2016 CSLA Awards
The faculty and staff of CSLA are hard-working professionals devoted to the educational and research mission of NJIT. The CSLA Annual Awards celebrate outstanding examples of the hard work and devotion that illustrate to the university community the diversity and excellence of our college. Below are short videos from the 2016 awardees.
Zeyuan Qiu, professor of chemistry and environmental science, received the 2016 CSLA Distinguished Research Award for his research assessing how environmental standards and quality can be achieved through the cost effective implementation of environmental policies, his collaborative efforts with faculty and staff from NJIT, various prestigious universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as his many published contributions to his field.
Alexi Khalizov, assistant professor of chemistry and environmental science, received the 2016 Rising Star Research Award for his research investigating the origins of atmospheric pollution and the evaluation of its environmental and climate impacts. Professor Khalizov also received a 2016 NSF CAREER award for his project,“Molecular Mechanism of Atmospheric Mercury through Speciation Resolved Experiments.”
Casey Diekman, assistant professor of mathematical sciences, received the 2016 CSLA Excellence in Research Rising Star Award for his research seeking an understanding of biological oscillations that drive circadian clock rhythms as well as other collective rhythmic activity in neuronal systems. Professor Diekman also received a 2016 NSF CAREER award for his project, "Neuronal Data Assimilation Tools and Models for Understanding Circadian Rhythms."
Amitabha Bose, professor of mathematical sciences, received the 2016 CSLA Excellence in Service Award for his devotion to service and mentorship roles in his department as well as position as chair of numerous committees, his directorship of undergraduate studies, and as the first president of the newly formed NJIT Faculty Senate from 2014-2015.
Cristiano Dias, assistant professor of physics, received the 2016 CSLA Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award for his demonstration of exceptional teaching abilities and his collaboration with the John N. Gardner Institute for Education Excellence to increase NJIT’s retention rate and improve first year physics courses.
Richard Janow, university lecturer of physics, received the 2016 CSLA Excellence in Research for a Researcher Professor Award for his continuous efforts to improve course materials, stabilize and enforce academic standards, and to ensure uniformity of course content and standards across sections and terms in the physics department.
Scott Kent, adjunct professor of history, received the 2016 CSLA Excellence in Teaching by Adjunct Faculty Award for his excellent, enthusiastic, effective, and prolific instruction of introductory history courses. Professor Kent also received the 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award from the seniors of the Albert Dorman Honors College.
Sundarraman Subramanian, associate professor of mathematical sciences, received the 2016 CSLA Excellence in Graduate Education Award for his leading role in the development of the graduate program in applied statistics and his outstanding teaching record, in the graduate applied statistics curriculum.
Eileen Michie, departmental coordinator for mathematical sciences, received the 2016 CSLA Outstanding Staff Award for exemplary service to the department, college, and university, her displays of initative towards helping those in her department and throughout the university, as well as her broad array of technical and administrative skills that have proved transformational for the department.