News form 2017

Student Leaders Brainstorm Ideas for an Accessible Future

At the recent Design for America (DFA) Leadership Studio, 106 students from DFA university chapters across the U.S. — including four student leaders from the DFA NYU studio — converged to...

Re-Engineering the Fashion World with 3D Printing

On September 14, the worlds of fashion and tech intersected at NYU Tandon’s MakerSpace, where you could see a display of little black dresses and unique accessories that would not have been out...

NYU Tandon Wins $1 Million Competition for Smart Gun Design

A student team at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering has won the Smart Gun Design contest funded by Borough President Eric Adams. The $1 million grant was issued to the school to as a capital...

Honoring Latinx Heritage Month at Tandon

Like Brooklyn itself, the NYU Tandon School of Engineering is a diverse and welcoming place: consider that the incoming Class of 2021 is comprised of students from more than 40 countries. That...

Re-envisioning the Museum for Visitors of All Abilities

When R. Luke DuBois, professor of Integrated Digital Media (IDM) at NYU Tandon and co-director of the NYU Ability Project, met Caroline Baumann, the director of the Cooper-Hewitt, an arm of the...

Tandon Remembers

On September 11, 2001, six of our alumni were killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. We remembered them shortly thereafter in the pages of Cable magazine, and we continue to...

Researchers Show How Syntactic Foams can be Produced for Cars and Consumer Goods

Syntactic foams — strong, exceptionally light materials made of plastic perfused with hollow microspheres — are used in everything from buoys and boat hulls to soccer balls and solid...

Want to Start a Tech Business? With I-Corps, You Can

Back in July, when Chandrika Tandon, Chair of the Tandon School of Engineering’s Board of Overseers and Vice Chair of the NYU Board of Trustees, told the first group of participants in NYU...

A Robust Pipeline to STEM

Jemima Costanza is now on a pre-med track. Maeve Farrell has set her sights on a career at a major research university. Edward Huang and Vicente Gomez are studying computer science as undergraduates...

New York’s Newest Veteran Entrepreneurs

After World War II, the country saw a boom in the number of businesses started by veterans, with some sources estimating that half of all those returning home from military service launched their own...

Meet the Newest Members of the Tandon Family

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering is constantly evolving and growing, and our new faculty members are an important part of that process. Read on to find out more about them and how they're...

Welcoming the Class of 2021

On August 28, Tandon welcomed its newest cohort of freshmen – the aspiring engineers, scientists, and technologists who make up the Class of 2021. This year's Convocation ceremony was...

Summer Programs Train Teachers in Engineering and Robotics

“I always want to expose my students to the latest innovations in STEM, and the only way I can keep them abreast of what’s going on is if I know it myself,” Sherrlyne Gilles said....

Students Aim Engineering Skills at Gun Safety

Two student teams from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering have been selected as finalists in the $1 million challenge issued by Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams to design smart-gun...

Understanding the Immune System on a Nano-scale

Gaining a better understanding of immune cells allows physicians to more effectively diagnose, monitor, and treat a wide range of diseases. Their complexity and sheer number make studying immune...

Tandon Faculty and Researchers Discuss Urban Resiliency with The National Academies

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and Katrina, it was easy to see how prepared or unprepared a community was for a devastating natural disaster. Understanding and measuring a city or state’s...

Undergraduates Research Alongside Faculty through Summer Program

This summer, students at NYU Tandon School of Engineering traded beach days and binge watching for data sets, 3D printed neurons and testing the durability of composite materials. Through the...

NYU Team Designs New Protein for Regenerative Medicine

One of the major challenges in regenerative medicine — replacing diseased tissues and coaxing those that are damaged to regrow — is designing targeted therapies that deliver the...

Teachers and Students Expand Their Robotics Skills Together in New K-12 STEM Program

When imagining a typical high school classroom, one pictures a teacher at the head of the class teaching while the students are dutifully taking notes and (presumably) learning. Not the case at a new...

NYU Researchers Are Helping Untether VR/AR Gaming

Imagine you’re in the cockpit of an X-wing starfighter battling in the far reaches of space or toiling to save a group of scientists who’ve been somehow sucked into an alien world. Now,...

