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NJIT Student Places 3rd at National Society of Black Engineers Convention

Ecevit Bilgili, assistant professor, and Afolawemi Afolabi, fourth year PhD student

Afolawemi Afolabi, fourth year PhD student at NJIT, won 3rd place at the Technical Research Exhibition (Oral Presentation Category) held during the 39th Annual Convention of the National Society of Black Engineers in Indianapolis in March.  At the convention, Afolabi delivered a presentation titled “Batch and Continuous Production of Stable Drug Nanoparticle Suspensions via Wet Stirred Media Milling.”  Under the mentorship of Ecevit Bilgili, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Engineering, the presentation is based on Afolabi’s PhD thesis work on the formation and stabilization of drug nanoparticle suspensions.  This research is supported by NSF Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems, where Afolabi currently serves as the project coordinator for "Project A1: Stable Suspensions of Crystalline and Amorphous Active Particles.”