February 2015

February 25, 2015
Teddy Asefa and members of his research group are co-authors of three of the twenty-three current Hot Papers currently published form Rutgers in the Essential Science Indicators of ISI Thomson Reuters (Web of Science). This includes: J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 7823; Nature Mater., 2013, 12, 850; and Nano Lett., 2013, 13, 6222. Hot Papers are papers that receive citations soon after publication, relative to other papers of the same field and age, and they represent about 0.1% of all papers published
February 25, 2015
A patent entitled "Amphiphilic Macromolecules for Nucleic Acid Delivery" was issued recently to Professors Kathryn Uhrich (CCB), Charles Roth (BME/CBE), along with former Ph.D. students Sarah Sparks, Alex Harmon, Li Gu (all CCB) and Carolyn Federici (CBE). The invention is based on the design and synthesis of novel macromolecular architectures with tunable domains for sequestration of nucleic acids and for cellular entry.
February 24, 2015
A patent entitled "Graft Polymers for Enhanced Intracellular Delivery of Antisense Molecules" was issued to Professors Charles Roth (BME/CBE) and David Devore (NJ Center for Biomaterials). The invention is based on the development of a graft copolymer that protects antisense oligonucleotides from systemic degradation, mediates their entry into cells, and reroutes them within cells to their targets. Applications in cancer and wound healing are under development.
February 12, 2015
A gaint steel pot filled with indigo dye is the center of activity at Jane Palmer's industrial work space, Noon Design Studio and Natural Dye House.  "Today it is indigo, but on any given day, we dye using all natural elements in a variety of interesting shades and colors," says Palmer as she watches a series of napkins being dip-dyed in the deep shade of blue.

January 2015

January 15, 2015
Thomas N. Farris, dean of the School of Engineering at Rutgers University, has appointed Prabhas Moghe to the position of research director for Engineering-Biomedical and Health Sciences Alliances and Partnerships.  

November 2014

November 19, 2014
At the 2014 AIChE Student Conference held from November 14 - 17, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, junior Jacob D. Massa placed second, and senior Ingrid J. Paredes placed first, in their divisions of the Undergraduate Poster Competition. Both Massa and Paredes conduct research in Catalysis and Reaction Engineering.

October 2014

October 20, 2014
Ingrid Paredes, a senior in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering has won a national essay contest organized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and sponsored by Dupont.  The essay Ms. Paredes wrote was on actions that industry, universities and government can take to encourage a diverse pipeline of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) talent. 
October 7, 2014
Professor Alkis Constantinides is the recipient of the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award chosen by the Graduating Senior Class of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. This is the 8th time that Prof. Constantinides has received this award since its establishment, 17 years ago

September 2014

September 10, 2014
Prof. Marianthi Ierapetritou is the PI for the FDA funded project “ Flowsheet Modeling and Analysis Tools for Solid Base Pharmaceutical Products Manufacturing”. The grant totals $500,000 for 3 years. The co-PIs for this grant are Prof. Muzzio and Prof. Ramachandran.  
September 4, 2014
Prof. Benjamin Glasser is the principal investigator of an award totaling $200,000. The project titled "Technology Translation for Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals by Fluidized Bed Impregnation of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients onto Porous Carriers" is being supported by the National Science Foundation.