Tandon Researchers Investigate Small-Scale Reactors with Big-Scale Potential

The industrial use of polyolefins — a class of polymer ubiquitous in food packaging, consumer goods, and other items — requires an enormous amount of time, space, and energy. In order to...

Charter Communications Partners with NYU Ability Project to Make Home Entertainment More Accessible

Charter Communications, the telecommunications company and cable provider, recently partnered with the New York University Ability Project to research and discover assistive technology solutions to...

A Participant in the Cybersecurity Summer Faculty Program Goes On to Win NSF CAREER Award

Qiaoyan Yu, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of New Hampshire, recently received a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for her...

Doctoral Student Honored for Commitment to Protecting Water

The underlying ethos of hydro-diplomacy — sharing water-related resources in times of scarcity in an effort to bring countries closer together — has the potential to prevent conflict and...

The Future Labs Draw Leaders in AI to Debate the Technology’s Ethical Impacts

“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a still a largely unknown technology, yet its impact is already being made across all industries,” said Steve Kuyan, managing director of the Data and...

WEST Fest Welcomes Future Women Engineers to Tandon

“I’m happy to say that at NYU Tandon, we’re bringing in our largest class of women ever in the school’s history,” Elizabeth Ensweiler, Director of Enrollment Management...

NYU Tandon Congratulates Hall of Famer Charlie Camarda (’74)

Astronaut Charlie Camarda, who earned a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering in 1974 and went on to a storied career at NASA, was inducted into the Long Island Air & Space Hall of...

Tandon Students Use Augmented Reality to Help New Mothers Stay Healthy

At the NYC Media Lab’s recent demo day for the Publicis Health "Digital Health Augmented Reality (AR) Startup Bootcamp," a team from NYU Tandon, along with four other university teams...

Tandon Board Member Jeffrey H. Lynford Elevated by Port Authority

The name is a familiar one to everyone at Tandon. Each year, thanks to the sponsorship of Jeffrey Lynford and his wife, Tondra, the school hosts the Lynford Lecture, featuring a prominent thinker...

The Fifth Annual STEMNow Celebration

On July 21, New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña joined some 500 students, educators, and community leaders to celebrate STEMNow, a call to action that was launched at the Tandon...

Paolo Nespoli (’88, ’89) Makes Third Trip into Orbit

Paolo Nespoli was always a hard-driving person. A native of Milan, he had come to the U.S. to attend what was then known affectionately as Poly after spending almost a decade in the Italian military...

Meet the New Faces of FRE

When Dr. Peter Carr joined Tandon as full professor and chair of the Department of Finance and Risk Engineering last year, the Wall Street Journal announced: “The Morgan Stanley veteran...

Tandon Student Triumphs at NYU-Yale Startup Pitchoff

Six promising ventures led by students from New York University and Yale University took the stage at the Kimmel Center last week to pitch their startups at the fourth annual NYU-Yale Pitchoff....

Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan, Honored by Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Focuses on Unity and the Innovation Coastline

“I am excited to say — thanks to some help from many of you — that in 2017 we will be opening a brand new Future Lab at Industry City in Sunset Park, and later this same year a New...

Students Collaborate with Startups in Clean Start Diploma Program

With sustainability on the minds of companies and consumers, it’s no surprise that renewable energy and clean technology are booming industries — especially in urban settings like New...

Tandon Graduate Student Honored by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

Rapidly increasing demands for higher mobile data rates and ubiquitous data access have led to a spectrum crunch over the traditional wireless communication frequency bands. Luckily, Tandon doctoral...

Launching Student Entrepreneurs to Startup Success

Imagine trying on tattoos that only last for 3 months, or quickly printing a circuit board at your desktop. These are some of the ideas Tandon and NYU students pitched to the NYU Summer Launchpad...

Converging on Success

“NYU is committed to the success of each and every one of you, and we consider you part of the DNA of the school,” Chandrika Tandon, Chair of the Tandon School of Engineering’s...

From the Gowanus Canal to Esteemed Startup Accelerator

Manifold Robotics — the brainchild of Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Maurizio Porfiri and postdoctoral researcher Jeffrey Laut — was recently selected to participate in...

