The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Our Mission

We're training the next generation of leaders in technology and applied sciences.

The Schaefer School educates and empowers tomorrow’s technological innovators and leaders with strong fundamentals, broad-based knowledge, critical thinking skills, and global perspectives. Our collaborative community of engineers and scientists discover new knowledge and advance research frontiers through creativity and innovation. Our graduates impact society through technical and leadership services in professional organizations and the public and private sectors.

Meet the Dean


It is my great honor and privilege to lead the Schaefer School of Engineering and Science. With the tremendous talent at Stevens, rich history in technology innovation, geographical proximity to leaders in industry and academia, and the school's upward trajectory, I am confident that we will establish wide collaborations on all levels and move our school to a new level of excellence. Together, we will build a world-class, prominent school of engineering and science.

Jean Zu

About Dean Zu

Photo of Dean Jean ZuJean Zu, Lore E. Feiler Professor and Dean of the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science

Dr. Jean Zu is the Lore E. Feiler Professor and Dean of the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research is focused on mechanical vibrations and dynamics and mechatronics, particularly in areas of biomedical instrumentation and energy harvesting. Dr. Zu holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, and has published over 340 papers including more than 170 journal papers. 

Dr. Zu’s academic career started as a lecturer and researcher at Tsinghua University in China in 1987-88. She joined the University of Toronto as a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department in 1994. She made history at the University of Toronto by becoming the first female and Asian Department Chair in 2009, a role she served until she joined Stevens on May 1, 2017 as Dean.

Over the course of her 30-year career in academia, Dr. Zu has worked extensively to raise both awareness and funding for engineering programs at the University of Toronto and across Canada. She is Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineering (CSME). She served as president of the CSME from 2006 to 2008, on the Grant Selection Committee of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) from 2004 to 2007, and as the Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Vibrations and Acoustics from 2007 to 2013. She served as President of Engineering Institute of Canada in 2012 to 2014.

Leadership Team

Jean Zu

Jean Zu, Lore E. Feiler Dean

Edwin A. Stevens Hall 216

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Frank Fisher

Frank Fisher, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies

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Carnegie Laboratory 302

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Rainer Martini

Rainer Martini, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

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Henry Du

Henry Du, Associate Dean for Research

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Burchard Building 410

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Office of the Dean

Staff Directory

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science is located in Edwin A. Stevens Hall at 24 5th Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. View our staff directory by category below.

Our History

Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering & Science researchers build on the legacy of invention and discovery of Stevens’ founding family, whose steamboat and locomotive designs revolutionized American transportation.

Beginning in the 19th century, celebrated inventor Edwin A. Stevens, along with members of his family, were celebrated for unique feats of engineering such as the nation’s first steam ferry, first commuter trains, and the T-rail, which is still the main form of railroad track used worldwide. Known as “America’s First Family of Inventors,” the Stevens family established Stevens Institute of Technology to carry on their legacy of engineering solutions.

A Legacy of Innovation

Following in the footsteps of our founding family, Schaefer School researchers and graduates have:

  • Invented IMAP — the modern form of email

  • Developed the Gantt Chart, an essential tool for construction and other project managers

  • Worked with UNICEF to filter dissolved minerals from Bangladesh well waters

  • Won a Nobel Prize for co-discovering the neutrino — and validating the Big Bang Theory

  • Developed a new method of synthesizing penicillin

  • Prepared NASA spacecraft for America’s Apollo moon missions

  • Invented Bubble Wrap

  • Perfected the art of kinetic structures known as mobiles

  • Created the Jersey Barrier to separate traffic lanes

  • Patented a new mass spectrometry technique

Facts & Statistics

The School of Engineering and Science is an institution on the rise. The Schaefer School is one of the top schools in the state of New Jersey and an up-and-coming research institution at the national level.

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Strategic Plan

Empowering Excellence, Shaping the Future.

SES Strategic Plan CoverIn 2022 Stevens unveiled its latest 10-year strategic plan, Stevens 2032: Inspired by Humanity, Powered by Technology™. The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science is committed to aligning our renewed strategic vision with that of the overall university with the development of our own strategic plan entitled Empowering Excellence, Shaping the Future.

