UConn President, Nine Faculty Inducted Into Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

Ten UConn faculty members have been inducted into the prestigious Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

 

By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering 

Ten University of Connecticut faculty were announced as inductees into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering for 2020, including UConn President Thomas C. Katsouleas.

CASE, which was chartered by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1976, provides expert guidance to the state of Connecticut and promotes the application of science and technology towards issues of economic well-being and human welfare, according to its website.

This year, CASE elected 36 new fellows, drawn from both industry and academia. Election to the Academy is based on the applicant’s scientific and engineering distinction, achieved through significant contributions in the form of publications, patents, outstanding leadership, and other factors.

This year, the inductees from UConn were:

  • Jinbo Bi, Computer Science & Engineering, School of Engineering
  • Georgios M. Bollas, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, School of Engineering
  • Daniel D. Burkey, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education, Outreach, and Diversity, School of Engineering
  • Yang Cao, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Institute of Materials Science, School of Engineering
  • Heidi M. Dierssen, Marine Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Thomas C. Katsouleas, President and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, and Professor of Physics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Ramesh B. Malla, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Institute of Materials Science, School of Engineering
  • Rachel J. O’Neill, Institute for Systems Genomics, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Genetics and Genome Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Ugur Pasaogullari, Center for Clean Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering
  • Linda H. Shapiro, Professor, Cell Biology, UConn Health

New inductees are scheduled to be honored at the Academy’s 45th Annual Meeting and Dinner on May 26, taking place on the Storrs campus. For more information on CASE, please click here.

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