Research & Innovation

Welcome, New Faculty

Stevens Institute of Technology is pleased to announce the hiring of several new faculty members for the 2010-11 academic year. The addition of these passionate and well-respected educators highlights Stevens’ commitment to innovation and exploration. These new faculty members will serve the students of the School of Engineering and Science, School of Systems and Enterprises and the College of Arts and Letters.

Please join us in welcoming the following distinguished educators to Stevens:

School of Engineering and Science

Pinar Akcora

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering & Materials Sciences

Dr. Akcora was a 2010 recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and has conducted extensive research in the field of chemical engineering. The co-author of several journal articles, she has received degrees from the University of Maryland and Bogazici University in Istanbul. She previously worked as an assistant professor at the University of Missouri.

Yong Zhang

Associate Professor Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biomedical Engineering

With extensive research into metal-centered pharmaceuticals to combat cancer and neurodegenerative diseases and Metallobiomolecules in cellular regulation and signaling, Dr. Zhang joins the Stevens’ department of Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi. The co-author of more than 70 journal articles, Dr. Zhang holds degrees from Nanjing University.

Michael M. Zavlanos

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Zavlanos holds advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and has conducted research into Networked Systems and Science, Distributed Control of Networked Dynamical Systems, Distributed Robotics, Formation Control, Modeling and Identification of Biomolecular Networks, Hybrid Systems and Nonlinear Control, Optimization. The recipient of many prestigious awards and the author of several journal articles, Dr. Zavlanos previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher for the GRASP Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania.

School of Systems and Enterprises

Jennifer Bayuk

Industry Professor and Program Director, Systems Security Engineering

Bayuk is a cyber security expert on topics related to technology architecture and governance. She is engaged in a wide variety of industries with projects ranging from oversight policy and metrics to technical architecture and requirements. She has worked as a Chief Information Security Officer, a Security Architect, a Manager of Information Systems Internal Audit, a Big 4 Security Principal Consultant and Auditor, and a Security Software Engineer. Bayuk has Masters Degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy.

College of Arts & Letters

Carlos Alomar

Distinguished Artist in Residence, Music & Technology

Co-founder of the National Rock Movement of Puerto Rico, and the person credited with discovering Luther Vandross, Alomar has been influencing the music industry for the last 30 years. He is a beta tester for many of the leading guitar manufacturers and has extensively researched the synthesizer guitar (1980-present) and recorded a synthesizer-guitar journey of sound and textures which demonstrated his research entitled "Dream Generator.” A true music innovator, he worked as David Bowie’s guitarist/co-writer and musical director for almost 30 years.

Aysegul Durakoglu

Affiliate Associate Professor, Music & Technology

Durakoglu, an accomplished pianist, graduated from the Juilliard School with a Master of Music degree and received her PhD. from New York University. Durakoglu's recent appearances include highly successful recitals and an orchestral concert with the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra, as well as radio and television broadcasts. She was the recipient of the 1992 NYU Chamber Music Society Award.