When Less Oxygen Means Better Performance
Using a special milling process in an enclosed box filled with argon gas, UConn scientists, working in collaboration with researchers from North Carolina State University.
New Executive Director of the UConn Tech Park
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Dr. S. Pamir Alpay, to serve as new Executive Director of the Innovation Partnership Building at the UConn Tech Park.
UConn School of Engineering Announces UConn-ZEISS Partnership and Introduces New Microscopy Center
The UConn School of Engineering announced the launch of a new UConn-ZEISS Partnership with the opening of a new, state of the art laboratory.
Innovation Partnership Building to Open in the Fall
The new Innovation Partnership Building will thoroughly integrate UConn’s industrial partnerships with advanced research.
UConn Joins Hunt for New Materials
UConn researcher Rampi Ramprasad is working to identify new polymers as part of a new Toyota Research Institute $35 million initiative.
From Forest Labs to Rare Diseases: Philanthropic Grants Boost UConn’s Research Partnerships with Industries
Industry partnerships are funding researchers and grad students while leveraging UConn’s research capabilities like never before.
Honors Across Engineering
One engineering faculty member has been named a Distinguished Professor, and three others were recently inducted into CASE.
UConn Receives NSF Award to Improve Power Grid Technology
UConn was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant to create a new research center to develop advanced electrical power grid technologies.
Framing UConn’s Future: Tech Park
The executive director of the UConn Tech Park, Radenka Maric, recently discussed the new building and what it means for the University and the state of Connecticut.
Materials Science And Engineering Updates
Learn about what’s happening in the materials science and engineering department!
Recent Faculty Honors
UConn Engineering faculty receive a variety of honors; here are some of the recent highlights.
UTAS Announces UConn Center For Advanced Materials
UTC Aerospace Systems has announced a materials engineering Center of Excellence opening for collaboration with UConn.
Seok-Woo Lee Makes Magic at UConn
Dr. Seok-Woo Lee believes materials science and engineering is “magically fun.” He says, “Materials science and engineering makes me feel like I become an alchemist who tries to make gold out of other materials.” The Pratt and Whitney Assistant Professor received both his bachelor’s degree in materials science and engineering and master’s of science in […]
New Journal Launches With Cato T. Laurencin As Its Editor-In-Chief
Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D is editor-in-chief of the new journal Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine
David J. Arthur ’90, Karen Isherwood ’97, Jeffrey Lewis ’83, and Stephen P. O’Mahony ’92 are all featured in this issue’s Alumni News
Four SoE Faculty Win NSF CAREER Awards
Four NSF CAREER awards in one year for SoE! Dongare, Wille, Vadas and Park receive the prestigious honor
New Collaboration to Create World-Class Microscopy Center
UConn and FEI Co. have signed an agreement to develop a cutting-edge center for microscopy and materials science research
GE Fellows Tour Facility, Hear About Life After School
The nine GE Fellows who toured the Plainville General Electric facility last week got a chance to see the concepts they study put into action.
Meet the New Faculty For UConn Engineering
The new school year begins with an impressive group of new SoE hires.
UConn Incubator Company Receives $5.5 Million for Research
Amastan LLC, a company in UConn’s Technology Incubator Program (TIP), has secured a $5.5 million investment in support of its ongoing development of high-end plasma technologies for the production and processing of nanomaterials.
In Student News: Grads hear the importance of humanity in engineering; an honor for an underwater acoustician; and note-taking assistance for disabled students.
Women Engineers Conference Inspires a New Generation
Wintry weather failed to dampen spirits at the “Celebration of Women in Engineering,” a daylong conference exploring the challenges of women engineering the future held Tuesday, February 18 in conjunction with national Engineers Week.
DuPont’s Mark Vergnano: From UConn to Global Leader
In January, Mark P. Vergnano (B.S. Chemical Engineering, ’80), Executive Vice President of DuPont, was named to become Chief Executive Officer of DuPont’s $8 billion Performance Chemicals segment, which will be spun off during the second quarter of 2015 as a stand-alone company.
Jon Kaplan Receives SMART Scholarship
Biomedical Engineering senior Jonathan T. Kaplan was awarded a prestigious national Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship in August. He was one of just 150 recipients chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants, and Jon is UConn’s second student to receive a SMART scholarship. Materials Science & Engineering doctoral student Claire Weiss was a 2009 SMART recipient.
“Accelerating Materials Property Predictions Using Machine Learning” Published in Scientific Reports
Professor Ramamurthy Ramprasad, postdoctoral fellow Dr. Ghanshyam Pilania, and doctoral candidate Chenchen Wang of Materials Science and Engineering, in conjunction with Professor Sanguthevar Rajasekaran (Computer Science and Engineering) and Dr. Xun Jiang (Ph.D. Statistics 2013), jointly collaborated on a research paper published online on September 30, 2013 in Scientific Reports, the open access journal of Nature.
Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center Director Named
Interim Dean of Engineering Kazem Kazerounian has named Dr. Rainer Hebert as Director of the recently established Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center (AMIC) at UConn. Dr. Hebert brings not only strong leadership skills to his new role but also expertise in additive manufacturing alloy development and process capabilities.
Partnership Advances Gas Turbine Materials Technology
Drs. Maurice Gell and Eric Jordan, partnering with HiFunda LLC of Salt Lake City, received a DOE Small Business Technology Transfer Program Phase II grant totaling $1 million (UConn portion: $387k). The award supports advances in a new Solution Precursor Plasma Spray process invented by Drs. Gell and Jordan, for making ceramic thermal barrier coatings […]
Public-Private Partnership Advances Gas Turbine Materials Technology
Drs. Maurice Gell and Eric Jordan have developed a new process for making ceramic thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) that are used extensively in gas turbine engines. This Solution Precursor Plasma Spray (SPPS) process allows the deposition of higher temperature, lower thermal conductivity TBCs that will provide significant fuel savings for aircraft and land-based gas turbines.
