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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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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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Top UConn Interns Are Engineering Students
Published: March 14, 2016

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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UConn Formula SAE places in the top group in the International Competition
Published: November 6, 2015

This seminar will focus on an eighteen hour trek across the country and a days rest thereafter, the downloateam began the four day Formula SAE Competition at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan.

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Program Wins Grant from  the Harvey Hubbell Foundation
Published: September 5, 2014

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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UConn Formula SAE places in the top group in the International Competition
Published: July 24, 2014

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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Renewal of the UConn – Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence
Published: June 14, 2014

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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Stanley Black & Decker Teams With UConn
Published: February 10, 2014

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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Alumnus Helped Popularize Mickey Mouse Watch
Published: August 26, 2013

Alumnus Helped Popularize Mickey Mouse Watch Across his long and storied career, alumnus Gordon Cooper, PE (B.S. Mechanical Engineering ’50) played a leading role in helping major manufacturers grow their global operations.  Among the highlights of his career was his contributions toward expanding the iconic Mickey Mouse watch line first introduced in 1933. Mr. Cooper […]

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Public-Private Partnership Advances Gas Turbine Materials Technology
Published: July 31, 2013

Public-Private Partnership Advances Gas Turbine Materials Technology By Victoria Chilinski (CLAS ’16) and Maurice Gell, Ph.D. Drs. Maurice Gell and Eric Jordan have developed a new process for making ceramic thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) that are used extensively in gas turbine engines. This Solution Precursor Plasma Spray (SPPS) process allows the deposition of higher temperature, […]

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CASE Honors Two UConn Mechanical Engineers
Published: May 22, 2013

  Dr. Barber has served as a professor-in-residence in the Mechanical Engineering Department since joining UConn in 2000.  He enjoyed a distinguished career with Pratt & Whitney and the United Technologies Research Center prior to joining UConn.  Dr. Barber is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a member of ASME, and he has served as […]

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Innovators Feted
Published: April 25, 2013

  UConn Engineering was well represented during the Second Annual Celebration of Innovation, presented by the UConn Office of Economic Development on April 10th. The gala event (see event photos here) afforded the innovation community an opportunity to network and to celebrate the achievements of some of its most outstanding members. Read a related story […]

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Student News
Published: April 25, 2013

Student News Read below for the following exciting news items:   Rufat Kulakhmetov to Attend 2013 NASA Academy  Joseph Mummert a NSF Grad Honorable Mention Mechanical Engineering junior Rufat Kulakhmetov, has been selected one of just 15 students nationwide to participate in the 2013 NASA Propulsion Academy located at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, […]

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Whitcraft: Leveraging a Unique Talent Pipeline
Published: April 25, 2013

Whitcraft: Leveraging a Unique Talent Pipeline Tucked away in the Quiet Corner of Northeastern Connecticut is a mid-sized company that has been serving the world’s leading aerospace companies for decades,Whitcraft, LLC.  At the company’s Eastford facility, nearly 300 employees carry out highly technical specialty sheet metal fabrication and machining for companies like Pratt & Whitney, […]

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Mechanical Engineering Demos Shine at the Capitol
Published: April 24, 2013

Mechanical Engineering Demos Shine at the Capitol On Thursday, April 11th, a dedicated team of students and faculty demonstrated and discussed innovative “home grown” engineering prototypes at the Connecticut State Capitol during a rally in support of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed Next Generation Connecticut. Next Generation Connecticut is aimed at reenergizing and redefining Connecticut’s […]

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Hybrid Bike: Optimizing Pedal Power (VIDEO)
Published: April 4, 2013

Hybrid Bike: Optimizing Pedal Power (VIDEO) Junior Robert Herman (Mechanical Engineering) is a serial tinkerer. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, he converted a bicycle into a hybrid electric/pedal bike to manage the five miles of hilly terrain between his home in Coventry and the UConn campus. “I was tired of pedaling all the time.  Initially, I […]

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Smart Robotic Drones Advance Science
Published: October 24, 2012

  By Colin Poitras Dr. Chengyu Cao sees a day in the not-so-distant future when intelligent robots will be working alongside humans on a wide range of important tasks from advancing science, to performing deep sea rescues, to monitoring our natural habitats. It’s a bold leap from the pre-programmed factory robots and remote-controlled drones we […]

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Exploring Solar Energy at UConn
Published: October 24, 2012

Exploring Solar Energy at UConn After a nearly 40-year hiatus from the University of Connecticut, solar panels have returned to the School of Engineering with the installation over the summer of two new 3.3 kW panels at the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) on UConn’s Depot Campus. The novel hybrid photovoltaic (PV) power system, […]

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