Rosato, Anthony

Dr. RosatoDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-596-5829
Email: rosato*
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Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 1985, Carnegie Mellon University
M.S. Applied Mathematics, 1981, Carnegie Mellon University
M.S. Civil Engineering-Theoretical & Applied Mechanics, 1979, Northwestern University
B.E. Mechanical Engineering, 1975, Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY)


New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
7/02-Present Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
7/01-6/03 Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering Department
9/99-Present Director, Granular Science Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department
6/93-6/02 Associate Professor (tenured), Mechanical Engineering Department
9/95-1999 Founder and Director, NJIT Particle Technology Center
1/87-6/93 Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
Carlow College, Pittsburgh , PA
1/86-5/86 Adjunct Faculty, Exact Sciences Department
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh , PA
1/86-5/86 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Mechanical Engineering Department
9/81-10/84 Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Department
9/79-5/82 Graduate Teaching Assistant- Mechanical Engineering & Mathematics
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
9/77-8/79 Murphy Fellowship, Civil Engineering Department
Green Fan Co, Beacon, NY
10/75-8/77 Test & Development Engineer


Fall 2003 Stanford University-Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
11/95-8/96 The Lovelace Institutes (Alburquerque, NM) & Sandia National Laboratory
Fall 1995 Worcester Polytechnic Institute-Visiting Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
9/94-10/94 Joliot Professorship, Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris, France
1989, 1990 Summer Visiting Faculty Fellowship, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Earth Sciences Department, Livermore, CA
August 1988 Faculty-Governor’s School in the Sciences, Drew University, Madison, NJ


  • “Why the Brazil Nuts Are On Top,” Science News, March 28, 1987, Vol. 131(13)
  • “Nuts and Jolts,” Scientific American, May, 1987, p 58D
  • “Sometimes Heavier Objects Go to the Top: Here’s Why,” Science Times, The New York Times, March 24, 1987, p C1
  • “Great Muesli Shake-Down,” London Sunday Times, April 26, 1987
  • CJOR Radio, Vancouver, Canada, Live interview, April 2, 1987
  • All Things Considered, National Public Radio, April, 1987
  • The Exploratorium, a Museum of Science and Technology, San Francisco, CA, exhibit on segregation effect
  • “A Barrier Falls: Corn Flake Theorem Shows How Rocks Keep Rising in Field,” The Denver Post, April 19, 1987
  • “Believe It or Nut,” 3-2-1 Contact, March 1988
  • “New Discovery: Why Heavy Objects Rise to the Top,” Design News, May 4, 1987
  • “Schutteln am Computer,” Wissenschaft, Die Zeit, Nr. 43-1 Oktober 1987
  • “Cache-Noix,” La Recherche, mensuel no189 juin 1987


  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Elected: October 2000)
  • American Academy of Mechanics
  • NJIT Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma


  • Editorial Board of the Americas, KONA—Powder and Particle (May 2012-present)
  • ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, Inelasticity Committee (Appointed 6/07/2011)
  • Committee on Publication Ethics (UK)—member (2008-present)
  • International Hoover Award Board, ASME representative (2010-present)
  • Organizing Committee, Powders & Grains 2009 (July 2009 in Golden, CO): An international conference held every 4 years
  • Organizer, Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium (2005-present), sponosored by the Granular Science Laboratory and Mechanics Research Communications (Elsevier)
  • Scientific Committee, 5th World Congress on Particle Technology, April 23-27, 2006, Orlando, FL
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Nonlinear Science & Numerical Simulation, 2002-2010
  • Editor-In-Chief, Mechanics Research Communications, Elsevier, Apr. 2007-present
  • Co-Editor-In-Chief, Mechanics Research Communications, Elsevier, Jan. 2005-Mar. 2007
  • Associate Editor, Mechanics Research Communications, Elsevier, 2000-2004
  • Assistant Editor, Mechanics Research Communications, Elsevier, 1997-2000
  • Elsevier Editors’ Conferences: April 22-25, 2005 (San Diego, CA), Nov. 3-5, 2006 (Charleston, SC); Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2011 (Chicago, IL)
  • Panel Member, NASA-Glenn Workshop on Fine Particles, May 7, 2003, Cleveland, OH.
  • Consultant, Union Carbide Corporation (Bound Brook, NJ), 2000-2001; Kraft Foods, May 2006
  • Chair of the Scientific Committee, International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Symposium, Segregation in Granular Flows, Cape May, NJ, June 5-9, 1999
  • Co-Chair, Particle Technology at NJIT: Research, Education and Technology Transfer, March 20-21, 1997.
  • Co-Chair, Session on Bulk Solids Characterization, AIChE 5th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, July 14-18, 1996.
  • Panel Member, National Materials Advisory Board (National Research Council) AFOSR Panel, 1995
  • American Society of Engineering Education, 1995 Program Chair Elect, Graduate Studies Division
  • Co-Chair of the “Granular Flows Symposium”, Meet’N’93 ASME/ASCE/SES, June 6-9, 1993, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Engineering Search Committee, Pratt Institute ME Department Fall 1991
  • Session Co-Chair for the 21st Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society, Aug. 21-25,1990, San Diego, CA: “Micromechanical and Continuum Models for Granular Media”
  • Reviewer for Journal of Computational Physics, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Complexity, Granular Matter, EuroPhysics Letters, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review E, Powder Technology, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids, Mechanics Research Communications, National Science Foundation, ACS Petroleum Research Fund