Tech Triumph: How Computer Imaging is Predicting Autism

When clinical researchers wondered if it would be possible to detect autism before they could spot behavioral clues, they added to their team one of the world’s foremost authorities on medical...

Experts Explore How People and Machines Connect for Social Good

In mid-June, almost 200 participants from 19 countries convened at NYU Tandon for the Collective Intelligence Conference, an annual interdisciplinary event dedicated to advancing our understanding of...

In Memoriam: Harry C. Wechsler

It is with regret that we share news of the passing on June 29 of Harry C. Wechsler (’48), whose years at our school – then known as the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn – were a...

To Mars and Beyond: NYU Tandon and partners selected as new hub for VR/AR in NYC

Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen may have thought she was just coming to Brooklyn, but her visit to the NYU Tandon School of Engineering took her all the way to Mars and...

Panel Offers Career Advice to Students and Honors Professor’s Advocacy

“Working hard is essential, but it’s very different from marketing and promoting oneself,”  Amy Kopelan emphasized during the 5th Annual Career Development Panel, which...

Canoeing to a Top-10 Finish

After a sweeping victory that saw them take first place in almost every category at the Metropolitan Regional Conference of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National Concrete Canoe...

A Generous New Fellowship Program Feeds the High-Tech Talent Pipeline from Brooklyn to Farmingdale

“The first time I heard about the School of Engineering, which was known as Poly back then, was from my father, who had earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical...

The City’s Newest Farmers Win an NYU Green Grant

When a team of Tandon students decides to address a problem, chances are good that they’ll come up with an innovative yet practical solution. Consider Jonas Günther, currently earning...

Ursula Burns Earns a Place in the U.S. News & World Report STEM Leadership Hall of Fame

In May 2017 U.S. News & World Report announced this year’s inductees into their STEM Leadership Hall of Fame, comprised of notable figures who have achieved measurable results in the...

Gone Fishing

In 1936, during a break between semesters, Dan Bailey, a young instructor at what was then known as the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, took his new bride on an outdoorsy honeymoon in Montana. They...

The NewCities Foundation Gets a New Fellow

When the NewCities Foundation — a global nonprofit dedicated to making cities more inclusive, connected, healthy, and vibrant — sought to recruit new associate fellows to help to bridge...

Celebrating an Innovative Music Legend

The 30th-anniversary celebration of Prince’s legendary film Sign ‘O’ the Times held recently at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering served as an ode to the complex and masterful...

Bridge Program Graduate Earns Prestigious Scholarship

When Yin Mei first learned to code in 2014, she never imagined she would be pursuing a master’s degree in cybersecurity in 2016. She credits much of that welcome turn of events to "A...

Limitless Possibilities: Consultant to Disabilities Studies course receives patent for assistive stylus device

As more engineers reimagine everyday products through the lens of assistive technology, designing with empathy is essential to creating user-friendly and adaptive devices that can benefit people with...

American Society of Civil Engineers Awards Student Chapter with Certificate of Commendation

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the oldest engineering society in the U.S., boasts university student chapters within all 50 states and in dozens of global universities and...

Alum Honored with Golden Doctorate in Austria

When the Class of ’66 was invited to NYU Tandon to celebrate its 50-year Golden Jubilee in 2016, Odorich ("Rick") von Susani, who makes his home in Geneva, Switzerland, returned to...

Reimagining the workplace through augmented reality

With augmented reality (AR) becoming more prevalent outside of the tech world, many researchers are exploring the role it could play in the workplace, from streamlining collaborative teamwork to...

NYU Tandon Honored for Its Women in STEM Initiatives

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) recently honored NYU Tandon for its successes in recruiting and retaining female students in Computer Science, Integrated Digital...

From Programming a Vacuum-Tube IBM to a Place in Computer History

As a middle-school student in California, Leonard Shustek — the future co-founder and chair of Nestar Systems, an early developer of networks for personal computers — was chosen to...

A Champion for Innovation

Throughout its history, Poly faculty, students, and alumni have been prolific inventors and innovators. More often than not, these efforts were the result of individual creativity, drive, and...

Senior Projects Garner Awards at Capstone Competition

As dozens of student and faculty researchers gathered at NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s 2017 Research Expo to display their innovative research, senior undergraduate students also...

