2016 Academy of Distinguished Engineers Inductees
Each year, the School of Engineering honors exceptional engineering alumni and friends who have helped us in countless ways.
UConn Receives Gift for Global Energy Sustainability Program
A recent gift from the Satell Family Foundation will support UConn’s new research partnership in sustainable energy with Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.
Science Radio Show Enlightens Listeners
Dr. Jeffrey McCutcheon is intent on bringing science, engineering and technology to a broader audience where preconceptions can be discussed openly and overturned. To that end, in April he launched a weekly, two-hour talk radio program on UConn’s noncommercial college and community radio station, WHUS, called Science Friction.
GOALI Award for Interdisciplinary Team
Materials Science & Engineering professor Dr. Radenka Maric, in close collaboration with Industrial Advisory Board member Armand Halter and Dr. William Mustain, has received a prestigious $423,000 National Science Foundation GOALI award.
First Large-Scale Open Testbed in the Nation for Underwater Networks
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from UConn and three partnering universities is developing a suite of open underwater network testbeds that will be demonstrated along the U.S. East, West and Gulf Coasts, where water quality data will be continuously collected and transmitted to on-shore labs.
What are your UConn Engineering friends up to these days? Read what’s new in the careers of Peter Lewis, Michael Pazzani, Tom Prete and Robert Roche. Then share your career news with us, too!
Exploring Solar Energy at UConn
After a nearly 40-year hiatus from UConn, solar panels have returned to the School of Engineering with the installation over the summer of two new 3.3 kW panels at the Center for Clean Energy Engineering on UConn’s Depot Campus. The novel hybrid photovoltaic power system serves as a valuable testing apparatus enabling engineering faculty and students to explore a variety of research projects in PV energy production and transmission.
Joule Fellows Host Local Robotics Tournament
At Mansfield Middle School, local students are given the chance to go above and beyond the daily classroom routine. In mid-February, the school hosted its first ever all-New England Middle School Robotics Tournament, advised by math and science enrichment teacher, Doug Perkins.
Professors Remembered: Wallace W. (W2) Bowley
Perhaps it was Wally Bowley’s unorthodox, yet effective method of teaching that made him an iconic professor during his time at the University of Connecticut. Maybe it was the ten patents he held in the fields of engineering. Or, perhaps it was the countless lives he touched as a loving father and as a mentor to his students.
Developing the Next Generation of Fuel Cells
UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering has developed a new manufacturing process for fuel cells that could make highly efficient, fuel cell-powered vehicles a viable commercial option in the next 10 years and possibly sooner.
Professor Radenka Maric developed the breakthrough process, which significantly lowers production costs while maintaining maximum efficiency.
Dr. Amir Faghri Receives Coveted ASME Award
Amir Faghri, Ph.D., a professor of engineering at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, and leading researcher in the field of advanced energy systems, has been honored jointly by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).
Kim Danziger: Lessons Underpin Successful Career
It’s a common refrain among college students: “When will we ever have to use this in real life?” Kim Danziger (B.S. Civil Engineering, ’75) is a prime example of a UConn graduate who applied his engineering lessons often and to great advantage across his career.
Engineering Energy for the Future: Michael Ignatowich
Michael has been involved in alternative energy projects since first arriving on campus. As a freshman, he joined the UConn chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE).
UConn Alumnus Works to Bring 3D Measurements into the 21st Century
Imagine living in a society where credit cards and ID cards are obsolete. All that is needed to make a purchase is a fingerprint.
Dr. Maric: Advancing Low-Temp Fuel Cell Technology
In an effort to radically improve the stability and durability of fuel cells and batteries, Dr. Radenka Maric works tirelessly on her innovative manufacturing process that will redefine the development and cost potential for battery cells nationwide.
Engineering’s Career Fair Indicates a Bright Future
The Career Fair’s large turnout and buzz-filled air reflects an upward trend in the job market, a message that sends a positive outlook not only to UConn engineering students but also to the residents of Connecticut as well.
Engineering Student Hones Financial Wizardry
When sophomore Nishang Gupta (ME) was in the 9th grade, his father suggested a father-son activity — together, the two men began to invest money in the stock market. Through many tests and trials, what started as $30,000 tripled in size before Nishang had graduated from high school. This was just the motivation both men needed to stick with it.
Engineering students often defy simple classification, media-fed stereotypes notwithstanding. Undergraduate student Shawna Smith (CMBE) is the very essence of the non-traditional student.
Outreach Activities Enhance Engineering Awareness
UConn’s School of Engineering and other academic engineering programs are taking an increasingly active approach toward recruiting and retaining undergraduate students. Too often, engineering has been entirely absent from the pre-college level curriculum or poorly conveyed as a discipline capitalizing on core mathematical, scientific and physics concepts. The challenge is often aggravated by a complex […]
Hogan, Williams Announce New Members of UConn’s Sustainable Energy Team
At the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on December 9, 2008, University of Connecticut President Michael Hogan – joined by Senate President Donald Williams – announced that the University of Connecticut has hired six top alternative energy researchers under the state’s 21st Century Jobs Act. Among the new energy leaders introduced was the new director […]
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 […]
Big Blue Goes Green Under Environmental Leader Nunes
Alumna Sharon Nunes (M.S., Ph.D., Materials Science, ’80, ’83) relishes her role as Vice President of Big Green Innovations in IBM’s Systems & Technology Group (STG). The initiative, unveiled in early 2007, positions IBM as a world leader in developing and propagating environmental conservation strategies and analytical techniques across the technology sector. Big Green Innovations […]
UConn Engineering Graduate Students Pursue Cutting-Edge Research
Nearly 500 master’s and doctoral students pursue graduate studies within the School of Engineering’s five departments and 10 graduate programs. Our students represent diverse cultural traditions, backgrounds and interest areas; all of them are dedicated researchers with the energy and insight to advance important technological ideas. Read about some of them below. Jonathan P. Winterstein […]
Connecticut Kids Explore Energy Future
On April 14th, nearly 90 middle school students interrupted their spring vacations to visit the UConn campus and explore a variety of alternative energy sources. The young people are participants in a novel program entitled Connecticut Kids Fueling the Future. The School of Engineering hosted the visit, which was organized by Tricia Bergman of the […]
Engineering Launches Eminent Faculty Initiative in Sustainable Energy
During a joint press conference on September 18th, held at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, the University of Connecticut formally unveiled an ambitious new research campaign, the Eminent Faculty Initiative in Sustainable Energy, which will reside in the School of Engineering. The University of Connecticut’s new president, Dr. Michael Hogan – joined by Connecticut […]
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 […]