2018-2019 Blue Waters Intern
Molecular Simulations Mini-Workshop
Engineering held a mini-workshop on molecular simulations organized by
Professor Gennady Gor.
This workshop brought together different research groups at NJIT
working on molecular and atomistic modeling. The workshop provided a
forum for discussion of applications of this type of models to
problems across various disciplines: chemistry, physics, mechanics,
materials science and chemical engineering. The keynote presentation
was given by the invited speaker, Prof. Vasily Pisarev, Leading
Research Fellow at the International Laboratory for Supercomputer
Atomistic Modelling in Moscow. The workshop included more than ten
talks given by NJIT faculty members, postdoctoral researchers and
More information is available at: http://porousmaterials.net/workshop.html
1st Place Winner at the 2018 Dana Knox Student Research Showcase
Faustin Arevalo, a junior in chemical engineeirng, was the first-place winner among undergraduate students at the 2018 Dana Knox Student Showcase Poster Session held on April 18, 2018. He presented a poster titled "Comparative Assessment of Drug Release: Griseofulvin Nanocomposites and Amorphous Solid Dispersions". Mr. Arevalo worked along side his advisor Dr. Ecevit Bilgili in preparation for this poster competition.
Fulbright Scholarship Winner Brendan Dente
3D Printing in the Makerspace
1st Place Winners of the Senior Design Showcase Competition
pictured from left to right: Derek Huang, Johanna Lopez Benitez and Sebastian Villegas
Recipient of the 2017 AIChE Pharmaceutical Development of Manufacturing Student Award
Congratulations, Ecevit and Meng, on this well deserved award!
First Prize Poster Competition Winner
pictured left to right: Mehnaz Mursalat, Bhuvana Mohanlal, Victoria Harbour, Andrew House
Winner of the 2017 Alan S. Michaels Award for Innovation in Membrane Science and Technology
Chemical Engineering Professor Awarded the 2017 Emerging Researcher Award
Xianqin Wang, associate professor of chemical engineering won the 2017 Emerging Researcher Award for the American Chemical Society’s energy and fuels division at the organization’s national meeting in Washington, DC. The award recognizes “sustained and distinguished contributions” to the field of fuel chemistry. Professor Wang is the first woman to win this award.
NJIT Graduate Student Wins Poster Competition
Kerri-Lee Chintersingh-Dinnall, a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering won the poster competition for her poster entitled "Combustion of boron and boron-iron composite particles in different oxidizers" at the U.S. Defense threat Reduction Agency Program Review Meeting in McLean, VA. Kerri-Lee worked along side her adviser and distinguished professor Edward Dreizin completing work in the lab completing her research on boron. She will present her work on boron at the American Institute of Chemical Engineering Annual Meeting and Materials Research Symposium later this year.
New CBPE Faculty Member
Kathleen McEnnis will join the CBPE department as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2017.
Article can be reached (Open Access) from the link:
1st Place Winners at the 82nd Annual AWWA Conference
Pictured Daniel Young (bottom left), Emily Heckman (bottom middle), and Scott Quirie (top right). PhD students in Civil Engineering: Janitha Batagoda (top left) and Shaini Aluthgun Hewage (bottom right). Research professor Dr. Meegoda (back middle).
Victoria Harbour Wins Third Place in Research Poster Presentation at Regional AIChE Meeting
Ms. Victoria Harbour, a junior chemical engineering major was awarded third place for a research poster presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Regional AIChE Conference held at Rowan University on March 25, 2017.
The topic of her research was NVU-on-a-chip: Multi-spectroscopic, flow-based platform to study in-vitro transient dynamics of the brain. Her research advisor is Professor Sagnik Basuray, an assistant professor in the department.
AICHE North Jersey Section Award Scholarship Presentations
The annual presentation of scholarships for chemical engineering students from NJIT and Stevens Institute of Technology was held at Stevens Institute of Technology on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. These scholarships are awarded to students with outstanding academic performance as well as an exemplary record in contributions to the AIChE student chapters. Several other NJIT students attended the dinner meeting which also featured a talk on Effective Interviewing.
The following are the awardees from NJIT:
- James Wakerlik Otto H. York Award
- Thomas Reardon Stanley S. Grossel Award
- Robert Gwiszcz Outstanding Chemical Engineering Senior
- Thomas Hopper Robert M. Brown Memorial Scholarship
(Pictured L to R: Katherine Gawel, Thomas Hopper, Robert Gwiszcz, Thomas Reardon, James Ligot, Krolina Wakulik and Dr. Reginald Tomkins)
The paper is available online (open access) at
He will be inducted this April as part of the 6th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston. Andrew H. Hirshfield, the U.S. Commissioner for Patents, will give the keynote address at the ceremony.
Dr. Ecevit Bilgili, Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, has been invited by the US Pharmacopoeial Convention to give a talk at the USP Workshop "Nanomedicines: Technical and Regulatory Perspectives" on March 20-22, 2017 in Rockville, MD.
Further information can be found at the link below:
2016 Excellence in Research Prize and Medal Recipient
The ceremony recognizing Dr. Davé and the first airing of the video overview of his research will be streamed live Thursday, Oct. 6, at 5:30 pm ET. For a live streaming link go to njit.edu/excellenceinresearch.
Chemical Engineering Professors Issued Patent
Dr. Ecevit Bilgili, Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, received the patent “Systems and Methods for Superdisintegrant-Based Composite Particles for Dispersion and Dissolution of Active Pharmaceutical Agents” issued on September 27, 2016 as Patent No. US 9,452,107 B2.
- Ecevit Bilgili (Primary Inventor)
- Rajesh Dave
- Mohammad Azad
- Anagha Bhakay
Dr. Kamalesh Sirkar, Distinguished Professor, received the patent “System and Method for Continuous Polymer Coating of Particles” issued on September 27, 2016 as Patent No. 9452930.
- Kamalesh Sirkar (Primary Inventor)
- Robert Pfeffer
- Dhananjay Singh
- Dengyue Chen
NJIT Graduate Student Receives Awards at an International Conference
Ms. Na Yao, a 3rd year PhD student in Chemical Engineering, supervised by Distinguished Professor Kamalesh K. Sirkar and Professor Boris Khusid in the Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering attended the Engineering Conference International (ECI) Advanced Membrane Technology VII during Sept. 11-16, 2016 in Cork, Ireland. This meeting attracts experts and researchers in membrane separation technologies from all over the world, including North America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania. She presented a poster on her research efforts supported by the Membrane Science, Engineering and Technology (MAST) Center, and won the Student Poster Presentation Award in the competition among the students from top universities, such as Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Imperial College London. Ms. Yao received a partial travel stipend from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) for her participation at the conference.
Winner of the 2016 ITP Poster Awards
Mehnaz Mursalat, graduate student, Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering Department was selected as a top poster presenter at ITP 2016. Mehnaz is advised by Dr. Sagnik Basuray, Assistant Professor, Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering. The 23rd International Symposium on Electro- and Liquid Phase-Separation Techniques was held on September 18-21 in Minneapolis, MN.