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    • SPRING 2006 ISSUEU.S. - Greek Alliance: VOLUME 4Protecting and Restoring the EnvironmentStarted in the United States in 1992 by a group of Greek and Greek-American scientists andengineers, the Protection and Restoration of the Environment Conference is a biennial meet-ing that offers an important international forum for the dissemination of scientific researchand application studies by engineers and scientists on global environmental topics. Withmore than 250 international participants and exhibitors attracting environmental scientists, S OE Sengineers, technology implementers and users, as well as policymakers from around theglobe, the conference has become world-renowned for its contributions to the creation of asustainable environment. CHARLES V. SCHAEFER, JR. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING CHARLES V. SCHAEFER, JR. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING conference, which originally focused on promoting environmental awareness unique to Greece and its industry. Over the years, the conference has expanded its scope to advance environmental issues worldwide Each conference is organized by Stevens through information exchange and fostering Institute of Technology and a partnering collaboration beyond country boundaries. Greek University such as the Aristotle "Stevens is presented with a unique oppor- University of Thessaloniki, the University ofThe mission of the conference is to: tunity to showcase its environmental tech- Patras, the Technical University of Crete, the• Exchange information, experiences and nology and research, and promote its visi- Democritus University of Thrace and the achievements in environmental protection. bility at an international level," remarked University of Thessaly.• Evaluate current applied technologies and Dr. Christos Christodoulatos, CES Director. 2 Systems Engineering innovative ideas for the protection of the A Network of environment. The upcoming Conference in cooperation with the Technical University of Crete will International Alliances• Identify educational, regulatory and be held on July 3-7, 2006 in the idyllic port city of Chania on the beautiful island of research issues for environmental Crete. It will focus on the following topics: Groundwater and Soil Remediation; in Research & protection. Management and Treatment of Solid, Liquid and Gaseous Wastes; Waste Minimization Education• Advance research that leads to sustainable and Pollution Prevention; Protection and Restoration of the Coastal Environment; growth through industrial ecology, design Water Resources Engineering and Management; Renewable Energy Resources - for the environment and prudent utiliza- Sustainable Development; Fate and Transport of Pollutants in the Environment; tion of our natural resources. Ecotoxicology; Environmental Impact Assessment and Risk Analysis; Global ClimateEngineering faculty at Stevens’ Center for Change; Atmospheric Pollution and Control Technology; Environmental Legislation 8 GlobalEnvironmental Systems (CES) played a key and Policy; and Mathematical Modeling and Systems Analysis. Pharmaceuticalrole in the creation and organization of the For more information, please visit: http://www.pre8.enveng.tuc.gr CollaborationS OE S 9 Maritime DomainINFOCUS AwarenessCharles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of EngineeringStevens Institute of TechnologyCastle Point on HudsonHoboken, N.J. 07030 10 EngineeringPhone 201.216.5263 Our Future N.J.Fax 201.216.8909 11 The Green Bullet www.soe.stevens.edu GLOBAL LEADERSHIP IN ENGINEERING
    • CONTENTS SPRING 2006 ISSUE VOLUME 4DEANGEORGE P.KORFIATIS FEATURES Systems Engineering 2 A Network of International Alliances in Research and Education Responding to the Impact of Globalization 7 GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INFOCUS IN ENGINEERING New Enterprises The question of how U.S. engineering schools can maintain global Global Pharmaceutical Collaboration 8 leadership remains at the center of formal and informal discussions Maritime Domain Awareness 9 within academic circles. Engineering Our Future N.J. 10 The Green Bullet: Investigating Fate, Transport 11 Dear Friends and Colleagues, and Toxicity of Tungsten Alloys I hope this issue of InFocus finds you well. American Competitiveness Initiative, promising to S OE S Today, every leader in our academic community is focused on how globalization will shape the double R&D funding in the physical sciences and engineering over the next ten years starting with FY ‘07, SSoE Students INFOCUS EXECUTIVE EDITOR Dean George P Korfiatis . future of engineering education. At its most is the first step in shoring the foundations of future eco- Samuel Eichner 12 fundamental level, globalization is the restructur- nomic growth. Much more needs to be done. Everyone is CONSULTING Patrick A. Berzinski ing and redistribution of the processes that drive responsible and everyone must be accountable. This SPOC: Tools for a Revolution in Pain Management 13 EDITORS Stephanie Mannino technology development and use, the production includes the federal government as well as state and 2005 Regional Champs Gear Up for 2006 National Competition MANAGING EDITOR Christine del Rosario of goods and the delivery of services in the global local governments and the private sector. 14 CONTRIBUTORS Dr. Richard Berkof economy. Engineering is a major enabler of such Academic Sparring - Patrick A. Berzinski restructuring. We saw the trends in the early InFocus 2006 reports several related initiatives The 9th Annual College Bowl 14 Dr. Ronald Besser undertaken by the Schaefer School of Engineering. 1990s and are fascinated by the rate of change in Dr. Alan Blumberg the global economic picture ten years later. The At the heart of our activities is the development and Reconfigurable Platforms at the 15 Dr. Leslie Brunell sustainment of an educational environment that prepares Embedded Systems and Robotics Lab Samuel Eichner question of how U.S. engineering schools can our graduates to become leaders in the global economy Dr. Hamid Hadim maintain global leadership remains at the center of the future. Inventiveness, creativity and entrepreneur- Stephanie Mannino of formal and informal discussions within academ- Beth McGrath ship, as well as an understanding of the forces that shape ic circles. Although a well-defined national SSoE Heritage Dr. Mike Pennotti the global economy, are among the prevailing principles strategic framework of global competitiveness in Dr. Keith Sheppard engineering education has not been solidified yet, of that environment. International outreach through John Hovey ‘57 16 Dr. Dinesh Verma partnerships with other academic institutions and U.S. universities have accelerated substantially multi-national companies and industries are expanding Jim Lloyd ‘70 16 PHOTOGRAPHERS Jim Cummins their global outreach and presence. The landmark Christine del Rosario our global footprint and making an impact on report of the National Academies Committee on engineering education worldwide. Stevens Welcomes Three Alumni as New Board Trustees 17 Samuel Eichner Science, Engineering and Public Policy, Rising Jan Nazalewicz Above the Gathering Storm, illustrates the As always, your input and comments are welcome. Special thanks to problem and provides a comprehensive set of the Stevens Alumni Association My Best Regards, recommendations for action. The President’s SSoE Faculty EXECUTIVE Dean George P Korfiatis . ADMINISTRATOR Marta Cimillo Faculty News 18 GRAPHIC DESIGN KMG Graphic Design Studio New Arrivals 20 www.soe.stevens.edu © 2006 Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering C H A R L E S V. S C H A E F E R , J R . S C H O O L O F E N G I N E E R I N G
    • "Stevens Institute is a leader in addressing the Explosive Growth changing needs of our Systems Engineers." Mary D. VanLeer In January 2001, the first SE modular course, Fundamentals of Systems Director, Engineering, was conducted in partnership with the Office of Secretary of Defense Engineering Excellence, Sun Microsystems and Lockheed Martin MS2 at the Defense Acquisition University in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia. Then, during the summer of 2001, the first regional course was sponsored by ITT in Clifton, N.J., followed by the first on-campus course that fall. In 2003, the "Stevens’ Fundamentals of Systems first private online course was sponsored by IBM Global Services and the first pub- Engineering provided me a framework in lic online course was offered via Stevens’ WebCampus Program. which to better communicate, understand and interpret the requirements of my customers, Since its inception, the SDOE Program at Stevens has grown significantly with four employees and peers." times as many students in 2005 as there were in 2002. The growth has been fueled Basilyn D. Bunting by an ever-growing number of industry partners who are seeking systems engineer- Acting Program Director, ing knowledge and training. Strong industrial and government alliances have been William J. Hughes Technical Center, FAA forged with NASA, NSA, FAA, US Army (ARDEC – Picatinny), Lockheed Martin MS2, Sandia National Laboratories, L-3 Communications, IBM, BAE Systems, General "Attending Stevens’ Systems Engineering Dynamics, ITT, NAVAIR, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, ANSER – Homeland Security programs on a remote basis through web- Institute, Air Force Institute of Technology and the Defense Acquisition University. based SDOE courses is not only very efficient, it gives our experienced senior engineers an In parallel to its revenue growth, Stevens has continually invested in new courses opportunity to become lead engineers." and faculty. Tenured and tenure track SE faculty have doubled since 2001. Anders Karlsson Dr. George P Korfiatis, Dean of Engineering, explained, "Systems engineering has . Senior Engineer, been identified as one of the three ‘core’ strengths within the School of Engineering Volvo and a key investment area in the coming years." Accordingly, total faculty including tenured and tenure track, full-time research and instructional faculty, guest lectur- ers, and online facilitators have increased nearly six-fold. "Stevens has partnered with us to deliver superior systems engineering education with a SYSTEMS ENGINEERING commercial orientation." Paul R. Popick PMP SEA Business Area Manager, A NETWORK OF INTERNATIONAL IBM ALLIANCES IN RESEARCH & EDUCATION "The level of research out of SDOE is world class and directly applicable to the challenges of industry and government." Systems engineering (SE) is an interdisciplinary approach to the By Dr. Dinesh Verma Ralph G. Giffin, III design and integration of complex systems that focuses on the Professor and Associate Vice President, Dean for Outreach, Schaefer interfaces and interrelationships between the components of a School of Engineering Lockheed Martin system, not just the components themselves. SE first emerged in the telecommunications industry of the 1940s and was stimulated by the challenge of developing sophisticated weapon systems for Stevens’ Open Academic Model Partnerships in Europe Scandinavian And Dr. Mike Pennotti World War II. Following the war, the discipline began to be for- Industry Professor and Summer School. One of the philosophical values driving From the beginning, the growth of the malized and, during the 1950s, academic programs appeared at Director, SDOE Program SDOE Program outside the U.S. owed Focused on this growth is Stevens’ Open Academic system opera- MIT and elsewhere. The new field found almost immediate appli- much of its success to the SDOE Model. Based on an underlying notion of tional effective- cation in the U.S. space program. The success of the Apollo partnership and collaboration, this strate- Ambassadors, partners who represent ness, this school Project in putting a man on the moon is often cited as the ultimate gy has resulted in an expanding global Stevens’ SE programs all over the world. became the first These SE partnerships based on the Open SE triumph. network of educational and research international Dr. Pennotti, Dr. Verma, relationships. Academic Model have flourished in the Ms. Line Johannesen and collaboration Nordic Region – home of Stevens’ Mr. Tom Strandberg on the Today, systems engineering is more important than ever. Systems are becoming increasingly complex and failures, from with Syntell, AB, Island of Utö automobile malfunctions to the crash of a spacecraft on a distant planet, are much more likely to result from unforeseen inter- based in actions between components than from the failure of a single part. In addition, highly interconnected systems, such as, the Stockholm, Sweden. Conceived by Dr. Internet offer the promise of new, emergent behavior that may provide unforeseen benefits in the future. For this reason, The Open Academic Model: Verma of Stevens and Mr. Tom systems engineers are in high demand and the need for effective education and research in SE has never been