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Category: UConn Engineering News February 2018

UConn Engineering Professor’s Research Influences Progressive Change in Hartford

After work from the Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission, parking mandates have been relaxed, and UConn Civil Engineering Professor Norman C. Garrick and his research have played a supporting role in those sweeping regulations.

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Professor Xinyu Zhao Awarded $450,000 Grant to Conduct Aeronautical Combustion Research

Dr. Xinyu Zhao, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently awarded a $450,000 Young Investigator Research Program grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Zhao, who joined the university in 2015, is one of just 43 scientists and engineers selected to receive awards from a nationwide pool of 285 […]

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Student Entrepreneurship is on the Fast Track, University Leaders Say

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium takes off

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Researchers Explore the Potential of Ultra-High-Strength Concrete To Repair Bridges

How super concrete can make our bridges safer

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Building the Next Generation of Efficient Computers

UConn’s Brian Huey is helping create low-energy, highly efficient, instant-on computers

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Researchers Look At Engineering Education For ADHD Students

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), studies suggest, are more creative and more willing to take risks. A team of researchers say it’s those traits that are exactly what the field of engineering needs, but the traditional model of teaching is driving away potential pioneers in the field.

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VIDEO: See What’s Happening Here at the SoE!

An eye-catching video of the innovations and fun that happen here at SoE

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Now Hear This! UConn Has a New Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium

Continuing its commitment to fostering new businesses, the University of Connecticut has established the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium. It’s a collaborative initiative of the Schools of Engineering and Business, Office of the Provost, and Office of the Vice President for Research.

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Energy and Environment Commissioner Visits C2E2

Robert Klee, commissioner of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), visited UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering

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UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering Celebrates Its First Year

UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering (UTC IASE) marked its one-year anniversary with an all-day conference featuring speakers and panel discussions

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The Sounds of Innovation: How UConn Research Is Resurrecting Antique Musical Instruments

An engineering, medical director and art historian team up to explore (what else?) the makeup of 18th- and 19th-century musical instruments.

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Bioinformatics Researchers Develop Personalized Vaccines to Treat Cancer Patients Nov. 10

Ion Mandoio of the CSE Is a co-PI for research with the potential to dramatically change how we treat cancer in the future.

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First CyberSEED Event Combines Cybersecurity Competition and Discussion

More than 350 people attended the CyberSEED Cybersecurity, Education & Diversity Challenge, which combined expert talks and competitions

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UTC IASE Celebrates Its First Year

A hub for world-class research and project-based learning, the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering Institute celebrates its first anniversary.

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Student News

Awards from IEEE and CIE, and a UNCF/Merck Graduate Fellowship

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Students, Faculty Learn the Benefits Of New ANSYS Software Partnership

UConn and simulation software giant ANSYS strike up a partnership that benefits students and industry.

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University-Industry Partnerships Discussed at Aerospace & Defense International Trade Summit

UConn’s many collaborations with industry were discussed at the recent Aerospace & Defense International Trade Summit

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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, […]

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Older Cities May Be Good for Your Health

UConn researcher finds that older cities are compact and good for walking, and therefore, your health.

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Center for Energy Innovation Marks Its First Year

CEI progresses steadily toward its goal of advancing technologies related to energy storage and fuel cells.

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Faculty News

Funding for new breast cancer technology and underwater monitoring and a study on the discovery of a new material.

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Making Sense of Big Data: Project To Draw Insights From Genome

UConn’s Sanguthevar Rajasekaran is part of a research team developing ways to make sense of biological big data.

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Marten van Dijk Part of a Team of Researchers Securing Cloud Computing

Marten van Dijk (ECE) and other researchers working on security problems in cloud computing.

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UConn Receives Gift for Global Energy Sustainability Program

A recent gift from the Satell Family Foundation will support UConn’s new research partnership in sustainable energy with Technion–Israel Institute of Technology.

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UConn Engineering Honors Fifteen

During a gala event on May 1st at the Storrs campus, the School of Engineering honored 15 exceptional alumni as 2014 inductees into the UConn Academy of Distinguished Engineers.

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UConn and CL&P Team To Better Predict Storm Damage

New damage prediction modeling technology developed by a team of UConn environmental engineers is now able to provide CL&P customized information in advance of a storm to allow the company to better plan and prepare.

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MURI Grant To Improve the Security of Nanoscale Computer Devices

By Colin Poitras (UConn Today) The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $7.5 million grant to the University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, and Rice University to support research that will analyze and upgrade security protections for nanoscale computer hardware. UConn’s Center for Hardware Assurance, Security, and Engineering (CHASE), a national leader in computer […]

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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 […]

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GE + UConn: Research Recipe for Success

Start with a tough engineering challenge, add in a healthy dose of curious and talented graduate students, then mix well with the new UConn Technology Park and industry-supported grant programs and you‘ll have all of the ingredients required for accelerated, collaborative discovery.

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Space Station astronauts talk with ABC News

International Space Station astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio of NASA talked with the ABC News Digital On-Line Network about life and research in space during an in-flight interview Feb. 19

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Research Insight: Using Light to Control Neural Activity

Prof. Yongku Cho’s research ambition is to engineer light-activated proteins as a tool to manipulate brain circuit activity. He is currently equipping his laboratory here at UConn to build on his work recently published in Nature Methods. The research article, coauthored by Dr. Cho, his postdoctoral advisor Ed Boyden, and other colleagues, documents the group’s progress in controlling neural activity using novel light-activated ion channels.

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Engineering Team to Help State Ensure Vote Integrity

On November 7, more than 100 million Americans will go to the polls to register their votes in the nation’s general elections. Adding to anxieties concerning election outcomes, they worry about voting machine fraud or errors associated with newly installed electronic voting machines. A team of Computer Science & Engineering faculty, headed up by professor […]

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