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A Celebration of NSBE and the 50th Anniversary of the H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center

On Wednesday, April 18th the UConn chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers celebrated the 50th anniversary of the H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center and reflected on their successful year.

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Javidi Wins Prestigious Award from The Optical Society

Dr. Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, is the 2018 winner of the prestigious Joseph Fraunhofer Award / Robert M. Burley Prize from The Optical Society. The award, given to one person in the country every year, was bestowed upon Javidi for his “seminal contributions to passive and active multi-dimensional imaging from nano- to micro- and macro-scales,” according to the award citation.

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Huey Named New Department Head of Materials Science and Engineering

The School of Engineering is pleased to announce that Dr. Bryan Huey has been promoted to department head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department, effective December 1, 2017.  Dr. Huey will be taking over the role from Dr. S. Pamir Alpay, who has been  department head since 2013. Huey is a professor of materials science and engineering, […]

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Alumni Updates and News

Alumni News Tara John (M.S. Electrical Engineering, ‘17) has joined Comcast Corporation as a technical research and development engineer working with Jim Fahrny, a Senior Fellow, conducting cybersecurity research. John moved to the U.S. from India to pursue graduate study performing research under the guidance of Charles H. Knapp Associate Professor Marten van Dijk’s Secure […]

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Emeriti and Retired Faculty Family Celebrate the Spirit of Thanksgiving

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, UConn Engineering emeriti and retired faculty family gathered for an annual luncheon at the UConn Foundation Board Room. Old friends and colleagues warmly greeted one another with hugs and handshakes, smiles and backslaps. This is a group of people for whom the university has been a significant aspect of their […]

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Professor Xinyu Zhao Awarded $450,000 Grant to Conduct Aeronautical Combustion Research

Dr. Xinyu Zhao, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded a $450,000 Young Investigator Research Program grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Zhao, who joined the university in 2015, is one of just 43 scientists and engineers selected to receive awards from a nationwide pool of 285 […]

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School of Engineering Hosts Scholarship Award Ceremony

The School of Engineering was proud to host our amazing undergraduate engineering scholarship recipients at the annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony on 10/5/2017

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Alumna Janet Callahan Facilitates a Conversation About Student Success

MSE seminar speaker guest and alumna Janet Callahan, Ph.D., returned to UConn to give a seminar and also lead a discussion panel for senior MSE students in Associate Professor Rainer Hebert’s senior design class.

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Donna Shea Selected for APWA 2017 Donald C. Stone Individual Award

University of Connecticut’s Technology Transfer Center Program Director, Donna Shea, Selected for APWA 2017 Donald C. Stone Individual Award

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Computer Science Engineer Named Distinguished Professor

The Board of Trustees has named Sanguthevar Rajasekaran a University of Connecticut Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, the highest honor that the institution bestows on its faculty.

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Alumni News

Keep up to date with news from engineering alumni!

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Engineering Alumna Named to Board of Trustees

Originally Published: August 22, 2017 – Kristen Cole – UConn Communications Jeanine Armstrong Gouin ’87 (ENG), an alumna who has demonstrated her dedication to furthering the mission of Connecticut’s flagship university for many years, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees. Gouin, of Cheshire, Connecticut, is one of two alumni trustees on the 21-member […]

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Honors Across Engineering

UConn Engineers receive a number of awards and accolades for the amazing work they perform. Here is a small selection of their acknowledgements.

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Two Engineering Faculty Members Receive New Award for Supporting Grad Students

The award recognizes faculty who help graduate students achieve a healthy work-life balance.

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UConn Researcher Receives Second MURI Award

The research is aimed at understanding how insulators behave when exposed to high electric fields.

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Senior Design Demonstration Day Highlights Undergraduate Research

Every year, engineering seniors spend the spring and fall semester at UConn designing senior projects, often working with industry partners.

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Four Engineering Faculty Receive Early Career Awards

Three of the awards are from the National Science Foundation and one is from the Office of Naval Research.

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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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New UConn Startup Creates Faster, Cheaper Blood Test

A UConn startup could make the process of testing blood much more efficient with a handheld device that can give results in a matter of moments.

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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.

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Honors Across Engineering

One engineering faculty member has been named a Distinguished Professor, and three others were recently inducted into CASE.

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Alumni News

News and updates from UConn Alumni across the globe.

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UConn Receives NSF Grant to Advance Soft Material Additive Manufacturing, Explores Partnerships

UConn was recently awarded an NSF grant to create a national research center that will expand the knowledge and use of soft material additive manufacturing.

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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.

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Engineering Senior Named Intern of the Year by the American Society for Engineering Education

Management and Engineering for Manufacturing senior Lindsey Gilson won the award at a recent American Society of Engineering Education conference.

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Engineering Grad Students Working To Improve Bridge Monitoring

A new company, created by a pair of UConn graduate students, is developing an innovative technique using sensors to monitor the performance of bridges.

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New Mechanical Engineering Head

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

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UConn Named to Advanced Robotics Manufacturing Institute

The initiative aims to increase small manufacturers’ use of robots by 500 percent. UConn researchers will focus on aerospace & shipbuilding robots.

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Remembering Dr. Michael Howard

Dr. G. Michael Howard, 81, professor emeritus of chemical engineering, passed away on December 21, 2016.

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Tackling the Science of Disaster

Just weeks before the Nov. 22 earthquake in Japan, UConn faculty and students from three different departments visited the country to explore the potential to create new opportunities for international research in disaster science.

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Alumni News

Keep up with the latest UConn Engineering alumni news from around the globe.

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Engineering Celebrates 100 Years With Gadget Guru Gala

Over 350 guests took part in the Gadget Guru Gala on November 11, celebrating 100 years of UConn Engineering.

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UConn Engineering Was Top Choice for Navy Veteran

Veteran and current UConn student Thomas Underwood explains why he turned to the School of Engineering after six years of service.

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Alumni News

Alumni updates from around the country for the month of October.

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NSF Awards $3.5M to Support Diversity in STEM

Under UConn leadership, a higher education alliance dedicated to expanding diversity in the STEM fields recently received a grant of $3.5 million to increase its efforts.

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Award Scholarship Dinner Highlights the Impact Of Giving

The recent Engineering Award Scholarship Dinner emphasized how scholarships benefit students, as well as the impressive impact engineering can have on the planet.

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Awards and Honors Around Engineering

UConn Engineers receive a number of awards; here’s a selection of honors our faculty and students recently received.

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UConn Innovation Fund Accepting Applications

The new UConn Innovation fund is accepting applications to provide early-stage financial support to new businesses affiliated with UConn.

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A Centennial Look Back: James D. Bowen

As we celebrate 100 years of engineering at UConn, we’d like to share the stories of alumni who have made the school great.

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Keeping Connecticut’s Bridges Strong

The state’s bridges will benefit from a new repair method developed at UConn using ultra-high performance concrete.

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UConn Joins National Smart Manufacturing Initiative

UConn has been named part of a new national coalition to coordinate research and development in smart manufacturing and energy efficiency, and will play a leading role in those efforts in Connecticut.

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UConn A Member Of New Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute

The University of Connecticut is pleased to announce our involvement in DOE’s Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

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Materials Science And Engineering Updates

Learn about what’s happening in the materials science and engineering department!

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Honors Around Engineering

Our students and faculty receive a number of awards and honors; here’s a sample of some of their achievements.

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Alumni News

An update on our Engineering Alums from around the country.

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White House Honors Dr. Cato Laurencin with National Medal of Technology and Innovation

UConn’s Dr. Cato Laurencin was honored on May 19 at the White House by President Barack Obama with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

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Stephanie Bendtsen’s Research for Regeneration

Stephanie Bendtsen is a Ph.D. candidate in materials science working with innovative biomaterials.

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McNair Scholar Pursues Path to STEM Success

Ornella Tempo is among the first students to become a McNair Scholar at UConn, and she represent exactly the type of individuals the program is designed to attract.

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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.

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Engineering Student named Goldwater Scholar

Cameron Flower, an engineering junior, is one of two Goldwater Scholars at UConn this year.

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Engineering Events and Student Awards

events from around engineering and accolades for our students.

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Professor Cato T. Laurencin to Receive 2016 Connecticut Medal of Technology

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, a world-renowned physician-scientist in orthopaedic surgery, engineering, and materials science, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Technology.

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Helping Hand: Student Designs Prosthetic Limb

Undergraduate Stephen Hawes used an IDEA grant to design a low-cost customizable prosthetic hand, using 3-D printing and open source software.

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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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Engineering Centennial Update

Our Centennial Celebration continues- here’s a rundown of some upcoming events.

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Alumni News

An update on Alumni news and activities.

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Boosting Business in the ‘Quiet Corner’

UConn is creating a center to connect small and medium-sized technology and manufacturing businesses in Eastern Connecticut with the University’s resources and outside partners.

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Aaron Gladstein on Staying Balanced

From marching on the UConn turf to community work in Israel, material science and engineering junior Aaron Gladstein stays busy.

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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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Bringing Crash Reporting Into The 21st century

Connecticut is in the middle of a quiet revolution in the way it handles data from traffic crashes around the state, and UConn is at the forefront of the transition.

The Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center (CTSRC), part of the Connecticut Transportation Institute, has spent the past two years working in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) in the development of an award-winning system for storing and analyzing Connecticut’s crash data.

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Using Advanced Chemistry to Combat Climate Change

The landmark Paris climate change agreement has put renewed focus on the need for advanced technologies to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the world.

At UConn, William Mustain, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, is exploring new ways of capturing carbon dioxide emissions from coal- and natural gas-fired power plants that, if realized, would be a dramatic improvement over current methods.