What are UConn Engineering graduates up to? Read about the recent career highlights of alumni like Michael Cantor, Thomas Gaal, Carl Lawton, Louis Parrillo and Paul Scheihing!
Read about the exciting array of events planned in conjunction with Alumni Weekend (June 7-8), as well as recent career highlights of alumni like Keith Berger, Frederick Carlson, Michael Keefe and Edward J. Sarisley, Jr.
News from Materials Science & Engineering
In news from the MSE Department, Ghanshyam Pilania was presented the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, and members of the UConn Materials Advantage student chapter (UCMA) visited Bacon Academy high school to educate and inform integrated science students about materials science and engineering.
Trustees Approve Formation of Two Departments
During its mid-November meeting, the UConn Board of Trustees approved the establishment of two new departments in the School of Engineering: Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) and Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE). The departments will emerge as separate units from the current Department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering effective July 1, 2013.
New Faculty Join UConn Engineering
The School of Engineering is pleased to welcome 10 new faculty members for the fall 2011 and spring 2012 terms. Each brings significant experience in areas of strategic importance.
Team Awarded DOE Grant for Hydrogen Gas Turbine Research
A team of UConn researchers is one of just nine selected nationwide by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop advanced technologies that will lead to cleaner, more efficient conversion of coal into electricity.
Faculty Receive Honors
Two faculty members have been honored with distinguished chair faculty positions in the School of Engineering: Drs. Eric Jordan and Emmanouil Anagnostou. They were chosen based on the impact of their research contributions, national reputations and leadership in their areas of expertise.
Chiu And Sung Receive EFRC Funding
Two faculty members will contribute their expertise toward separate Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) recently funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced the five-year awards in April. Mechanical Engineering professors Wilson K. S. Chiu and Chih-Jen “Jackie” Sung, both of whom are associated with the newly established Center for […]
Engineering Faculty Awarded Grants for Health Center Collaborations
The University awarded grants to 11 multi-disciplinary research teams, of which four include engineering faculty members. The one-year start-up grants were made under a new UConn Health Center/Storrs and Regional Campus Incentive Grants (UCIG) program aimed at nurturing interdisciplinary research collaborations that are seen as having long-term promise and a strong potential for attracting significant […]
School Welcomes New Faculty
The School of Engineering is pleased to welcome six new tenure-track faculty members for the fall ’09 and spring ’10 terms. They bring valuable expertise in the energy arena and are associated with the Eminent Faculty Initiative in Sustainable Energy. They are: Drs. Leslie McCabe Shor, Chih-Jen “Jackie” Sung, Hanchen Huang, Sung-Yeul Park, Timothy Vadas […]
Drs. McEvily And Carter Elected Society Fellows
Drs. Arthur J. McEvily and C. Barry Carter have been elected Fellows of respected professional societies. Both will be inducted in July. Dr. McEvily, a professor emeritus of metallurgy, was elected a 2009 Fellow of the International Congress on Fracture (ICF) in recognition of his “contributions to the understanding of fatigue mechanisms and processes in […]
Dr. Hanchen Huang Accepts Professorship in Sustainable Energy
The School of Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Hanchen Huang has accepted the UConn School of Engineering Professorship in Sustainable Energy. Dr. Huang is currently a professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. He will join UConn as a faculty member in the Department […]
Alumnus John Krenicki an Energy Leader
Reliable, reasonably-priced energy has reemerged in the last year as among the greatest needs facing the nation, and aligned with it are complex questions about environmental degradation, global climate change, economic disparities and limited water resources. GE is among the industrial titans committed to developing an integrated approach to these challenges. In July 2008, GE […]
Faculty Make a Difference with Mentor Connection
Over the summer, a number of engineering faculty members and associates hosted high school juniors and seniors from across the world, welcoming them into research labs and providing mentorship that may nurture future engineering leaders. The 12-year old summer program, called the UConn Mentor Connection (MC), brings 70-75 students to campus each year for a […]
Weiss to Receive 2008 SPE International Award
Polymers are found everywhere in the natural world, and engineering professor Bob Weiss has devoted his successful career to manipulating polymers to produce an array of useful products, from better golf balls to improved proton exchange membranes for fuel cells. In early May, Weiss will be honored by the Society of Plastics Engineers with the […]
Douglas Family Establishes Scholarship
University of Connecticut alumni Joel S. and Heidi (Seifert) Douglas have established a scholarship for freshman engineering students, the Joel S. and Heidi S. Douglas Engineering Scholarship, which will be supported by their generous donation. Preference will be given to female students who graduated from eastern Connecticut high schools. “We are pleased to be able […]
Raytheon Partners with UConn for Advanced Materials
A team of engineering faculty members received a $1.47 million subcontract from defense giant Raytheon Company to assist in the development of engineered nanocomposites for optical applications. The project is being funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and managed by the Office of Naval Research (ONR). The project team includes principal investigator […]
UConn Honors Engineering Alumnus John Krenicki
School of Engineering alumnus John Krenicki, Jr. (B.S.E. Mechanical Eng. ’84) was presented an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut during the May 2007 commencement ceremonies. UConn President Philip Austin presented the honorary degree, lauding Mr. Krenicki for his impressive career accomplishments and international recognition as one of the nation’s top […]
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 […]