FEBRUARY 2017






RU Engineer Magazine

magazine_winter2017_cover.jpg The second issue of RU Engineer magazine is now available, including articles on how SoE researchers are harnessing the power of Big Data; what drives engineering students to compete as Big Ten athletes; the potential for sustainable biofuels and fabric dyes to reshape industries; and much more.

Read the online copy here>>

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Discover_horizontal.pngRutgers School of Engineering students, faculty, and alumni are celebrating National Engineers Week:

  • Spirit Day and Rube Goldberg competitions
  • The Dean's Distinguished Lecture presented by Len DeCandia ENG'82, chief procurement officer, Johnson & Johnson
  • Interns Presents is a unique venue for students to present internship experiences before a panel of alumni
  • Discover "E" Family Fun Night and Cardboard Boat Races

For the complete schedule of events, please click here>>


Space-Age Challenge: Healing Broken Bones, Wounds, and Internal Organs

RonkeHighRes300.jpgRonke Olabisi, BME assistant professor, once dreamed of becoming an astronaut. While her career didn't exactly follow a path into the stars, her research could soon help space travelers and Earth-dwellers alike heal faster and stay healthy. Olabisi and her lab are focusing on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to replace or repair bone, skin, muscle, and the retina. The goal is to develop biosynthetic materials, or biomaterials, that drive or direct how cells function. Read more here>>


SoE Professors, Alumnus Elected to National Academies

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The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected Martin L. Yarmush, Paul and Mary Monroe Chair distinguished professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, along with School of Engineering alumnus Mir Imran ENG'77, as members of this preeminent academy. Election to the academy is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer, honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research and practice pioneering new and developing fields of technology. Read more here>>

In addition, distinguished professor of materials sciencRimanRichard(1) Crop.jpge and engineering Richard Riman has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Riman is recognized for his research impacting the concrete and ceramics industries. Read more here>>


Future "Smart Cities" Should be Super-connected, Green, and Resilient

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Few homes and businesses along the East Coast were spared the impact of Superstorm Sandy in 2012. Widespread power outages forced gas stations and supermarkets to close and cell towers to go down. These breakdowns in infrastructure sparked the interest of New Jersey resident and ECE professor Narayan Mandayam to help engineer smart cities. "A smart city is where every device, every entity, and every object can connect for whatever the needs," said Mandayam. Along with colleagues Janne Lindqvist and Arnold Glass, Mandayam is one year into a four-year, $916,000 National Science Foundation grant to integrate critical infrastructures into a unified smart city. Read more here>>


Engineering Welcomes New Faculty Membersfaculty_web.jpg

SoE is pleased to welcome six new faculty members for the 2016-2017 academic year. In addition to teaching professors for undergraduate education and electrical and computer engineering, new faculty extend the school's teaching and research talent in the areas of biomaterials and nanomedicine, cell therapy, experimental aerodynamics, and vehicle mechanics. Read more here>>


New Master's Degree Program: Energy Systems Engineering

cardoni_111315_Rutgers_131.jpgClimate change. Renewable energy. Smart grids. Clean vehicles. Long-lasting batteries. These are among the challenges and innovations that are driving the world in the 21st century. This is where we need skilled engineers to lead the way.

SoE's new master of engineering degree in energy systems promotes interdisciplinary collaboration by integrating technology and science with business, IT, public policy, and regulatory study to provide students with the building blocks needed to succeed in the energy field. Now accepting applications for fall 2017. Find out more>>


Bridges to Prosperity Student Group Builds Footbridge in Bolivia

Bridges5.jpgLast summer, Rutgers students raised more than a footbridge in the remote Bolivian community of Churo Alto. Working side-by-side with local residents, members of the Bridges to Prosperity student organization built memories to last a lifetime - and established friendships that could change worlds.

For CEE undergraduate Cynthia Arellano, the greatest impact was developing a friendship with 12-year-old Daniella, whom she met as they worked side-by-side building the bridge.“She told me that I was the first female she had met who went to a university,” said Arellano. “She thought only boys could be engineers.” Read more here>>


ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: Emeka Oguh ENG'05

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“Go with your gut even when you are highly uncertain.”

Emeka Oguh (Electrical and Computer Engineering) is the founder and CEO of PeopleJoy, a financial wellness benefits provider that works with CEOs and Human Resource leaders to attract and retain millennial employees through innovative programs. Before starting PeopleJoy, he founded a mobile app publishing company that was acquired in 2015. Emeka previously worked as a director of product at a financial technology start-up and as a Wall Street analyst. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2011.

Read the Q&A here>>









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