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The Many Opportunities For An MSE Undergrad

Undergraduate Amy Hernandez is in her final year at UConn, but she knows her Material Science and Engineering (MSE) education has provided her with a bright future head. “Material science and engineering is diverse and empowering; it is how we will adapt for the future and create novel technologies and improvements,” Amy said.

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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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What’s Happening @ UConn Engineering!

It is an exciting time here at UConn School of Engineering! This Fall 2015 new partnerships and collaborations are being formed with faculty; in addition we celebrate and honor the achievements of our faculty and students.

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The Difference Between Laughing and Crying

When we hear the cry of a six-month-old baby, our ears promptly perk up. We look around, agitated, instinctively knowing there’s an infant in distress nearby. But how did we know the baby was upset? How did our brain decide that the cry wasn’t actually a shriek of happiness?

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Researchers Aim to Regenerate Human Limbs by 2030

On Veteran’s Day the University of Connecticut announced the launch of its new grand research challenge: regeneration of a human knee within 7 years, and an entire limb within 15 years. This major international research undertaking, called The HEAL Project, stands for Hartford Engineering a Limb.

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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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Kathy Saint Enters the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our Industrial Advisory Board member, Kathy Saint, President of Schwerdtle Stamp Co. Inc., who has just been named one of the winners of the American Manufacturing Hall of Fame Leadership Awards for 2015.

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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 […]

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Alumni News

Stephanie Bealing (M.S. Materials Science & Engineering, ’06) and Jacquelynn Garofano (M.S., Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering, ’09, ’12) are Hartford Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” 2015 award winners. The award recognizes outstanding young professionals in the Greater Hartford area who are excelling in their industries through their leadership roles. A senior research scientist at […]

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UConn Faculty Member William Mustain Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award

UConn Faculty Member William Mustain Receives Prestigious Fulbright Award  Professor William Mustain, a faculty member in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Connecticut has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to enable him to advance his research at the University of Surrey in the UK. The Fulbright Award is one of […]

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Work – and Play – Helps Launch Career Path

Five Engineering Graduate Students Awarded $3,000 Scholarships Getting good grades in a good major at a good school are important steps to launching a successful business career, but a key component that shouldn’t be overlooked is the importance of social interaction. Graduate students at the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut who are […]

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Alumni News

Alumni News Sandor Becz (Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, ’07) was appointed vice president of engineering at Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). In this role, he will lead all engineering activities at Hydroid, including research and development, new product development and engineering support. Becz joined Hydroid […]

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Sikorsky Funds UConn Engineering Scholars

Through a new initiative by longtime partners Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and the University of Connecticut School of Engineering, Sikorsky will provide $67,000 in scholarships to selected UConn engineering students this fall.

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5 Questions With Mei Wei

The Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education talks about how she became a professor and the importance of promoting science to women

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MSE Alumnus Dr. Dharma Maddala Receives ASM Emerging Professional Achievement Award

Dr. Dharma Maddala receives the ASM Emerging Professional Achievement Award

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Save the Date! SoE’s Scholarship Reception and Ceremony Is Coming

Exceptional Engineering students will be honored Sept. 16

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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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Bahram Javidi Wins Prestigious EPS Prize

The European Physical Society awards one of its most prestigious prizes to the Electrical and Computer Engineering professor

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Student News: Women’s Center Honors Keisha Ashe

Keisha Ashe, who is currently pursuing a Chemical Engineering Ph.D., receives the 100 Years of Women Scholarship Award

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GK-12 Competition Gives High School Students A Leg To Stand On

Nine high school teams built and tested prosthetic legs as part of the latest GK-12 Design Challenge

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In the News: Department of Homeland Security Features UConn’s Concrete Research

Some concrete results from UConn researchers

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UConn Engineering In The News

Award-winning teachers, keynote speakers and karaoke singers! UConn engineers are pretty much everywhere in the news this week.

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Ashwini Joshi ’17 (ENG): Who I Am Today

Ashwini Joshi ’17 reflects on her time at UConn

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Anson Ma Wins Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award

Anson Ma wins the prestigious Arthur B. Metzner Early Career Award

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Alumni News

James F. Byrnes, Jr ’73, Melissa Carserino ’11, Lin Lin ’04, Vincent S. Pitruzzello ’85, Ted M. Taccardi ’81 are all featured in this edition of Alumni News

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Our Annual Senior Design Round-Up, 2015

Future technologies – not basketball – were on display at Gampel Pavilion last week

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The Art Of The Science Presentation On Display At First SoE Grad Poster Contest

Communicating science is an art, as this poster contest shows

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Student Presentations, and Honoring A UConn Alum’s Achievements At GE Night

GE’s Linda Jacobs shares a generous scholarship gift

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Paiyz Mikael Wins SoE’s Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement

Paiyz E. Mikael has been selected as the Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement Award for the School of Engineering

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UConn Professor And Students Honored As “Women of Innovation”

UConn was well-represented at this year’s Women of Innovation of the Connecticut Technology Council

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Faculty News

Awards, honors and panel selections for SoE faculty

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Danica Chin ’13 Named A 2015 STEP Award Emerging Leader

Alumnus Danica Chin has been named a 2015 STEP Award Emerging Leader

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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

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Honors For Two CTI Staff Members

It was a big month for the Connecticut Transportation Institute

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Faculty News

Ki Chon, Liisa Kuhn and Jinbo Bi all feature in this issue’s Faculty News

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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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Student Entrepreneurship is on the Fast Track, University Leaders Say

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium takes off

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Alumni News

The Anthony W. DeSio and Delores J. DeSio Foundation has given the Computer Science Engineering funding for a new scholarship.

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Student News

MSE seniors prove their geodesic bona fides, and CBE undergrads take top honors at AIChE’s poster competition

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Alumni News

Catch up with Craig W. Burdick ’01, Anthony M. Cavallaro ’11, Karl F. Frey ’83, Joel A. Henry ’06 and ’14 and Joel W. Long ’98 in this issue’s Alumni News!

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Local Engineering Firm Launches Scholarship Initiative

Engineering firm Fuss & O’Neill launches a scholarship

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Kevin McLaughlin Wins Provost Award

Kevin McLaughlin received a 2014 Provost Award for Excellence in Community Engaged Scholarship

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Student News

MRS at Brookhaven, students win EPA grant and ECE Team wins IEEE Contest

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Faculty News

Jeffrey McCutcheon, Yongku Cho win awards.

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Cybersecurity Contest Challenges Teams to Think Like a Hacker

Computer hackers descended upon UConn this past week, and for their efforts, came away with more than $100,000 in prize money.

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SoE Taking Nominations for the Academy of Distinguished Engineers

The School of Engineering is beginning the selection process for 2015 inductees to the Academy of Distinguished Engineers, the 32nd year the School has presented these awards Since 1983 the School has paid special tribute to exceptionally distinguished alumni whose career achievements are of an enduring seminal nature, and dedicated individuals who have made dramatic and enduring contributions to our School.  The […]

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CyberSEED: Two-Day Event Puts Cybersecurity On National Stage

The University of Connecticut, home to the nation’s foremost center on hardware security, and the Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI) are sponsoring the first-ever CyberSEED Cybersecurity, Education & Diversity Challenge October 20-21, 2014.  The CyberSEED conference brings together top information security professionals and business leaders to discuss emerging cybersecurity trends and formulate best […]

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Alumni News

Keep up with the latest news on SoE Alumni!

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Cato Laurencin Receives NIH Pioneer Award

Renowned surgeon-scientist Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, a , has won a National Institutes of Health Pioneer Award for his exceptionally creative research in regenerative engineering.

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Student News

Awards from IEEE and CIE, and a UNCF/Merck Graduate Fellowship

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Students, Sponsors Meet At Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Students met with their sponsors at the School of Engineering’s recent annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony.

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Alumni News

John W. Braccio ’82, Jacob “Jake” Friedman ’02, Udayarka Karra ’14, Matthew F. Tellier ’93 are all featured in this issue of Alumni News

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Faculty News

An IEEE award, a grant from the Hubbell Foundation and a short-term professor appointment

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Tiny Heart Valve Has Big Potential for UConn Startup

From UConn Today An unlikely combination of biomedical engineering and meticulous sewing skills has led to an innovative heart valve replacement that could save countless lives. Its maker, Dura Biotech, is a UConn Technology Incubation Program (TIP) participant. Its CEO, Eric Sirois, received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at UConn earlier this year. This summer, […]

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Alumni News

Catch up with alumni who are making news and spearheading innovation

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Faculty News

Funding for new breast cancer technology and underwater monitoring and a study on the discovery of a new material.

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UConn’s Engineering Entrepreneurs Making Progress

An improved heart valve and a machine customized water are among UConn innovations.

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Marten van Dijk Part of a Team of Researchers Securing Cloud Computing

Marten van Dijk (ECE) and other researchers working on security problems in cloud computing.

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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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Alumni News

Catch up with Craig W. Ashmore ’85, William L. D’Agostino ’84, Bernard “Bernie” E. Gracy, Jr. ’85, Monica T. Mohtasham ’04 and Yingli Wen ’93 in this issue’s Alumni News.

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Dr. Radenka Maric and Dr. Mark Aindow Get Fuel Cell Funding

The researchers are part of a major effort to bring down the costs of low-temperature fuel cells.

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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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Faculty News

Dr. Cato T. Laurencin named, and ACS Fellow, Rainer Hebert awarded contract and other faculty news.

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Student News

Ari Fischer ’15 is named a UDall Scholar and UConn races to a respectable finish in Michigan in this week’s student news.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Sapna Gupta

Sapna Gupta has achieved impressive feats that demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and innovative thinking.

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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.

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Faculty News

Rainer Hebert wins innovation award, Mei Wei receives grant

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Student News

UConn’s concrete canoeists compete and Richard Pérez Moyet receives a fellowship

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Zengmin Xia Named Woman of Innovation by the Connecticut Technology Council

For her work on the development of novel biomaterials for tissue repair and regeneration, the Connecticut Technology Council honors Zengmin Xia.

