NASA Astronauts Perform Life-Saving Nanomaterial Experiments for UConn’s Biomedical Engineering Researchers
Axiom Space and Eascra Biotech plan to create a manufacturing facility for therapeutic biomaterials in space.
McCutcheon Shares Membrane Technology Views With “Science”
The resulting paper – “Fixing the desalination membrane pipeline: Materials discovery alone has not translated into lower cost water treatment” – appears in the “Perspectives” section of the April 21 issue of the journal Science.
Three Professors Selected For AAUP Awards
Three professors from the School of Engineering have been recognized for their achievements by the University of Connecticut chapter of the American Association of University Professors.
BME Senior Design Project on WTNH News 8
Senior biomedical engineering majors Mitchell DuBuc, James Welch, and Alex Draper, under the advisement of Professor Krystyna Gielo-Perczak, put a new type of wheelchair wheel to the test which uses a pull rather than a push system. Story by Jocelyn Maminta of WTNH.
Video Profile: Stephanie Knowlton, BME Graduate Student Researcher
Stephanie Knowlton’s PH.D. research uses 3D printing to solve real world problems. One of her devices uses magnets to separate cells for diagnostic purposes.
Dr. A. Jon Goldberg New Interim Head of Biomedical Engineering at UConn Health
A. Jon Goldberg, a founding member of the UConn Health Board of Directors, is the new interim head of BME at UConn Health
Ki Chon, Liisa Kuhn and Jinbo Bi all feature in this issue’s Faculty News
Cheerleader Takes Time Out from Lab for Super Bowl
Alyssa Merkle, a biomedical engineering major, maintains a 3.8 GPA while cheering for the Patriots
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, […]
Funding for new breast cancer technology and underwater monitoring and a study on the discovery of a new material.
Meet the New Faculty For UConn Engineering
The new school year begins with an impressive group of new SoE hires.
Appointments and Re-Appointments
The School of Engineering appoints two new department and re-appoints three other department heads.
Work to Start Soon on New Engineering Complex
A busy site in the center of UConn’s flagship campus will be transformed in coming years, as the University moves forward with a project to build a state-of-the-art Engineering & Science Building.
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 […]
Women Engineers Conference Inspires a New Generation
Wintry weather failed to dampen spirits at the “Celebration of Women in Engineering,” a daylong conference exploring the challenges of women engineering the future held Tuesday, February 18 in conjunction with national Engineers Week.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the School of Engineering, we are proud to showcase several of our engineering students from our various departments and programs.
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.
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.
Video: Delaney & Carolyn Discuss Engineering
Freshman engineering students Delaney Turner (Biomedical Engineering) and Carolyn Williams (Environmental Engineering) met when the two attended the School of Engineering’s intensive summer BRIDGE program in 2011.
Life-Changing Experience: UConn Engineering Students Help Ashford Boy
By Journal Inquirer Staff Published: Tuesday, June 9, 2009 2:04 PM EDT ASHFORD — On May 8, several graduating University of Connecticut students from the Biomedical Engineering program delivered their final projects to a local child in Ashford. “It brought us to tears,” Brenda Stenglein, the child’s mother, says. She says that throughout the year, […]
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 […]
Students Design & Demo Go-Kart For Disabled Youth
A team of graduating seniors in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) program has designed and developed a novel recreational go-kart for a 10-year-old boy afflicted with cerebral palsy. The students — James Paolino, Alexander Jadczak, Eric Leknes and Tarek Tantawy — developed the new design for their senior design challenge, which is the culminating course for […]
Transforming Engineers into Entrepreneurs
Marcian Hoff invented the world’s first microprocessor; John Bardeen co-invented the transistor; Seymour Cray, the father of supercomputing, co-founded Cray Research; Stephen Wozniak co-founded Apple Computer; Karlheinz Brandenberg co-developed the MP3 compression scheme. The role of engineers in fostering innovation and business startups is legendary. But starting a new business is among the riskiest paths […]
Students Find Internships Rewarding
Most UConn engineering students engage in internships during their undergraduate years that enrich their education and provide unparalleled opportunities for real-world experience. We recently invited students to discuss their internships: Nicholas Chokas (Computer Science & Engineering; Minor in Mathematics) of Manchester, CT, chose UConn Engineering “because I love technology, and with UConn being ranked the […]
Friday Event Visit Senior Design Demos!
Visitors are invited to view the senior design project demonstrations and presentations of graduating engineering seniors on Friday, May 2. The demos – which will take place in the Student Union Ballroom and in engineering buildings across campus – represent the culmination of the students’ undergraduate educational experience. Each year, senior engineering students engage in […]
Seniors to Demo Design Challenges May 2
On Friday, May 2, senior engineering students will participate in the most high profile display of their design prowess: the Senior Design Expo. The demos will take place in the Student Union ballroom and engineering buildings across campus. The event – a culmination of their four-year educational experience – is akin to a very sophisticated […]
SPIE President Visits UConn, Offers Inspirational Reminders
by Christopher Falkner* Engineers are dedicated. Perhaps so much so that we often find ourselves easily frustrated with the prospect of making little (or even no) progress despite many restless hours of work, inching along toward a seemingly unreachable goal. It is refreshing, then, to get a definitive reminder now and again of why we, […]
BRIDGE Program Leverages Freshman Year
Forty teenagers have willingly committed five precious summer weeks to beginning their engineering studies on the UConn campus as part of a unique residential readiness program designed to prepare incoming students for the freshman-year experience. The program is called BRIDGE, and it is intended to prime incoming students for the engineering curriculum through preliminary coursework […]
Enderle Receives ASEE Merryfield Award
Dr. John D. Enderle, professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and director of the Biomedical Engineering program, will receive the 2007 Fred Merryfield Design Award in recognition of his distinguished accomplishments in senior design. The Merryfield Award is presented by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and is one of three national engineering awards […]
Katherine Etter: Finding the Balance – Engineering, Political Leadership and Mentoring
Biomedical Engineering student Katherine “Kade” Etter (Spring ’08) is sharpening her mastery of juggling, a skill that will serve her well in her career – whether medicine or law, or a marriage of both. Careful time management and focus allow Kade to balance competing demands in her roles as Senior Development Advisor of the Undergraduate […]
Major Funding for Wei’s Biomaterials Research
Dr. Mei Wei, assistant professor of Materials Science & Engineering, who joined the University of Connecticut in 2002, was recently awarded three important research grants to examine biomaterials. The grants-totaling nearly $700,000 and awarded by the National Science Foundation and Connecticut Innovations, under the Yankee Ingenuity Technology Competition-will support Dr. Wei’s research in the areas […]
Student Athlete Balances Academic and Sports Goals
As goalie for the UConn women’s lacrosse team, Kristen Haldeman relies on balance, intelligence and timing-the same attributes she finds give her the critical edge as a standout student enrolled in the competitive Biomedical Engineering (BME) program. Ms. Haldeman, who completed her junior year at UConn and maintains a 4.0 GPA, chose UConn because it […]
Students Shine at Design Expo
At the most basic level, engineers are innovators: people who approach a problem from an analytical viewpoint, assess variables and how they interact, design possible solutions, select materials and construct prototypes. A controlled, condensed version of this process consumes senior engineering students each year as they tackle the culminating test of their undergraduate years in […]