greater. Strandberg, Technical Director of Syntell, 1. Promote meaningful alliances with academic partners to develop and leverage AB, and SDOE Ambassador, it is set up to To address these needs, the System Design and Operational Effectiveness (SDOE) Program was conceived in 1999 and devel- "best of breed" thinking and competencies in research and instructional initiatives, bring the latest thinking in systems engi- oped under the Systems Engineering and Engineering Management (SEEM) Department of the Schaefer School of Engineering leading to the greatest benefit for both students and sponsors. These alliances are neering and architecting to industry and at Stevens Institute of Technology. The SDOE Program was designed to fulfill the needs of practicing engineers for continuing essential to developing more consistent standardized terminology and processes academia in Europe. Initially, the school within the SE discipline; providing greater stability and credibility within academia. education that is both relevant to their work and academically rigorous. The program offers four-course graduate certificates in was held at locations in Norway, Finland Systems Engineering and Architecting, Systems and Supportability Engineering, Agile Systems Engineering and Design, Value 2. Blur the boundary between the academic setting and the industry/government and Sweden, on a rotating basis. For the Chain Enterprise Systems, and Systems Engineering Management. Certificates may be applied toward a full 30-credit master’s reality by: past three years, school organizers have degree and a doctorate. The program also features flexible delivery formats to allow students to integrate courses into their I. Offering a fresh perspective to industry and government in an executable settled on the Swedish Island of Utö in busy personal and professional lives. Courses are offered in a popular one-week modular format and a thirteen-week online form – a specific method, tool, heuristic or template. the Stockholm Archipelago. Located in a format, as well as in traditional semester- based classes. When necessary, special formats have been developed to meet the bucolic environment that stresses II. Bringing the industry and government reality into academia in a research- needs of particular clients or sponsoring organizations. complete immersion in the course, the able or usable form – a problem statement, a specific challenge, guest instructors, heuristics and case studies.2 continued on next page 3 www.stevens.edu/sdoe
    • SYSTEMS Engineering...continued from page 3 SDOE Ambassadors: school is a six-day experience, compris- similar academic alliances being formu- from collaboration with the Embedded Scandinavian Region ing approximately 60 hours of classroom lated across Europe. For instance, Systems Institute (ESI) in Eindhoven, SDOE Ph.D. Candidate: Eirik Hole time, project work and group activities. Buskerud University College in Holland, where Dr. Verma is a Scientific • Mr. Tom Strandberg, Oslo, Norway tom.strandberg@syntell.se The program emphasizes the application Kongsberg, Norway is working with Advisor. ESI is a leader of embedded Mr. Hole earned a mas- • Ms. Line Johannesen, of SE and architecting methods and prac- Stevens to deliver live SE courses and a systems in Europe with robust sponsor- ters in aerospace engi- line.h.johannesen@kongsberg.com tices. Now, in its eighth year, the school master’s degree. Through the agreement, ship from a number of high-technology neering from the has approximately 200 graduates in the Buskerud students Dutch companies, including Philips University of Stuttgart, Iberian Peninsula Nordic region. will earn a master’s Medical Systems, Philips Research, FEI, Germany. And he has degree directly from Anders Karlsson, VOLVO Articulated Haulers, ASML, and Oce. • Mr. Alberto Sols, worked for the Based on the success of the Scandinavian Stevens until 2008 Line Holm Johannesen, Kongsberg Defense and alberto.sols@electroop.es Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace, Norway and Dr. Verma on a tour at Recently, Stevens and ESI cooperated in Summer School, a formal alliance with while Buskerud Aerospace, Norway and several German Volvo Articulated Haulers in Sweden. founding the International Architecture Indian Sub-continent Växjö University in Sweden was champi- builds its SE pro- companies including MTU Aero Engines, Forum. Meeting twice a year, alternately UGS PLM Solutions and HOOD GmbH. • Dr. Dinesh Kumar, oned by Anders Karlsson, Project gram. After 2008, Stevens will continue growing worldwide network of collabora- in Europe and in the U.S., each forum dkumar1@stevens.edu Manager with VOLVO Construction teaching the core set of SE courses while tive SE educational and research institu- will be hosted by a participating compa- 1. How did you become interested in Equipment and was signed by Dean students earn the degree from Buskerud. tions. While future alliances with univer- Systems Engineering? Why Stevens? ny and organized by ESI and Stevens. Korfiatis of Stevens and Dean Rask of sities such as the Technical University in My background is in aerospace engineer- 2006 International As a result of the efforts of Dr. Gerrit Växjö on September 29, Delft, Holland are being discussed, doc- ing and I have worked as a systems engi- Architecture Forum Muller at ESI and Mr. Eirik Hole at 2004 in Hoboken, N.J. toral level student exchanges are already neer on a couple of military aerospace Participating organizations should under- Stevens, the first forum was held in Adopting the Open taking place to enrich the experiences of projects in Europe. My interest in systems stand the value of systems architecting Helsinki on October 4 and 5, 2005, at the Academic Model, this the students and invigorate SE research. engineering was probably latent. I have and have a clear intent to improve their alliance takes advan- always been interested in performance practices. They should also consider them- tage of the enormous Benefiting both students and sponsors, and behavior on a systems level rather selves non-competing to the extent that it opportunities available through collabo- SE research is also gaining momentum than the details of the technologies and will not impede an open and constructive rative research and faculty/student the designs of individual components. exchange of ideas. exchanges My first employer sent me to a short while bring- course in systems engineering and from Participating individuals should be experi- ing the sys- that point on, I was hooked. enced architects at a system/product level. tem engineer- Dean Korfiatis and President Johnsen After some years in the defense industry, ing needs of For more information, please contact: in Norway I started working as a consultant, imple- local Heavy Mr. Eirik Hole (U.S.) at ehole@stevens.edu menting SE methods and tools in a vari- Vehicle R&D On January 27, 2006, Dean or Mr. Gerrit Muller (Europe) at ety of industries. I soon observed similar companies Korfiatis and President Kristin The first International Architecture Forum, gerrit.muller@embeddedsystems.nl. patterns and problems and started to get Dr. Gerrit Muller (standing, third from left) into the fore- Ørmen Johnsen of Buskerud the urge to take some time off to explore Dean Korfiatis and Dean Rask front. Its con- signed the agreement in Norway. this further. A former colleague of mine signing the agreement between tinuing suc- NOKIA Research Center. The meeting was pursuing his M.S. in SE in the SDOE Similar to Växjö, this agreement is Stevens and Växjö emphasized practical systems architect- Program and pointed me to Stevens and to Dr. Verma. The enthusiasm, momentum and cess reflects sponsored by five companies in ing and the application of architectural flexibility of the SDOE Program persuaded me to depart from my original plan of a gradu- the emerging strength of academia to Norway: the Kongsberg Group, information and knowledge. Its objec- ate certificate or M.Sc., and pursue a Ph.D. identify, research and transfer SE knowl- Kongsberg Automotive, FMC tive was to provide a venue for the edge to industry. Kongsberg Offshore Systems, 2. Please explain your research and its real-world application? My research is on the role exchange of practical experience in the Volvo Aero - Jet Engine Division and Dean Korfiatis, Christopher Carlsen ‘05, Senior of system architectures and how the architecting of systems plays in enterprises that get realm of development, implementation Stevens’ Open Academic Model is contin- Dresser Rand - Industrial Gasturbine System Engineer, FMC Technologies, Dr. Verma and their revenue from developing and marketing technical products and systems. More Dean Rolf Qvenild of Buskerud and management of system and enter- ually ratified by the increasing number of Division. This new alliance adds to the specifically, I look at how the management of architectural knowledge affects an enter- prise architectures. It also provided a prises ability to react effectively and efficiently to significant changes in the marketplace platform for the exchange of ideas forwww.stevens.edu/sdoe/international continued on next page or in the available technologies. The purpose is to give industry tools to increase their capability to react to such changes in a purposeful and constructive way. 3. What inspired the creation of the Architecture Forum? The knowledge of architecting 4. What are your future plans in SE? systems resides mainly with practitioners in the trenches of industry. The main motiva- Ph.D. Exchange Student: Ingar Malmgren integrated into different disciplines such as I also really liked Hoboken. There is some- We have recently made a major reorganiza- tion for the Architecture Forum was to give practicing system architects a venue to Gothenburg, Sweden product development, computer science thing special about a city dominated by an tion of my department and will put an even exchange experiences and practices and to establish a benchmark. The other objective and environmental engineering. Therefore, old university. There is such a nice atmos- Ingar Malmgren is a Ph.D. stronger emphasis on systems engineer- was to help ESI and Stevens capture and codify the knowledge that is exchanged and it was very interesting to see active research phere. It is small, has a lot of cafes and candidate in the ing. In this process, I hope my experience make it generally available. on SE methodology at a general level bars, and is close to New York City. Department of Shipping here and my contacts at Stevens will be of beyond just adapting it to different domain The great thing about the forum is that it brings together architects from diverse indus- and Marine Technology at 3. What was your experience at Stevens and good use. specific situations. But I can see a change in tries and different nations. This has fantastic potential for cross-fertilization between com- Chalmers University of how will it support your doctoral studies? Sweden; SE is getting more recognized both Next year, I hope to finish my Ph.D. thesis mercial and government oriented industries, as well as between different cultures. Technology. I’ve learned a lot both from the lectures and in industry and at the universities. with the preliminary title Logistic-Based from my social life here at Stevens. I think 4. What do you see are the challenges and future of SE architecture research and collabo- 1. How did you hear Innovation in Ship Design. After that, I’m 2. What attracted you to Stevens? Stevens it is very important to interact international- ration? In my view, the immediate challenge for system architecting research is to estab- about Systems Engineering at Stevens? looking forward to applying these ideas in has a very good reputation in SE research ly in research; it gives new perspectives and lish a solid scientific foundation. System architecting is currently based on heuristics, per- My colleague attended a course in systems and education. Here, I was able to take a valuable network. The systems engineer- industry. New product development is a sonal and general experience, and methods that are proprietary to every organization. To engineering organized by Stevens in the classes in different subjects and proceed ing classes I took gave me a lot of input for very interesting and challenging area so, advance this discipline, industry and academia need a common foundation and glossary summer 2001 and I met Dinesh Verma six with my research. Stevens also has interest- my thesis. I think the systems engineering we’ll see, maybe that’s where I’ll end up. to enable more efficient collaboration. months later. The Swedish INCOSE division ing research in the area of ship design. methodology is very beneficial to sort out Regardless, I’m sure that I will make good is very active, so I regularly got news about I saw a lot of synergies between Stevens complex issues. Logistic systems hold ele- use of my SE knowledge. That’s what is so System architectures and the skills and capability to develop, implement and manage what was going on at Stevens. and my department at Chalmers, which ments from both social science and technol- fascinating about it; the generality of the them are critical for success in an increasingly dynamic industrial, commercial, technologi- In Sweden, systems engineering is not implements SE methodology in ship design. ogy and the methodology employed must basic concepts gives me so many cal and political environment. They provide a key "roadmap" to tie together opportunities developed as a separate subject but is more be able to deal with this duality. opportunities! (or threats) with the technical, procedural and organizational solutions to address them. 4 5
