NJIT hosts upcoming innovative environmental technologies conference

October 24, 2005

Notable scientists, administrators and others in business, government and academe will convene Oct. 26, 2005, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) to learn more about innovative environmental technologies. Kathleen Callahan, the administrator in charge of New Jersey for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), will deliver the welcome followed by Sid Caspersen, director, New Jersey Office of Counter Terrorism.

The conference will be held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Campus Center. The EPA and Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) plus eight other groups are partnering with NJIT to run the event. The public is invited. Call CIANJ (201-368-3438) for more information.

"The program will showcase the most recent and important environmental and energy technologies available," said Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president of research and technology at NJIT. "For people with an interest in technology, the day is a great opportunity to learn more about selecting, deploying and commercializing innovative technologies." Sebastian will speak about NJIT homeland security projects and the NJ Homeland Security Technology Systems Center at NJIT.

The morning session will highlight how science and technology are key to preserving the environment and deliver new opportunities for prosperity. "The synergy between the environment and economy can best be enhanced when the scientists and engineers provide solutions to environmental problems and create a basis for new commercial opportunities," said Sebastian. Eleven speakers will offer their views.

Also in the morning, other speakers will examine sustainable energy and efficiency technologies. "Six businessmen will discuss clean energy alternatives and high performance building examples," said Sebastian.

In the afternoon, remediation technology to expedite the cleanup and reuse of contaminated properties takes the stage. Such efforts are crucial to the continued smart growth across the nation to facilitate revitalization. Five speakers from industry, government and NJIT will present strategies, financial implications and case studies illustrating remedial technologies at contaminated properties.

Homeland security and information technologies will also be the afternoon focus. "Homeland security needs have become a driver for technology development in recent years, particularly in New Jersey," said Sebastian. "Technology can especially protect the environment." Five speakers, including Sebastian, will explore the development, analysis and deployment of environmental technologies to satisfy homeland security needs.
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New Jersey Institute of Technology, the state's public technological research university, enrolls more than 8,300 students in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 100 degree programs offered by six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. NJIT is renowned for expertise in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and eLearning.

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