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Category: Momentum

New Mechanical Engineering Head

The mechanical engineering department has welcomed Professor Horea Ilies as its new department head.

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Alumni News

An update on our Engineering Alums from around the country.

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Recent Faculty Honors

UConn Engineering faculty receive a variety of honors; here are some of the recent highlights.

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Lee Langston Receives ASME Sawyer Award

Mechanical Engineering professor emeritus Lee Langston is the 2015 recipient of the R. Tom Sawyer Award presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Forty-three men from all over the world have received the award, which is a major industry honor.

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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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“Celebration of Women in Engineering” February 18th

A variety of activities are planned at UConn in recognition of the national Discover Engineers Week (February 16-22, 2014), including an all-school Engineering Career Fair and “Celebration of Women in Engineering” activities to be held on Tuesday, February 18th.

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Dr. Kazem Kazerounian Selected Engineering Dean

UConn Provost and Executive VP for Academic Affairs Mun Y. Choi announced the appointment of Dr. Kazem Kazerounian as Dean of the School of Engineering following a nationwide search.

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Dr. Robert Gao Receives I&M Society’s 2013 Technical Award

Pratt & Whitney Endowed Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering Dr. Robert X. Gao has been selected to receive the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (I&M) 2013 Technical Award, one of just four awards presented yearly by the society.

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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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Faculty Notes

Read about recent honors and activities of our engineering faculty, who are respected leaders in research, instruction, mentoring and professional societies.

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Innovators Feted

UConn Engineering was well represented during the Second Annual Celebration of Innovation, presented by the UConn Office of Economic Development on April 10th. The gala event afforded the innovation community an opportunity to network and to celebrate the achievements of some of its most outstanding members.

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Commencement 2013: SWE CEO Betty Shanahan to Speak

The School of Engineering will celebrate undergraduate commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in Gampel Pavilion, Storrs. A highlight will be guest speaker, Betty Shanahan, Executive Director and CEO of the national Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

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Faculty Notes

Read about recent honors and activities of our engineering faculty, who are respected leaders in research, instruction, mentoring and professional societies.

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Alumni News

What are your UConn Engineering friends up to these days? Read what’s new in the careers of Jackie Garofano, Marshall Greenspan, Metin Ozen and Benjamin Salsburg. Then share your career news with us, too!

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Around Engineering

Exciting developments are always percolating within UConn Engineering. Read a few of the highlights here, from student awards and activities to alumni celebrations.

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Faculty Notes

Read about recent honors and activities of our engineering faculty, who are respected leaders in research, instruction, mentoring and professional societies.

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Faculty News

Our engineering faculty members are respected leaders in research, instruction and professional societies who regularly receive honors and awards. Some recent laurels are described here.

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Castleman Term Professors Named

The School of Engineering has named five outstanding faculty members as inaugural Castleman Term Professors in Engineering Innovation.

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Aeronautical Pioneer Igor Sikorsky Sr. Remembered by Sons

Brothers Nicholai Sikorsky and Igor Sikorsky Jr. recently visited the University of Connecticut to speak to the Management & Engineering for Manufacturing (MEM) class about their father, aeronautical pioneer Igor Sikorsky Sr.

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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).

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About Drs. Mun Choi and Kazem Kazerounian: Brief Bios

Dr. Mun Choi joined UConn as Dean of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 2008, and Dr. Kazerounian joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1984 after completing his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1984.

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Editor’s Corner

Editor’s Corner profiles top journals edited by our faculty members. Today, we highlight the editorial contributions of Dr. Robert Gao, the Pratt & Whitney Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering.

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Timothy Fekete: Engineering Success

He entered college looking for a challenge. This year, he will be graduating from the University of Connecticut with a degree in mechanical engineering, professional internship experience, and presidential accolades of his engineering honors fraternity.

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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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School Honors Eleven

The School of Engineering celebrated the accomplishments of 11 alumni and friends during a gala awards banquet held on March 15, 2011.

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Celebrating National Engineers Week 2011

The School of Engineering has planned an array of fun, inspiring and illuminating activities in celebration of National Engineers Week, which takes place February 20-26 this year. For full details, please consult the calendar appearing on our website at www.engr.uconn.edu.

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Faculty Receive Honors

Last fall, two engineering faculty members were honored by leading professional societies in their fields of expertise.

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Mechanical Engineering Senior Wins First Place in International Competition

“In particular, he demonstrated an ability to focus on the important portions of the problem, to go beyond what was asked of the project, and to provide physical explanations for his analysis.”