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An Autonomous Quadcopter – Now There’s an IDEA!

With his IDEA grant, Rosse Gates ’16 (ENG) builds an autonomously controlled quadcopter – a helicopter powered by four rotors

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Alumni News

Robert R. Banning ’11, Anne Bartosewicz-Mele ’81, Richard P. Broderick ’81, John J. Legato ’86, Thomas W. Prete ’85 and Glenn T. Selby ’03 are all featured in this issue’s Alumni News

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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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Faculty News

Awards for Syam Nukavarapu and Barry Carter, a state appointment for Nicholas Lownes and the newest CASE Academy inductees

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Student News

In Student News: Grads hear the importance of humanity in engineering; an honor for an underwater acoustician; and note-taking assistance for disabled students.

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MURI Grant To Improve the Security of Nanoscale Computer Devices

By Colin Poitras (UConn Today) The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $7.5 million grant to the University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, and Rice University to support research that will analyze and upgrade security protections for nanoscale computer hardware. UConn’s Center for Hardware Assurance, Security, and Engineering (CHASE), a national leader in computer […]

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Joule Fellows Program Receives NSF Grant For RET Program

The Joule Fellows Program has received a National Science Foundation grant of $496,129 to develop a project designed to enhance engineering teaching in Connecticut high schools and, ultimately, address the ongoing decline in the number of U.S. citizens training to become engineers. For the project, entitled “RET in Engineering and Computer Science Site: The Joule Fellows: Teachers in Sustainable Technologies […]

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MSE Professor Cato T. Laurencin Elected 2014 MRS Fellow

By Giorgina Paiella Congratulations to Dr. Cato Laurencin, who was recently selected as a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). The Materials Research Society is an organization comprised of materials researchers from academia, government, and industry. This global community of researchers aims to advance materials research worldwide through vibrant and diverse membership, collaboration among […]

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$500K NSF Grant Awarded to Dr. Bing Wang, UConn Health Center

Dr. Bing Wang, an associate professor of Computer Science & Engineering, was awarded a grant for close to $500,000 for her project proposed to the National Science Foundation.

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Alumni Invited to Tour Senior Design Day Exhibition on May 2nd

Do you remember your senior-year engineering project? Chances are, if you graduated ten or more years ago, today’s Senior Design, a two-semester course where student project teams solve real-life engineering problems for industry and government sponsors, is a far cry from your experience.

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UConn hosts 2014 Northeast Regional AIChE Conference

The Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering was the proud host of the 2014 Northeast Student Regional Conference for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers on April 4-5, 2014.

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2014 Scholarship Awards Event: Change in Date

The School of Engineering’s annual scholarship awards event will take place early in the Fall 2014 semester, rather than the traditional spring semester date. The change to a fall event will enable more of our many generous donors and the exceptional students receiving scholarships to attend the event. Look for details in upcoming issues of Momentum!

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Engineering Startups Capture $10k Grant Funding

Secor Water, LLC and Dura Biotech, two student-led startup businesses based on technologies developed at UConn and nurtured through UConn Engineering’s Experiential Technology Entrepreneurship course, were awarded $10,000 grants from the inaugural CTNext Entrepreneur Innovation Awards(EIA) managed by Connecticut Innovations.

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Dr. Lykotrafitis Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. George Lykotrafitis received an NSF CAREER Awards for research that aims to understand how sodium and potassium ion channels are distributed within axons of live neurons and to reveal how the arrangement of these channels affects the action potential – or messaging ability – of neurons. The work may help researchers better understand how signals […]

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Dr. Lykotrafitis Receives NSF CAREER Award

Dr. George Lykotrafitis has been awarded a coveted NSF CAREER Award for research that may ultimately help researchers better understand how signals propagate in neurons and pathways, leading to epilepsy and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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UConn EWB Completes Nicaragua Roadway Project

During the holiday break between semesters, three members of the UConn chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled to Nicaragua to complete the last phase of a long-percolating engineering project aimed at improving the lives of impoverished villagers by effecting permanent repairs to a road linking their rural village, La Prusia, to the large colonial city of Granada.

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Scholarship Honors Dr. Owen Devereux

A new scholarship fund has been established in memory of the late, beloved Owen F. Devereux, who led the Metallurgy Department at UConn from 1983-98 and served as a distinguished faculty member for over three decades. The Owen Devereux Scholarship in Materials Science & Engineering will be awarded to two exceptional undergraduate students each year.

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UConn Engineering Projects Receive CTNext Funding

Two demonstration initiatives proposed by the School of Engineering, aimed at nurturing entrepreneurial businesses and invigorating the manufacturing sector throughout the state, will receive grant funding from Connecticut Innovations (CI). Overseeing the initiatives are Professor of Practice Dr. Hadi Bozorgmanesh and Senior Associate Dean Dr. Michael Accorsi, who is partnering with Vice President for Economic Development Dr. Mary Holz-Clause.

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Dr. Ali Bazzi: Lightning Rod for Power and Energy Education

Dr. Ali Bazzi is leading UConn’s movement to reinvigorate and modernize power engineering education. An expert in power electronics, electric machines, and electric drives technologies that transform renewable energy into usable power for the commercial electric grid, Dr. Bazzi has established the Advanced Power Electronics & Electric Drives Lab …

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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. Anson Ma Participates in US-Japan Faculty Exchange Program

Dr. Anson Ma recently participated as a delegate in a prestigious U.S.-Japan Young Scientist Exchange Program that allowed him to spend five intensive days visiting top Japanese universities and research centers, where he presented his research on the rheology and processing of nanofluids and met with fellow young researchers whose expertise may complement and extend his work.

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Scholarship Reception: Save the Date!

Mark your calendars now to attend the School of Engineering’s annual Awards Reception and Ceremony, to be held April 1, 2014 at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.

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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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Dr. Pamir Alpay Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society

MSE Professor and Department Head Dr. S. Pamir Alpay was recently elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) for his work on functional/smart materials.

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Dr. Peters Receives IBM Faculty Award

Dr. Thomas J. Peters, professor of Computer Science & Engineering, was presented an IBM Faculty Award for 2013-14, which entails a monetary component as well as continued preferred access to IBM researchers and research facilities, including the company’s supercomputers.

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Dr. Lownes Receives Public Engagement Award

Dr. Nicholas Lownes was selected to receive one of just nine awards presented in conjunction with the 2013 Provost’s Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement. Dr. Lownes is the F.L. Castleman Associate Professor in Engineering Innovation in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department and serves as Director of the Center for Transportation and Livable Systems.

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Dr. Shengli Zhou Honored

Dr. Shengli Zhou was elected a Fellow of the IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) in recognition of his “contributions to wireless and underwater acoustic communications.” Dr. Zhou is co-director, with Dr. Jun-Hong Cui, of the Underwater Sensor Networks Lab at UConn and an expert in underwater acoustic communications and networking, multi-user and multi-carrier communications, space-time coding, adaptive modulation, and cross-layer designs for wireless systems.

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Faculty & Graduate Student News

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

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Student News

UConn Engineering students are inventing novel technologies, receiving awards and changing the world around them. Read about some of their latest activities you won’t want to miss.

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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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Dr. Quing Zhu Awarded $1.43M NIH Grant

Dr. Quing Zhu has received a four-year, $1.43 million grant from the National Institutes of Health in support of her research aimed at predicting the effectiveness of preoperative or neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) used in treating advanced breast cancers.

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New GAANN for UConn Engineering Team

Three Computer Science & Engineering faculty have received a highly competitive Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) three-year award of more than $805,000, which will support fellowships for graduate students pursuing research in “exascale computing.” Dr. Chun-Hsi (Vincent) Huang is the lead investigator on the grant.

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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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Nudging Users to Protect Their Computing Systems

We’ve all seen those little messages pop up on our computer screens: “A software update is available from XYZ. Click ‘Update’ to install.” Probably more often than not, we ignore them just as we ignored mother’s good advice to “Be sure to wear a coat to school;’it’s cold outside.” And, just as we shivered in sub-freezing temperatures wearing a t-shirt and jeans at the bus stop, when we ignore the software update messages, we’re likely to experience negative consequences.

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“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.

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First Annual Competition for CHASE

The Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering (CHASE) recently awarded funds to six teams to carry out cutting-edge security research. The funding pool was established by industry members of the CHASE Consortium, which seeks to contribute toward solving security challenges that are widespread across many industries.

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Student News

Undergraduate students Daniel Violette and Rodney Sutherland received prestigious honors recently, the James A. Willett Educational Memorial Scholarship Award and Presidential Scholar Enrichment Award, respectively. Read about them here.

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Ken Chang: Innovator in Films

If you’ve ever eaten a granola bar or driven a car with tinted windows, then you’ve unknowingly stumbled upon the work of UConn alumnus Ken Chang (M.S. Chemical Engineering, ’85).

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Honor an Outstanding Engineer!

Do you know an exceptional UConn engineering alumnus or alumna, or an indispensable School of Engineering friend who deserves special recognition? Please nominate your candidate for UConn’s Academy of Distinguished Engineers.

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Alumni Friends Reconnect with Dr. Donald Potter

How influential is any one faculty member in helping to shape the next generation of engineering leaders? In the case of Dr. Donald Potter, professor emeritus of Metallurgy and Materials Science, the answer was resoundingly clear when a tightly knit group of former graduate students returned to Storrs over the summer for a reunion with their beloved graduate school advisor and mentor.

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Alumni News

What are UConn Engineering graduates up to? Read about the recent career highlights of alumni like William Foley, Lon Hultgren, Donna Rizzo and Brian Quillia.