    • SYSTEMS Engineering...continued from page 5 Ph.D. Exchange Student: Devanandham Henry Responding to improved practices, as well as the goal-oriented use of architectural knowledge and information in different life cycle phases and enterprise functions. Bangalore, India Mr. Henry has a the Impact of Collaborations in the Indian Sub-continent The SDOE Program has also begun building bridges into Asia through the efforts of bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Globalization By Dr. Keith Sheppard Associate Dean of Engineering Dr. Dinesh Kumar, Professor at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Calcutta Engineering from Madras Institute of The engineering profession has seen dra- full life cycle for a product, process or We have also been aggressively expand- and SDOE Ambassador. He has been instrumental in the development and expan- Technology and a master’s in Aerospace matic changes in recent years, many service. ing our international agreements. New sion of SDOE’s Indian Winter Schools that have been held in Bangalore, India. Through this mechanism, relationships have developed with the faculty at the Systems Engineering from the Centre for driven by the effects of globalization. The partnerships in the following cities will Aerospace Systems Design and Engineering more obvious examples include the out- The curriculum is also evolving to benefit undergraduates: Växjö, Sweden; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in embrace the concepts embodied in the (CASDE) at the Indian Institute of sourcing of information technology jobs, London, England; Istanbul, Turkey; Bombay. While a more formal agreement Technology in Bombay. He has been work- strategic direction of the Institute that has between Stevens, IIT Bombay, and the especially to Asia, and the off shoring of Buskerud, Norway; Beijing, China and ing in Bangalore with the Aeronautical a broad swath of manufacturing activities been labeled Technogenesis. Please visit: Dublin, Ireland. These complement exist- National Aerospace Laboratories is under Development Agency for the past nine years. www.stevens.edu/iti/Technogenesis discussion, SDOE fully expects to expand that have traditionally represented major ing consortia arrangements in Limerick, and diversify its partnerships in Asia 1. What is your current involvement with sources of employment for engineering At the undergraduate level, this involves Ireland; Madrid, Spain and Sydney, throughout the upcoming months and Systems Engineering in India? Currently, I graduates. Multi-national companies introducing elements that promote a Australia, together with previous infor- years. As part of this endeavor, Mr. am associated with the newly formed increasingly are expanding their design more entrepreneurial mindset in all stu- mal arrangements in Rome, Italy; Devanandham Henry has been chosen by Special Interest Group in SE (SIG-SE) at as well as research and development dents, as well as providing them with Innsbruck, Austria; Tel Aviv, Israel and IIT Bombay to be their first doctoral candi- CASDE in planning and conducting SE activi- functions internationally to take advan- more opportunities to learn about entre- Monterrey, Mexico, among others. date in systems engineering. As a full-time ties for the benefit of the Indian Aerospace tage of lower cost; local integration with preneurship. The initiative also encour- Industry. manufacturing facilities, markets and graduate student at Stevens, he will begin his studies in the Fall of 2006. supply chains; and to leverage time 2. What are your first impressions of zones to reduce design and development Businesses have significantly restructured their Stevens? Stevens interacts very well with Dr. Pennotti (center rear) and Dr. Dinesh Kumar The SDOE Program’s international outreach industry, which is vital for a discipline like SE cycle times. Concurrent with these organizational methods to emphasize flatter more agile (front right) with members of the National changes, businesses have significantly Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore strategy with a particular emphasis on sys- that cannot exist purely within the academic restructured their organizational methods structures with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary tems engineering is not accidental. Through domain. I am impressed with the wide range the Open Academic Model, it has estab- of SE activities and the Stevens’ way of han- to emphasize flatter more agile structures teams, often working internationally. lished a strong network of educational institutions and industrial partners who have dling SE education & research that has with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary a stake in systems engineering education and research. In the global environment gained recognition by many. I am very excit- teams, often working internationally. ages students to engage in faculty-men- that we live in, and due to the nature of necessary complex systems that do not ed about joining Stevens. An additional component of international As a result of these changes, the engi- tored projects that have the potential to experience being explored within the observe national boundaries, cultures or languages, any program seeking to estab- generate intellectual property and also lish its pre-eminence in systems engineering requires such a strategy. While SDOE 3. In your opinion, what are the strengths neering graduate is emerging into a very Design Spine is an initiative to engage that India and the U.S. offer to SE research? different work world than a generation support students developing their own students in international virtual design continues to strengthen its network of collaborators, partners and sponsors in the entrepreneurial ideas. This new direction Why is collaboration so beneficial? SE is the ago. It demands that they possess not teams that emulate the real-world para- United States, equal vigilance has been given to exploring and pursuing all such is seen as a key enabler to success in the only way to handle many of today’s complex only strong technical skills as a given, digm. This initiative can provide an opportunities on the global stage. s new workplace paradigm. multidisciplinary projects. It is also an evolv- but also a range of other skills and enhanced experience for those students ing discipline with tremendous potential for attitudes. who have already interacted with their research and collaboration. The rich experi- In addressing the globalization challenge, international experience is highly desir- foreign design partners during ence of the U.S. and the brainpower of India Stevens is well placed to respond to the Visiting Research Scholar: context and it was a unique experience, not can be a terrific combination. Together, we able to develop cultural awareness and study/work abroad. It can also engage challenge. The broad-based Stevens other students, exposing them to the Dr. Dinesh Kumar just for the students who attended these can contribute towards the growth of the SE broaden perspective. The demands of Calcutta Indian Institute of Management, India winter schools but also for the instructors. engineering curriculum has a proven challenges of international teamwork and discipline and put it to effective use, globally engineering curricula tend to run counter Due to the popularity of the school, systems record since 1871 in preparing students hopefully also encourage them to spend and for mutual benefit. to the facilitation of international experi- Dr. Kumar has been engineering was included as one of the to be successful beyond the confines of a a broadening period overseas. s narrow technical discipline. The curricu- ences. It is usually a challenge to provide researching systems modules in the training program of scien- 4. What are your plans after obtaining your lum has further evolved to respond to transfer credit that will enable a student engineering for more tists recruited by the Defense Research and Ph.D. from Stevens? I am interested in the increased workplace demands for to stay on track without overloading. than ten years and has Development Laboratory (DRDO). Every spreading the SE message in India, particu- written over 50 research year, DRDO recruits more than 400 scien- larly amongst the Indian Aerospace commu- stronger "soft" skills such as teaming, That coupled with a lack of language articles and two books tists. Now, all of them go through a sys- nity. I also like teaching. So, I hope to find a communications, problem solving, man- skills and a predisposition against an in the areas of reliabili- tems engineering training program. position that would give me a chance to do agement, etc. In this regard, our unique international experience account for the ty, maintainability and these and also continue my association Design Spine, a core design sequence very low participation of engineering supportability. 2. Why India? Why Stevens? India is one of with Stevens. running through all four years, has been undergraduates nationally. He is currently at the largest growing economies in the world a primary vehicle. Stevens on a year-long and it is a primary destination for all kinds The recent changes to the core curricu- sabbatical and engaged in collaborative of outsourcing. This makes India an attrac- further strengthen this research in India. I In the Fall of 2005, we began implement- lum, now, provide for up to six credits research with Dr. José Marquéz and Dr. tive destination for systems engineering am sure it will be a win-win proposition. ing further modifications to the curricu- that can be applied to international expe- David Nowicki in the SEEM Department. education and research. And Stevens is lum to address the globalization chal- riences that meet program educational without any doubt the leader in systems 4. What is the future of SE in India and glob- lenge. The Design Spine has been outcomes in addition to traditional 1. What is the mission of the Indian Winter engineering research and teaching. ally? SE as a subject is getting popular in course transfer credits from study revised to further strengthen the devel- School and what impact will it have on edu- India. More Institutes have started offering abroad. Thus, a student has a far opment of multidisciplinary teamwork cation in India? We have had three winter 3. What SE research is focused in India? programs in SE. When the projects get big- stronger prospect of being able to com- schools on systems engineering whose Most of the research in India is focused skills and also foster creativity. A new ger and bigger, SE is the only option that plete a study abroad period without objective is to provide in-depth knowledge around design optimization, reliability and program managers can use to manage the emphasis on systems thinking from the freshman year onward has been intro- increasing time toward a degree. This in various concepts of systems engineering supply chain management. I would like to projects. Stevens has an important role to change coupled with a strong new focus for decision-makers, scientists, engineers, see more research in system architecture play in popularizing SE. The success of SE duced to reflect the reality of the engi- neering enterprise as it has moved away on international programs will go a long and project leaders in Indian companies. and system integration. Collaboration at Stevens will ultimately decide the future from isolated disciplinary functions to a way to encourage Stevens’ students to Case studies were prepared from an Indian between Indian Institutes and Stevens will of SE across the world. holistic integration that addresses the participate in study and work abroad.6 7
