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Carter Selected an MRS Fellow

Dr. C. Barry Carter, Department Head and professor of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering, was selected a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). He will be formally recognized during the organization’s spring meeting in April. The honor of being named a Fellow is bestowed upon members who have made substantial contributions to both science […]

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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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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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Biofuel Team Holds Workshops

Drs. Richard Parnas (Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering) and James Stuart (Chemistry) presented two workshops in January before audiences of high school chemistry instructors, at the request of the New England Association of Chemistry Teachers. The visitors, from schools across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, were introduced to the production and testing methods for biofuel […]

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Biofuels Research Nets Nearly $600K in State Funding

Dr. Richard Parnas, an associate professor in the Department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering, and two colleagues at the University of Connecticut, have been awarded $598,000 from the State to expand their clean energy research program involving biofuels. Dr. Parnas, who directs the University’s Biofuel Consortium and is also a member of the Polymer […]

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Huey Lands Large Microscopy Development Award

Dr. Bryan Huey, assistant professor of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering, has received a $311,000 award from the National Science Foundation that will support his efforts to enhance the speed with which nano-scale surface properties can be mapped. The award, made under NSF’s Instrumentation for Materials Research (IMR) program, is two years in duration. Dr. […]

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UConn Hosts First Materials Camp

Faculty and students from the department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering and the University’s Institute of Materials Science (IMS), along with industrial partners, hosted nearly 40 students and four teachers on Monday, October 20 for UConn’s first Materials Camp. The students hailed from the University High School for Science and Engineering, a Hartford magnet […]

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Prabhakar Singh to Lead Center for Clean Energy Engineering

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

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Ben Wilhite Captures NSF CAREER Award

Assistant professor of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering Benjamin Wilhite has received a National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award that will support his research aimed at improving the harvesting of hydrogen from green hydrocarbons (biofuels). The $400,000, five-year award is the third CAREER Award garnered by UConn engineering faculty in 2008 and the […]

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Doctoral Students Capture Honors

Three doctoral students in engineering, Claire Weiss, Mehdi DaneshPanah and Bob Schulein, have received major honors in recognition of their scholarly achievements. Claire Weiss, a doctoral candidate advised by Dr. Pamir Alpay (Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering), won the Best Graduate Summer Research Award at the Summer Student Research Symposium held on August 7, 2008 […]

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Dr. C. Barry Carter to Head Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering Department

Interim Dean Erling Smith announced last week that Dr. C. Barry Carter will join the Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering (CMBE) Department as Head, effective July 1, 2007.  “We are very excited to bring an individual of Barry’s scholarly accomplishments and sterling reputation to UConn,” said Dean Smith. Dr. Carter was selected from a national […]

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