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Alumni Notes

What are UConn Engineering graduates up to? Read about the recent career highlights of alumni like Ronald Goldblatt, Tom Martin, Pierre Dufilie, Clement Valerio and Chulwoo Park.

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Around Engineering

Great things are always underway in the School of Engineering. Read about Engineering Advisory Board member Paul Adams, a Dominion Resources’ grant in support of a Grass Tech green energy project, and a visit by three distinguished researchers from Turkish universities.

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Dr. Pu-Xian Gao Awarded a Humboldt Fellowship

Dr. Pu-Xian Gao, associate professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Institute of Materials Science, has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship.

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Alumnus Helped Popularize Mickey Mouse Watch

Across his long and storied career, alumnus Gordon Cooper played a leading role in helping major manufacturers grow their global operations. Among his career highlights was his contributions toward expanding the iconic Mickey Mouse watch line first introduced in 1933.

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Grant to Advance Clean Coal Energy Efficiency

Dr. Pu-Xian Gao, an associate professor of Materials Science & Engineering, has received a $300,000 grant from the Department of Energy’s University Coal Research program in support of the research efforts to design and fabricate high temperature sensors based on the 3D nanowire assemblies.

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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 […]

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Faculty Honored

Six faculty were recognized for excellence in graduate student advising and faculty peer mentorship. Outstanding Faculty Advisor Awards were presented to Drs. Pamir Alpay (MSE), Reda Ammar (CSE), Wei Sun (ME), and Shengli Zhou (ECE). Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Awards went to: Drs. Jun-Hong Cui (CSE) and Ranjan Srivastava (ChE).  

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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.

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Alumni Notes

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!

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Faculty Honored

In the spring, the School of Engineering honored six faculty members for their dedication to exceptional graduate student advising, and to the supportive mentoring of junior faculty members by presenting them Outstanding Faculty Advisor Awards and Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Awards.

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Capstone Projects Excite High School Students

With the aim of answering the question “What do engineers do?” a group of 50 high school sophomores from the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering and Greater Hartford Academy of Math and Science visited UConn on May 3 to explore UConn’s Senior Design Demonstration Day.

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Dr. William Mustain Receives DOE Early Career Research Program Award

Dr. William Mustain is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Award, which is one of the most competitive in the United States, with only 65 awarded annually. Dr. Mustain’s five-year, $800,000 award was presented by the Office of Basic Energy Science.

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Alumni Notes

What are UConn Engineering graduates up to? Read about the recent career highlights of alumni like Mike Curtis, Joel Douglas, Andrew Gere, Michael McGinnis and Xingjian (Chris) Xue!

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Alumni Notes

What are UConn Engineering graduates up to? Read about the recent career highlights of alumni like Joshua Aferzon, Richard J. Colangelo, Jr., Michael Georgiopoulos, Margo Martin, Brian Timm and James Towey.

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Engineering Welcomes 22 New Faculty

Following an especially ambitious recruiting year, the School of Engineering is excited to announce that 22 impressive new faculty members will join us for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 academic terms. It is the largest number of new hires in the history of UConn Engineering and reflects the dramatic growth in enrollments underpinned by UConn’s commitment to ensuring critical mass for strategic growth areas.

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Dr. Robert Gao Awarded NSF GOALI

Dr. Robert X. Gao, the Pratt & Whitney Chair Professor (Mechanical Engineering), and colleagues have received a three-year National Science Foundation GOALI grant to support collaborative research aimed at improving spare parts inventory management in the aircraft industry.

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Dr. George Bollas Receives ACS Award

Dr. George Bollas, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, is the recipient of a prestigious American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award.

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Dr. Jeffrey McCutcheon Named a DuPont Young Professor

Assistant professor Jeffrey McCutcheon was selected a 2013 DuPont Young Professor. He is one of just 14 young professors, representing seven countries, to receive one of the three-year awards this year. The award will fund his ongoing research in the area of novel membranes for use in water filtration and energy storage.

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Alumni Notes

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.

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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.

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Student News

Eight engineering students won highly competitive Summer Undergraduate Research Fund Awards that will allow them to conduct scholarly research in faculty laboratories this summer. A total of 70 SURF grants were awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Research, across the entire university.

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30th Anniversary for Invention Convention

On May 4, more than 600 young inventors converged on Gampel Pavilion, the home of UConn’s eight-time NCAA women’s basketball team, for the 30th annual state-wide Connecticut Invention Convention hosted by UConn’s School of Engineering.

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Class of 2013 Celebrated

On May 4th, the School of Engineering honored the achievements of nearly 500 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students who were awarded their BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees after years of long nights, countless problem sets, design challenges and joyous “aha” moments when difficult formulas suddenly gain meaning. The events were celebrated before a packed audience of families, friends, faculty and officials assembled to cheer on the graduating engineers.

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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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UConn Engineering Honors Ten

During a gala event on May 2, the School of Engineering honored 10 exceptional alumni and friends as 2013 inductees into the UConn Academy of Distinguished Engineers. Nearly 100 attendees helped to honor the new inductees, each of whom spoke of the profound influence of UConn Engineering in shaping their careers.

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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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Networking the World: Dr. Peter Luh to Receive Prestigious Engineering Award

Dr. Peter Luh has been selected to receive the IEEE RAS Pioneer Award for 2013 “for pioneering contributions to the development of near-optimal and efficient planning, scheduling, and coordination methodologies for manufacturing and power systems.”

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Student News

UConn Engineering students are outstanding: academically excellent, engaged and accomplished. Read about some of their latest news, awards and honors.

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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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Zuba Awarded International Research Fellowship

Ph.D. candidate Michael Zuba was awarded a fellowship to continue his underwater network systems research in Taiwan for eight weeks this summer. He will be hosted by Dr. Tshi C. Yang, an expert in the underwater acoustics field, at National Sun Yat-sen University.

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New Leadership Appointments in UConn Engineering

Interim Dean Kazem Kazerounian announced three new appointments in the School of Engineering leadership: Dr. Mei Wei has been named Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education; Dr. Michael Accorsi will assume the role of Senior Associate Dean; and Dr. Daniel Burkey will assume the role of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Diversity.

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CBE Students Receive Tanaka Fellowships

Ph.D. candidates Neil Spinner and Ying Liu have received John Tanaka Graduate Student Fellowship awards, which are presented to outstanding UConn graduate students who are members of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest honor society. The award was first given in 1993. It was established in honor of Dr. John Tanaka, emeritus professor of chemistry and former Director of the Honors Programs.

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Dr. Barry Carter to Receive Distinguished Scientist Award

Dr. C. Barry Carter, professor of Materials Science & Engineering, will receive the Microscopy Society of America’s 2013 Distinguished Scientist Award for the Physical Sciences in recognition of his internationally acclaimed research and distinguished contributions in the field of microscopy.

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Engineering Women Shine at Women of Innovation Awards Night

UConn Engineering was well represented during the 2013 Women of Innovation Awards night on March 19th, with six outstanding women finalists among a total of 52 finalists spread across nine categories. Doctoral candidate Zhaohui Wang took home the Collegian Innovation and Leadership Award for her exceptional achievements in the area of underwater acoustic communications and networking.

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Team Prepares for World Finals Competition in Russia

Under the leadership of CSE professor Ion Mandoiu, the University of Connecticut Programming Team won the recent Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) local and regional contests and is heading to St. Petersburg, Russia in June to compete in the 37th ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals!

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Best Oral Paper Award for Ph.D. Student

Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) doctoral candidate Jialan Zhang was recently awarded the Best Oral Paper Prize at the 22nd Connecticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Consortium.

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Dr. Chrysochoou Receives Marie Curie Fellowship

Dr. Marisa Chrysochoou has been awarded a prestigious Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship that will embed her at the National Technical University of Athens for two years, where she will share her expertise on chromium contamination and specialized experimental techniques with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues who are investigating a large chromium plume in central Greece.

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Michael Johnson: Master Multi-Tasker

Junior Michael Johnson is the archetype of a busy engineering student, parsing his time among academic, leadership and social commitments while pursuing dual degrees in Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering.

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NASA Grant Supports Satellite Data uses in Flood Modeling

Dr. Emmanouil Anagnostou, an internationally renowned expert in the area of hydrometeorology and precipitation remote sensing, was recently awarded a $360,000 grant from NASA to advance his research aimed at improving the use of satellite-derived rainfall data in hydrologic modeling of complex terrain basin floods.

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UConn Hosts Rube Goldberg Contest

In February, UConn’s Engineering Ambassadors hosted eight high school teams from across Connecticut in a unique Rube Goldberg Machine Contest named after the late cartoonist Reuben Lucius Goldberg, who gained fame for his wacky illustrations of machines, designed in the most convoluted ways possible and intended to carry out simple tasks.

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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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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.

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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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Student Team Proposes Rainwater Solution for South Campus

An interdisciplinary team of students has proposed an innovative solution to the problem of stormwater runoff from UConn’s South Campus dormitory complex in response to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency student competition, the Campus RainWorks Challenge.

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Dr. Anson Ma Receives CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Anson Ma has received a National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) award, which will support his research involving the use of carbon nanotubes to stabilize emulsions. The $400,000, five-year grant is the 26th CAREER Award among current UConn engineering faculty.

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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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Dr. Laurencin to Receive 2012 AAAS Mentor Award

The 2012 Mentor Award of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will be presented to Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., “for his transformative impact and scientific contributions toward mentoring students in the field of biomedical engineering.”

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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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Dr. Ioulia Valla Awarded NSF Grant

Assistant Research Professor Dr. Ioulia Valla has been awarded a $190,000 grant from the Energy for Sustainability Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research aimed at transforming waste tar compounds into valuable gases using a one-step catalytic process.