    • Maritime NEW Global Pharmaceutical Domain ENTERPRISES Collaboration Awareness By Dr. Richard S. Berkof, P.E. Professor and Director of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing By Dr. Alan Blumberg Director of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering (CEOE) Pharmaceutical/health- duction and technical product care manufacturing facil- development, including phar- New technologies and systems are under that measured temperature, humidity, wind ities are built for a wide maceuticals, biotechnology, development to accurately map out and and pressure. After we received permission variety of different prod- medical devices, diagnostics describe the present and near-future condi- from the FAA and Newark Airport air con- ucts, namely bulk pharma- and personal care product tions occurring in both our atmospheric and trollers, the balloons were launched at two- ceutical chemicals, oral companies, we co-founded the marine environment. Real-time knowledge, hour intervals during six intensive opera- solid dosage forms, sterile International Center for known as maritime domain awareness tional periods by undergraduate and gradu- commuter ferries that crisscross the harbor. manufacturing facilities, Pharmaceutical Education (MDA), is a necessary ingredient to amelio- ate students. In most cases, the balloon A very real example of the importance of biotechnology, oral liquids (ICPE). rating threats which may befall our infra- rose to approximately 10 km (six miles) maritime domain awareness came, sadly, and aerosols, and R&D facili- structure. Research conducted at the Center before it broke and finally drifted into the Based on the strengths of both on Christmas evening 2005 when two ties, as well as medical for Maritime Systems (CMS) and the CEOE Atlantic Ocean. Stevens, and ITT’s existing police officers from the Jersey City Police devices and diagnostic equip- Department by faculty and students will Pharmaceutical programs, this Initiatives led by the director of the CMS, Department accidentally drove their truck ment. Although the products ICPE Steering Committee: Dr. Richard Berkof, Dr. Constantin enable accurate, dynamic and confident Center provides a comprehen- Dr. Michael Bruno, and I have also focused into the waters of the Hackensack River. I vary, the industry is driven by Chassapis, Dr. Ed Carey & Dr. Adrienne Fleming responses to a full spectrum of maritime sive suite of multilevel creden- on solving the unique problems that con- was asked to help locate the missing officer. consistently strong regulatory threats. tials and qualifications covering front the urbanized coastlines and water- By analyzing the records of water currents and legal concerns, primarily professional certificates, and graduate global pharmaceutical industry includes In support of the New York City emergency ways of New York Harbor. These problems at the site of the accident, I concluded that because lives are at stake and lia- and undergraduate degrees. ICPE allows manufacturing plants and personnel management and anti-terrorism efforts, our include safe navigation, port security and the missing officer would initially remain in bilities for errors can be corporate employees with a wide range around the world, but concentrated in research team was part of a large Urban enormous. of educational backgrounds to obtain locations in North America, Europe and Dispersion Program study conducted in specialized qualifications for career Asia. It is this worldwide industry that mid-town Manhattan in August 2005. As A very real example of the importance of maritime domain development and to improve the per- presents an opportunity to provide edu- part of this study, funded by both the U.S. formance of the pharmaceutical industry. cation on many levels. awareness came, sadly, on Christmas evening 2005 when two Department of Homeland Security and the Furthermore, course delivery involves a Other areas of collaboration at ICPE U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency, police officers from the Jersey City Police Department acciden- flexible blended approach involving perfluorocarbon tracer gases were released online e-learning, practical sessions and include: expanding our international tally drove their truck into the waters of the Hackensack River. educational partnerships to other coun- and the dispersion of the tracer gases was classroom tutorials to meet the time con- monitored using a network of sensors. To tries, developing international standards straints of a busy work environment. understand the background meteorology water and sediment contamination. The the vicinity of the truck. Then, the currents for multilevel pharmaceutical education which disperses the gas, investigators from solution of these seemingly disparate prob- would move the officer’s body slowly Both Stevens and ITT are located in and promoting exchange students on an the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, lems inherently involves knowledge of the upstream. His body was eventually recov- areas that have high concentrations of international basis for hands-on educa- Argonne National Laboratory and CMS marine environment. ered four days later approximately 90 feet local and global pharmaceutical-related tion in pharmaceutical companies. For researchers deployed a radar wind profiler from where his truck went into the river. companies. These companies employ more information, please contact me at One of Stevens’ responses was to develop thousands of engineers, scientists and rberkof@stevens.edu. s and launched weather balloons from the In order to improve NYHOPS forecasts, Stevens campus which transmitted data to the New York Harbor Observing and related support personnel. Further, the Prediction System (NYHOPS) - an Urban CMS researchers funded by the Defense computers at the CMS. The weather bal- Advanced Research Projects Agency loons, approximately 1 m in diameter at Ocean Observatory - which provides a wealth of real-time data about tides, waves, (DARPA), are investigating the limits to pre- launch, carried a small instrument package dictability in estuarine and coastal ocean Technical and regulatory challenges in winds, currents, temperatures and salinities these diverse manufacturing facilities have generated a broad need for edu- cation. To address the wide range of ICPE in the waters of New York and New Jersey. Our team of staff and students sought out the South Street Seaport Museums 1885 models. Skillful forecasting has advanced substantially over the past 10 years through the advancement of computing, observa- schooner, Pioneer, which recently celebrat- tion and telecommunications systems, educational opportunities, Stevens ITT is a technical college Stevens offers master’s degree ed its 120th anniversary. The Pioneer was development of better models and associat- Institute of Technology and the currently offering undergradu- and graduate certificate pro- outfitted with the latest marine sensor tech- ed data-assimilation techniques. However, Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT) ate and graduate courses grams in Pharmaceutical nology in the form of a computerized water uncertainties still exist. Some are associat- in Dublin, Ireland have formulated an specializing in the needs of the Manufacturing which cover pharmaceutical industry. And it quality monitoring system. In partnership ed with a lack of a complete understanding exciting new initiative intended to multidisciplinary engineering operates a fully equipped pilot with the New York City Department of of, or an inherent limitation of, the pre- make a quantum improvement in pharmaceutical plant, the and manufacturing topics for Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), the dictability of highly complex processes. pharmaceutical higher education National Pharmaceutical individuals in primary GMP sensor system measures water tempera- Others are linked to the need for better around the world. Education Centre for Ireland operations (pharmaceuticals, ture, salinity and dissolved oxygen in New knowledge of the underlying bathymetry Dr. Constantin Chassapis and I from used by leading pharmaceuti- biotechnology and medical York Harbor from the Pioneer as it conducts and improved forecasting of the overlying Stevens, along with Drs. Ed Carey cal companies. The Center devices) and supplier support its public sails. As with the balloon-based atmosphere and associated fresh water and Adrienne Fleming from ITT, includes: a 2,000 sq. ft. Bulk operations data acquisition, the marine data is also fed inflows. Our DARPA research will quantify recognized the importance of edu- Formulation Pilot Plant, a 2,000 (architect/engineer/construction the reasons why forecasts go wrong by via a wireless network to computers at the cational collaboration amid this sq. ft. Biotechnology Suite, and firms and equipment manufac- using new approaches to uncertainty analy- a 3,000 sq. ft. Technology CMS where it is quality controlled and dis- complex and increasingly global turers/suppliers). played on the Internet. We hope to expand sis which will lead to more refined NYHOPS Development & Transfer forecasts. s pharmaceutical economy. www.stevens.edu/pharma our efforts by adding water quality sensors Laboratory. Focused on the needs of the onto the NYCDEP’s harbor survey vessel, industry in manufacturing/pro- the Osprey, and on two high-speed www.stevens.edu/nyhops8 9
    • NEW THE GREEN BULLET: INVESTIGATING FATE, TRANSPORT AND TOXICITY OFENTERPRISES Engineering Our Future N.J. TUNGSTEN ALLOYS By Patrick A. Berzinski By Beth McGrath "One out of ten jobs in the U.S. computer, software, and information technology In this study for the U.S. Army, the research team industry will move overseas in the next two years. One in four IT jobs will be off- shored by 2010." Financial Times, 3/17/04 from Stevens’ Center for Environmental Systems (CES) sought to determine whether tungsten- "At least 3.3 million white-collar jobs and $136 billion in wages will shift from the U.S. to low-cost countries like India, China, and Russia by 2015." CNN/Money, 3/13/03 based alloys might present a more environmental- ly safe alternative to heavy metals currently used "The business community is concerned that far too many students in our nation’s schools are not prepared to succeed in the world economy…More public-private efforts will be in military ballistics applications – thus, the term needed, particularly in programs proven to raise student achievement and interest in math, "Green Bullet." Among the CES experts perform- science, and engineering – the fields that drive future innovation." The Business Roundtable, 3/24/04 ing the research were Washington Braida, Christos "America’s progress has best and brightest children from the ranks such that all students—not only those Christodoulatos, Dimitris Dermatas, Agamemnon been synonymous with of future scientists and engineers. With who choose elective engineering cours- Koutsospyros, N. Strigul and Nicolai Panikov. innovation. Thorough little chance to learn how science and es—experience engineering as a core grounding in science and math skills might translate into profes- component of their pre-college education. "Tungsten is a metal of are under evaluation for potential use in The Center for Environmental Systems mathematics contributes to sionally useful knowledge, students are To this end, CIESE is conducting a pilot extraordinary properties small-, medium-, and large- caliber ammu- is recognized as a leader in generating people’s full participation in unable to make informed choices about project involving 36 New Jersey teachers that make it uniquely nition and kinetic energy (KE) penetrators. new scientific knowledge for the the professional, civic, and further education and work options. from elementary, middle, and high suitable for a wide vari- WHA are mainly composed of tungsten creation of innovative technologies, intellectual possibilities avail- schools to demonstrate the impact on "No one should have to wait until after ety of uses, from house- (88-95 percent) with variable amounts of sound environmental policy and able in American society. student learning in science, mathematics, high school to be exposed to engineer- hold necessities to high- iron, nickel and cobalt making up the sensible resource management. Corporate growth and econom- and pre-engineering competencies. And ing. Early exposure to engineering will ly specialized applica- remaining fraction of the formulation. ic development...are inextricably also to assess interest and motivation in help high school students make better tions," said Dr. Small quantities of copper and manganese Recently, ranked by popular download tied to technological advance- the curriculum and in engineering decisions on course selection." Christodoulatos, direc- may also be present depending on the par- of Science Direct, CES was awarded ment. To continue to grow, how- careers. The goal is to show results that John Brighton, NSF tor of the CES. "Since its discovery, tung- ticular alloy com- two top "25 Hottest Articles" for ever, the U.S. needs a technologi- will lead to a policy change in N.J.’s edu- sten and its compounds have been per- position. Removal of Arsenic from Water by Zero- cally literate society and an As a result, many students drop out in cational standards requiring all students Valent Iron by Sunbaek Bang, George P. ceived as environmentally benign, a notion Understanding engineering-minded workforce. frustration; other, potentially capable stu- to engage in grade-appropriate pre-engi- Korfiatis and Xiaoguang Meng (Journal that has recently been challenged." environmental and Unfortunately, these