Cybersecurity experts discuss the perfect storm — a convergence of Internet of Things, Cloud, and Security

With the increasing adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT), concerns are growing about security, particularly hardware security, which is an integral part of the IoT framework. Security threats...

Purple Robes, Pomp, and Plenty of Celebrating

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering took over the Barclays Center on May 16 for its 162nd Commencement, and almost 2,000 grads walked the stage to shake the hand of Dean Katepalli Sreenivasan and...

i2e – A Venerable School Motto is Realized by Joining Two First-year Engineering Courses

Imagine high school is nearing its end, and you’ve been accepted to NYU Tandon. It’s an exciting prospect. You’ll probably be even more excited once you’ve had a chance to...

High School Researcher in Nano Lab Wins First Place at NY Science & Engineering Fair

Working in a university-level laboratory is a challenging endeavor, especially at engineering laboratories here at NYU Tandon. Despite the very steep learning curve, high school student Kristian...

Deloitte’s Ralph Sorrentino Is the Latest Alum to Advise Students at the Dean’s Roundtable

When Ralph Sorrentino (‘82), a current Principal and former Chief Confidentiality and Privacy Officer for the Deloitte U.S. Firm, visited Tandon on April 27 to engage with students at the...

Alum Ruthie Lyle-Cannon: Trail Blazer, Master Inventor, Engineer

Dr. Ruthie Lyle-Cannon (’98) is philosophical about life. “I’ve completed only a part of my journey,” she says, “and I’m looking forward to the growth and...

Merging the human experience with technology at the 2017 Integrated Digital Media Showcase

Reimagining how we experience the world through technology, over 100 student-produced projects at the 2017 Integrated Digital Media (IDM) Spring Showcase explored the intersections of being human,...

The InnoVention Competition Reaches Its Nail-Biting Conclusion

When Tim Nugmanov, the incoming president of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association, the on-campus club leading the InnoVention Competition, took the stage on May 4, he quipped that it had...

Tandon Calls on Class of 2017 to Continue Long Tradition of Creating Tech that Benefits All

Robert B. Millard — the chair of the MIT Corporation and co-founder  of Fortune 200 firm L-3 Communications Holdings — will deliver the commencement address at the NYU Tandon School...

The Invisibility of Good Design

From a board game that merges community engagement with STEM education, to reimagined assistive devices for older individuals, the projects on display at the Design for America NYU Spring Showcase...

The 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit Affirmed Tandon’s Role as a Research Leader in Next-Generation Communication

From April 19-21, hundreds of global industry leaders and star researchers — the forces fueling a new communications revolution — converged at MetroTech Center for the invitation-only...

NYU Tandon Lab Helps NASA Sail Smoothly on Lunar Seas

From discovering a distant star, to a student-built autonomous Mars robot that mines raw materials, to alums who have gone into space, NYU Tandon School of Engineering is no stranger to being at the...

Young Scholar on the Rise with Help from K-12 STEM Program

UPDATE 5/9/17: Caleb Smith-Salzberg's research won the Best Paper Award at the Computer and Networking Experimental Research Using Testbeds (CNERT) Workshop.  Since its inception in...

Celebrating the Community-Building Achievements of Tandon’s Student Leaders

The massive buffet of candy was the first indication that there was something special going on in Pfizer Auditorium. An excited crowd filed through colorful balloon arches and past a bevy of lollipop...

Wearable Haptics Company, Co-founded by Alum, Wins Verizon Prototyping Challenge

With the athletic equipment market gearing up with connected wearables, sensors, monitors, smart watch apps and social media tools, sporting goods stores are as likely to be stocked with gadgets as...

Engineering Icon, Alum Eugene DeLoatch, Honored for Diversifying the Field

The NYU Tandon School of Engineering has been justifiably praised for its initiatives to increase participation by underrepresented groups in the engineering disciplines, but what you might not know...

The 2017 Prototyping Showcase Put NYU Ingenuity on Display

On April 25, visitors to the MakerSpace were treated to an impressive display of projects that had been conceived by students and professors from across NYU who received mini-grants from the...

