Yearly Archives: 2016

Prof. Xu Chen receives the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering’s Breakthrough Award.

Prof. Xu Chen is the recipient of the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering’s Breakthrough Award, which recognizes innovative, transformational and disruptive contributions in the field of advanced systems engineering. Read more here.

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Transport of Heat & Momemtum in Non-Equilibrium Wall-Bounded Flows

Non-equilibrium wall-bounded flows, in which perturbation time scales are comparable to turbulent flow time scales, don’t exhibit universal behaviors.

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Seminar of Reconfigurable Plasmonics and Metamaterials

Plasmonics has become a very important branch in nano optics. It allows us to concentrate, guide, and manipulate light at the deep sub-wave length scale.

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Probing Thermophysical Properties of Micro/Nanostructured Materials Using Ultrafast Pump

Micro/nanostructured materials behave differently from their macroscale counterparts with regards to thermal energy transport at short time and length scales.

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Design for Discovery: Structural Shape & Topology Optimization

Topology optimization is an optimization-driven methodology which is capable of generating an optimal design without depending on the designers’ intuition, experience and inspiration.

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Electro-Chemo-Mechanics of Solids and Its Applications

Materials used in energy conversion and storage devices are often subjected to multi-field driving forces (electrical, chemical, radiological, thermal, mechanical, etc.)

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High-throughput 3D Printing of Functional Biomedical Devices

Advancements in healthcare have opened up the promising opportunities for personalized medicine to improve patient outcomes while decreasing costs.

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From Realistic Human-Computer Interaction to Nanomachines: Prof. Horea Ilies has recently received 3 grants form the National Science Foundation totaling $1.35M

Three recent grants have been awarded by the National Science Foundation to Prof. Horea Ilies to support the current research in his Computational Design Laboratory. The ability to measure how well objects “fit together” is a key task in engineering design and manufacturing as well as in the broad scientific arena whenever the behavior and […]

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A paper authored by Morad Behandish and Prof. Horea Ilies places 2nd in the Best Paper Award Competition at the 2015 SIAM/ACM conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling.

A paper authored by Dr. Morad Behandish and Professor Horea Ilies placed 2nd in the 2015 SIAM/ACM conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling. The conference, with a historically low acceptance rate below 30%, brings together applied mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers from academia and industry to exchange new ideas in relevant mathematical theory, geometric and physical […]

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Prof. Michael T. Pettes receives the NSF CAREER award

Prof. Michael T. Pettes is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award from the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) NSF Directorate for his proposal “CAREER: Understanding the Roles of Strain and Mass Disorder on Fundamental Thermal Transport Processes in Two-Dimensional Materials.” Read more in the UConn Today article.

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Morad Behandish and Prof. Horea Ilies win two consecutive Best Paper Awards at the 2014 and 2015 ASME IDETC & CIE conferences.

Dr. Morad Behandinsh and Professor Horea Ilies won two consecutive Best Paper Awards at the 2014 and 2015 Computers and Information in Engineering (CIE), which is part of the annual international ASME IDETC & CIE Conferences. Their papers, titled “Peg in Hole Revisited: A Generic Force Model for Haptic Assembly,” and “Haptic Assembly Using Skeletal […]

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Top UConn Interns Are Engineering Students

The top two UConn undergraduate interns from 2015 are both from the school of engineering, according to the Center for Career Development. Meredith Rittman, biomedical engineering (‘16) spent her summer with NASA, and Ashley Dumaine, computer science and engineering (‘16) interned with Google. Rittman was named the top intern of the year and Dumaine the […]

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What’s at Stake for Apple in iPhone Legal Case

In what some are calling the most important technology case of the decade, the FBI has obtained a court order compelling tech giant Apple to develop special software that will allow them to bypass security measures and unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the shooters in the San Bernardino mass shooting last December.

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Engineers Week!

February 21-27, 2016 marks Engineers Week. Take this time to step back and consider the amazing things engineers do for our society, and to watch the video below that highlights some of the impressive things going on at UConn Engineering.

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