are two key dents never consider these subjects in neering activities from elementary of Hazardous Materials) and Removal of areas in which our education the first place. In both cases, precious through high school. In September 2001, the CES initiated a health effects is a Arsenic from Groundwater by Granular system often fails to meet the human and institutional resources are research program addressing various high priority in the Titanium Dioxide Adsorbent by mark. The good news is that a aspects of the environmental chemistry, development of future weapons systems Sunbaek Bang, Manish Patel, Lee solution can be found in our K-12 To continue to grow, however, the U.S. needs a technologically toxicology, and fate and transport of tung- containing heavy metals. Lippincott and Xiaoguang Meng classroom." ASEE, 2004 literate society and an engineering-minded workforce. sten and tungsten heavy alloys (WHA). CES research revealed: (Chemosphere). Recently published findings from these Evidence indicates that the need studies (Environmental Forensics, 5, 5-13, • Large amounts of tungsten were found in squandered. Furthermore, females and Science Direct is the online delivery for technically savvy workers is not Features of the K-12 engineering curricu- 2004) indicate that tungsten dissolves solution when tungsten powder, tungsten minorities are underrepresented in both system of Elsevier, the worlds largest being met. In recent years, compa- lum materials include: under mild environmental conditions and bearing alloy pieces, or tungsten penetra- scientific, technical and medical nies have annually spent almost our college-level engineering programs • Hands-on learning, emphasizing the this brings about acidification of soils and tor fragments (from firing/impact tests) information provider and publisher. $60 billion on training, much of and in the national engineering social good of engineering and its rele- depletion of their dissolved oxygen con- were exposed to aqueous solutions. which paid for workers’ training in workforce. vance to the real world. tent. In addition, when mixed with soils in basic skills that should have been In response to this urgent need and with taught in school. Meanwhile, poor • Interdisciplinary approach, connecting amounts greater than 1 percent, tungsten This groundbreaking research work at the CES could not have been major funding from the State of New triggers changes in soil bio-communities performance in teaching math and engineering to other required disciplines. timelier, as tungsten was detected in biological and drinking water that result in the death of soil microorgan- science eliminates many of the • Ensuring that teachers are able to meet curriculum and learning objectives isms, red worms and plants (Chemo- samples in Fallon, Nev., and two other communities, where clusters sphere, 61, 248-258, 2005). through focused lessons aligned to sci- of childhood leukemia were observed. ence and mathematics standards. This groundbreaking research work at the • Making engineers "cool" through proj- CES could not have been timelier, as tung- environmental systems and it produces Jersey, Stevens’ Center for • Tungsten appears to undergo strong ects such as restoring the infrastructure sten was detected in biological and drink- strong toxic effects at high dosages. Innovation in Engineering uptake by clay minerals and organic soils. and Science Education of New Orleans or designing rides at ing water samples in Fallon, Nev., and two The ongoing research conducted by other communities, where clusters of child- The sorption-desorption process showed (CIESE) has launched Disney World. Stevens’ CES on corrosion mechanisms of hood leukemia were observed. This find- strong hysteresis. Engineering Our Future tungsten alloys and tungsten composites Partners in this effort include: Boston’s ing has alarmed public health, environ- • Experiments performed to assess the will further elucidate the potential impact N.J.: Preparing Students to Museum of Science, N.J.’s Department of mental, and regulatory agencies, who are potential interactions between tungsten that element may have on the Succeed in the Education, the Society for Automotive considering the regulation of the chemical and lead in firing range soils showed that environment. s Technological World. The Engineers, the National Action Council element and its compounds. the pH dependence of the leaching _____________________________________________ program aims to demon- for Minorities in Education and the behavior of Pb and W is opposite. strate the value and estab- In military applications, tungsten-based Patrick A. Berzinski is a consulting editor for Charles Edison Fund. lish an infrastructure to alloys and composites are being used or • Tungsten is not an inert metal in SSoE InFocus integrate pre-engineering For more information, please visit:10 into the K-12 curriculum www.stevens.edu/ciese/eofnj 11
    • SSOE STUDENTS SPOC: IN FOCUS TOOLS FOR A REVOLUTION IN PAIN MANAGEMENT SAMUEL EICHNER ‘09 By Patrick A. Berzinski By Samuel Eichner Stevens’ Proof of Concept (SPOC), LLC, a new Technogenesis® start- "From the time I was a kindergartner, up company, has developed a clinical and technological platform designing train tracks for my toy trains and building that promises to greatly increase the accuracy with which muscle pain is diagnosed and to drive down health care costs associated Lego models, I knew I was going to be an engineer. with chronic pain. SPOC has set forth to capitalize on an opportunity I love problem solving and working with my hands to design to work with Dr. Norman Marcus, a leading pain management and construct ways to accomplish goals." physician, to develop a medical device to facilitate his revolutionary method for pain diagnosis. My name is Samuel Eichner my friends raving with glow sticks and and I am from Clifton, N.J. LEDs. It was months later that I learned The primary market will cian equipped with these modalities will as a senior design project I am a sophomore Co-op stu- this is called light painting and that include pain management be able to prescribe a more conservative in Professor Hazelwood’s dent here at Stevens where I there is a whole style of photography physicians (physiatrist), treatment. Biomedical Engineering am majoring in Computer associated with it. I recently experi- sports medicine, athletic Senior Design class during SPOC also complements the pharmaceuti- Engineering. mented with a second style of light trainers, physical thera- the autumn of 2004. cal industry by helping doctors to properly painting in which I set up the picture in pists, chiropractors, and Building on the initial I became intrigued by photog- correlate the prescription of pain killers or total darkness and then take the picture family and general practi- meeting with Dr. Marcus, raphy when I was young. The Dr. Marcus other drugs to the exact source of pain. by holding the shutter open while I tioners. Based upon the SPOC developed function- Vikki Hazelwood concept of This will help patients achieve lasting relief "paint" the light onto the subject using a Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the poten- al prototypes that were being able by pharmaceutics alone, rather than more flashlight. The picture Violin is an exam- tial market is estimated at $1.5 billion with delivered in February 2005. Success of the to capture a drastic procedures such as surgery. ple of this and is one of my favorite pic- an additional conservative estimate of $1.8 senior design project spurred the current moment in tures. My other favorite pictures billion globally; creating a combined $3.3 By incorporating two technologies, one of business relationship. The students, time and include: Ants on a Flower, Guard Rails, billion market. Ideally, the SPOC device clinical methodology and one for device together with Professor Hazelwood, Vice look back on Feeding Bee, Field of Blossoms, Where I President Helena S. Wisniewski, Office of it in perfect sit to see the City, Blue Star, Arcing, Rail The patented “Dr. Marcus method” and the SPOC University Research & Enterprise clarity forever Gun, Wilting Hope and Watch a Development, and Dr. Marcus, launched interested me Snowflake Grow. I consider these pic- device are inherently linked, a powerful innovation in SPOC. The company founders are Castle most. The tures my favorites because they were the management of chronic pain. Point Holdings, Dr. Marcus, Ryan Stellar, types of pho- the most rewarding; as they were either Jeckin Shah and Daniel Silva. tography I difficult to take or just a lot of fun. will be as common as the stethoscope in a technology, SPOC has developed a com- primarily do physician’s hand, signaling a new era in bined diagnostic package that allows for a are macro photography (taking From the time I was a kindergartner, pain diagnosis where the idea of chronic revolution in the accuracy and precision of very high-quality pictures of small designing train tracks for my toy trains muscle pain will be virtually nonexistent. muscle pain diagnosis. The first is a diag- objects such as insects and flow- and building Lego models, I knew I was nostic method developed more than 50 ers), nature photography, photo- going to be an engineer. I love problem SPOC does not compete with current years ago by a series of key opinion lead- journalism and light painting. solving and working with my hands to methods of pain diagnosis. Instead, it ers in pain management. The contempo- design and construct ways to accom- enhances current methods of diagnosis rary expert in this field is Dr. Marcus, In December of 2004, I began plish goals. I thoroughly enjoy being and treatment. MRI scan, CT scan and X- whose patented version of this methodol- experimenting with light paint- Rays are often inconclusive as stand-alone ogy allows for the diagnosis of muscles in ing by photographing diagnostic tools, but when used in con- a dynamic natural state. This simple fea- Christmas lights at night and junction with SPOC technology a precise ture greatly increases the precision of the and accurate diagnosis is viable. A physi- diagnosis while the unique SPOC’s device was aired on WABC 7 in the methodology provides isolation New York area in March 2005. And the tures and I can express myself through of the pain generator increasing most recent design was used successfully my unique style and perception of the accuracy. The device developed by Dr. Marcus at the Norman Marcus Pain world. Inspiration for my photography by SPOC incorporates leading- Institute in New York City without any is often spur of the moment. When edge technology for trans-cuta- adverse affects. something catches my eye, I photograph neous-electroneural stimulation, creative and express- it without thinking twice. I also look at a safe, effective and proven way Human clinical trials are scheduled to ing myself through the work of other artists to get new of stimulating muscle. The begin at NYU in spring 2006. Results from my work. With my ideas and possibly learn new tech- patented “Dr. Marcus method” the clinical trial will provide data that camera in hand, I can niques. I am still unsure of what I plan and the SPOC device are inher- shows the efficacy of the device and be as creative as I on doing after I graduate, but I am sure ently linked, a powerful innova- methodology. s want when setting it will involve computers or computer tion in the management of _____________________________________________ up and taking pic- electronics. s chronic pain. Patrick A. Berzinski is a consulting editor for SPOC was conceived at Stevens SSoE InFocus12 www.flickr.com/photos/descvert 13
