Archives for 2005

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Student Athlete Balances Academic and Sports Goals

As goalie for the UConn women’s lacrosse team, Kristen Haldeman relies on balance, intelligence and timing-the same attributes she finds give her the critical edge as a standout student enrolled in the competitive Biomedical Engineering (BME) program. Ms. Haldeman, who completed her junior year at UConn and maintains a 4.0 GPA, chose UConn because it […]

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Javidi Honored By Optical Engineering Society

By Sherry Fisher President Philip E. Austin, left, and Bahram Javidi, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Javidi’s lab in the ITE Building. Photo by Peter Morenus Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the 2005 recipient of the Dennis H. Gabor Award. Javidi received the […]

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Lei Zhu Awarded DuPont Young Professors Grant

Assistant professor of Chemical Engineering Lei Zhu has been awarded one of just eight 2005 DuPont Young Professor Grants presented to North American researchers. Dr. Zhu’s research investigates the synthesis and self-assembly of carbon nanotube-based liquid crystalline materials, and characterization and design of useful nanotechnology devices for the development of novel photovoltaics and nanotransistors. Dr. […]

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GE Advanced Materials Establishes $500,000 Scholarship For African American Engineering Students

In early April, the School of Engineering received a cash endowment of $500,000 for establishment of the GE Advanced Materials Endowed Scholar Program Fund, focusing on African American students. GE Advanced Materials, based in Pittsfield, MA, is a world leader in providing material solutions through engineering thermoplastics, silicon products and technology platforms, and fused quartz […]

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Middle School Students Get Lesson in Fuel Cells

Since its founding in 2002, the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) at the University of Connecticut has sought to enrich the science and technology education experience for children in grades K-12 through various outreach activities. As the nation’s foremost research and educational center dedicated to the cutting-edge field of fuel cells, the Center seeks […]

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Aggelos Kiayias Awarded NSF Career Award

How to optimize access to material available on the Internet, while simultaneously protecting intellectual property rights, is the challenge at the heart of research being conducted by assistant professor Aggelos Kiayias of Computer Science & Engineering under a new five-year National Science Foundation Early Career (CAREER) Award. Dr. Kiayias’ CAREER research, with $400,000 in support, […]

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Jack Stephens: Driven to Improve Road Durability

Dr. Jack Stephens, emeritus professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, maintains a busy schedule that would challenge the stamina of a 20-year old. At a time when many in his peer group spend their days pursuing recreational activities, he remains active as Senior Research Advisor of the Connecticut Advanced Pavement Lab associated with the Connecticut […]

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Students Shine at Design Expo

At the most basic level, engineers are innovators: people who approach a problem from an analytical viewpoint, assess variables and how they interact, design possible solutions, select materials and construct prototypes. A controlled, condensed version of this process consumes senior engineering students each year as they tackle the culminating test of their undergraduate years in […]

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Wilson Chiu Captures Three Major Awards

Dr. Wilson K.S. Chiu, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, recently received an Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award. Dr. Chiu won the $150,000 three-year award for his proposed work in the area of optimization of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) for field use by Army personnel. He explained that the Army is keenly interested […]