Message from the Dean




October 23, 2012

Dean Michael Bruno

Stevens researchers are tackling the most challenging technological problems of our day in collaboration with colleagues spanning the globe, and we continue to expand initiatives that cultivate world class innovation. With the aim of keeping our extended community informed of the exciting outcomes of this pioneering and dynamic environment, I am pleased to announce the establishment of Nexus, our online research magazine.

Nexus emphasizes the enterprising, cross-disciplinary vision of Stevens research by organizing it into four sections, each treating a different pressing societal challenge. Here we tell our stories: examples of the extraordinary success of a highly-collaborative, interdisciplinary group of researchers and their students who are changing the world.

Energy and Environment highlights our research that examines new energy sources to support economic growth while reducing harm to our environment. This section also describes activities aimed at developing engineering solutions to protect citizens and infrastructure from severe weather events under expected climate change scenarios, and effective responses to environmental disasters.

Systems and Security focuses on our efforts to improve the safety and efficiency of the technologies that connect our homes and businesses, and that support the defense of our nation. Stevens' research in this section is helping to enable secure wireless communications, safeguard financial and medical information, and ensure the safe, secure, and environmentally-sound operation of our nation's waterways and ports.

Nanotechnology and Multiscale research holds the promise of transformative change in a wide range of applications, from improving the performance of materials used in modern infrastructure, to increasing the speed of navy vessels, to advancing our understanding of biological and chemical systems.

Biomedical and Health draws on the activities of virtually all eight of our departments, working collaboratively with key external partners and medical schools to address areas in which Stevens has unique strengths. These areas include infection-resistant biomaterials, engineering approaches to growing human bone, and the supporting technologies to make personalized medicine a reality.

I hope you are as inspired and excited by the stories contained herein as I am. Please check back with us frequently!

Sincerely,

Michael Bruno

Michael Bruno
Dean, Schaefer School of Engineering and Science


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