    • SSOE STUDENTS Reconfigurable Platforms at the IN FOCUS 2005 Regional Champs Embedded Systems and Robotics Lab Gear Up for 2006 National Competition By Patrick Berzinski Embedded systems "My students and I work on research proj- "Instead of pushing the limit of software In 2005, the American Society of Civil are application- ects such as a self-reconfigurable embed- design," said Meng, "we turned our atten- Engineering (ASCE) Student Chapter at specific computing ded system platform using System-on-Chip tion to reconfigurable hardware and devel- Stevens entered the 14th annual National systems that technology," she said. "Basically, a real-time oped a dynamically reconfigurable embed- Student Steel Bridge Competition. With the contain both hard- complex system – for support of the Senior Design Coordinator, ware and software example, an Dr. Leslie Brunell, P the ASCE Chapter .E., tailored for a partic- autonomous mobile Advisor, Dr. Yusuf Billah and significant ular task and are robot – must adapt to support from Schiavone Construction Dr. Yan Meng generally part of a highly dynamic envi- Company the team competed successfully both larger system. They ronments and emer- locally and nationally. The Stevens team placed are almost everywhere in our lives, in cell gencies under real-time first at the regional competition in the areas of phones, cars, washers, TVs, printers, digital constraints." economy, construction speed and weight, cameras and common robotics. The Stevens team placed first at the regional 2006 National "My students and I work on research projects competition in the areas of economy, construction Competition such as a self-reconfigurable embedded system speed and weight, receiving first place overall in the Members of this year‘s team, platform using System-on-Chip technology..." Andrei Kuzin, Kevin Chen, Mun Lai Metropolitan Regional Competition. Wong and Anthony Marandola, have succeeded in coming up with Embedded systems often fall under the receiving first place overall in a unique design in preparation for category of reactive and real-time systems, the Metropolitan Regional the regional competition in April meaning they contain sensors or similar Competition. And the team 2006. The top-two teams will move elements which constantly interact with the external environment and must com- ded system platform by integrating Field was competitive against 50 on to the national competition in pute certain results or take certain actions Programmable Gate Arrays, or FPGA, and other teams across North Salt Lake City, Utah. Let’s wish within their envi- embedded processors in a system-on-chip America in the National them luck. ronment through environment." Competition held in Orlando, The team is also continuously look- actuators in real- This new platform can dramatically reduce Florida. ing for support to help with the fab- time, without the overall system responding time and The design team was led by rication of the bridge. Contributions delay, as in the greatly increase system robustness and captains Kurt Fischer and from sponsors will go toward steel case of mobile fault-tolerance, and is in the process of Russell VanSweden, both Civil Engineering seniors. The rest of the team included: sections, transportation, welding robots. implementation in a mobile robot, Pioneer Mark Ramirez, Ellis Farmer, Christopher Erickson, James Meyers, Katherine costs, safety equipment and testing. A significant amount of processing power 3DX, in the Embedded Systems and Martinez, Andrei Kuzin, Kevin Chen, Brad Miller, Jessica Molinari and Jay We will proudly represent all spon- "Generally speak- ing, my current research interests include is needed for such complex applications. Robotics Lab. Meng is also seeking to Peterson. These students worked throughout the year to design, finance, con- sors on our competition t-shirts and The resources in the embedded general extend this reconfigurable platform to the struct, test and implement this exciting project. Their efforts paid off. They learned program. For more information, real-time embedded intelligent systems and robotics," said Professor Yan Meng of processors are typically very limited, which design of intelligent computing systems a great deal at nationals and will use this new knowledge to design a more com- please contact me, Dr. Leslie imposes significant challenges for software and devices, which can adapt to petitive bridge for the 2006 competition. The details of this annual competition can Brunell, at lbrunell@stevens.edu or the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. development. environments through self-learning. be found at http://www.aisc.org s 201.216.5337. Her ongoing research projects on robotics include multi-robot coordination and com- munication. Multi-robot teams are desir- able in some scenarios, such as planetary Academic Sparring - The 9th Annual College Bowl donate half of their prize money to exploration or urban search and rescue. Stevens’ AIChE Chapter." Multi-robot systems are more advanta- On October 11, 2005, Faculty Advisor, Dr. Ronald Besser, accompanied Stevens’ Chapter of the AIChE to the 2005 geous than a single expensive robot in Regional College Bowl. Vivek Nittala, President of the Student Chapter, along with Keyur Shah and Yuri Voloshin took Currently, AIChE student members several ways, including attributes such as second place beating NJIT and Rutgers but narrowly missing the one point that would have tied them with Princeton. hold social events on campus and parallelism, robustness, scalability and visit local chemical plants. And in The competition tested their knowledge of chemistry, physics and engineer- simpler programming for each unit. With the spring, they plan to attend the ing. Each team of three is randomly given pre-selected questions. The teams acquired multiple robotic systems, manag- North East Regional Spring Student then have one minute to answer and if they finish before the bell, the mod- ing the communication, dynamic task allo- Conference to be held at Penn State. erator, a chemical engineer, offers feedback and a chance to refine their cation and cooperation among multi- This weekend-long event hosts answer. During the four or five rounds of questions, two independent judges robots becomes challenging. poster presentations of student decide the points awarded to each team based on their answer using a 1-5 "Our research focuses on building an opti- research projects, social events and a chemical car competition featuring student-built scale with 5 as a perfect score. mization model of multi-robot cooperation, models propelled by novel chemical reactions. "Their involvement in the College Bowl exposes them not only to their as well as dynamic task allocation under regional peers but also practicing engineers, industry leaders and potential To find out more information on Stevens’ AIChE Student Chapter, please contact: good or bad communication situations,"14 future employers," said Dr. Besser. "They had a great time and chose to Dr. Ronald Besser at 201.216.5257 or rbesser@stevens.edu. said Meng. s 15
    • tion and metallization reliability for chip ture. While each piece is unique, they all and packaging applications, and low-k arise out of the same basic method. "ISSOE dielectrics. "I’ve been developing new weld car parts together," he said. "IHERITAGE JOHN HOVEY CLASS OF 1957 materials for integrated circuits for five years," said Lloyd. haven’t seen anyone doing quite what I do. I am compelled to create art and By Stephanie Mannino make stuff." His pieces, sculpted from old He truly enjoys his work, which is why he car exhaust systems, have begun to John Hovey, ‘57, the health of the university and nation- Hamilton has remained in the research field. "The receive recognition and have been exhib- believes in giving al education system. Private universi- Academy, joy of doing it is really a driving force ited in local museums. back. He has continu- ties are a critical part of the national which still behind doing research," he said. "I’ll sit ously supported education system." follows the there doing an experiment and think, Lloyd is also an aviation enthusiast and nobody’s ever seen this before, which is pilot. In 1986, he reenacted the first flight pilot." During his flight, he met many Stevens through gener- charter people who were present for the original. In addition to his charitable giving, really cool – and it is." across the U.S., in a "replica" of the Vin ous donations over the school "We asked them to sign the wing of the Hovey has hosted several fund-raisers Fiz Wright Flyer, commemorating the years and has champi- model He also developed an interest in sculp- airplane and by the time it reached for Stevens at his sprawling carriage 75th anniversary of the flight. "It wasn’t a oned causes in Paterson, although it ture. "I first got into sculpture at Stevens California it was covered with barn, in Wycoff, N.J., which houses his true replica because it is much safer than N.J., as well. Hovey’s ties is now run taking Paul Miller’s art course. He taught signatures." impressive collection of antique cars. the original," said Lloyd. Despite modern to Paterson go back nearly by the me how to weld. Hovey, an antique car enthusiast with a improvements to its design, the plane’s These days, Lloyd enjoys giving lectures 40 years. Early in his Paterson We held graduate art collection that includes a 1900 Panhard- engine failed several times during his about early aviation and his flight at career, after earning his Public shows, and that’s LeVassor, was able to combine his pas- two-month journey and he and his crew museums, and maintains a website undergraduate degree in School really when I got into sion for automobiles with philanthropy had to contend with bad weather. "We (www.vinfiz.net) devoted to aviation, Mechanical Engineering, district. "It it," said Lloyd. to bring together members of the had to rebuild the plane halfway across which also includes links to many of his Hovey was a sales represen- was the first charter school in New Stevens community for several enjoy- Lloyd has spent the the country," he said. "But it was a real sculptures. s tative for John Royle and Jersey to be taken over by the public able events. past few years revisit- adventure and I was able to have a lot of Sons, a Paterson-based com- school district and made into an pany. He then founded Videx ing his love of sculp- the same experiences as the original Equipment Corporation, a wire “It’s important to stay involved with Stevens and cable machinery company, not only to continue friendships, but to help Stevens also located in Paterson and of which he is still president. become a better school in the future. ” Stevens Welcomes Three Alumni Hovey’s connection to Stevens did not end after he earned his His charitable involvement in Paterson academy," said Hovey, adding that from as New Board Trustees nonprofits includes 20 years of serving the time of its inception to the present, degree. He has maintained ties This fall, the Trustees of Stevens elect- University Research and Enterprise sented Bergen Community College since on the board of St. Joseph’s Hospital standardized test scores have with Stevens and encourages his ed three new members, Ralph W. Development on various licensing and 1988. Previously, he served as the and Medical Center, during which he skyrocketed. fellow alumni to stay involved Selitto, John Schepisi and Ronald P . procurement projects designed to promote Edgewater Planning Board Attorney, Fort was board chairman for five years. with their alma mater. "The For Hovey, one of the biggest benefits LeBright, to its Board of Trustees. the growth and commercialization of the Lee Borough Attorney, Demarest Borough Hovey also holds a seat on the board of involvement and help of alumni is of helping Stevens and other nonprofits Institute’s intellectual property portfolio. Attorney and as a Trustee of Englewood Paterson’s Memorial Day Nursery "I look forward to working alongside our beneficial to both the school and is that he enjoys it. "It’s really fun to be Hospital. He was active in his class’ fund- School, one of the oldest preschools in new trustees as Stevens continues to This past year, Selitto led attorney-wide to the alumni – it works both involved in something you can directly raising effort for its 40th reunion. the country. In the 1990s, he was focus on enhancing its national reputation, fund-raising efforts for the Edwin A. ways," he said. "It’s important to make a difference in," he said of the cofounder of the Alexander Hamilton research capabilities, and undergraduate Stevens Society. He is the current fund- LeBright ‘55 was also stay involved with Stevens not charter school effort. "You can do it Charter School in Paterson. He contin- raising captain for the Class of ‘71. appointed a Charter only to continue friendships, but to through Stevens, as well as through and graduate programs," said Harold J. ues to support the school after assisting Trustee for a three-year help Stevens become a better other nonprofits." s Raveché, president of Stevens. "The active Schepisi ‘65 will serve as in its transformation to the Alexander term. He lives in Sea school in the future. This is vital to involvement of these new members, all of a Charter Trustee for a them alumni, in the important work of the Bright, N.J. Before retir- three-year term. He Stevens board will be a great asset in ing, he was senior vice resides in Bergen County, president at ABB JIM LLOYD ‘70 advancing toward our shared goals. As alumni, they understand Stevens’ long- standing commitment to excellence in N.J., and is the president of Schepisi & McLaughlin, P A. in . Lummus Crest (now ABB Lummus Global, Inc.). Prior to that, he Jim Lloyd, ‘70 looks back fondly former metallurgy program. at many research and education. At the same time, served as president, chief executive officer Englewood Cliffs, N.J. His on his memories of Stevens, universities. they each bring unique work experiences and treasurer at H.R. International, Edison; After graduate school, Lloyd worked in firm’s general practice areas include real where he earned his Ph.D., mas- and professional expertise to the table." president, chief executive officer at Procon research and development at IBM Lloyd, who estate development, complex litigation, ter’s and bachelor’s degrees in International, Des