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December 2017

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VibWrite300.jpg Good Vibrations: Smart Access to Homes and Cars Using Fingers
Since everyone's finger bone structure is unique, our fingers apply different pressures on surfaces. Rutgers engineers have developed a smart, low-cost security system that senses our individual finger vibrations that could eventually be used to gain access to homes, apartment buildings, cars, appliances—anything with a solid surface. Read more>>


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Using Drones to Monitor Water Quality
An interdisciplinary School of Engineering team was recently awarded a $1M National Science Foundation grant to design a Cyber Physical System (CPS) that will allow drones and autonomous underwater robots to monitor water quality in real time. According to researchers, real-time water quality monitoring in rivers, lakes, and water reservoirs is critical to prevent contaminated water from reaching civilian populations. Read more>>


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With a $500,000 NSF I-Corps program grant, Rutgers is bridging the gap between the lab and the marketplace. Materials science and engineering professor Dunbar Birnie, in collaboration with Rutgers' Office of Research Commercialization, Business School, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, is helping faculty, staff, and students move their innovations more rapidly towards commercialization. Read more>>



CBE NSF funding.JPG CBE NSF Funding Sweep
For research related to energy, biofuels, and pharmaceutical manufacturing, all of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering's assistant professors were awarded National Science Foundation funding, totaling more than $1 million. Read more>>



JLynch 2cropped1_smaller.jpg Engineering Faculty Receives Rutgers' First TechAdvance Award
Materials science and engineering research associate Jennifer Lynch-Branzoi received $100,000 as the first recipient of the Rutgers' TechAdvance Fund. TechAdvance was created by the Rutgers Office of Research and Commercialization to help bring unlicensed, patented Rutgers technology to the commercialization stage. Read more>>



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Faculty Awards and Honors
Congratulations to Rutgers School of Engineering faculty for outstanding recognition!
  • Helen Buettner (CBE), Narayan Mandayam (ECE), David Shreiber (BME), and Stephen Tse (MAE): Big Ten Academic Alliance Leadership, Department Executive Officer Fellows
  • Ashutosh Goel, MSE: International Commission on Glass 2017 Vittorio Gottardi Prize
  • Howon Lee, MAE: International Society of Green Manufacturing and Applications 2017 Young Researcher Award
  • Rajiv Malhotra, MAE: Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award
  • Michael Muller, MAE: American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy 2017 Champion of Energy Efficiency in Industry Award
  • Andrew Norris, MAE: Daniel Gorenstein Award
  • Athina Petropulu, ECE: Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association 2017 Diversity Award
  • Ahmad Safari, MSE: IEEE-UFFC 2017 Robert E. Newnham Award



B2P.jpg Rutgers Engineering: Student News
Many college students spent their summers working retail jobs. Others conducted research or scored first-rate internships. For members of Rutgers Bridges to Prosperity, their summer included building a pedestrian footbridge alongside residents of an isolated Bolivian community while sleeping in tents, bathing in a river, and trading in their morning latte for the local preference—coca leaves. Read more>>



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Rutgers Engineering: Alumni Q&A
William (Bill) Amann (BS'79, Industrial Engineering)
"When you love what you're doing, you never work a day in your life."

With more than 35 years of experience in energy systems, M&E Engineers president Bill Amann is a national leader in green building design and energy efficiency. His personal and professional dedication to energy conservation and environmentally sound construction practices has earned him the prestigious designation of LEED fellow. Bill is a man with a mission who strives to educate the industry and general public about green initiatives. Read the full Q&A here>>



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Rutgers Engineering: Alumni Events
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Networking Event, April 25, 2018. Click here for more information
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Alumni Networking Event, March 1, 2018. Click here for more information
  • Biomedical Engineering Alumni Networking Event, October 25, 2017. Click here for event photos>>
  • Packaging Engineering 7th Annual Career Night and Fundraiser, October 3, 2017. Click here for event photos>>



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Weeks Hall of Engineering—Opening 2018!
Discovery Starts Here...Weeks Hall is the School of Engineering's new interdisciplinary facility designed to bring students, faculty, and industry together to pursue new solutions and technologies in the areas of sustainability, energy, and advancement manufacturing. Learn more about Weeks Hall and opportunities to make an enduring impact on engineering education at Rutgers. Watch construction progress live here.




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Rutgers Student Organization: Newsletter
Rutgers Formula Racing provides student members with the ultimate hands-on professional environment to experience the spirit of automotive performance. Read the fall newsletter here.


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