  • Faculty Advisor, NJIT student section: 1989-92
  • Organized the 1990 Region II Conference at NJIT
  • Organized the First ASME Region II Graduate Student Technical Conference (NJIT, April 12, 1991)
  • Consultant for the Second ASME Region II Graduate Student Technical Conference (1992)

Supervised Student Teams in the Following ASME Competitions

1990 Region II Design Competition 5th place
1990 Allied Signal Region II Award 2nd place
1990 Region II Old Guard Competition 2nd place
1991 Region II Design Competition 1st place
1992 Region II Design Competition 2nd place
1992 Region II Old Guard Competition 1st place
1992 National Old Guard Competition at WAM 3rd place
1994 Region II National Design Competition 1st and 3rd places
1994 National Design Competition at WAM 5th place
1995 Region II National Design Competition 1st and 2nd places
1995 National Competition at WAM 4th place


University and College Committees

  • Undergraduate Research Committee (2010-2011)
  • AAUP/PSA Union—Member-at-large (2009-present)
  • Faculty Council, 2005-2008 (Vice-Chair, 2006-07; Chair, 2007-08)
  • Graduate Council, 2001-2003
  • Institute Research Committee, 1994-96; 97-98
  • Director, NJIT Particle Technology Center, 1995-1999
  • NJIT Parking Committee 1991-94
  • Newark College of Engineering Promotion & Tenure Advisory Committee, 1995

Mechanical Engineering Department Committees

  • Teaching and Awards Committee, 2009-present
  • Promotion & Tenure Committee, 2002 -present
  • Graduate Recruitment Committee, 2002-03
  • Director, Granular Science Laboratory, 1999-present
  • Director, Particle Technology Laboratory, 1990-1995
  • Department Chair Search Committee, 1996-1998
  • ME Dept. Faculty Search Committee, 1998-2000
  • Chair, ME Faculty Search Committee: 2004-2005
  • ASME Faculty Advisor 1989-1992
  • Graduate Association of ME Students (GAMES): Founder and Faculty Advisor, 2002-present
  • Coordinator of Undergraduate Research Projects: 2000-2001
  • Graduate Committee 1988-91; 92-2003
  • Computer Utilization Committee 1997-1999
  • Doctoral Qualifying Examination Committee 1988-present
  • Department Merit Committee 1988-89; 2002-present; Chair (2008)
  • ME Web Site Coordinator, 2001-2005
  • ME Colloquium Series Coordinator 1990-91; 2000-2001; 2004-05
  • Organizer—Granular and Multiphase Flows Colloquium Series, 2005-present (Sponsored by Mechanics Research Communications and the NJIT Granular Science Laboratory)
  • Departmental Publicity Coordinator 1988-90

Community Activities

  • St. Virgil Academy (Morris Plains, NJ), STEM curriculum support
  • St. Virgil Academy (Morris Plains, NJ), Member of set design crew for school musical (March-May, 2012)
  • Hope Builders, St. Matthew the Apostle Church (July 22-29, 2012): Adult chaperon and team member for community support and building in rural Kentucky
  • New Orleans Katrina Floor Relief (Jan 4-10, 2009): Member of a team of volunteers to rebuild homes destroyed by the flood
  • New Orleans Katrina Flood Relief (Jan 7 -13, 2007): Member of a team of 46 volunteers—gutting of homes destroyed by the flood
  • Holy Cross High School 2006 Alumni Career Day, April 7, 2006, “Mechanical Engineering Careers”
  • North Hunderton High School Science Fair, April 14, 2005.
  • Morristown High School, “Particle Technology and Science”, Seminars given to honors physics classes, January 23, 2004.
  • Tutor: Mathematics and Physics for local high schools
  • Twins & Triplets Club of Morris County: Fabrication of sets for 2001 Convention
  • St. Matthew the Apostle Church (Randolph, NJ)—Music Ministry (Spring 1998, Fall 2001, Fall 2004, Fall 2007)
  • John Jay High School (Cross River, NY): Served as a research advisor to a sophomore student
  • Randolph Middle School 6th Grade Science Fair, April 1999
  • Volunteer for St. Peter’s Village (Denville, NJ), Fall of 1997: I served as a tutor and mentor for a middle-school student residing at the Village
  • St. Matthew the Apostle Church (Randolph, NJ): Parish outreach ministry and Religious Education program
  • St. Matthew the Apostle Church (Randolph, NJ): Building Committee (2009-present)
  • Volunteer for St. Peter’s Village (Denville, NJ), Fall of 1997: I served as a tutor and mentor for a middle-school student residing at the Village
  • Volunteer for parish outreach ministry to assist the needy with home repairs and maintenance


Dr. Rosato’s Publications