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Angelo Perna

Contact Info

Title: Professor CBPE/ Director McNair Program
Office: 389 Campus Center
Phone: 973-596-3616
Dept: McNair Achievement Program


About Me


  • University of Connecticut, PhD 1967
  • Clemson University, MSChE 1962
  • Clemson University, BSChE 1957

Awards and Honors

  • INEER Recognition Award , 2004
  • Tau Beta Pi Gamma Chapter Outstanding Advisor Award, 2004
  • ASEE Mid-Atlantic Teaching Award, 2002
  • ASEE Robert G. Quinn Inaugural Award ,2001
  • AIChE Outstanding Advisor Award, 2001
  • ACHS 75th Anniversary Award, 2000
  • Board of Overseers Public and Institute Service Award, 2000
  • NCE Innovations in Education Award, 2000
  • NJIT Excellence in Educational Development Award, 2000
  • Student Senate Best of the Best Award, 2000
  • NJIT Master Teacher Designation Award, 2000
  • Robert W. Van Houten Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award, 1998
  • Student Senate Outstanding Faculty Award, 1997
  • NJIT Upper Division Outstanding Teacher Award,1997
  • Omega Chi Epsilon Service Award ,1993
  • ASEE CHED & DELOS Centennial Awards, 1993
  • ASEE DELOS Distinguished Service Inaugural Award.1990
  • Fellow, ASEE,1988
  • ACHS Distinguished Service Award, 1988
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Certificate of Merit, 1984
  • Omega Chi Epsilon Recognition Award, 1983
  • Fellow AIChE,1983
  • AIChE Service Award, 1981
  • Omega Chi Epsilon Advisor Award, 1978
  • ASEE Western Electric Award,1976


Research Interests

  • In situ soil remediation via ultrasonics


Recent Publications

Hanesian, D., Burr-Alexander, L., Cano, R., Kimmel, H., McCloud, H., Muldrow, D., Perna, A.J., and Tomkins, R.P.T., “Impact of K-16 Programs at New Jersey Institute of Technology on STEM,” Proceedings of the Annual Conference, ASEE, Session 1170, June 21, 2004, Salt Lake City, Utah

Hanesian, D. and Perna, A.J., “New Jersey Institute of Technology K-16 Programs to Increase Diversity in the Technical Work Force,” published in Engineering Education and Research – 2003: A Chronicle of Worldwide Innovations edited by Win Aung (Arlington, VA, USA), Michael Hoffmann (Ulm, Germany), Robin King (Adelaide, Australia) Wun-Jern NG (Singapore), and Luis Manuel Sanchez Ruiz (Valencia, Spain)

Hanesian, D. and Perna, A.J., “Outreach K-16 Programs to Enhance Diversity in the Science and Engineering Fields,” Paper 0065, Parallel Session 2, Stream Number 5, Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE 2002), August 19, 2002, Manchester, England, UK

Hanesian, D. and Perna, A.J., “Enhancing the Chemical Engineering Curriculum by Introducing Freshmen Engineering Design,” Proceedings of the 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, September 23-27, 2001, Melbourne, Australia

Hanesian, D. and Perna, A.J., “The Use of Undergraduate Research Experiential Programs for Promoting the Path to Advanced Degrees,” Session S3A, Proceedings of the 31st ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October 10-13, 2001, Reno, Nevada

Kallem, H., Boland, T., Hanesian, D., Perna, A. J., "A Field Study Coupling Soil Fracturing and Sonic Energy for Enhancing the In Situ Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds from Soil in the Vadose Zone", Symposium 7, Environmental Protection, Third Joint China/USA Chemical Engineering Conference (CuChE-3), September 25-28, 2000, Beijing, China

Hanesian, D., and Perna, A. J., "A Change in the Freshman Engineering Education Paradigm: Bringing Engineering Design Up-Front in the Curriculum", Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE 2000), August 14-16, 2000, Taipei, Taiwan

Hanesian, Deran and Perna, Angelo, J., "Introducing 6th and 12th Grade Students in K-12 Programs to Science and Engineering Through Experimental Measurements," Proceedings of the 1999 Frontiers in Education Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 12, 1999.

Hanesian, Deran and Perna, Angelo J. "Introducing Underrepresented K-12 Students to Science and Engineering Through an Experimental Chemistry-Chemical Engineering Program", 1999 Sigma XI Forum Proceedings, November 4-5, 1999, Minneapolis, MN.

Fernandez, H., Hanesian, D., Perna, A.J., Schuring, J.R., "Coupling Sonic Devices with Soil Fracturing for In-Situ Remediation of Contaminated Soil, Part I, Exploratory Studies", Proceedings of the XVIII Interamerican Congress of Chemical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, P.R., December 6-10, 1998.

Fernandez, H.J., Hanesian, D., Perna, A.J., and Schuring, J.R., "Remediation of Volatile Organic Compounds from Low Permeability Soils by Coupling Pneumatic Fracturing and Ultrasound in the Vadose Zone", Proceedings of the Joint Conference on the Environment, Hazardous Substance Research Center, Central/South and Southwest (HSRC/S and SW) and the Waste Management Education and Research Consortium at the University of New Mexico, (WERC), Albuquerque, NM, April 22-24, 1997.