Alumni Notes

The Schools of Engineering and Business will hold an Alumni Reception in Dallas, TX on Tuesday, November 15th.  Prior to the reception, at 3 p.m. 18 lucky alumni (the first 18 to respond) will have the opportunity to tour the elegant Mary Hunt Hill Bridge: contact Noreen Wall at (860) 486-5394 to reserve your spot. From 6 – 8:30 p.m., a networking and cocktail reception will be held at the Le Meridien. Click here the reception invitation and RSVP information.

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

Nisar Ahmed (Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, ‘07) joined Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX in March as a Senior DFT Engineer. He was previously employed as a DFT Engineer and Design Engineer with Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX and in Bangalore, India.

Peter Himes (B.S. Electrical Engineering ‘81), MBA was appointed Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Alliances for Silex Microsystems, the world’s largest pure-play MEMS foundry.  He was previously employed at National Semiconductor, Winbond Corporation, SiTime, and – most recently – QuickSil as President, until the niche wafer foundry was sold.

Faisal Hossain (Ph.D. Environmental Engineering ’04), an associate professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department of Tennessee Tech University, was invited by the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment to present his work on the effect of large reservoirs on regional climate. Dr. Hossain presented evidence that large dams may affect the water cycle and eventually the hydrology of the watersheds contributing to the water balance of the reservoirs. His presentation may be found here.

Jianxin Tang (Ph.D., Electrical Engineering ’89) is a professor of Electrical Engineering at Alfred University, Alfred, NY.  Dr. Tang specializes in digital signal processing with applications to real-time digital filtering, communication, and control; inter-networking and network security; and large scale system optimization and optimal control.


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