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Category: Momentum

Academy of Distinguished Engineers Inductees for 2017

Each year, the School of Engineering honors exceptional engineering alumni and friends who have helped us in countless ways.

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Alumni News

Keep up with Engineering news from around the globe!

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Alumni News

Alumni News Bruce R. Donnelly, Ph.D. (B.S. Civil Engineering, ’71) is the winner of the SAE International Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award recognizing individuals whose accomplishments include outstanding international research, innovation and contributions to crash injury protection, crash injury biomechanics and crash injury design. With over 40 years of collision and injury analysis […]

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In Memoriam: Carroll Osborne Bennett. April 1, 1921 – Jan. 9, 2016

Carroll Osborne “C.O.” Bennett, A UConn Engineering professor for 23 years who coauthored one of the fundamental texts of chemical engineering, died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on Jan. 9, 2016 at Paris, France.

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IEEE Honors UConn Alum Marshall Greenspan

For his crucial contributions to radar technology, Marshall Greenspan receives an IEEE award

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Faculty News

Awards, honors and panel selections for SoE faculty

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Three Engineering Faculty Members Named 2014 CASE Members

Drs. Shvartsman, Tehranipoor and Chon are SoE’s news CASE inductees

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Meet the New Faculty For UConn Engineering

The new school year begins with an impressive group of new SoE hires.

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Appointments and Re-Appointments

The School of Engineering appoints two new department and re-appoints three other department heads.

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Emeritus Professor of Engineering Marty Fox Passes Away

Emeritus Professor of Engineering Marty Fox Dies

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UConn Engineering Honors Fifteen

During a gala event on May 1st at the Storrs campus, the School of Engineering honored 15 exceptional alumni as 2014 inductees into the UConn Academy of Distinguished Engineers.

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Alumni Notes

What are UConn Engineering graduates up to? Read about the recent career highlights of alumni like Larry Acquarulo, John Carrington, Lon Hultgren and George Kruk Philbrick .

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Secure Systems and Supply Chain: Focus of 2nd CHASE Workshop

The Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering (CHASE) will hold its second annual workshop on April 9-10, 2014 at the Storrs campus. Security professionals are encouraged to attend at no cost, according to CHASE Director Dr. Mark Tehranipoor, the Charles H. Knapp Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering.

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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.

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CASE Honors Four UConn Engineers

Three faculty members were inducted into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering on May 22 during a gala event: Drs. Thomas Barber, Wilson K. S. Chiu and Mei Wei are among 33 new members who were elected in the 2013 class. In addition, alumnus Dr. Anthony DeMaria received the 2013 CASE Distinguished Service Award for his enduring contributions to the Academy as a charter member, fourth president and past-president.

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Alumni News

What are your UConn Engineering friends up to these days? Read what’s new in the careers of John Bean, Charles Croce, Rohan Freeman and James Towey. Then share your career news with us, too!

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Bridge Resilience: Aim of Researchers

Researchers are testing a new style of bridge column construction with an eye to developing next-generation columns capable of withstanding catastrophic events such as earthquakes, explosions and fires.

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New Faculty Enhance Engineering Reach

The School of Engineering welcomes nine new faculty members who bring diverse expertise that will complement our research, academic and professional missions

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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.

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School Honors Top Scholars (VIDEO)

On the evening of March 22nd, the School of Engineering celebrated the academic achievements of outstanding undergraduate and graduate students during the annual Awards Reception and Ceremony held at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.

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Alums: Communications Pioneers

The University of Connecticut has produced more than a few “household names” in the sciences, engineering and innovation arenas, many of them visionaries whose contributions underpin today’s leading technologies. One of the University’s most renowned graduates is Daniel E. Noble (‘29), who is widely regarded as a pioneer in mobile communications and semiconductors.

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ROTC Cadet Palmer Receives Meritorious Achievement Award

In September, Mechanical Engineering senior and ROTC Cadet Douglas Palmer was awarded the Army Achievement Medal for Meritorious Achievement.

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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.

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Two UConn Engineering Faculty Selected Chair Professors

Dean of Engineering Mun Y. Choi of the University of Connecticut announced that two faculty members have been honored with distinguished chair faculty positions in the School of Engineering.

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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.

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Remembering Jack Stephens

The late Jack Stephens, professor emeritus of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE), played a pivotal role in shaping Connecticut’s transportation-related governance and research infrastructure and was a well-known pavement expert, and at UConn – where he taught for nearly 40 years – he was widely regarded as a university treasure. As part of our Professors Remembered campaign, donors may contribute to the Jack E. Stephens Scholarship Fund in Civil Engineering here.

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Alums & Friends Celebrate Autumn with Golf

On Sunday, October 17th, a group of engineering alumni, Advisory Board members and faculty enjoyed a gorgeous autumn outing at the scenic and celebrated Lake of Isles golf course in North Stonington, CT.

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Engineering’s First Professor of Practice: David Gilbertson

Engineering Dean Mun Y. Choi announced that David Gilbertson has been selected as its first Professor of Practice. Mr. Gilbertson, an expert in informatics, information security and management, joined UConn in early 2010 as UConn’s Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer.

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The Next Generation of Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

UConn was among seven institutions designated as a National Transportation Security Center of Excellence (NTSCOE) in the Improving America’s Security Act of 2007. Dr. Michael Accorsi is the Director of the Center for Resilient Transportation Infrastructure and oversees the five projects that UConn is currently engaged in.

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Wilson Chiu Captures Three Major Awards

Dr. Wilson K.S. Chiu, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, recently received an Army Research Office (ARO) Young Investigator Award. Dr. Chiu won the $150,000 three-year award for his proposed work in the area of optimization of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) for field use by Army personnel. He explained that the Army is keenly interested […]

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