Alumni News

Stay in touch with fellow UConn engineering alumni. Visit our Engineering alumni website  or our LinkedIn alumni page and fill us in on your latest activities or learn what your college friends are doing nowadays!  Some recent alumni news follows:

Capital Area Alumni: Networking Event!  On Thursday, February 28th, you are cordially invited to attend a special gathering for Engineering alumni, beginning at 3:00 pm with an open discussion on the topic of “An Engineer’s Journey from Storrs to D.C.”  The event then moves to The University Club of Washington, DC for an evening networking and cocktail reception from 6 – 8:30 p.m.  The open discussion segment is hosted by Michael McKeon (BSE ’90, JD), Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C.  The networking event will take place at The University Club of Washington, DC, and is co-hosted by the Schools of Engineering and Business, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Honors Program & UCAA National Capital Chapter.  Click here fojackie2r details.

Jacquelynn Garofano (Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering, ‘10), a Senior Engineer and Research Scientist in the Physical Sciences/Measurement Science Group at United Technologies Research Center,  was chosen by Connecticut Magazine as one of the state’s top “40 Under 40” young professionals. Jackie appeared in the March 2013 issue of the print and online magazine. In 2010, Jackie received the CTC’s Women of Innovation Collegian Innovation and Leadership Award. Read a previous story about Jackie here.

alumni greenspan2Marshall Greenspan (Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, ’69) of Fairfield, CT, has been named an IEEE Fellow for contributions to design and development multi-channel radars. He is a 50+ year employee of the Northrop Grumman Corporation. Marshall began his career with the Norden Division (now part of Northrop Grumman) of United Technologies Corporation. Throughout his five decades with the company, he has been involved in the development of advanced radars for U.S. military applications and also contributed to an  advanced radar for the government of Israel.  He has also been an active participant in the IEEE’s Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society’s Radar Systems Panel as well as a presenter and invited speaker at several of their annual international conferences.  His previous awards include a 1973 United Aircraft Corporation George C. Mead gold medal for engineering excellence, a 1980 United Technologies award for extraordinary achievement in product design, a 1996 distinguished alumni citation from the UConn School of Engineering, a 2000 IEEE AESS Warren D. White Award for excellence in radar engineering, and a 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in engineering and technology from the Northrop Grumman Corporation. Marshall earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT.

Metin Ozen (Ph.D. Applied Mechanics, ’89) is President and CEO of Ozen Engineering, a Sunnyvale, CA company providing advanced multi-physics finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and musculoskeletal simulations for his clients. The company is an ANSYS and Autodesk Channel Partner serving customers around the world.  There are currently 9 employees in his current office in Sunnyale, and they also collaborate with a company in Turkey due to his connections back home.  Earlier in his career, Metin was employed at Torrington Bearings in Torrington, CT.  He is a Fellow of ASME.

Benjamin Salsburg (B.S. Electrical Engineering, ’58), Ph.D. is now retired and living in Palo Alto, CA. Early in his career, Ben worked for Filco Ford, a medical instrumentation firm, and Varian Associates. In 1963 he started work at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, where he remained here for 30 years. There, he participated in research for the Stanford Cyncation Radiation Lab, and later he worked as the Engineering Operations Manager for the lab. He also taught physics lab lectures at Stanford and a local junior college in the evenings.  During his career, Ben also started four small companies.


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