Racing to the Finish Line

Since 1976, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) has hosted the Baja SAE design competition series for university students, both in the United States and internationally, to test their designing...

Alum Joan Tully inspires students with her storied career at ExxonMobil

During the recent installment of the Dean’s Roundtable series, Joan Tully remarked that she was excited to be back at NYU's engineering school — even though it was in an entirely...

Our Research on Display

From innovative smartphone apps for healthcare to data-driven models for New York City’s transportation planners, there were almost 70 teams of scientists, engineers, and technologists...

Good Service is Rewarded

On April 13, 2017, NYU President Andrew Hamilton was on hand to honor the distinguished achievements of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and student organizations for their...

Sustainability in Action at NYU Tandon

At the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, a day is not sufficient to pay homage to our home planet. Faculty, students, and alumni are busy all year long creating innovative solutions that promote a...

Future Labs hosts pitch competition for NYC startups, including company founded by Tandon alums

Flash Pitch held its most recent pitch competition on April 6, as part of TechCrunch Takes Manhattan, where multiple events for startups and companies were held across Manhattan, including a pitch...

Pitching to Win

Teams competing in InnoVention, the prototyping contest that challenges participants to validate, prototype, and pitch commercially viable tech solutions to pressing global problems, could end up...

Robots to the Rescue at the Kennedy Space Center

It’s no small task to build a fully autonomous robot capable of mining raw materials from the surface of Mars, but that’s exactly what a team of NYU Tandon School of Engineering students...

Out with Boring Statistics and Charts? Not So Fast . . .

Personnel working in the field of human rights sometimes express concern that describing large-scale atrocities using abstract data might create “compassion fatigue” by distancing their...

Fourth Annual Brooklyn 5G Summit Will Be a Show-and-Tell by Leading Operators, Researchers and Startups

In 2017, the next generation of wireless communications will take a giant step forward. Promising warp-speed networks (above 10 gigabits per second), super-low latency and all varieties of massive...

Designing with Empathy

On March 24, participants from seven NYU schools, including the Tandon School of Engineering, the Meyers College of Nursing, the College of Global Public Health, and the Tisch School of Arts,...

Civil and Urban Engineering Students Put Their Traffic Knowledge to the Test

The 2017 ITE Northeastern Collegiate Traffic Bowl and Research Symposium, hosted by NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s student chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE),...

One of Tandon’s Newest Faculty Members Shines at the Latest Faculty Meets Faculty Event

At regular Faculty Meets Faculty events, Tandon professors are given the opportunity to explain their research to colleagues, field questions, and enjoy an hour or so of camaraderie before returning...

From Tandon to TED

Every year, TED selects a group of rising stars in a variety of fields to become Residents. There’s a rigorous application process and only those with a record of achievement, strength of...

Tandon Mechatronics Experts Explore Mixed-Reality for Laboratory Education

Even as mobile devices have become increasingly powerful and popular among learners and instructors alike, research involving their comprehensive integration into educational laboratory activities...

Light at Night

Inspiration can come from many sources, especially if you’re a creative person focused on human-centered design like the members of the NYU studio of Design for America (DFA). Last year, along...

A Walk and a Talk: Allan Goldstein's essay featured in award-winning magazine on disability

Kaleidoscope Magazine recently featured a personal essay by Allan Goldstein, senior lecturer in Technology, Culture, and Society at NYU Tandon, in their winter/spring 2017 issue. The award-winning...

Remembering Alum Charles Stokes on National Doctors Day

News emerges regularly from NYU about ambitious collaborative work being done by Tandon researchers and those from the university’s medical, dental, and nursing schools — everything from...

Alum Charles Blanksteen Discusses the State of Healthcare and How Technology Can Help

Charles L. Blanksteen (’79) was the latest alum to keynote a Dean’s Roundtable event, addressing a select group of students who had been invited to attend on the basis of their stellar...

Honoring Women in STEM: Alesha Castillo

In the Castillo Laboratory for Mechanobiology and Regenerative Medicine at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Assistant Professor Alesha Castillo conducts cutting-edge research in skeletal...

The (Research) Stars Shine Bright in Texas

When Jeyavijayan (JV) Rajendran was a graduate student at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, it was not unusual to see him mentioned on the school website. Working with Professor Ramesh Karri...