Plaines, Ill., (1981-83); before heading to Digital Equipment has pub- Selitto ‘71 was appointed construction, municipal and higher materials science and engineer- and managing director of Alesa Alusuisse Corporation. He served as a visiting lished more than 75 professional to a two-year term as an education law. ing. "I’d always liked science as a Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland (1979-81). scientist at Max-Planck-Institut für papers, was ultimately drawn back to Alumni Trustee. He is a He currently serves on the board of direc- Earlier, he was general manager of the kid, so I decided to go to Metallforschung in Stuttgart, Germany, where he began years earlier: IBM. He resident of Edison, N.J., tors of Interchange Financial Services Houston Division of C.E. Lummus, a proj- Stevens," said Lloyd, a native of and headed his own consulting firm for now works in the research department and a partner at the law Corporation, Interchange Bank, the Board ect manager at M.W. Kellogg in New York Oradell, N.J. firm of McCarter & of Governors of Hackensack University "Metallurgy was a very interest- "The joy of doing it is really a driving force behind doing City and began his career as a production English in Newark, N.J. Medical Center and is chairman of the engineer at Baker and Co., Inc. ing department, with many research," he said. "I’ll sit there doing an experiment and He is an intellectual property attorney who Mullet Bay Apartments Association. interesting people. I had most think, nobody’s ever seen this before, which is really cool..." focuses on the global procurement, main- LeBright was active in his class’ 50th Schepisi is also a member of the of my classes in the Navy tenance and enforcement of patents, reunion, held in June 2005. s Association of Trial Lawyers of America Building." While the Navy five years. Additionally, Lloyd has of IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center. trademarks and copyrights. Selitto is a __________________________________________ as well as the American, New Jersey Building is no longer standing, taught thermodynamics and materials He specializes in reliability science and member of the Stevens Patent Committee Stephanie Mannino is the Editorial State and Bergen County (past president Lloyd’s career path is a testa- science at Stevens and N.Y. Polytechnic engineering, focusing on electromigra- and has worked with Stevens’ Office of Specialist for Stevens News Service. 1983-84) Bar Associations. He has repre- ment to the strength of the Institute and served as a guest lecturer16 continued on next page 17
    • University of New York at Stonybrook, studies. Currently, he is supervising three The NSF has awarded Dr. Constantin Polytechnic University, the U.S. Military senior design groups that will build hard- Chassapis and his team a grant to study Academy, and the University of Ottawa. ware for the project with the AFOSR funded how to create an accredited online under- He is also co-chairing a panel on Systems Defense University Research Instrumentation graduate mechanical engineering degree.FACULTY Requirements, Architecture and Integration Project (DURIP) entitled, Distributed Radio His research team includes: Drs. HamidNEWS FACULTY NEWS for a two-year study on The Army’s Evolving Role in Homeland Defense/Homeland Network Testbed. Hadim, Sven Esche and Frank Fisher in Mechanical Engineering; Robert Ubell, Dean The Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Testing Information Analysis Center Security and Defense Support of Civil NSF CAREER Award Dr. Wei Jiang of for Online Learning and Corporate (AMMTIAC) contract was awarded to Alion Science and Technology with Stevens’ Design and Authorities for the Army Service Board. Systems & Engineering Management was Development; and Associate Dean Keith Manufacturing Institute (DMI) as a sub-contractor providing design, materials, a manufacturing awarded a five-year CAREER grant to Sheppard, School of Engineering. Over the knowledge-base and research services. research, Data Quality Management Through next year, their research will reveal how to The NSF Funds Dr. Uf Tureli’s Research, Statistical Quality Control and Data Mining. best develop, implement and assess the Department of Defense Information Analysis Centers (IACs) develop critical reviews and knowl- NeTS: ProWiN: Wireless Interference: Characterization and Effect on Network Data quality is important due to the emer- online program. edge-based products from academic, commercial and defense research. AMMTIAC will leverage Performance. gence of large volumes of data. Many busi- materials, manufacturing and non-destructive evaluation technologies in the design, development, ness and industrial applications rely on the Cornerstone Donation Two electronic force testing and evaluation, manufacturing, operations and sustaining of military systems. Operations His work focuses on the quality of information stored in diverse data- measuring machines, BOSE/EnduraTech ELF are expected to be collocated between Alion facilities and DMI with significant involvement of development of quantifiable Dr. Pochiraju bases and data warehouses. Dr. Jiang’s 3300 and 3200 models, were recently donat- undergraduate and graduate students. The sub-contract to Stevens is valued at $1.122 million over interference characteristics of research will develop a systematic methodol- ed to Dr. Arthur Ritter, Director of three years. AMMTIAC provides DMI, directed by Dr. Kishore Pochiraju, an exciting new avenue to continue its key contri- wireless receivers; intention- ogy of data quality analysis and improve- Biomedical Engineering, from Clinical butions to the defense product development and manufacturing communities well into the foreseeable future. al and unintentional ment to achieve robust decision making Engineering Services (CES), Inc.’s: Thomas transmitters; the establish- Dr. Tureli under imperfect information environments. R. Haher, M.D. Stevens’ class of 1972; ment of a means of Technogenesis™ Startup connected in series to a sand filter. of-the-art research on cross-layer design for The outcomes are expected to provide a Antonio Valdevit, Director of Engineering; understanding and characterizing Acquired for $17.5 Million Removal of contaminants from water is resource allocation in wireless networks concrete basis of data quality management, James Leible, CEO; and John McNichols, interference temperature; and the use of this COO. As desktop versions of the hydraulic PlasmaSol Corporation, an envi- enhanced by the application of a source of using multiuser receivers. which can be applied to different data-inten- critical information to enhance interference Instron Testing Machine (used in the ronmental technology start-up vibratory energy to the iron filter. Oxidizers sive applications. Ultimately, it will also have modeling-capabilities of existing network mechanical testing of materials) they are founded by faculty and students, and coagulants may be mixed with the The National Science Foundation (NSF) a broader impact on advanced theory and simulation tools. designed to work with biological materials has been acquired by Stryker water after passage through the iron filter Funds a Nanotechnology Undergraduate the methodology of information quality Corporation for $17.5 million. The and before entering the sand filter to Education Program Dr. Tureli will use a newly acquired distrib- management, enhanced decision making and implants. CES’s endowment is intended basic technology at the core of increase efficiency. Treatment solutions for uted radio network testbed to perform exper- and the creation of a workforce of data quali- to establish a comprehensive biomechanical Led by Dr. Frank Fisher, an PlasmaSol is an invention known the removal of heavy metals and organic iments as well as analytical and numerical ty assurance researchers and practitioners. engineering testing facility - a cornerstone interdisciplinary team con- as Capillary Discharge Non- compounds from soil and waste water are to developing one of finest Biomedical ducting research in various Thermal Plasma. This technology also viable. Engineering Labs in the country. areas of nanotechnology has Research and Innovation in Engineering Education (RIEE) will allow Stryker to provide sterili- been funded to develop Enhanced Integration of Math and Physics into the Engineering Curriculum zation equipment for some of its An Office of Naval Research Grant Virtual Research Experiences Dr. Fisher Principles of Biomedical MedSurg Equipment products. to research Cross-Layer Cooperation for By Professor Hamid Hadim, Mechanical Engineering Engineering, by Dr. Ritter and for Undergraduates in Energy Efficiency in Wireless Sensor Nanotechnology. The program involves Retention of engineering students contin- Our project goals his co-authors, Professors "In 1999, a group of faculty and Networks: Game Theoretic Solutions has self-contained multimedia learning modules ues to be a major problem affecting are: (1) research Stanley Reisman of NJIT and graduate students founded a compa- been awarded to Dr. Cristina Comaniciu based on video documentation of under- engineering schools across the country. effective methods Bozena B. Michniak of the ny to commercialize a patented over a three-year period. graduate nanotechnology research projects Unsuccessful experiences within of teaching calcu- N.J. Center for Biomaterials, environmental technology," said "This project addresses the and are designed to introduce students to freshmen courses contribute heavily to lus and physics to Drs. Whittaker, Hadim, is a text book designed for President Harold J. Raveché. "Six years later, this company is recog- problem of efficient design nanotechnology concepts in the context of student attrition. Since a solid foundation engineering stu- Miller and DeLancey sophomore- or junior-level nized as a valuable technology asset for energy-sensitive sensor the active research being done at Stevens. in mathematics and physics is a necessity dents, (2) identify the key competencies in introductory courses. It covers topics in cell by a major American corporation." networks in military applica- for engineering students, enhancing these math and physics that are necessary to physiology, hemodynamics, the cardiovas- tions," said Comaniciu. The team includes: Dr. Pochiraju and Dr. Shi cular system, biomedical signals processing, courses to include engineering applica- core engineering courses, (3) develop Dr. Erich Kunhardt and Dr. Kurt "I propose a cooperative in Mechanical Engineering; Dr. Libera and biomechanics and tissue engineering from tions is expected to improve the retention sample modules addressing these compe- Becker of the Department of Physics Dr. Du in Materials Engineering; Dr. an analytical point of view. design in which distributed Dr. Comaniciu of subject matter, provide a basic under- tencies, (4) formulate a common method- and Engineering Physics began work Sukhishvili in Chemistry; Dr. Man in protocols are implemented standing of how to apply key concepts for ology for systematic problem solving of to generate large-volume cold plas- Electrical and Computer Engineering; and continued on next page in the network by enforcing cooperation in a engineering problem solving and make math and physics in engineering applica- mas in 1996. In 1999, Professors the Center for Innovation in Engineering & two-dimensional plane: horizontally among learning more enjoyable. tions, (5) create a coordinated set of Kunhardt, Korfiatis and Science Education. different sensor units; and vertically, among course outcomes and related assessment Dr. Pennotti takes advantage of a recent Christodoulatos co-founded As part of the RIEE initiative, our interdisci- various layers of the protocol stack." These methods, (6) develop physics lecture visit to London to catch up with recently PlasmaSol to commercialize the non- Dr. Kate Abel was recently plinary team of professors, Pat Miller- design solutions are based on game theo- demonstrations that reinforce the connec- minted Ph.D. Leeza Osipenko who has thermal plasma technology with installed as the president of Mathematics, Ed Whittaker-Physics and been appointed Senior Research Fellow at retic models, in which players individually tion to engineering and take advantage of graduate students Kurt Kovach, Seth the Epsilon Eta Mu - the Pete DeLancey and myself-Engineering, the University of Warwick Medical School A. Tropper and Richard Crowe. act to maximize their own utility metric. In active learning concepts and (7) conduct Engineering Management have developed application modules and in Coventry, England, where she works on the context of sensor networks, they assessment of the modules and For more information, please visit: Honor Society and was also proof-of-concept methodologies to the socio-economic aspects of prenatal become a measure related to the energy methodologies. www.plasmasol.com elected president of the Dr. Abel enhance this integration of math and screening as part of a project funded by consumption for transmitting useful the EU. Advised by Dr. Farr, her disserta- Engineering Management Division of the physics into the engineering curriculum. This project will have an immediate posi- information bits across the network. tion was titled, System Dynamics in Early Water Filtration Patent American Society for Engineering Education. tive impact on the freshman and sopho- "RIEE provides resources, both through a Health Technology Assessment Prenatal more courses in mathematics, physics and Drs. Xiaoguang Meng and George seminar series and a set of catalyst grants, Screening Technology. Dr. Comaniciu’s book, Wireless Networks: Dr. John Farr, Director of Systems related engineering core courses, while its Korfiatis were awarded a patent to enable faculty to re-think and re-engineer Multiuser Detection in Cross-Layer Design, Engineering and Engineering Management, sustained implementation is expected to for an iron powder and sand fil- their coursework to improve student learn- written with Narayan Mandayam and H. has been appointed to serve on the Air improve the entire engineering curriculum tration process in the treatment ing in the undergraduate engineering Vincent Poor, offers a new perspective on relating to student retention, quality of of water contaminated with Force Studies Board of the National curriculum," said Beth McGrath, Director of the benefits and tradeoffs of multiuser learning and overall learning experience. heavy metals and organic com- Academies. He is also serving on the aca- CIESE. "Our strategy is to pilot some detection for future generation wireless net- pounds. The device is com- demic advisory boards of the Systems innovative course redesign projects aimed For more information, please contact me works. The book presents a survey of state-18 prised of at least one iron filter Engineering Programs at the State at improving student learning." at ahadim@stevens.edu. s http://riee.stevens.edu/