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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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New Appointments in Engineering

Interim Dean Kazem Kazerounian announced three new appointments in the School of Engineering: Dr. Dan Burkey will assume the role of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education & Diversity effective July 1; Dr. S. Pamir Alpay has been appointed Head of the new Materials Science & Engineering Department; and Dr. Doug Cooper has been appointed Head of the Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department.

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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.

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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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Student Entrepreneur Wins Big in State Competition

M.S. student Alicia Echevarria (Civil Engineering) secured two awards in the 2012-2013 Connecticut Collegiate Business Model Competition held in December: Best Written Executive Summary and Best Venture Business Plan. Her entrepreneurial entry centered on Advanced Column Solutions, LLC (ACS), a company newly founded by Echevarria and her thesis advisor, Dr. Arash Zaghi.

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Ph.D. Students Excel in Heart Research

Qian Wang, a Ph.D. student in the laboratory of Dr. Wei Sun, received a American Heart Association fellowship, joining three fellow students – Thuy Pham, Eric Sirois and Caitlin Martin – to win a prestigious, highly competitive national pre-doctoral fellowship.

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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 faculty honors.

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Student Snap: Kathryn Gosselin

“UConn’s a really up-and-coming university where we’re leaps and bounds ahead of where we were ten years ago and there’s just so much research money coming in and people are starting to look at UConn as a great engineering school,” says alumna and graduate student Kathryn Gosselin, a Ph.D. candidate working in the Optical Diagnostics Laboratory under the thoughtful guidance of Dr. Michael Renfro.

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Engineering Captures Top Environmental Honors

Dr. Allison MacKay, doctoral student Udayarka Karra, and UConn’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders – Nicaragua Team, along with undergraduate Nirav Patel and Ph.D. student Carlo Santoro, were honored recently during the 2010-2012 Environmental Leadership Awards ceremony.

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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 faculty honors.

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Great Ticket Giveaway Official Contest Rules

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Drs. Shor & Gage Win Gates Grant

Two UConn professor, Drs. Leslie M. Shor (Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering) and Daniel J. Gage (Molecular & Cell Biology), have been awarded a Grand Challenges Explorations grant, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to conduct innovative global health and development research project intended to increase crop yields in developing countries through the expanded use of beneficial bacteria.

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Anson Ma

Dr. Anson Ma has received an NSF EAGER grant for his research aimed at understanding how nanoparticles flow in the bloodstream, with the goal of determining whether nanoparticles can be employed to improve the delivery of cancer-fighting drugs to tumors while reducing the toxic side effects to normal tissues.

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New Spectroscopic Device Provides Research Opportunities

Three UConn faculty members were recently awarded over $500,000 by the National Science Foundation for the purchase of a small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) instrument, which will enable researchers to resolve three-dimensional structures of molecules, down to the nanometer scale.

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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.

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Engineering Spirit in Abundance at Homecoming

At the Huskies football homecoming game at Rentschler Field on October 13th against Temple, the UConn Alumni Association sponsored a Spirit Village showcasing school and college-centric tents for alumni, students and families, and prospective students.

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Alumni Notes

What are your UConn Engineering friends up to these days? Read what’s new in the careers of Joel Becker, James Culmo, William D’Agostino, Peter Lewis and Jennifer Stockburger. 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 outstanding staff service awards to engaged students and pre-students who are making important contributions.

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Alumni Association Honors Two from Engineering

Professor Quing Zhu (ECE) and alumnus Faisal Hossain (Ph.D. ’04) were honored by the UConn Alumni Association with the 2012 Faculty Excellence in Research and Creativity (Sciences) award, and a Graduate of the Last Decade award, respectively, during a gala event on October 12th.

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emagination Great Ticket Giveaway!

Picture yourself at Rentschler Field on UConn Homecoming weekend, enjoying Huskies football alongside 40,000 other enthusiastic fans, and enter for a chance to win a pair of football tickets to the Homecoming game, Saturday, October 13th.

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Honor an Outstanding Engineer!

Know of an exceptional alumnus or friend of the School of Engineering who exemplifies the best qualities and ideals? Please nominate someone who deserves to be recognized! Each year, the School of Engineering celebrates a number of distinguished alumni and dedicated non-alumni who have made dramatic and enduring contributions.

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Alumni Notes

Learn what your college friends are doing nowadays, including Michael Cantor, Erik Johnson, Alfred Kovalik and Roger Lawton. Visit our Engineering alumni website or our LinkedIn alumni page and fill us in on your latest activities or learn what your college friends are doing nowadays!

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New GAANNs in Engineering

The US Dept. of Education has funded three new 2012 Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need sites within the School of Engineering. These programs will provide $1.2 million for graduate student support in the areas of sustainable energy technologies, nano-scale materials and device behavior for energy generation and storage, and computer systems security.

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Honoring an Engineering Icon

UConn Emeritus Professor Charles H. Knapp grew up in Coventry, Conn., attended a one-room schoolhouse as a child, and, later in life, before he owned his own car, would hitchhike his way to Storrs for classes.

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Faculty & Grad Student News

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

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Alumnus to Receive International Award

Alumnus Faisal Hossain has been selected to receive the prestigious 2012 Charles Falkenberg Award for contributions to the quality of life, economic opportunities and stewardship of the planet through the use of Earth science information and to the public awareness of the importance of understanding our planet.

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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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Official Contest Rules: Great Ticket Giveaway

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Alumni Notes

UConn engineering alumni Frank Bergonzi, John Krenicki, Michael McKeon, Jayne Morrow and Randall States are in the news! Read about their career strides, and share yours with us on our alumni news portal.

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Software Donation Helps Ethiopia Study Water Resources

A leading geospatial software developer, Exelis Visual Information Solutions, is helping Ethiopian universities and researchers train a new generation of water resource professionals.

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Faculty & Graduate Student News

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

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Faculty & Grad Student News

Our engineering faculty and graduate students are respected leaders in research, instruction, mentoring and professional societies who regularly receive honors and awards. Read about some recent honors here.

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Invention Convention: Insider’s View

The Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) is one of the State’s enduring and quiet educational treasures: an experience that enlightens and delights students, educators and parents alike.

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Alumni News

UConn engineering alumni Clifford Carter, Robert Cotton, Mark Renzulli and Peter Rogan are in the news! Read about their career strides, and share yours with us on our alumni news portal.

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2012 D.E. Crow Prize Winners Announced

Four teams of engineering students were honored recently with D.E. Crow Innovation Prizes in the spring. The competition was begun in 2011 by professor emeritus and former Senior Vice President of Pratt & Whitney’s Engineering organization, David E. Crow, and aims to help engineering students turn their entrepreneurial inspirations into a marketable product, by awarding seed funds to students with a strong idea and a sound business plan.

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Faculty Awarded Grants for Health Center Collaborations

Three research teams involving engineering faculty members have received $100,000 in two-year start-up grants under a competitive UConn grant program aimed at nurturing interdisciplinary research collaborations among faculty at the Storrs, UConn Health Center and regional campuses.

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Faculty and Grad Student News

Our engineering faculty and graduate students are respected leaders in research, instruction, mentoring and professional societies who regularly receive honors and awards. Read about some recent honors here.

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Dr. Bar-Shalom Receives 2012 CT Medal of Technology

Board of Trustees Distinguished Prof. Yaakov Bar-Shalom was awarded the 2012 Connecticut Medal of Technology for his groundbreaking contributions to the advancement of radar and sonar technology. Dr. Bar-Shalom’s work has served to strengthen the nation’s defenses and air transportation systems.

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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. Read about some recent honors here.

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EWB Receives Competitive EPA Funding

The UConn chapter of Engineers Without Borders has received $90,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to continue one of the chapter’s signature projects, aimed at permanently stabilizing a key travel artery linking an impoverished Nicaraguan village to a major city.

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Student News

Our engineering students are outstanding: accomplished, actively engaged in worthwhile activities, and full of promise. Read about our Eisenhower Graduate Fellowship recipient and Outstanding Senior Women.

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Green Technology Competition at Grasso Tech

On Tuesday, May 22, students at Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School will demonstrate their innovative, sustainable solutions using recycled materials and addressing real-world environmental issues. This inaugural competition is a special initiative of the UConn School of Engineering’s GK-12 Program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation.

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Ten Honored (VIDEO)

On April 3rd, the School of Engineering recognized 10 alumni and friends for their exceptional records of accomplishment in engineering. The Distinguished Engineering Service Awards honor individuals who have generously provided service, time and resources to the School of Engineering.

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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. Read about some recent honors here.

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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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Tech Forum to Showcase Student Research

What are engineering students researching and inventing in faculty labs? How can their research be used to improve your products, quality of life, economic impact?

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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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Student News

Our engineering students are dedicated, motivated and academically outstanding. Many of them have received prestigious honors and awards, fellowships and other recognitions. Some recent awards are profiled here.

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Dr. Gokirmak Receives CAREER Award

Dr. Ali Gokirmak, assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, is a 2012 recipient of a coveted National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

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Peter McFadden: Teacher, Administrator, Friend

Dr. Peter W. McFadden has worn virtually every hat possible during his long and affectionate relationship with UConn: student, junior faculty member, professor, dean, Provost and Academic Vice President, chief fundraiser, “go to” problem solver and two-time alumnus.

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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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UConn GK-12 Team Receives Media Award

The National Science Foundation recognized UConn’s GK-12 program as the co-recipient of the Outstanding Media Award during a March GK-12 annual meeting in Washington, DC.

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Student News

At the School of Engineering, we are proud to showcase several of our engineering students from our various departments and programs.

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Faculty & Staff News

At the School of Engineering, we are pleased to showcase the achievements of our engineering faculty from our various departments and programs.