The Schaefer School community has collaboratively identified five areas of strategic opportunity to propel our research, education and reputation toward becoming a first-tier research university. Goals were established under each of the following domain areas to make strides toward achieving our vision and embodying our mission:

  • Faculty development

  • Undergraduate studies

  • Graduate studies

  • Research, innovation and entrepreneurship

  • Culture, governance and reputation

Within these five domain areas are a defined set of goals revolving around our existing core strengths as well as newly developing opportunities, which will direct the Schaefer School’s progress over the course of the next five years and shape a new foundation for its future.

The School of Engineering and Science 2023-2028 strategic plan, Empowering Excellence, Shaping the Future., outlines the strategy behind how we will strengthen the quality of our faculty, further develop an engaging and supportive environment for our students, elevate the impact of our research and innovation, and build strong governance and infrastructure that enhances our reputation over the course of the next five years and beyond.

Through the support and collaboration of the Schaefer School community, along with strong leadership and vision, the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science will be a leader in providing technological solutions with global impact.

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Annual Report

2023 SES Annual Report CoverThe Annual Report presents updated information and progress of the School of Engineering and Science's goals outlined in the 2023 Strategic Plan.

The information presented in the report was collected from official Institutional data sources and the SES community.

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Previous Reports

Board of Advisors

The Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science Board of Advisors is comprised of a diverse group of individuals, distinguished in their careers that span a spectrum of fields related to the educational and research programs of the Schaefer School. The Board meets at least twice per year and is charged with providing strategic counsel to the Dean, establishing mutually beneficial connections to industry, government, and other organizations, helping raise funds in support of the School’s priority goals, and increasing the profile of the Schaefer School.

Anthony Bazzini '81

Former Manager, Project Management Division, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering

Anthony (Tony) Bazzini, Manager of the Project Management Division of ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, received his B.E. in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. He has held multiple positions within ExxonMobil throughout his career and worked on a multitude of projects all over the world including the Exxon Valdez recovery efforts in Valdez, Alaska.  

Jim Breen '83

Vice President, Lead Biologic Expansion, Janssen Pharmaceutical, Johnson & Johnson

Jim Breen joined Johnson & Johnson in 1997 in Shanghai, China and has progressed through a variety of roles in project management, manufacturing, and engineering in the biologics, pharmaceutical, and corporate groups. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, Master of Business Administration from Drexel University and Master of Engineering in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jerome Brown '99

Vice President and Quality Office Director, HDR

Jerome Brown is vice president and the quality office director for HDR, overseeing global quality management system development and implementation. A native of Northern California’s Central Valley, Brown earned his bachelor of engineering in mechanical engineering with a concentration in manufacturing technologies at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Lance Richard Bruck, M.D., CPE, FACOG, FACS

Vice President and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women's Health at Jersey City Medical Center/RWJ Barnabas Health

Lance Richard Bruck is a Clinical Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Bruck also holds the academic positions of residency program director, fellowship director in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, medical student clerkship director and serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, Muhlenberg College. Dr. Bruck has spent 27 years in academic medicine holding positions at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physician and Surgeons, Yale University and New York Medical College.

Chris Coccio '63

Chairman and CEO, Sono-Tek Corporation

Christopher Coccio has been chairman and CEO of Sono-Tek Corporation since 2001. In that capacity, he has made significant advances in the technology, geographical and application markets, and the financial success of the company. He has also developed the management structure and talent of the team for the future. Coccio received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, followed by a M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Moushmi Culver '00

Senior Vice President and Head of Manufacturing Strategy, Business Development & Alliances, Merck

Moushmi Culver leads all business development, network strategy, third party sales and global alliance management activities for the manufacturing division, which includes evaluating acquisitions, divestitures, licensing opportunities and strategic business alliances that have potential for alignment with Merck’s long-range strategic plans. Additionally, she leads Manufacturing Strategy, the Portfolio Management Office, and the Manufacturing Leadership Development Program (MLDP). Culver joined Merck over 22 years ago and has held positions of increasing responsibility in Manufacturing, Global Procurement, and the Corporate Strategy Office. Culver received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. 

