparked by the need for an inexpensive and environmentally safe bridge at Fort Bragg in North Carolina was fulfilled by a proposal made by army engineers working with Rutgers and manufacturing licensee Axion International. The principal investigator, Tom Nosker, with Rutgers' Advanced Polymer Center, an affiliate of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, described the construction of a plastic bridge that withstands the load of a M1 Abrams tank, a 70-ton Army tank, as something that had never been done before.
October 13, 2009
“Engineering is a very challenging school, but Andrew has always been like that-always challenging himself,” said Marianne Shen, the delighted mother of Andrew Shen, a musical prodigy and a first-year engineering student at Rutgers University. While Shen credits his parents for their guidance and direction to help him pursue his musical goals, he also recognizes them for their avid interest in his scientific endeavors.
October 9, 2009
While the latest studies have shown that the current use of high-resolution and complex MRI technology can identify to some extent cancerous or dense tissue in prostate glands, a new concern has risen from this non-invasive identification process. Researchers from Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania have recognized the computerized imaging to be problematic due to the inability of radiologists to accurately predict whether abnormal features are actually harmful growth or merely benign in a timely fashion.
October 9, 2009
“Tau Beta Pi, the oldest engineering honor society in the country recruits students who not only have phenomenal academic achievements but also those who exemplify good character,” said Sindhura Lanka, the proud president of the Tau Beta Pi- New Jersey Beta chapter. Lanka was extensively involved in organizing the Annual Tau Beta Pi National Convention which is not only being hosted by Rutgers University for the first time but is taking place in New Jersey for the first time as well.

September 2009

September 17, 2009
Professor Martin Yarmush and collegues at Texas A&M (Juergen Hahn, PI; Arul Jayaraman, co-PI; and Carl Laird, co-PI) have been awarded a 4 year, $1.48 M, high-profile, NSF award entitled, Extracting Population and Stochastic Effects on Signaling Activity from Transcription Factor Profiles. The project is focused on the development of a new computational framework that will enable investigators to partition stochastic and cell population effects with the  ultimate goal of developing improved models of signal transduction pathways.

August 2009

August 28, 2009
Professor Prosenjit Bagchi has been named as one of the recipients of the NSF CAREER Awards for Scientists and Engineers. This is one of the highest honors bestowed on young scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers by the National Science Foundation. Dr. Bagchi has received this NSF CAREER award for his proposal "CAREER: Convective and diffusive transport of drug delivery vehicles in blood flow in microcirculation". The award amount is $479,634.00 with duration 2009-2014.
August 20, 2009
Professor David Shreiber received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the NSF. The CAREER Award, which is NSF’s most prestigious honor for junior faculty, provides $400,000 over a 5-year period.
August 13, 2009
Senior Becomes First Rutgers Student(Engineering)-Athlete to Receive Distinguished Honor
August 6, 2009
Inaugural Fall Golf Outing in 2010 More details to come soon!