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2010 ASME Fuel Cell Conference Story

As part of an ongoing commitment to providing leadership in education, research, and innovation of clean and efficient energy systems, the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) is pleased to highlight its sponsorship and participation in the Eighth International Fuel Cell Science, Engineering & Technology Conference hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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School Honors Eight

The School of Engineering inducted seven accomplished alumni into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers and also feted a local entrepreneur during its annual awards banquet on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. The gala event capped a day in which the new inductees presented seminars on a range of technical and professional topics.

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Four Elected to CASE

Four UConn engineering faculty have been elected to membership in the prestigious Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). They will be formally inducted during the Academy’s 35th annual meeting on May 20, 2010.

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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.

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New Appointments In Engineering

Dean Mun Choi recently announced the appointment of Dr. Jun-Hong (“June”) Cui as Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies & Diversity. Dr. Cui is an associate professor of Computer Science & Engineering and the first woman in the School’s history to be named to a top administrative post. In sharing the news, Dean Choi praised Dr. […]

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Appointments

Dean of Engineering Mun Y. Choi announced a number of appointments and reappointments for the coming year. Dr. Amvrossios “Ross” Bagtzoglou was appointed Head of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Dr. Rajeev Bansal was appointed Head of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Dr. Baki Cetegen was reappointed Head of Mechanical Engineering; and Dr. Donald R. Peterson was appointed Director of Graduate […]

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School Welcomes New Associate Dean

Dean of Engineering Mun Y. Choi recently announced the appointment of Dr. Kazem Kazerounian as Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives. Dr. Kazerounian, who received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, has held numerous leadership roles throughout his 25 years at UConn. He currently serves as an elected representative on the […]

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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 […]

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Prabhakar Singh to Lead Center for Clean Energy Engineering

Dr. Prabhakar Singh has been selected Director of the Center for Clean Energy Engineering at the University of Connecticut following an international search. His faculty appointment as the UTC Chair Professor of Fuel Cell Technology will be in the Department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering. Dr. Singh is currently with the Pacific Northwest National […]

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School Names UTC Professors in Engineering Innovation

Dean of Engineering Mun Y. Choi recently announced the selection of four faculty members to receive the United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Professorship in Engineering Innovation award. The recipients include Drs. Emmanouil Anagnostou of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Jun-Hong Cui of Computer Science & Engineering; Shengli Zhou of Electrical & Computer Engineering; and K.S. Wilson Chiu […]

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Alumni Among National Academies Members

The UConn School of Engineering has produced countless outstanding engineers during our century of engineering instruction. Among them are several individuals whose accomplishments warranted acceptance into the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and National Academy of Sciences (NAS). We are delighted to introduce them to you below: Dennis M. Bushnell (B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering ’63) NAE […]

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Mechanical Engineering – News

The Mechanical Engineering Department welcomes four new faculty members who will join the department in fall ’08. Dr. Robert Gao will join the department as the Pratt and Whitney Endowed Chair. He is currently a professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Gao has extensive experience in sensors and […]

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Professors DeWolf and Jeffers Retiring

The School of Engineering will lose two of its most senior, esteemed faculty members in coming weeks, with the retirements of Civil & Environmental Engineering professor John DeWolf and Mechanical Engineering associate professor Robert Jeffers. During his 35 years at UConn, Dr. John DeWolf has educated hundreds of civil engineers and received numerous awards for […]

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Student Profile: Colette Opsahl

Mechanical Engineering senior Colette Opsahl (’08) considered lots of other schools before choosing UConn. High School: Westover School, Middlebury, CT Reason for Coming to UConn: “I had a scholarship to RPI. But I visited UConn with my parents and fell in love with the campus and the breadth of opportunities. Even at a big university, […]

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Kazerounian Honored with ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Award

In September, 2006, professor of Mechanical Engineering Kazem Kazerounian was awarded the Mechanisms & Robotics Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Design Division. He received the award, presented once every two years for cumulative career contributions to the profession, in recognition of “cumulative contributions to the field of mechanisms design and theory.” The […]

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Wilson Chiu Receives ASME Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award

Dr. Wilson K.S. Chiu, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, was awarded the 2006 ASME Bergles- Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer for “research in computational and experimental heat transfer, particularly chemical vapor deposition systems.” The award recognizes young engineers who are committed to pursuing research in heat transfer, with the potential to make significant […]

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