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Alumni News: Martin Gugliotti
Published: December 22, 2015

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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Alumni, Scott B. Lowder
Published: October 15, 2015

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
Published: October 15, 2015

  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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Alumni, John T. Sheridan
Published: September 17, 2015

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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Alumni, Gregory R. Bylo
Published: August 19, 2015

(UTAS. Prior to UTAS, he was head of global R&D for Lenze S.E.) Gregory R. Bylo (B.S. Mechanical Engineering & Materials Engineering, ’80) was appointed vice president, Healthcare, at GSI US, an industry group driving open, global standards to help healthcare companies improve the accuracy, speed, and efficiency of the supply chain and care delivery. In […]

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Alumni, Sandor Becz
Published: August 19, 2015

Sandor Becz (Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, ’07) was appointed vice president of engineering at Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and a leading manufacturer of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). In this role, he will lead all engineering activities at Hydroid, including research and development, new product development and engineering support. Becz joined Hydroid from United […]

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Alumni, Edward J. Fisher
Published: July 23, 2015

Edward J. Fisher (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’56) recently published the third edition of his sixth book of fiction, Lands of In-KO-8 Trilogy, through Xlibris Publishing. Prior to becoming writer, Fisher served in the United States Air Force for 21 years and taught at Central Michigan University for 24 years, retiring as a professor emeritus. Kirkus […]

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Three Generations of Engineering at UConn
Published: June 15, 2015

When Robert Valley Sr. entered the doors of Castleman in 1946, he did not know that he was starting a legacy. Now – almost 70 years later – three members of the family have walked through those doors and graduated in 1950, 1978 and 1981. And another generation is expected to graduate in May of […]

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Alumni, James Kane
Published: June 4, 2015

James Kane (Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, ’86), associate professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, was named professor emeritus at Clarkson University’s 122nd commencement ceremony in May.  He was honored for more than 25 years of exemplary service to the university.  In addition to his classroom instruction, Kane wrote 42 articles in professional journals and is the author […]

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Alumni, Paul Dul
Published: June 4, 2015

Paul Dul (B.S. Mechanical Engineering/Materials Engineering, ‘88) joined Apcera, maker of the world’s first operating system for the hybrid cloud, as vice president of Product.  Dul brings more than 20 years of product management and leadership experience.  Previously, he was vice president of Product at Embrane and led the product management team at Andiamo Systems.  […]

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Alumni,Vincent S. Pitruzzello
Published: May 6, 2015

Vincent S. Pitruzzello Vincent S. Pitruzzello (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’85) joined Okay Industries Inc. as director of operations.  Prior to Okay, he was vice president and general manager at Capewell Components LLC.  Upon graduation from UConn, Pituzzello spent more than 23 years at Stanley Black & Decker.  In 1988, he earned an M.S. in Business […]

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Alumni, Richard Fu
Published: March 19, 2015

Richard Fu Richard Fu (M.S., Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, ‘06, ‘12), president at Agrivolution LLC, announced that the company has received a $73,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to work with Connecticut farmers to determine the feasibility of year-round, indoor agricultural production. Fu started the company in 2012 as a graduate student at UConn. Agrivolution will use the […]

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Alumni, Mark D. Aramli
Published: March 19, 2015

Mark D. Aramli  (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’97) appeared on the February 3, 2015 episode of the ABC television show “Shark Tank” pitching BedJet, a climate control system for beds. A NASA space suit designer-turned-entrepreneur, Aramli is the inventor and principal engineer of this patent-pending bed heating or cooling system.  Initially funded by a Kickstarter campaign, BedJet debuted at […]

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Alumni, Anthony DeCarmine
Published: October 10, 2014

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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Alumni, Craig W. Ashmore
Published: July 24, 2014

  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
Published: June 19, 2014

    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
Published: June 19, 2014

    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
Published: June 19, 2014

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
Published: June 19, 2014

  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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Alumni, George Kruk Philbrick
Published: February 10, 2014

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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