Yearly Archives: 2015

Prof. Savas Tasoglu: an inexpensive and portable method of monitoring and predicting sickle cell related strokes.

Prof. Savas Tasoglu is working on an inexpensive and portable method of monitoring and predicting sickle cell related strokes by measuring sickle cell disease with a smart phone.

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Alumni News: Martin Gugliotti

Martin Gugliotti (B.S. Mechanical Engineering/Materials Engineering, ‘01) was named one of 42 winners of the 2014 Hartford Business Journal 40 Under Forty award.

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Lee Langston Receives ASME Sawyer Award

Mechanical Engineering professor emeritus Lee Langston is the 2015 recipient of the R. Tom Sawyer Award presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Senior Design Day Is Coming

May 1 is annual Senior Design Day, when more than 160 student teams will set up their engineering projects at the Gampel Pavilion and present them from 1 pm to 4 pm.

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ME Curriculum Quick Tips

Get some quick Mechanical Engineering curriculum tips to help you make choosing your classes easier!

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2012 D. E. Crow Innovation Prize Winners

A high yield fabrication of a unique morphology of ZnO nanoparticles in the form of a thin film has been conceived which has a big potential for use in the public health and food industry

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UConn Formula SAE places in the top group in the International Competition

This seminar will focus on an eighteen hour trek across the country and a days rest thereafter, the downloateam began the four day Formula SAE Competition at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.

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Analysis of Convection in the Presence of Apparent Slip

This seminar will introduce the physical principles and micro/nanotechnology that are exploited to trap a liquid in this state, where the no-slip boundary condition does not apply.

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The Science and Engineering of Developing Reliable Electronic Systems

This presentation will focus on some of the interesting lessons learned at the CALCE Center over the past 30 years in the science and technology of material aging mechanisms and system degradation modes in complex electronic systems.

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A Quest for the Ideal Solution in engineering design. Five challenges of BTIPS.

The nature of engineering is problem solving. The process starts with the problem definition and is followed by the search of a solution that satisfies the most requirements.

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Learning-based High-speed Motion Control: Application to Scanning Probe Microscopy

Friday, October 16 • 2:30 PM – UTEB, Rm. 175 Learning-based High-speed Motion Control: Application to Scanning Probe Microscopy Prof. Qingze Zou Rutgers University Abstract: Iterative learning control (ILC) has demonstrated its superior efficiency, efficacy, and robustness in a broad variety of applications including high-speed, broadband motion control. A fundamental limitation of ILC framework, however, […]

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Alumni, Scott B. Lowder

Scott B. Lowder (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’98) joined Middle Atlantic Products, part of the Commercial AV division of Legrand, North America, as a senior product manager. The company manufactures support and protection products to mount integrated AV systems in residential, commercial, broadcast and security applications. In his role, Lowder will lead their growing power category. […]

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Alumni, Lynwood F. Crary

  Lynwood F. Crary (B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, ’89, ’92, ‘04) joined General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) Division as a principal engineer in the propulsion plant group in New London, CT. Prior to joining EB, Crary worked at TI Automotive for fifteen years, most recently as an engineering specialist in advanced technology. He serves […]

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Prof. Baki M. Cetegen is the President (2018-2020) of Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

Prof. Baki M. Cetegen has been elected to serve as Vice President & President elect (2016-2018), President (2018-2020) and Past President (2020-2020) of Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

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PV, EV and Your Home: How Transportation and Grid Infrastructures Work Together

Friday, October 9 • 2:30 PM – UTEB, Rm. 175 Joint ME & CBE Seminar PV, EV and Your Home: How Transportation and Grid Infrastructures Work Together Dr. James Fenton Director of Solar Energy Center University of Central Florida Abstract: There are over 20 models of electric vehicles (EV) (350,000 vehicles on the road) that […]

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Thermofluidic and interfacial dynamics of spark-ignited metallic droplets

Friday, October 2 • 2:30 PM – UTEB, Rm. 175 Thermofluidic and interfacial dynamics of spark-ignited metallic droplets Dr. Sukalyan Bhattacharya Texas Tech University Abstract: In the first part of this talk, an intriguing experimental observation is discussed where highspeed imaging captures thermofluidic dynamics of spark-ignited nano Aluminum powder. The phenomenon consists of initial detachment, […]

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Combustion: From a Jet Engine to an Exploding Star

Friday, September 25 • 2:30 PM – UTEB, Rm. 175 Combustion: From a Jet Engine to an Exploding Star Dr. Alexei Poludnenko Naval Research Laboratory Abstract: Turbulent reacting flows are pervasive both in our daily lives on Earth and in the Universe. They power the modern society being at the heart of many energy generation […]

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Can Other Materials Besides Diamond have Ultrahigh Thermal Conductivity?

Friday, September 18 • 2:30 PM – IMS, Rm. 20 Can Other Materials Besides Diamond have Ultrahigh Thermal Conductivity? David A. Broido Professor of Physics Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts Abstract: Diamond and its carbon cousins, graphite and graphene, have long been known to have by far the highest thermal conductivities (κ) of any materials, […]

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Alumni, John T. Sheridan

John T. “Tom” Sheridan (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’73), U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. (Ret.), received the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2015von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management at a ceremony in Pasadena, CA. A senior vice president and general manager at Vencore, Inc., Sheridan was recognized for significant contributions and […]

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Computational Fluid dynamics modeling of industrial-scale fires

Friday, September 11 • 2:30 PM – UTEB, Rm. 175 Computational Fluid dynamics modeling of industrial-scale fires Dr. Ning Ren Fire Hazard and Protection Group FM Global Abstract: Fire is one of the major causes of property loss. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than ten billion dollars in fire-induced property damage are […]

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