Alumni News

visix-alumni26Stay 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:

Arthur Baker (B.S. Civil Engineering, ‘94) has been hired Public Works Director for the town of Greenfield, MA.  He was most recently the Director of Public Works, Solid Waste and Recycling for the town of Branford, CT.  Prior to that position, he served the town of Monroe, CT. Arthur has 10 years of professional municipal experience, having also served as the Deputy Director of public works for Monroe before his assuming the director’s position. His work experience also includes serving as a project or staff engineer in the private sector for 10 years.

William Borghard (B.S., M.S. Chemical Engineering, ’75, ’76), Ph.D., retired in December from his position as a Senior Scientific Advisor at ExxonMobil, where he was employed for 32 years. Bill earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Stanford University in 1980 and then joined Mobil. He has worked primarily with catalysis and synthetic fuel research. Bill recently delivered a workshop for engineering graduate students on career advancement strategies in a corporate research environment.  He fondly remembers his UConn years, when he lived in Goodyear and worked in the dining hall, and Prof. Emeritus Michael G. Howard, former dean of Engineering.

William J. Johnson (B.S. Civil Engineering ’65) Ph.D., P.E., has joined Naples, FL-based Forensic Construction Consulting, an Aerial Companies subsidiary as the Senior Consulting Engineer. William brings extensive experience built over his 32-year career in consulting engineering related to building construction and maintenance. He founded W.J. Johnson & Associates, a business that provides engineering services to condominium and commercial building owners, in 1984. During his career, William has developed expertise across a broad spectrum, from building construction and maintenance concerns to building envelope and structural issues. He received his master’s degree in Structural Engineering and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at UConn.

 

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