Research Day 2016

GSoE Research Day, a showcase of the extensive research happening at The Grove School of Engineering, was held on Monday, May 9th, 2016.

A Program of the Day is found below:


Registration & Continental Breakfast


Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Lisa S. Coico
President of The City College of New York 
Dr. Gilda Barabino
Dean and Berg Professor, The Grove School of Engineering 
Dr. Rosemarie D. Wesson
Associate Dean for Research at The Grove School of Engineering 


Future US Research Needs

Mr. Anthony J. DiNardo '64EE

Chief Scientist, Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) Payload and Lifetime Achievement Award Fellow, Northrop Grumman Corp.


Opportunities in Engineering Research, Education and Innovation: A Perspective from NSF

Dr. Pramod Khargonekar

Assistant Director for Directorate of Engineering at the National Science Foundation



Keynote Lunch

How I Ended Up On One Webpage With Snoop Lion & Another With President Obama''

Dr. S. Jim Gates, Jr.

National Medal of Science Recipient
Member of the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
John S. Toll Professor of Physics, University System of Maryland Regents Professor, and Director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland, College Park

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Graduate Student Poster Session

2:30pm - 3:45pm

Breakout Discussions with Industry Representatives, Faculty, & Poster Presenters


Industry Representatives:
Dr. S. Jim Gates, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Physics
Lockheed Martin Representatives: Andrew Baranec, Engineer; Vincent Benischek, Master Engineering; Frank Pellegrino, Chief Scientist
Northrop Grumman Corp.: Anthony J. DiNardo, Cheif Scientist
Two Sigma: Steven Heller, Research Lab Director & SVP
NSF: Dr. Pramod Khargonekar, Asst Dir for Directorate of Engineering
ConEd: Andrew A. Reid, Senior Engineer
NYC DEP: James J. Roberts, PE, Deputy Commissioner
Dow Chemical: Dr. Brandon Rowe, Senior Engineer, Core R&D Group
Center for Industrial Partnership: Myron Wecker, Deputy Director
RF Office of Award Pre-Proposal Support: Dr. John Tsapogas, Director; Marina Vasilyeva, Associate Director

3:45pm - 4:00pm

Closing Remarks

Dr. Rosemarie D. Wesson
Associate Dean for Research at The Grove School of Engineering