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 […]
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.
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.
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.
New Grants Fund Student Research Opportunities
The School of Engineering received three new grants from the National Science Foundation that will enable undergraduate students from across the globe to engage in exciting summer research at the Storrs campus. The grants were provided by NSF’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, which funds undergraduate summer research at designated university programs nationwide, affording students valuable exposure to the academic research environment and motivating them to consider graduate study in technical fields. Interested students are encouraged to apply now.
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).
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.
Kiayias Research Targets Wireless Networks & Security
Dr. Aggelos Kiayias, assistant professor of Computer Science & Engineering, recently received three new grants from the National Science Foundation that will support research aimed at improving the security of data transmitted and stored electronically. The grants, which total more than $400,000, build upon Dr. Kiayias’ ongoing cyber-security research. One project focuses specifically on wireless […]
Dr. Wu Receives NSF Funding for Genomic Models
Assistant professor of Computer Science & Engineering Dr. Yufeng Wu and two collaborators from the University of California – Davis captured a three-year grant totaling $900,000 from the National Science Foundation to develop algorithms that will allow researchers to better understand the origin and manifestations of genomic traits and to develop more accurate biological models. […]
Chemical Engineering Professors to Study Artificial Antibodies
Two faculty members in the Department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering, Yong Wang and Lei Zhu, landed a $450,000 grant to develop artificial antibodies capable of locating and destroying tumors. Antibodies are proteins produced in the white blood cells of humans and other vertebrates, and they move freely through blood and fluids, where they […]
School Seeks New Director for Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Education Mehdi Anwar announced that the School of Engineering has launched a search for a permanent Director of the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2). The C2E2, established in 2001 with significant investment from Connecticut Innovations and Connecticut industry, is housed in a dedicated, state-of-the-art facility located at the […]
Dr. Ilies Captures NSF CAREER Award
Dr. Horea Ilies, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, was named aNational Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) Award winner in 2007. The five-year $400,000 award will support his investigation into ways to improve the design and manufacture of mechanical systems whose function depends on inherent contact between moving geometries. Such systems are typically encountered in […]
Engineering Faculty Garner NSF CAREER Awards
Two engineering faculty members were selected to receive the National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2006: assistant professor of Computer Science & Engineering Ion Mandoiu and assistant professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Jeong-Ho Kim. Dr. Mandoiu was awarded a five-year $554,500 National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) award for […]
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 […]
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 […]
A Lesson in Fun for 140 Young Women
On April 7th, over 140 female eighthgrade students from 15 area middle schools learned the answers to these and other burning questions-along with an important lesson: applying scientific, technological, engineering and math (STEM) principles to everyday items is fun and fulfilling. The girls were on campus for the annual Multiply Your Options (MYO), a one-day […]
Javidi Honored By Optical Engineering Society
By Sherry Fisher President Philip E. Austin, left, and Bahram Javidi, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Javidi’s lab in the ITE Building. Photo by Peter Morenus Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the 2005 recipient of the Dennis H. Gabor Award. Javidi received the […]
Aggelos Kiayias Awarded NSF Career Award
How to optimize access to material available on the Internet, while simultaneously protecting intellectual property rights, is the challenge at the heart of research being conducted by assistant professor Aggelos Kiayias of Computer Science & Engineering under a new five-year National Science Foundation Early Career (CAREER) Award. Dr. Kiayias’ CAREER research, with $400,000 in support, […]