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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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