Yearly Archives: 2014

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Technologies passed down three generations

  John Krenicki, Jr. (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’84; Hon.D.Sc. ‘07) was appointed to the board of directors of CHC Group Ltd. (HELI) and will serve as chairman. Initially, he will also serve on the company’s newly created Chairman Search Committee. Krenicki joined CD&R in 2013 after a 29-year career at General Electric. He currently serves […]

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Alumni, Anthony DeCarmine

Anthony “Tony” DeCarmine, Jr. (B.S. Mechanical Engineering/Materials Engineering, ’92) was named the first chief technology officer at Oxford Performance Materials Inc.(OPM). In this position, DeCarmine is responsible for advancing the company’s process technologies, including OsteoFab, the company’s primary area of innovation for the medical industry, and OXFAB, a proprietary technology for aerospace and industrial customers. […]

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Jay Leno drives the UConn SAE race car during his visit.

Jay Leno drives the UConn SAE race car during his visit.  Watch video

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Dr. Robert Gao Wins Award From IEEE

  Dr. Robert Gao Wins Award From IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society Dr. Robert Gao (ME) has been awarded the Technical Award by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society. The I&M Society Technical Award is given to an individual or group of individuals for outstanding contribution or leadership in advancing instrumentation design or measurement technique. […]

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Lee Langston In Sweden

Professor Emeritus Lee Langston Serving As Short-Term Professor In Sweden Lee Langston, Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering, is currently serving as a short-term professor at KTH, Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The appointment takes place from Sept. 10 to Oct. 2, 2014.  He will give seminars on gas turbine technology and participate as a member of the […]

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Program Wins Grant from  the Harvey Hubbell Foundation

A program designed to improve learning outcomes for students in Engineering and eventually other STEM fields has been awarded a $178,384 grant from the Hubbell Foundation in Shelton, CT. The proposal, “Improving Educational Outcomes for Undergraduate Students in Engineering: The UConn Lifelong Learning Project”  is a collaboration of the School of Engineering and the School of […]

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Meet the New Faculty For UConn Mechanical Engineering

Meet the New Faculty For UConn Mechanical Engineering Xu Chen joins the Mechanical Engineering department. Dr. Chen’s research interests are theory and applications of dynamic systems and controls to advance the technology development in advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, robotics, precision engineering, system and optimization, and human-machine interactions. He has worked closely with the precision control and […]

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

UConn Formula SAE places in the top group in the International Competition Although still new to the competition, UConn’s Formula SAE team placed in the top group of competitors at the Formula SAE Competition at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. The four-day competition brings together teams of university undergraduate and graduate students from around […]

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Alumni, Craig W. Ashmore

  Craig W. Ashmore (B.S. Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering, ‘85) joined Platinum Equity, LLC as a principal responsible for senior level business development activities focused on identifying new acquisition opportunities.  From October 2009 to November 2013, he was Executive Vice President of Planning and Development at Emerson Electric Co., serving as a Member of Emerson’s Office […]

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Alumni, Thomas W. Prete

    Thomas W. Prete Thomas W. Prete (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’85), vice president of Engineering at Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies, was inducted into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.  The academy recognized Prete for his work in the development of Pratt & Whitney‘s aircraft engines and for his contributions […]

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Alumni, Glenn T. Selby

    Glenn T. Selby (M.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’03; B.S. Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science, ’92), P.E., joined Express Group Holdings as vice president of Engineering and Business Process. Prior to joining Express, Selby worked at ALSTOM Power for more than 20 years, most recently serving as director of HRSG (heat recovery steam generator) Research & Development. Selby […]

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Alumni, John J. Legato

John J. Legato John J. Legato (B.S. Mechanical Engineering/Materials Engineering, ’86), program manager for GE Industrial Solutions in Plainville, CT, was a featured speaker at the 11th Annual Partners in Achievement Breakfast supporting the financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship programs of Junior Achievement.  Close to 500 guests were in attendance at the annual event held this […]

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Alumni, Richard P. Broderick

  Richard P. Broderick (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’81) has been appointed president at Fountain Quail Water Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aqua-Pure Ventures Inc. based in Fort Worth, TX.  A 30-year veteran of the oil and gas exploration industry, he joined Fountain Quail in September 2012 as vice president of corporate and business development.  […]

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Renewal of the UConn – Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence

UConn-Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence has been renewed for another five years. Center of Excellence engages in research with UConn faculty and graduate students in the areas of combustion, mechanics of materials; and sensing & control of aerospace propulsion systems

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Prof. Emeritus Lee S. Langston receives 2015 ASME R. Tom Sawyer Award for his lasting outstanding contributions to gas turbine technology

Prof. Emeritus Lee S. Langston receives 2015 ASME R. Tom Sawyer Award for his lasting outstanding contributions to gas turbine technology

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Stanley Black & Decker Teams With UConn

Stanley Black & Decker Teams With UConn Drs. Jiong Tang and Chengyu Cao are collaborating with engineers at global tool giant Stanley Black & Decker to create a methodology to analyze the precise mechanism of tools in two of the company’s product lines, impact wrenches and air hammers, as the key step in developing software […]

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Alumni, George Kruk Philbrick

George Kruk Philbrick (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, minor Mathematics, ‘10) is an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. Prior to entering Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI, he was employed as an engineer with Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford. He is stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola where he is training as a Naval Flight Officer.

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Alumni, Dr. Baki Cetegen

  Dr. Baki Cetegen, Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, has been elected a Councilor to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE). He will serve a five-year term commencing July 1, 2014. Dr. Cetegen joins colleague and fellow Council member Dr. Harris Marcus on the prestigious 11-member Council; professor emeritus Dr. Lee Langston […]

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Dr. Robert Gao Receives I&M Society’s 2013 Technical Award

Pratt & Whitney Endowed Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering Dr. Robert X. Gao has been selected to receive the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (I&M) 2013 Technical Award, one of just four awards presented yearly by the society.  The society is dedicated to the advancement of measurement science by developing methods and electrical/electronic instruments to […]

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