April 2013

April 25, 2013
Looking to take on more hands-on projects, electrical engineering students created Navi, a 90-kilogram, fully autonomous robot. IEEE recently profiled Rutgers Electrical Engineering and student chapter president Elie Rosen. Read the IEEE story:  Student Branch Spotlight:  Rutgers University
April 16, 2013
Rutgers University using geospacial mapping to collect 3-D images of hurricane damage to help plan a smart recovery. A Star-Ledger cover story by MaryAnn Spoto (January 7, 2013).  Sandy's Aftermath: 3-D images map out a recovery plan for Shore With two laser-point GPS units on its roof, the vehicle looks like something out of the movie "Ghostbusters," but does far more than battle apparitions.
April 15, 2013
With eyes covered by protective glasses, a room full of special guests from Corning and Rutgers watched as students conducted the first official “pour” in the Corning Glass Science and Engineering Laboratory on Friday, April 11.  The laboratory contains eight furnaces, some melting up to 1700 C, and was made possible by gifts, both financial and equipment, from Corning, Inc. 
April 9, 2013
The University’s hydrogen fuel-cell team took first in a daring display of chemical craftsmanship this weekend during the Chem-E-Car Competition — a battle of chem-mechanical wits settled through alternative energy shoebox-sized cars.The University hosted the three-day competition filled with professionals and students from various schools in the mid-Atlantic area. The competition is one of many in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Mid-Atlantic Student Regional Conference.
April 9, 2013
It is with great sadness that the School of Engineering announces the death of Paul Panayotatos, an internationally respected researcher and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University, who died on Sunday, April 7, following a long illness.
April 4, 2013
The Rutgers University School of Engineering is pleased to announce the 2013 Faculty Award winners, following a nomination and selection process that included the School’s faculty, alumni, and friends.

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.