Faculty Accomplishments: College of Engineering & Computing Sciences

The College of Engineering & Computing Sciences is excited to share recent accomplishments from our faculty and staff members.

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Accomplishments are listed by date of achievement in reverse chronological order, with the most recent first.

All Recent Accomplishments

Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, gave a presentation on "Cerebrospinal Fluid-Brain Interaction Simulations Subject To Loading Conditions" at the 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, held July 22-27, 2018, in New York City. Toma was the sole NYIT representative at the conference, which attracted 3,500 researchers from around the world.

Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, presented his poster titled, 'Mitral Valve Regurgitation Treatment with an Intravalvular Spacer: Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis" at the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics, held July 8-12, 2018, in Ireland. Toma was the first author of the study, which was conducted in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology.

David Nadler, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Technology and Sustainability, joined the New York Water Environment Association's (NYWEA) Environmental Science Committee on June 14, 2018. The committee promotes environmental science programs and activities at NYWEA Annual and Spring technical conferences; provides a mechanism for interaction between scientists and engineers through the coordination of specific environmental science activities, (e.g. tours, workshops, etc.); and works with regional chapters to provide programs that serve the environmental science sector.

Damon Bruccoleri, Ph.D., adjunct associate professor of computer science, had his dissertation, "Database Streaming Compression on Memory-Limited Machines," published on May 31, 2018, by Nova Southeastern University College of Engineering and Computing.

Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, was co-author of a white paper, "Computational Fluid Dynamics Assessment Associated with Transcatheter Heart Valve Prostheses: A Position Paper of the ISO Working Group," published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology on April 19, 2018. The paper was drafted by members of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) working group, comprising experts from academia and industry, and represents the position of the group regarding considerations for computational fluid dynamic assessment of transcatheter heart valve substitutes.

Milan Toma, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering, gave a talk on traumatic brain injuries at the Mid-Atlantic Brain Research Conference, on April 17, 2018, in North Brunswick, N.J. Toma was one of only twelve presenters at the conference, which was held to provide an overview of brain research in the region and establish a network among researchers.

Robert N. Amundsen, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of the Department of Energy Management, presented Micro Structures: Going Green by Going Small" at the GLOBALCON conference, hosted by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) in Boston, MA, March 21-22, 2018.

Azhar Ilyas, Ph.D., had his article, "Circulating tumor cell isolation, culture, and downstream molecular analysis," pubished in Biotechnology Advances on March 17, 2018. The article explores the circulating tumor cell (CTC) isolation, ex-vivo culturing, and downstream molecular analysis for monitoring metastases, drug treatment response, and heterogeneity profiling of cancer cells.