Alum Fadi Chehadé Talks Tech and Social Responsiblity to Tandon Students

March 6 proved to be a busy day for Fadi Chehadé, the chairman and CEO of an eponymous company, a senior advisor to the executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, a fellow at both Harvard...

Legacy of Innovation: Portraits Unveiled of NYU Tandon Presidents Hultin and Sreenivasan

Visitors to the Bern Dibner Library have the opportunity to view official portraits of the former Presidents of the School of Engineering, dating back to the Reverend John H. Raymond, who served from...

In Memoriam: Edward S. Cassedy, Jr.

Retired Professor Edward S. Cassedy, Jr., who was a member of the Electrical Engineering Department, died Feb. 18 at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. following a long battle with a form of hydrocephalus....

Professor O’Neil Wins Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award

Michael O’Neil, an assistant professor of mathematics at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, will receive a 2017 Office of Naval Research (...

A High-Powered Panel Discusses NY’s Growing High-Tech Economy

On March 9, City & State New York, a media company devoted to covering government and politics, hosted an “On Technology” event that drew such figures as Sree Sreenivasan, the city...

Honoring Women in STEM: Tatiana Pilon

“There was always a huge push at home to go above and beyond in my education,” Tatiana Pilon said of her parents, whom she credits with instilling in her the drive to explore and to push...

Tandon Finds out What’s New at New Lab and Hears the Buzz from Honeybee Robotics

MD5, a national security technology accelerator, recently partnered with the NYU Tandon MakerSpace to launch a workshop series featuring speakers on hardtech, prototyping, and entrepreneurship. The...

Future of Energy: AABE honors undergraduate students’ leadership

The New York Metropolitan chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE-NYMAC) honored undergraduate students Sederick Dawkins ’17 and Justin Sutton ’17 last month for...

Honoring Women in STEM: Jin Montclare

With Professor Jin Montclare’s passion for K-12 STEM education and mentorship, it comes as no surprise that she herself benefitted from continuous support in her education and in her love for...

New course aims to prepare students for entrepreneurial, innovative capstone projects

During their senior year, many NYU Tandon students work on capstone projects — representative culminations of their studies and their academic and professional interests. For students who want...

Tandon Teams Shine as Part of the NYC Media Lab’s Newest Combine Cohort

The NYC Media Lab’s “Combine” initiative coordinates faculty, students, entrepreneurs, and others to build a “spinoff engine” aimed at commercializing the technology...

NYU Tandon Making Herstory

NYU Tandon's continued efforts to bridge the gender gap in STEM fields are paying off — last year 37 percent of Tandon freshman were women, the highest percentage in Tandon history,...

A Bridge to NYU Tandon: Student shares her journey from non-profits to computer science

As Lucia Yu was preparing to graduate in 2016 from New York University, she debated how best to incorporate her focus on economics, anthropology and public policy with a burgeoning interest in...

It Takes a Top Team to Be InnoVentive

It had been a whirlwind few weeks. After finding like-minded colleagues with complementary skills at “Team Hunts” in December and January, getting advice from seasoned business founders...

The Marvels of Mechatronics

NYU Tandon is quickly becoming a hub for mechatronics, a multidisciplinary field that combines mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, informatics, and sensors with computer control...

Where Physics and Art Intersect

In the fall of 2016, the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics hosted a presentation “Creative Turbulence: Experiments in Art and Physics,” whose co-authors...

Frank Lombardi, Adjunct Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering Is Honored By Industry Group

The Department of Civil and Urban Engineering has always been proud to have Frank Lombardi as a faculty member. As the former Chief Engineer of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, he...

Paint the town red, blue & pink!

Celebrating one of the biggest Hindu holidays, NYU Tandon’s Graduate Indian Students’ Association (GISA) will host the 2017 Holi Party on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Kimmel Center. Holi...

A Member of the "Greatest Generation" Makes a Great Contribution to Tandon

By now, it might seem like a cliché to say someone hails from the “Greatest Generation,” but Henry A. Hain spent his life quietly proving the truth in that sobriquet. In the wake...

