Provost Korfiatis honored with NDIA Firepower Award

October 25, 2007

HOBOKEN, N.J. ― The Board of Directors of the Picatinny Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has announced that Stevens Institute of Technology Provost & University Vice President George P. Korfiatis has been selected for a Firepower Award, created by the NDIA to recognize outstanding contributions for the defense of our country.

The intent of the award is to increase awareness on the part of NDIA members, other government and industry personnel, as well as the general public, of the significant roles played by the recipients in support of a strong defense preparedness posture.

General Volney F. Warner (Ret.) will present the award on behalf of the Picatinny Chapter at the 27th Annual Firepower Awards Luncheon, November 15, 2007, at The Skylands at Randolph, Randolph, New Jersey.

"Provost Korfiatis is richly deserving of this honor from the NDIA, in recognition of his ardent support of technology R&D contributing to a safer America and global community," said Stevens' President Harold J. Raveché. "On behalf of the staff, faculty and students of Stevens Institute of Technology, I extend congratulations and best wishes."

Korfiatis has been responsible for the execution and management of more than 200 major research projects, valued at more than $30 million, and has served as a consultant and advisor to numerous private and government organizations. He has authored more than 110 articles in professional journals, conference proceedings, handbooks and several research reports.

In addition to his academic duties, Korfiatis has worked actively in the field of technology commercialization, in the context of Stevens' Technogenesis environment, in which students, faculty and partners in industry nurture new technologies from discovery to marketplace implementation. He has co-authored seven environmental technology US patents and has served on numerous environmental committees and task forces for professional organizations, industry and government.

He is a co-founder of two technology commercialization companies, PlasmaSol Corporation and HydroGlobe, both of which have been acquired by global industrial groups.

Korfiatis has also headed research projects funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the US Army, and other government and military research agencies. Under his previous leadership position as Dean, the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science was recognized as a world-class center for research and development in maritime systems, marine security, complex systems and nano-engineering.

A native of Greece, Korfiatis holds a doctorate in Water Resources/Environmental Engineering from Rutgers University (1984). He also earned at Rutgers a master's degree in Water Resources Engineering (1980), as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (1978).
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About Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis®, involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value. Stevens offers baccalaureates, master's and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has a total enrollment of 2,040 undergraduate and 3,085 graduate students, and a worldwide online enrollment of 2,250, with about 400 full-time faculty. Stevens' graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America. Additional information may be obtained from its web page at www.stevens.edu.

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