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The Science and Engineering of Developing Reliable Electronic Systems
Published: October 30, 2015

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.
Published: October 23, 2015

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
Published: October 16, 2015

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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PV, EV and Your Home: How Transportation and Grid Infrastructures Work Together
Published: October 9, 2015

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
Published: October 2, 2015

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
Published: September 25, 2015

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?
Published: September 18, 2015

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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Computational Fluid dynamics modeling of industrial-scale fires
Published: September 11, 2015

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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Designing Shape Memory Materials for Damping, Actuation, and Energy Applications
Published: June 24, 2015

Wednesday, June 24 • 1:30 PM – Biology/Physics Building (BPB), Rm. 130 Designing Shape Memory Materials for Damping, Actuation, and Energy Applications Ying Chen Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Abstract: Shape memory alloys have the remarkable capability to switch between two “programmed” geometries upon the application and removal […]

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Electronic Transport in Topological Insulator Nanostructures
Published: June 10, 2015

Wednesday, June 10 • 1:30 PM – Biology/Physics Building (BPB), Rm. 130 Electronic Transport in Topological Insulator Nanostructures Luis A. Jauregui Postdoctoral Associate, Philip Kim Group Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Abstract: I will describe our recent transport experiments on topological insulator materials such as Bi2Te3 and BiSbTeSe2 nanoribbons (TINRs). We were able […]

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Our Annual Senior Design Round-Up, 2015
Published: May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 Corporate sponsors helped many of the 160 projects on display at last Friday’s Senior Design Day. But one, a device to help disabled people to stand, was inspired by a handwritten note from a desperate mother. Last year, Dr. Krystyna Gielo-Perczak (Department of Biomedical Engineering) and Dr. Shalabh Gupta (Department of Electrical and Computer […]

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Jay Leno drives the UConn SAE race car during his visit.
Published: September 22, 2014

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

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Around Engineering
Published: January 9, 2013

Around Engineering Engineering doctoral candidates Juan Pablo Correa Baena and Lu Han, GK-12 Fellows supported by a National Science Foundation grant, recently received travel grant funding from the NASA Connecticut Space Grant College Consortium. The funds will allow Juan Pablo and Lu to travel to the NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, to be held in Huntsville, […]

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