Norman Eng M.Eng ’09

Vice President, US Defense Digital Strategy, Siemens Government Technologies

Norm Eng currently supports the digital transformation of the DoD and Aerospace and Defense Industry customers for Siemens. In 2021, Norm retired after 35 years with Northrop Grumman as the Vice President of Engineering at Palmdale, CA, Oklahoma City, OK, and El Segundo, CA. In that role, he led the technical team performing engineering design and analysis, engineering production support, and ground and flight testing in the Antelope Valley. Norm has also served as chief engineer on important aircraft programs. Norm holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from CW Post–Long Island University, and a Master of Engineering in Systems Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Isabel Espina '87 (Board Chair)

Vice President, ADP Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence

As Vice President of ADP’s Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence, Isabel Espina is responsible for defining the standards around technology, data, processes, security, and infrastructure for ADP’s global products. Espina has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Kevin Loughran '85

Vice President and Wireless Chief Technology Officer, Jabil

As Wireless CTO, Kevin Loughran is responsible for setting strategy and direction for Jabil’s products and services in the 5G Wireless space. This includes driving the technology roadmap, establishing strategic relationships with customers and ecosystem partners, and leading Jabil’s global R&D centers. Loughran received a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Computer Science from Stevens in 1985.

Dominique Lueckenhoff

Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, EHS & Sustainability, Hugo Neu Corporation

Dominique Lueckenhoff serves as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, EHS & Sustainability at Hugo Neu Corporation. Reporting to the Chair and CEO, she leads the company’s global efforts in corporate sustainability, climate resiliency, environment, health and safety compliance, practices and policy, public and community affairs, and green business growth and investment with a focus on Kearny Point, Hugo Neu’s billion-dollar sustainable redevelopment commercial/industrial campus.

Bernard P. McNeilly '85 M.S. '89, Vice-Chair

Executive Vice President, LiRo Group

Bernard (Bernie) McNeilly is the Executive Vice President for the LiRo Group and is responsible for the delivery and growth of the design capabilities of the firm across all its offices. This includes civil, structures, geotechnical, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, telecommunications, architecture, and sustainable design as well as BIM & virtual design and construction services for public and private clients alike. Markets include education, public works & infrastructure, parks & recreation, judicial/correctional, cultural, healthcare, water/wastewater, and aviation. Focus is on the client delivery for clients in the Northeast Corridor. He is responsible for strategy, execution and delivery for all design markets and services. Bernie controls the profit/loss responsibility with a focus on increasing pipeline, client accounts, hard backlog, and revenue; retaining/growing workforce; and risk management. Bernie is part of the US Executive team.

Vivek Rajgarhia ’89

President & GM, POET Technologies Inc

Vivek Rajgarhia has been a successful entrepreneur and intrapreneur in the optical communications and semiconductor industry for over 30 years. He has founded two optical companies and has held senior executive positions, building global businesses, at public companies such as Lucent Technologies, Hitachi (OpNext), MACOM and POET. Vivek received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Frank Roberto '76

Former Manager in ExxonMobil Global Projects Company

Frank Roberto retired from the project development division of ExxonMobil in the Global Projects Company in 2021, at the time located in the company’s Spring, Texas offices. In this role he supported new project development, as well as existing operations worldwide, across the company. Roberto graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Engineering degree.

Bruce Stroever '72

Former President and CEO at Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF)

Bruce W. Stroever has 45 years of product development and general management experience in the medical device and orthobiologics fields. He has retired as president and CEO of the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation. He received his B.Eng. in mechanical and chemical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and his M.S. in bioengineering from Columbia University.

Tendü Yoğurtçu, '00

Chief Technology Officer, Precisely

Tendü Yoğurtçu, Ph.D., is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Precisely. In this role, she directs the company’s technology strategy and innovation, leading all product research, and development programs. Yoğurtçu received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Bosphorus University in Istanbul.

William E. Witowsky '79

Former Senior Fellow, Texas Instruments (TI)

William (Bill) E. Witowsky has over 35 years experience in design and development of telecommunications products, silicon and software. Witowsky was most recently a senior fellow at Texas Instruments and served as chief technical officer of systems and software architecture for the Digital Signal Processing Systems Group. Witowsky received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and his M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.