    • FACULTY NEWS CONTINUED Dr. Yi Guo joins the School of Engineering as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Dr. David Vaccari of Microchemical Systems. International Workshop Engineering Department. Previously, Guo was a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Environmental Engineering is In collaboration with partnering institution on Micro Chemical the lead author of Plants held at Kyoto and Computer Engineering at the University of Central Florida. She also was a Research Fellow in the Naval Undersea Warfare Center of Newport, Environmental Biology for University, Japan, in Computer Science and Mathematics Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. She Rhode Island, Besser’s team seeks to use Engineers and Scientists, microchemical reactors to generate oxygen January 2006. Dr. Lees has served as a reviewer for many professional journals and conferences and has been widely published. written with Dr. Peter Strom for fuel cell systems intended for Unmanned lecture focused on the Guo is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of of Rutgers Undersea Vehicles. Instrumental in Naval translational role of Dr. Lee in Japan Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society. She earned a Ph.D. from the School of Electrical and Information and Dr. operations in the Persian Gulf region and microreactor technology Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia (1999) and a MSEE from the Department of Electrical James Alleman of Iowa elsewhere, these small torpedo-like systems in applying nanotechnology for the design Engineering, Xi’an University of Technology, China (April 1995). She also holds a BSEE from Xi’an State. The book was which have sensors, computing, and com- of the chemical and biological systems of University of Technology (1992). designed to encompass the munications equipment on board rely on bat- the future. broadening role of biology, teries for electrical power, thus, limiting the Alice Squires brings more than 20 years of experience in engineering project management and technical man- ecology and toxicology in duration of operation. Fuel cells promise Dr. Henry Du, Director of Chemical, agement to the System Design and Operational Effectiveness Program for which she will serve as Associate Dr. Vaccari environmental engineering. greater mission length through the conver- Biomedical and Materials Engineering, Director of the Online Program. Her educational specialization includes online courses in the areas of systems sion of higher energy density hydrocarbons chaired the Conference on Science and Technology of Photonic Bandgap Crystals engineering and program management. Early in her career, she focused on engineering hardware design and The Office of Naval Research Awards Dr. to hydrogen and then into electrical energy. and Photonic Crystal Fibers for Sensing related software development, followed by technical management and operations management, with a more Ronald Besser of Chemical Engineering a Dr. Woo Lee, Director of Stevens’ Center for Applications, Optics East, October 23-26, recent focus on systems engineering, business, and online education and training. She is also a technical and grant to investigate, Safe and Efficient Conversion of Hydrogen Peroxide for Air- MicroChemical Systems, gave a plenary 2005, in Boston, M.A. s organizational change consultant for large defense companies. Previously, she managed the requirements, Independent UUV Power Sources with lecture to 190 participants at the Fourth integration and testing group for the Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicle built for the U.S. Marines and the production system and cost center for Lockheed Martin’s (now BAE Systems’) radiation-hardened manu- facturing line. She received the General Dynamics Technical Achievement in Safety in 2002, the Lockheed Martin Outstanding Team Award in 1998, and a MBA Fellowship from 1994 to 1995. She earned a BS inSSOE NEW ARRIVALS Electrical Engineering at Virginia Tech (1984) and a MBA at George Mason University (1996).Dr. Victor Lawrence joins the School of tion and design engineering services data networking Dr. Hongjun Wang joins the Department of Chemical, Biomedical and Materials Engineering as an AssistantEngineering as a Professor of Electrical positively impacted Lucent at the operational courses at the Professor. Dr. Wang’s research interests focus on biomaterials design, cellular/tissue engineering using adultEngineering, an Associate Dean for Special level in terms of productivity and time to University of stem cells and nanomedicine. Before coming to Stevens, he was a Research Fellow at the Wellman Center forPrograms and founding director of an market. Pennsylvania, Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wang received his first doc-intelligent embedded systems research center. Rutgers torate in Polymer Chemistry & Physics (1998) with honors from the Institute of Polymer Chemistry, Nankai In recognition of his distinguished career,He recently departed as Vice-President, University, University, China. He then worked at a Dutch biomedical company, IsoTis NV, and received his second doctor- Lawrence was elected to the NationalAdvanced Communications Technology, Princeton ate in Biomedical Engineering in 2003 from the Institute for Biomedical Technology, University of Twente, Academy of Engineering, the highest honorafter an illustrious 30-year career with Bell University, Netherlands. Dr. Wang received a broad and systemic training in chemistry and polymer chemistry, as well the United States can bestow on an engi-Labs, Lucent. Columbia University and Fairleigh Dickinson as biomaterials design and tissue engineering. Realizing the importance of cell and molecular biology to the neer. He is also a Fellow of both the Institute University. And he delivered the development of engineered tissues, Dr. Wang joined Professor Irene E. Kochevar’s group at the WellmanLawrence joined Bell Laboratories in 1974 of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Chancellors Distinguished Lecture Series at Center to gain expertise by working on cell signaling in skin photoaging. He has performed research inafter receiving his doctorate from Imperial and of Bell Laboratories. His technical the University of California at Berkeley in diverse fields and is the author of 15 scientific papers in the fields of polymer chemistry, biomaterials, tissueCollege, London University, in the United achievements include the 2004 IEEE Award 1986. Lawrence has also taught technology engineering and cell signaling.Kingdom. He began his career in research in International Communication. He also was management and technology incubationand made many significant contributions to a co-recipient of the 1984 J. Harry Karp Best courses at Bell Labs to new engineers. Dr. X. Frank Xu is currently an Assistant Professor in mechanics/materials/computation in the Department ofsignal processing and communications. He Paper Award, the 1981 Gullemin-Cauer Price Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering. Dr. Xus current research is focused on stochastic mechanics,also held a number of managerial positions computational multiscale modeling and micro/nano heterogeneous materials. The areas of expertise appliedin various parts of the company and made In recognition of his distinguished career, Lawrence was elected in his research include: multiscale stochastic finite element methods, homogenization theory, computationalnumerous contributions in access, opticaland data networking, VoIP and cellular to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest honor the stochastic mechanics, reliability and security of structural/material systems, simulation of random fields and stochastic processes, morphological characterization and optimization, and advanced materials for innovativetechnologies. His application of digital signal United States can bestow on an engineer. structural applications. Dr. Xu’s research aims to develop innovative models for multiscale materials from per-processing to data communications also led spectives of both morphologies and mechanics. His recent work includes two innovative multiscale methods:to many significant advances in high-speed Award and shared the 1997 Emmy Award for He is the co-author of five books: the multiscale stochastic finite element method and the numerical stochastic homogenization method. Dr. Xutransmission over copper lines (e.g., HDTV Grand Alliance Standard with other Introduction to Digital Filters, Tutorials on received his BE degree from Tsinghua University in 1993 and a doctorate in Civil Engineering from the Johnsvoice-band modems and DSL.) Bell Laboratories employees. Modem Communications, Intelligent Hopkins University in 2005. Broadband Multimedia Networks, DesignLawrence was an early champion of VLSI for He served as the Chairman, IEEE Awards and Engineering of IntelligentATM/IP networks and helped create two gen- Board from 1994 to 1995, was Editor-In-Chief, Dr. Xiaojun Yu joins the the Department of Chemical, Biomedical and Materials Engineering as an Assistant Communications Systems, and The Art oferations of ATM/IP silicon, including the IEEE Transactions on Communications from Professor. Previously, he was a Research Associate in the department of orthopedic surgery at the University Scientific Innovation. Lawrence also holdsindustry-leading ATLANTA ATM/IP chip set. 1987 to 1991, and a member of the Board of of Virginia as well as a Research Postdoctorate Associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at more than 20 U.S. and international patentsOver the years, Lawrence spun off several Governors of the IEEE Communications Drexel University. Dr. Yu’s research interest lies in the field of tissue engineering with a focus on neural and and has authored more than 45 papers inventures, internal and external to Lucent, to Society from 1990 to 1992. He was also musculoskeletal tissue engineering. In his research, he explores the role of scaffolds, cells, extracellular referenced journals and conferencemaximize the impact of technology devel- Special Rapporteur on Coding from 1982 to matrix molecules, growth factors and dynamic flow in determining peripheral and central nervous system proceedings.oped by his team, for example: Ellemedia, 1984 and on Transmission Impairments regeneration as well as the regeneration of bone and other parts of the musculoskeletal system such as carti-Lucent Digital Video and Lucent Digital (1984) for CCITT (now ITU). Lawrence has been a key proponent of R&D lage, tendons and ligaments. Dr. Yu received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western ReserveRadio. In addition, his leadership in the globalization and is championing the effort to University in 2002. He earned his master’s in Biomedical Engineering from Peking Union Medical College and Lawrence has taught signal processing andstrategic product services area, data automa- bring fiber optic connectivity to Africa. s his bachelor’s in Polymeric Materials and Chemical Engineering from Tsinghua University in China.20 21