Awards

2018-2019 Blue Waters Supercomputing Internship Winner

Migle Surblyte's Photo

Migle Surblyte, is Computer Science sophomore who was one of out of just 19 students across the nation to receive this prestigious Supercomputing award. Her internship will involve developing code to investigate novel mechanisms of blood clot formation using Lattice Light Sheet Microscopy and Lattice Boltzmann Method computational fluid dynamics.
Under the guidance of Dr. Roman Voronov, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, this research seeks to aid the development of anti-thrombotic drugs by furthering the understanding of how blood clots form and what factors lead to their break up. Two leading causes of death in the United States are brain strokes and heart attacks, both of which are caused by bursting blood clots. This research could lead to improved outcomes for the 750,000 Americans affected by these two conditions each year.

Read more here: https://bluewaters.ncsa.illinois.edu/internships/interns/2018

Vatsal Shah, a Mechanical Engineering/Computer Science sophomore supervised by Prof. Voronov, has received the URI Spring 2018 Phase-1 Student Seed Grant to commercialize automated culturing technology for live cell experiments. He has also been awarded the Provost Summer Research Fellowship Award during the Summer of 2017 and the Summer of 2018.

Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Student Anh Tong has been awarded the NSF I-Corps Site Spring 2018 Award to commercialize advanced tissue engineering scaffold technology.

1st Place Winners of the 2017 Senior Design Showcase Competition in NJIT’s Electrical Engineering
Roman Voronov, assistant professor of Chemical Engineering, advised his team consisting of Sebastian Villegas, Johanna Lopez Benitez, and Derek Huan to win 1st Prize in the Senior Design Showcase Competition. The three undergraduate senior students of the Electrical Engineering department were mentored by Long Pham, PhD student, chemical engineering. Their project is titled “A Low-Cost, Scalable, Transparent Environment with Integrated Temperature Control and Automated Pneumatic Pumping for Live Cell Microcopy Experiments.”

Pictured from left to right: Derek Huang, Johanna Lopez Benitez and Sebastian Villegas

NJIT Awards

Ph.D. Student Anh Tong has been awarded the 2017 Provost Doctoral Assistantship. The award will cover her tuition for a period of two years.

Chemical Engineering Ph.D. Long Pham has been awarded the NSF I-Corps Site Spring 2017 Award to commercialize an “Inexpensive Photomask Aligning Device For Microfluidic Chip Fabrication”

2017 Provost Summer Research Fellowship Awards:
Migle Surblyte – Computer Science
Austin Matthew – Bioengineering
Vatsal Shah – Mechanical Engineering/Computer Science

2016 Provost Summer Research Fellowship Awards:
Michael Henry Fredericks – Chemical Engineering
Paul M Abatemarco – Chemical Engineering
Ryan Rayman – Biology

2015 Provost Summer Research Fellowship Awards:
Marcus J. Taylor – Chemical Engineering
Kolawole Campbell – Electrical Engineering
Brandon R. Jones – Physics