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The Pocket Protector: Pocket Squares and Paparazzi

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences got it wrong. No, it’s not about Jean Dujardin beating out best buds George Clooney and Brad Pitt to win Best Actor by uttering just two words or missing the chance for an Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis double header for their fabulous performances in The Help.

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BRIDGE Program to Celebrate 25 Years

The UConn School of Engineering is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the impactful BRIDGE Program with a special reception on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at UConn. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the South Reading Room of the University’s iconic gold-domed Wilbur Cross Building.

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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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Faculty & Graduate Student News

A number of our highly accomplished faculty members and graduate students have received accolades in the last few months. Read about their honors here.

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National Engineers Week February 19-25

Join us for a variety of fun, inspiring and illuminating activities in celebration of National Engineers Week, which takes place February 19-25 this year. For full details, please consult the calendar appearing on our website at www.engr.uconn.edu.

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Cheney Students Blast Off [Video]

During the fall 2011 semester, Howell Cheney Technical High School freshmen explored a number of exciting engineering concepts with Chemical Engineering doctoral student Neil Spinner, including an egg drop (profiled last month) and a bottle rocket experiment.

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UConn to Receive USDOT Funding

In January, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced it will award $77 million in grants to 22 University Transportation Centers (UTCs) to advance research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges. UConn will receive a portion of the funding, as a member of a university consortium awarded $3.5 million under the program.

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D.E. Crow Innovation Prize Competition Announced

The School of Engineering is pleased to announce, for the second consecutive year, the D.E. Crow Innovation Prize competition aimed at encouraging and rewarding creative ideas and entrepreneurship by UConn students. This “innovation stimulus” program is made possible through the generous support of Dr. David E. Crow, professor emeritus of Mechanical Engineering (ME).

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Scholarship Reception: Save the Date!

Mark your calendars now to attend the School of Engineering’s annual Awards Reception and Ceremony, to be held on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.

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Nominate a Great Faculty Advisor or Mentor

Rewarding teachers for their commitment to superb mentorship and advising is an important acknowledgment of the critical role our faculty play in nurturing excellent graduate students. We invite alumni to nominate a top mentor or advisor for a special honor.

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Don’t Wait to Graduate to Build a Business Empire!

Student innovators won’t want to miss the opportunity to compete in the inaugural Innovation Quest (iQ) contest at UConn.

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Honor a UConn Prof, Graduate or Friend

The UConn Alumni Association (UCAA) announced that applications are being accepted for the 2012 UCAA Faculty & Alumni Awards.

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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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Professors Remembered – E. Russell Johnston, Jr.: Educator of Distinction

The role of teacher is almost certainly the most satisfying one embodied by any academic, and few UConn professors have equaled the impact of the late E. Russell Johnston Jr., who taught Civil Engineering at UConn for 26 years (1963-’89) and served as Department Head from 1972-77.

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Entrepreneur Eric Knight Joins Springboard

On December 16th, UConn alumnus, inventor and entrepreneur Eric Knight joined the Springboard Program at UConn as Manager and Entrepreneur in Residence.

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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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Cheney Students Enjoy Engineering Lessons [Video included]

At Howell Cheney Technical High School in Manchester, CT, students enjoy a unique learning opportunity enabling them to explore engineering concepts and to apply these principles in often fun ways, thanks to a National Science Foundation-funded program that embeds engineering graduate students in selected classrooms.

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Dr. Carter Elected AAAS Fellow

Dr. C. Barry Carter, Department Head of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering, has been named a 2011 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world.

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New Scholarship Honors Top K-12 Inventors

The University of Connecticut School of Engineering and the Connecticut Invention Convention have teamed up to launch a new scholarship initiative that will sponsor 25 lucky students as they take courses through UConn’s Early College Experience (ECE).

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Early Intro to Engineering Set Course for Grad Student

Vincent Palumbo, a Ph.D. candidate in materials science and engineering at the University of Connecticut, has a special bond with the School of Engineering that first took root during his high school years.

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Scholarship Reception: Save the Date!

Mark your calendars now to attend the School of Engineering’s annual Awards Reception and Ceremony, to be held on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.

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Entrepreneurs, Take Note: Competition to Award $25k Top Prize

The Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CCEI) at UConn has announced the third annual university-wide business plan competition, open to all UConn students. The competition will award a total of $50,000 in prize money to the top three teams or individuals for exceptional business plans.

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Student News

Two Civil Engineering students have received generous scholarships from The MOLES, an association of professionals engaged in heavy construction based in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Jillian Condiracci was awarded the $9,000 Memorial Scholarship, and Raymond Chan was awarded the $1,000 Education Committee Student Award. Jillian is president of the UConn Steel Bridge Club and secretary of the Concrete Canoe Association.

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Study Targets Pharmaceutical Drug Impacts on Rivers

It has become customary for millions of Americans to consume both prescription and over-the-counter drugs with regularity. Unfortunately, this habit comes with adverse effects to our environment.

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Materials Science Teams Score Honors

Three interdisciplinary teams won honors at the Materials Science & Technology 2011 conference for their photographic images of a variety of natural and manufactured phenomena taken using electron and atomic force microscopes.

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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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Texas Prairie Hides Remnants of Supercollider

In the early 1990’s, 150 feet below ground in Waxahachie, Texas, the nation’s top engineers collaborated on a project of enormous scale: the construction of a superconducting super collider facility that would have exceeded the scope of CERN’s large hadron collider in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Students Capture Honors, Savor Learning Opportunities

Eleven undergraduate and graduate students from the Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering Department participated in the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) annual meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

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Engineering Grad Students Making a Difference in Tech School Classrooms

Technical High School students across Connecticut enjoyed a unique opportunity to explore engineering principles, get involved in hands-on technical projects and competitions, and interact with UConn engineering graduate students throughout the 2010-11 academic year, thanks to an NSF-sponsored program called Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education.

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Honors for Drs. Epstein and Welti

Civil Engineering professor Howard Epstein, Ph.D., P.E. and alumnus Clarence Welti (B.S.’49, Ph.D. ’71) P.E., received two of the nine Awards of Distinction presented by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Connecticut, a statewide construction trade association based in Wethersfield, CT.

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Faculty News

Stay up to date with the latest School of Engineering faculty news and happenings!

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Engineering Awards – Please Nominate a Leader

Each year, the School of Engineering celebrates a number of distinguished alumni whose career achievements are exceptional in nature, and dedicated non-alumni who have made dramatic and enduring contributions to our School. Please nominate someone who deserves to be recognized! Those selected will be honored formally in the spring and inducted into the Academy of […]

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Simplifying Production Methods in Chemotherapy Drugs

Approximately 1.5 million people in the United States were diagnosed with cancer in 2010, including 21,000 of Connecticut’s own citizens. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S., accounting for one in four deaths.

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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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High Speed Computation Aids Bone Regeneration Research

Approximately 33,000 U.S. soldiers have been injured in Afghanistan and Iraq since the start of the “war on terrorism” in 2001. Many have suffered severe injuries involving broken, fractured and shattered bones.

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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.

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Professors Remembered: Taylor L. Booth

Dr. Taylor L. Booth (1933 – 1986) was a beloved teacher and mentor, a force nationally for computer education and the accreditation of computer science degree programs, a respected scholar and an influential partner in establishing centralized computing resources at UConn that today serve faculty researchers across the university’s campuses.

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Faculty Honors & Awards

UConn’s Center for Voting Technology Research (VoTeR Center) and the Office of the Secretary of the State of Connecticut jointly applied for and won a competitive 2010 Voting System Pre-Election Logic and Accuracy Testing & Post-Election Audit Initiative grant from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

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Editor’s Corner

Editor’s Corner is a new series in which we will profile top journals edited by our faculty members.

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More success for T2 Center’s Public Works Academy

The Connecticut Transportation Institute’s Technology Transfer Center (T2 Center) completed another successful session of the Connecticut Public Works Academy — a program aimed at providing recently hired employees with education on core competencies integral to a successful career in public works.

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Top HS Design Team Visits Engineering

The Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) hosted 12 student members of the Xavier High School Engineering Club, which recently won top honors in the 2011 Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) for their next-generation airplane wing designed to maximize fuel efficiency and enhance performance.

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ECE Graduate Student Receives Prestigious SPIE Award

Doctoral candidate Behnoosh Tavakoli received a $3,000 SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics honoring her student leadership and scholarly activities.

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Graduate Students Capture Honors, Enjoy Networking

Two graduate students in the Department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering (CMBE), were honored recently at the national level.

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UConn Hosts K-12 State Chess Championships

On May 21, 2011 a total of 36 students came to the UConn Storrs campus to compete in the Connecticut K-12 High School Chess Championships. This year fielded a diverse array of players, ranging from seasoned National Master Harry Wheeler to first-grader Tyrell Staples. Numerous other elementary and middle school students participated in the tournament to gain experience. In addition to Harry Wheeler, the tournament attracted two other National Masters, Alex Fikiet and Daniel Rozovsky.

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Heidi Douglas Joins UConn Engineering

We are pleased to announce that Heidi Seifert Douglas has joined the School of Engineering in the capacity of Director of Engineering Alumni Relations.

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Eli Dabora: UConn’s Combustion Pioneer

In response to the USSR’s successful 1957 launch of the Sputnik space capsule into orbit around the Earth, a year later the U.S. established its own space program under the newly-formed National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA).

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Center is Honored for Service to Public Works Community

The Connecticut Technology Transfer Center (T2 Center) was honored this week for their service to Connecticut’s Public Works Community.

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Team to Sequence Poultry Viruses

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from UConn and Georgia State University received more than $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop computational methods enabling the characterization of genomic diversity of a particularly contagious avian bronchial virus.

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Alumni Notes

Stay in touch with fellow UConn engineering alumni. Visit http://www.engr.uconn.edu/alumni/ and fill us in on your latest activities or learn what your college friends are doing nowadays!

