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First Annual NJIT Research Centers and Laboratories Showcase

NJIT’s inaugural Research Centers and Laboratories Showcase, featuring the work of more than 40 centers and laboratories, will take place on Monday, Nov. 16 in the Campus Center ballrooms.

“The Showcase is a milestone event that for the first time at NJIT brings together in one room the university’s most potent and promising engines of innovation. The more than 40 labs and centers participating in the event reflect the steady, strategic growth in the university’s research enterprise, much of it collaborative and multidisciplinary,” said Atam Dhawan, vice provost for research, who urged scholars from across campus to view the showcase as an opportunity to discover productive new avenues of research as well as potential partners in other disciplines.

The keynote speaker will be Grace Peng, Ph.D., program director for the Division of Discovery Science & Technology at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Peng’s program areas include mathematical modeling, simulation and analysis methods, and next-generation engineering systems for rehabilitation, neuroengineering and surgical systems. She is interested in promoting the development of intelligent tools and reusable models, and integrating those approaches in engineering systems and multiscale physiological problems.

“Dr. Peng is a proven leader in promoting collaboration to further research and development in biomedical imaging and bioengineering. She founded the Interagency Modeling and Analysis Group (IMAG), which is an exemplary platform for collaborative multiscale, models-based research to standardize protocols to further our understanding of interactive mechanisms in physiological processes,” Dhawan said. “She has also developed new programs to advance the discovery of new knowledge and its translation to technology development.”

The event begins at 12 p.m. with lunch and a networking session and ends at 4 p.m. The research centers and labs will display their current projects on electronic posters in ballroom A throughout the day. Faculty, students, research collaborators and advisory board members are invited to come view them.