New Climate Center at UConn Will Support Weather Innovation, Energy Resilience Research
WISER’s research direction will focus on renewable energy, power outage management, electrical grid resilience, and climate change.
A Grad’s Remarkable Journey From Peru to the United States
UConn Engineering graduate Ada Liz Gabancho-Soto is employed by the Connecticut Water Company as a Service Delivery Performance Systems Administrator, where her varied duties range from maintaining/expanding the company’s data storage and information systems, developing SQL reports on various topics, responding to data requests from internal departments, and serving as a specialist on the water information data management system.
Local Engineering Firm Launches Scholarship Initiative
Engineering firm Fuss & O’Neill launches a scholarship
John W. Braccio ’82, Jacob “Jake” Friedman ’02, Udayarka Karra ’14, Matthew F. Tellier ’93 are all featured in this issue of Alumni News
Alumnus Govindan Giving Back To UConn
Sharavan Govindan’s sees his financial gift as a friendly challenge to his fellow alumni.
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.
With NSF funding, the UnderWater Sensor Network Lab is developing a network in the Arctic, with colleagues from the University of Delaware who are interested in sea ice changes and ocean acoustics.
Faculty Spotlight: Prof. Kristina Wagstrom
Prof. Kristina Wagstrom, through work in her Computational Atmospheric Chemistry and Exposure Lab, strives to improve the science and functionality of computational approaches in air pollution.
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.
UConn EWB Completes Nicaragua Roadway Project
In January, seniors Andrew Silva, Christopher M. Regan, Jr., and Ashley Jackman – accompanied by mentor Gerry Hardisty of Civil Engineering Services, LLC – spent 11 days in Nicaragua fulfilling a mission initially begun in 2008. The focus of their efforts is a dirt road that becomes impassable each year due to seasonal torrential rains. Commenting on […]
What are UConn Engineering graduates up to? Read about the recent career highlights of alumni like Joseph Daraio, Hatim Sharif, Robert Stadalius and Bernard van Leggelo!
HPC Center Keeps Researchers on Track
At UConn, many researchers employ parallel computational techniques to solve problems, and they are reliant upon UConn’s high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to carry out their work.
Multidisciplinary Team to Develop Smart Building HVAC Model
A team of researchers from the School of Engineering and the UConn Health Center has received $1.09 million in NSF funding in support of their research aimed at developing a scalable and universal model for fault detection, diagnosis and prognosis of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, systems in buildings of differing sizes and functionalities.
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.
Long Island Sound: Vital Resource
Please join us on Tuesday, June 19th at the beautiful UConn Avery Point campus for a panel discussion, tours and Innovation Connection networking event.
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.
Team Works to Improve Agricultural Productivity
Drs. Leslie Shor (CMBE) and Dan Gage (MCB) recently received two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The two cross-disciplinary projects focus on different aspects of microbial activity in soil, leading to a better understanding of soil microbial activity that could inform agricultural management techniques.
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.
Castleman Term Professors Named
The School of Engineering has named five outstanding faculty members as inaugural Castleman Term Professors in Engineering Innovation.
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.
UConn Alumnus Seeks to Make Greener Wastewater Treatment Plants
When one thinks of ways to ease climate change and develop sustainable fuels, using waste and sewage is probably not the first idea that comes to mind. For Dr. Kartik Chandran, a UConn alumnus (Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, ’99) and associate professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, however, it is something he thinks about every day.
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.
Student Team to Help Power Plant Improve Performance
Three engineering students, overseen by Chemical Engineering professor Douglas Cooper, began a research study over the summer aimed at helping the UConn power plant attain greater performance efficiencies. The team seeks to fine-tune plant operation with the goal of reducing the consumption of natural gas and fresh water while still meeting the electrical, heating and […]