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Class of 2011 Celebrated

In early May, the School of Engineering honored the achievements of over 435 undergraduate students and nearly 185 graduate students who were awarded their B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees after years of long nights, countless problem sets, design challenges and joyful “aha” moments when difficult formulas suddenly gain meaning.

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May 14: Showtime for Young Inventors

On Saturday, May 14, 2011, UConn will welcome more than 650 young inventors who aspire to be the next Thomas Edison (lightbulb) or Mary Anderson (windshield wipers).

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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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T2 Center Announces Winners of the 2011 Connecticut Roadway Safety Poster Contest for Children

The Connecticut Technology Transfer Center, a unit of the Connecticut Transportation Institute at UConn, announced the winners of the 2011 Connecticut Roadway Safety Poster Contest.

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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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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.

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Student Snap: Zachary Morek

When Zachary Morek was ten years old, he had a habit of using his free time to experiment with the application codes on his sister’s TI 83 calculator. Always interested in computing devices, in high school he made sure to sign up for computer science courses.

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Students Honored During Engineers Week

The School of Engineering celebrated its outstanding undergraduate and graduate students during a gala evening ceremony on February 22nd.

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Two Named to National Academy of Engineering

Two members of the UConn engineering community have been elected to the 2011 class of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering: Drs. Cato T. Laurencin and James E. Barger (M.S. UConn, Mechanical Engineering ’60).

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Bollas Receives CAREER Award

With $400,000 in support from the National Science Foundation’s Early Career Development (CAREER) program, Dr. Georgios Bollas intends to develop comprehensive simulation models that will improve the performance and cost-effectiveness of processes that convert fossil fuels into usable power while capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) byproducts.

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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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UConn Alumnus Works to Engineer Proteins

Alumnus Matthew DeLisa credits his UConn engineering professors with jump-starting his interest in chemical engineering and academic research.

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Commencement 2011 to Feature Dr. Charles Vest

National Academy of Engineering (NAE) president Dr. Charles Vest will receive an honorary degree from UConn and deliver the keynote presentation during the School of Engineering’s Sunday, May 8, 2011 commencement ceremonies at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts in Storrs.

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CEE Student Honored

Civil & Environmental Engineering graduate student Alexander Bernier, who is advised by Dr. Adam Zofka, was recently honored by the Transportation & Development Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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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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Initiative Supports Unique Collaboration

A new program leverages the resources — and resourcefulness — of private enterprise, State agencies, and the University of Connecticut to jump-start new technologies while offering students an unmatched opportunity for hands-on learning.

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Chemical Engineer Awarded Grant to Improve Fuel Cell Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Dr. William Mustain a three year, $480,000 grant to fund research on the development of non-carbon electrocatalyst supports.

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Sustainable Energy: Focus of $2.5M DOE Support

Equipped with a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), last spring the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) unveiled an innovative model for seeding advanced energy research at UConn, pairing academic with industry partners in order to spark long-term science-to-systems relationships that yield a diverse portfolio of green energy technologies.

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Engineering Students Shine

Graduate and undergraduate students in Electrical & Computer Engineering and in Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering excelled in recent competitions, bringing pride to their departments and the entire School of Engineering.

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Alumnus Works to Advance Energy Applications

Dr. Bryan Hirschorn credits UConn’s challenging curriculum and focus on critical thinking as laying the foundation for his success in the field of research and development. Dr. Hirschorn, a chemical engineer who graduated from UConn in 2003 with his bachelor’s degree, is developing the next generation of rechargeable battery technology in his current line of work.

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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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Detection of Food Pathogens Supported by NSF Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $400,000 collaborative grant to support Dr. Yu Lei of Chemical Engineering and two colleagues in the development of a superior device for the detection of pathogenic bacteria in food. The three-year research project will involve collaboration across three departments from two New England universities, allotting $300,000 in funds to UConn and $100,000 to UMass-Lowell.

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Alumni Notes

Stay in touch with fellow UConn engineering alumni. Visit http://www.engr.uconn.edu/alumni/ and fill us in on your latest activities or learn what your college friends are doing nowadays! Some recent alumni news appears below.

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Four CAREER Awards in 2010, 28 Total

Since January 2010, four engineering faculty members have received prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career (CAREER) Development Awards in diverse research areas. With these new grants, CAREER awards in the UConn School of Engineering total 28.

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Engineering Lands $3.3M to Support Innovative Educational Program

A faculty team that includes engineering professors Douglas Cooper, Kazem Kazerounian, Mun Y. Choi, Marty Wood along with Ruth Washington of Molecular & Cell Biology — has received $3.3 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for two novel integrated programs that enfold UConn graduate and undergraduate students, and technical high school students and their teachers in cross-cutting sustainable engineering research as well as college scholarships.

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George L. Assard II Receives Award

George L. Assard II received a recognition certificate during the September 17th UITS full staff meeting from David Gilbertson, CIO.  The award was in recognition of George’s assistance to UITS relating to training facilities for USD, Pinnacle, and PeopleSoft.    The entire SoE ETS team continues to lead the way on service collaboration.

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Students Invest in Peers

UConn engineering students are recognized for their intellect, diverse talents, sense of fun and great time management skills. Over the summer, four current and former students revealed yet another distinguishing trait, extraordinary generosity, and a willingness to invest in their fellow students.

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D.E. Crow Prize in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

David (Ed) Crow, former senior vice president of UTC Pratt & Whitney and emeritus professor in residence at UConn, has established the D.E. Crow Prize.

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Engineering Welcomes New Faculty

The School of Engineering is pleased to welcome eight new tenure-track faculty members for the fall term; the new faculty members bring expertise in various fields that complement and extend our core strengths.

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MURI Award to Develop Advanced Capacitors

Three UConn faculty members are collaborating on a major, multi-institutional project that recently received over $7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI).

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MURI Award to Develop Advanced Capacitors

Three UConn faculty members are collaborating on a major, multi-institutional project that recently received over $7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI).

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Public Works Academy Educates 29

On June 9, 2010, the Connecticut Transportation Institute’s Technology Transfer Center (T2 Center) completed the first session of the Connecticut Public Works Academy.

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Most Distinguished Alumnus

As an alumnus from George Washington University (GWU), Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor Dr. Bahram Javidi (ECE) has been awarded the university’s highest honor – the Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award for 2009-2010.

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Mary McCarthy Wins Training Award

Mary C. McCarthy, a training specialist with the Connecticut Transportation Institute’s Technology Transfer Center, received the 2010 Award of Excellence Innovative Approaches Award presented by the Connecticut Training & Development Network (CTDN).

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Alumni Briefs

Stay in touch with fellow UConn engineering alumni! Visit http://www.engr.uconn.edu/alumni/ and fill us in on your latest activities or learn what your college friends are doing nowadays!

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UConn & Duke Univ. Develop Unique Method to Improve Testing for Small Delay Defects in Semiconductors

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), the world’s leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and researchers from the University of Connecticut (UConn) and Duke University have found a new way to significantly improve the screening of small delay defects (SDDs) commonly found in semiconductors.

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Electrical & Computer Engineering Senior Design Day-2010

Senior Design Day was held Friday April 30, 2010 in Wilbur Cross. After months of blood, sweat and tears the Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) department teams were ready to display their projects.

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Team Garners $600k NSF Award

The School of Engineering will receive nearly $600,000 for an innovative scholarship program targeting students from the Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS). The five-year project will fund an estimated 20 scholarships of $6,500 each for students from economically disadvantaged families, with a particular focus on students who will be the first in their families to attend college and who are interested in careers in energy engineering.

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Gratitude Drives an Innovative, Inventive Mind to Give a Helping Hand

Long before the iPad, the laptop and the personal computer, Dominick Pagano ’68 was computerizing instrumentation for the military. It was during the Vietnam War, and Pagano had just graduated from UConn with a degree in engineering.

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Pratt & Whitney Establishes Engineering Center of Excellence at the University of Connecticut

Pratt & Whitney has established a Center of Excellence at the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Engineering for research in the field of aviation propulsion systems. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.

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Dr. Fan Lands CAREER Award

Antibodies — the specialized proteins responsible for identifying and routing out disease — are the subject of a five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development grant awarded to Dr. Tai-Hsi Fan, an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering.

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Robust Design Workshop to be Offered

The Electrical & Computer Engineering department will team with UConn’s Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) to offer an intensive one-week residential workshop on Robust Design. The certificate program will take place at the Merlin D. Bishop Center on the Storrs campus from April 26-30, 2010.

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Faculty Profile: Alexander Agrios

Dr. Alexander Agrios wants to build a better solar cell. “Dye-sensitized solar cells offer a radically different way to collect solar energy compared to silicon-based solar cells — a major advantage being that they are produced using less expensive materials,” he says.

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Seniors Prove Mettle at Design Expo

On Friday, April 30th, graduating seniors showcased the culminating projects of their undergraduate years in a once-yearly expo that draws visitors from across the region. This year, for the first time, Senior Design Demonstration day was staged in the venerable Wilbur Cross building. There, scores of student teams discussed their projects, demonstrated prototype models and enthused about the experience of solving real-world engineering challenges.

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Yong Wang Receives NSF CAREER Award

Yong Wang, an assistant professor of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to conduct research aimed at creating a new generation of tissue-like biomaterials using chemical and biomolecular engineering tools.

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Alumnus Tom Juros to Establish Scholarship

The middle of the 20th century was a time of upheaval and change in the United States, and for civil engineering student Thomas Stanley Juros of Manchester, that change took place at a campus social event in 1959.

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Interdisciplinary Team Receives GAANN Award

A team of faculty researchers, headed by UTC Chair Professor of Computer Science & Engineering Dr. Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, has secured a nearly $400,000 Department of Education Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grant in the area of cloud computing.