Machine Learning Demystified

Google Faculty Research Awards are aimed at recognizing and supporting world-class academic researchers who are doing cutting-edge work that could impact how future generations use technology....

An Aspiring Doctoral Candidate Is Already Making Waves

Neel Dey arrived in Brooklyn in 2015 with a freshly minted B.E. in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Mumbai and a desire to pursue a master’s degree in Tandon’s...

Smart Grids, Future Labs, and a Lesson in Tandon History at the Latest Faculty-Meets-Faculty Event

Attendees at the latest faculty-meets-faculty luncheon heard from one of Tandon’s newest faculty members, Assistant Professor Yury Dvorkin of the Department of Electrical and Computer...

Allan Goldstein honored for commitment to education and disability advocacy

“Disability is not a tragedy. It’s just a different way of living,” Senior Lecturer Allan Goldstein told his students during a recent session of his Disabilities Studies course....

Alum John Nicols Drops By to Speak at the Dean’s Roundtable

When John Nicols (’85) met the students attending the first Dean’s Roundtable event of the semester he had an immediate and admiring reaction. “There were only two women in my...

National Science Foundation recognizes undergraduate student’s community outreach

Nurturing future chemists and engineers involves both the promotion of STEM in schools as well as academic support for students pursuing their path towards higher education — support that Peter...

Tandon Students Collaborate to Design Innovative Financial Solutions for Baby Boomers

Kathleen Chao, Adhish Patel, and Lillian Warner – graduate students who are active in the NYU chapter of Design for America (DFA) – are not yet out of their 20s, but when Professor Anne-...

A New Master’s Degree for a New Kind of Professional

It is now a widely acknowledged trend: the lines between technology companies and other enterprises are rapidly diminishing, with enterprises from healthcare to automotive to entertainment...

New Imaging Techniques Track Cocaine’s Effect on Infant Brains

Researchers from NYU Tandon School of Engineering and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill have received a five-year, $3.2 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the...

Smart Urban Design Means Knowing Where the Shadows Fall

As the world urbanizes and new buildings elbow their way into already-crowded cities, structural shadows are increasingly affecting quality of life. While shade thrown by large man-made objects...

Engineers with Heart

William Bennett Kouwenhoven (1906, 1907) and Barouh Berkovits (1956) attended the School of Engineering a half-century apart, but both alumni have gone down in Tandon history for using their...

A Visit from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

It was standing room only at the NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life on February 7, as Chandrika Tandon took the stage to introduce Satya Nadella to an excited audience of students from...

The Pioneering Aquaneers

“Everyone deserves clean water, but often those with the greatest need are the least able to afford it,” explains Joe Habib. An MIT-trained physicist and serial entrepreneur, Habib came...

NYU Tandon Paper on Cyber Risks of 3D Printing is Springer's Most-Read Engineering Research of 2016

The publishing company Springer has more than 245 engineering journals in its portfolio, covering a wide range of fascinating and timely topics, including social robotics, biomedical microdevices,...

Re-envisioning the pill bottle: Tandon Students Tackle the Prescription Opioid Epidemic

The statistics are chilling. According to a recent study by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, some two million Americans have a substance-use disorder involving prescription pain relievers...

Mining Mars: Robotics Design Team builds robot for NASA competition

Since discovering the existence of water on Mars, NASA’s Annual Robotic Mining Competition challenges university teams to envision and build a mining robot to navigate and excavate Mars’...

The Fast and the Frictionless: NYU Team Advances in Hyperloop Competition

The Hyperloop is a ground transportation system conceived by Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors. He envisioned a system of low-pressure tubes elevated high above the ground, through...

Carmen Villafane, Advisor to the Tandon Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, is Honored

“As soon as they walk into my office for the first time, they become like my own kids,” Carmen Villafane says of the students who cross her threshold. With that level of heart and...

Off Road and On Track to Win

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) had staid beginnings: in June 1902 Peter Heldt, the editor of a new trade magazine, The Horseless Age, penned a piece that asserted, “Now there is a...

NYU Tandon Researcher Uses Machine Learning to Help Early Detection and Treatment of Lymphedema

Machine learning is driving advances in areas like commerce, gaming, navigation, cybersecurity, and voice recognition. However, Yao Wang, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, is using...