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Our Senior Design Program Leads to Mutually Beneficial Partnerships with Industry
Published: April 19, 2019

Through our Senior Design Program, industrial sponsors put the bright UConn ME undergraduate students to work on a real-world problem that they are interested in researching, while reaping the benefits of our faculty’s experience and expertise. For students, this program is an opportunity to synthesize and apply the classroom engineering knowledge they have acquired. They […]

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A new, nature-inspired self-healing rubber developed by Prof. Li and his collaborators from USC.
Published: April 8, 2019

A new paper published by Prof. Ying Li and his collaborators from University of Southern California in NPG Asia Materials provide the details of a new class of self-healing rubber that is inspired by the healing of natural tissues. For more details, please see the news article from UConn Today.    

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Nejat Olgac Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Czech Technical University
Published: February 7, 2019

Professor Nejat Olgac received an honorary doctorate from the Czech Technical University in Prague during a ceremony that took place on January 29, 2019. Read more on the School of Engineering’s website.

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Jiong Tang to serve as the General Chair for ASME IDETC & CIE 2019
Published: January 25, 2019

Prof. Jiong Tang will serve as the general conference chair for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ international annual design conference in Anaheim CA. The 2019 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE) will take place between August August 18 – 21, 2019  at the Anaheim Convention […]

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QRfertile: Male Fertility Test Developers Win Venture Competition
Published: November 15, 2018

(via UConn Today) Stephanie Knowlton and Reza Amin, both engineering doctoral students working with Prof. Savas Tasoglu,  won first prize in the 2018 Wolff New Venture Competition to develop QRfertile – an in-home device to measure male fertility. Read more at UConn Today.  

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UConn AIAA Chapter Goes To The Spaceport America Cup
Published: November 14, 2018

The new UConn AIAA student chapter competed for the first time in the Spaceport America Cup during the summer of 2018. Advised by ME professor, Dr. Jackie Sung, the students designed and built a rocket for the competition. More details on the School of Engineering website.

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Dan Wang and Professor Xu Chen win Best Paper Award at the 2018 International Symposium on Flexible Automation
Published: September 15, 2018

ME graduate student Dan Wang and Professor Xu Chen won the Best Paper (Theory) of the 2018 International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA) for their paper titled “Synthesis and Analysis of Multirate Repetitive Control for Fractional-order Periodic Disturbance Rejection in Powder Bed Fusion.” The ISFA started in 1986 under the co-sponsorship of the American Society […]

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Prof. Zhao’s new DoD Grant Aims to Better Understand Aeronautical Combustion
Published: June 26, 2018

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Strain Improves Performance of Atomically Thin Semiconductor Material
Published: June 6, 2018

Dr. Michael Pettes and his graduate student Wei Wu have significantly improved the performance of an atomically thin semiconductor material by stretching it, an accomplishment that could prove beneficial to engineers designing the next generation of flexible electronics, nano devices, and optical sensors. The findings mark the first time scientists have been able to conclusively show […]

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Profs. Chen and Norato win coveted 2018 NSF CAREER awards for their work on Additive Manufacturing and Topology Optimization
Published: May 1, 2018

Two ME professors received the 2018 National Science Foundation’s CAREER award, which is the Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty. Prof. Xu Chen’s award will support his research on thermal modeling, sensing, and controls to enable new generations of powder bed fusion (PBF) additive manufacturing. In contrast to conventional machining, where parts […]

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New DoE Funded Advanced Manufacturing Program to Educate a New Generation of Engineering Leaders
Published: March 16, 2018

The new grant funded by the US Department of Energy supports new graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering to train the next generation of advanced manufacturing leaders. The UConn effort has been led by Prof. Ugur Pasaogullari. More details can be found on the School of Engineering website.  

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Biodegradable Sensor Monitors Pressure in the Body then Disappears
Published: January 16, 2018

More details about the research being developed in Prof. Thanh Nguyen’s research group can be found in UConn Today.

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New Materials Testing Apparatus Could Mean Money, Time Saved for Manufacturers
Published: December 21, 2017

New Materials Testing Apparatus Could Mean Money, Time Saved for Manufacturers

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Prof. Xinyu Zhao Awarded American Chemical Society Grant for Research on Bluff-Body Stabilized Premixed Flame
Published: October 29, 2017

Dr. Xinyu Zhao has been awarded an American Chemical Society Grant through the Petroleum Research fund for her research entitled “A computational study of the lean blow-off mechanisms for a bluff-body stabilized premixed flame.” The fund supports research directly related to petroleum and fossil fuels at nonprofit institutions around the world. Increasingly stringent emission requirements […]

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Prof. Zhao Awarded Air Force Young Investigator Program for Work on Turbulent Premixed Flames
Published: October 29, 2017

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) has honored Professor Xinyu Zhao as one of just 43 scientists and engineers awarded YIP grants for her research project titled “Pockets in Highly Turbulent Premixed Flames: Physics and Implications on Modeling.” The grant is worth a total of $450,000 over three […]

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Multiple Faculty Openings for the 2018-2019 Academic Year
Published: October 23, 2017

We have several open faculty positions in the department: multiple positions at the assistant to full professor levels focused on advanced and digital manufacturing with a strong emphasis on scientific rigor. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: computational design & manufacturing, robotics and control, uncertainty quantification and reliability, and machine learning informed […]

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Prof. David Pierce Wins 3 New Grants
Published: October 9, 2017

Assistant Professor David Pierce will be deploying his Interdisciplinary Mechanics Laboratory to tackle three projects that just received funding: two from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and one from the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC).  The first NSF-funded project (titled Biomechanical Simulations of Progressing Osteoarthritis to Advance Understanding and Therapies) explores how […]

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New technology from Prof. Thanh Nguyen published in Science
Published: September 22, 2017

The latest issue of Science features a new technology invented and developed by our very own assistant professor Dr. Thanh D. Nguyen. Prof. Nguyen’s brainchild, developed during his postdoc with Prof. Robert Langer at MIT, offers the latest advance in 3D manufacturing for microstructures of biomaterials: StampEd Assembly of polymer Layers, or SEAL for short. The […]

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New Device for Testing Heart Health
Published: September 13, 2017

Dr. George Lykotrafitis and his student Kostyantyn Partola have been featured for their development of a device that tests blood viscosity – an important indicator of heart health.  Kostyantyn has had support from the Accelerate UConn program as well as the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellowship program to support the commercialization of the […]

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Prof. Thanh Nguyen garners the NIH R21 Trailblazer Award for his work on “Bionic Self-stimulated Cartilage.”
Published: June 27, 2017

Dr. Nguyen received a NIH R21 trailblazer young investigator award for a project entitled “bionic self-stimulated cartilage”, in collaboration with Dr. Cato Laurencin at UConn Health, school of medicine. This highly-interdisciplinary project aims to integrate a new biopolymer, developed in Nguyen Lab, with a chondrocyte tissue graft to create an exciting hybrid artificial cartilage. The PIs hope […]

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