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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 talk titled "Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of Cerebrospinal Fluid with Comprehensive Brain Model" on February 5, 2019, in workshop organized by the Department of Defense's Working Group on Computational Modeling of Human Lethality, Injury, and Impairment from Blast-related Threats.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, gave a talk, "Rewriting the Lyric: Sylvia Plath Annotating James Joyce," at New York University's Glucksman Ireland House on February 1, 2019. She was hosted by the James Joyce Society.

Nicholas D. Bloom, Ph.D., professor of social sciences, gave an interview on the housing crisis to TRT World on January 29, 2019. The media channel serves as the international branch of the state-owned Turkish Radio and Television Corporation.

Terese Coe, M.A., adjunct instructor of English, had her poem, "Youth Becoming," published on E-Verse Radio on January 14, 2019.

David Nadler, Ph.D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Environmental Technology and Sustainability, presented two posters at the annual National Council for Science and the Environment conference in Washington, DC on January 8, 2019. "Ultrasonic technology in wastewater treatment" discussed how we can, on a small scale, measure changes in important wastewater treatment parameters, including nitrate concentrations, by subjecting the effluent to bubbles induced by high-frequency pressure (sound) waves. "A survey of one-day environmental communication through Twitter," showed that the use of shared hashtags (#environment, #cleanwater, and #cleanair) across a social media platform does not guarantee direct communication. Current data collection for a more detailed environmental communication study already has over twenty-thousand records.

Sheldon D. Fields, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor of nursing, co-authored an article, "Incidence and Correlates of STIs among Black Men who have Sex with Men Participating in the HPTN 073 PrEP Study," published in Clinical Infectious Diseases on January 7, 2019.

Amanda Golden, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, presented on the roundtable Poetics and Annotation at the Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago, January 3 – 6. The session was organized by the Forum on Poetry and Poetics.

Kevin LaGrandeur, Ph.D., professor of English, was a speaker at the Modern Language Association's 2019 conference in Chicago, IL, on January 4, 2019. He spoke on a panel about the importance of cross-disciplinary scholar Katherine Hayles's work in the cross-discipline of science and literature.

Bisrat Kinfemichael, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics, published a paper, "Convergence of labor productivity across the US states," in the January 2019 edition of Economic Modelling. The paper examines sectoral unconditional convergence in labor productivity in the United States for the period of 1987–2015. The results demonstrate a general slowing down in the rate of convergence of labor productivity in the latter years of this period. The sectoral analysis indicates that manufacturing was the primary driver of convergence during the 1987–1997 period, which had the highest rate of convergence; but the role of this sector has since diminished due to a number of factors that may have contributed to the rise in the labor productivity differential among the states.

Reza K. Amineh, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, in collaboration with Maryam Ravan, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and two NYIT graduate students, Hailun Wu and Aakarsha Kasturo, published a journal article titled "Three-dimensional holographic imaging using data collected over cylindrical apertures," in Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, on December 28, 2018. In this paper, they proposed holographic imaging techniques for volumetric inspection of non-metallic objects. In addition, Amineh also had two patents granted in November 2018, which have been filed with Halliburton Co.