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School Celebrates Student Scholars

Over 280 undergraduate and graduate students were feted during the School of Engineering awards ceremony on April 19, 2010. The event, held at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, enfolded not only the award of merit scholarships to continuing undergraduate students, but also fellowship honors for top graduate students.

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Graduate Students Capture Honors

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship provides three years of support for graduate study leading to research-based master’s or doctoral degrees and is intended for students who are in the early stages of their graduate study. NSF awards the highly competitive fellowships based on the quality of students’ detailed application materials, academic record and references.

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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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Yufeng Wu Lands NSF CAREER Laurels

Yufeng Wu, an assistant professor of Computer Science & Engineering, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award to conduct research aimed at developing efficient algorithms that will enable accurate inferences to be made from massive data collected in population genomics studies.

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Showtime for Young Inventors

Connecticut is home to countless inventors, but the innovators drawing the highest praise–from the likes of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, CBS’s Cyberchase and ZOOM in recent years–are the pint-sized variety. On Saturday, May 1, 650 youthful inventors will file into Gampel Pavilion armed with display boards, inventor’s logs, and working models of inventions they designed and built.

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Engineering Lands $2.7 M to Support Innovative Educational Program

A faculty team that includes Douglas Cooper (PI), professor of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering — and co-PIs Kazem Kazerounian, professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean for Research & Strategic Initiatives, Mun Y. Choi, Dean of Engineering and professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Ruth Washington, associate professor-in-residence of Molecular & Cell Biology

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Latest CAREER Award Focuses on Cyber-Aquatic Systems

Dr. Lei Wang, assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, has received a coveted National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award for research aimed at enhancing the sustainability of cyber-aquatic systems used, for example, in marine ecosystem observation, pollution monitoring, coastline protection, disaster prevention, and national security surveillance.

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Bar-Shalom Reappointed as Klewin Professor

Yaakov Bar-Shalom, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, has been reappointed to a second five-year term as the Marianne E. Klewin Professor in Engineering.

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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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Students to be Honored

Outstanding engineering students will be feted during the School of Engineering’s annual awards ceremony on the evening of Monday, April 19. The presentation of scholarships will take place at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 6:00 p.m.

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In Memoriam

The School of Engineering sadly notes the passing of three valued instructors, alumni and friends, Drs. E. Russell Johnston, Jr. and Farhad Nadim, and Mr. C. Roger Ferguson.

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Robust Design Workshop to be Offered

The Electrical & Computer Engineering department will team with UConn’s Center for Continuing Studies (CCS) to offer an intensive one-week residential workshop on Robust Design. The certificate program will take place at the Merlin D. Bishop Center on the Storrs campus from April 26-30, 2010.

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Transportation Faculty, Students Network in D.C.

Research universities and colleges such as UConn, which offer doctoral and master’s degree programs, invest considerable time and effort in recruiting top candidates to their graduate programs. Many top tier universities compete with UConn to offer enticing packages. One ongoing challenge is how effectively to promote UConn among prospective graduate students and foster a dialogue that leads to greater recruiting success.

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Transportation Faculty, Students Network in D.C.

Research universities and colleges such as UConn, which offer doctoral and master’s degree programs, invest considerable time and effort in recruiting top candidates to their graduate programs. Many top tier universities compete with UConn to offer enticing packages. One ongoing challenge is how effectively to promote UConn among prospective graduate students and foster a dialogue that leads to greater recruiting success.

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School to Host 2010 State Chess Championships

The School of Engineering will once again host and sponsor the 2010 Connecticut State Chess Championships at the UConn campus in Storrs. The matches, in four different grade divisions.

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UConn Women Garner Women of Innovation Awards

The School of Engineering was well represented among the Connecticut Technology Council’s 2010 Women of Innovation finalists and award recipients. The women were feted during a January 20 networking and awards event at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

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School Honors Exceptional Alumni and Friends

The School of Engineering inducted six accomplished alumni into the Academy of Distinguished Engineers and also feted two other exceptional engineers during its annual awards banquet on December 10, 2009. The festive event, held at the University’s Alumni Center, capped a day in which the new inductees presented seminars on a range of technical topics, including waste water treatment, sustainable building design, combustion research, efficient energy production and shock-tolerant submarine design.

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DeMaria Invited to LaserFest

Dr. Anthony J. DeMaria, Professor-in-Residence in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, has been invited by the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the founding partners of LaserFest to participate in a program and black tie reception in celebration of the now-indispensable laser. The event will take place February 12, 2010 in Washington, DC at the Kenneth E. Behring Center.

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Lanbo Liu Awarded a Fulbright Fellowship

Dr. Lanbo Liu, an associate professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE), won a prestigious Fulbright Scholar grant in the fall (’09) to conduct research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. He is among six UConn scholars to receive the honor during the 2009-10 academic year.

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School of Engineering Honors Staff

Before 2009 drew to an end, the School of Engineering gave special recognitions to two esteemed staff members, Chris LaRosa and Mary McCarthy, during an all-school faculty meeting held December 3rd.

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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 […]

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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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Dr. Sun Receives AHA National Scientist Development Grant

Wei Sun, an assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded an American Heart Association National Scientist Development grant of more than $300,000 in support of his work aimed at developing accurate biomechanical models that depict how human hearts respond to a heart valve repair procedure called percutaneous transvenous mitral annuloplasty. The […]

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Taking The Industry Standard One Step Toward The Future

By Kate Kurtin High-tech industries are always looking for ways to improve their products– trying to make things that are fast, faster; things that are low powered, lower powered; and things that are small, smaller. Many of these improvements are enabled by semiconductor technology. By continuously improving electronic device design and introducing new materials, new […]

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Civil Engineering Team Garners Award

A team of researchers from the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department won the Transportation Research Board’s 2008 Charley V. Wootan Award for the outstanding paper in the field of policy and organization. The team – comprising associate professor Norman Garrick and graduate students Wesley Marshall and Gilbert Hansen – was honored for their paper “Reassessing […]

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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 […]

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Civil Engineering Student James Moriarty Selected A University Scholar

Civil Engineering junior James Moriarty, of East Longmeadow, MA, has been selected a University Scholar. He is among just 24 students across the entire university, from among 39 applicants, to gain acceptance to the elite enrichment program, which is designed specifically for highly motivated students who wish to take a more hands-on approach to their […]

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Dr. Ramprasad Awarded Prestigious Humboldt Fellowship

Dr. Ramamurthy (“Rampi”) Ramprasad, an associate professor in the Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering Department, has been awarded an Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Foundation Fellowship. The award will enable him to conduct research at the Fritz-Haber-Institut of the famed Max Planck Society, in Berlin, Germany. Dr. Ramprasad plans to spend a full sabbatical year at […]

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Students To Be Honored At Awards Reception

The School of Engineering will hold its annual awards ceremony and reception on Tuesday, April 28 at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts. On that evening, we will celebrate our outstanding scholarship recipients in a special event for students and their families, scholarship donors and industry friends. During the evening, more than 200 undergraduate […]

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Outstanding Student Transforms Tragedy Into Triumph

For many people, crucial turning points define, or perhaps reroute, their life trajectories. Joseph Zinski (’10), an undergraduate student pursuing his B.S. in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Molecular and Cell Biology, aspires to a research career perhaps involving stem cell science. This ambitious aim emerges not only from his keen intellect, dedication and […]

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Yunsi Fei Garners CAREER Award

Securing the “brains” of countless systems — from MP3 players and traffic lights to plant floor process controllers — is the aim of Dr. Yunsi Fei’s recent National Science Foundation Early Career (CAREER) Development award. An assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Dr. Fei will apply her five-year, $405,000 award to her research aimed at […]

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UTC School Of Engineering Building Rededicated, Technology Partnership With UConn Revitalized

by Jeff Jurgensmier In 1987, the UTC School of Engineering building at the University of Connecticut was dedicated. The building was rededicated on Sept. 3rd with significant updates to the lobby highlighting UTC’s products and services. It was the culmination of a year-long effort led by Pratt & Whitney’s Engineering organization and joined by other […]

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Winterstein Lands Fulbright Scholarship

Jonathan Winterstein, a doctoral student in Materials Science & Engineering, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to carry out research at the Austrian Centre for Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis — an institute renowned for its high-quality electron spectroscopy and microscopy. The Centre is associated with the Technical University of Graz (TU Graz). Jonathan, who earned […]

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Alumna Sharon Nunes Named To 2009 WITI Hall Of Fame

UConn engineering alumna Dr. Sharon Nunes has been named one of four female leaders to be inducted into the 2009 WITI (Women in Technology International) Hall of Fame. The honor highlights the role of women in advancing vital scientific and technological innovations and encourages young girls and women to become more technologically literate, as well […]

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From Submarine To Heart Systems: Eric Sirois

When he joined the Navy in 1999, Eric Sirois took an aptitude test meant to reveal where his skills and interests lay. Believing he may have a knack for computing, Eric discovered instead that his intellectual niche was more closely aligned with mechanical systems. The revelation led to his assignment in nuclear propulsion systems at […]

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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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Engineering Professor Receives $60,000 Cash Prize

Associate professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Emmanouil Anagnostou was presented the prestigious Marie Curie Excellence Award during official ceremonies in Dublin, Ireland on December 1, 2005. The Marie Curie Excellence Award is the highest honor of the European Commission (EC) and is intended to bring attention to the outstanding achievements of scientists who have […]

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Dr. Anagnostou Awarded NASA Precipitation Grant

Dr. Emmanouil Anagnostou, associate professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and co-PI Dr. Amvrossios Bagtzoglou, associate professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, were awarded over $433,000 to conduct research intended to improve flood prediction using satellite data. The three-year grant was awarded by NASA under the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission, a program that supports […]

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