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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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ME Curriculum Quick Tips
Published: November 6, 2015

Get some quick Mechanical Engineering curriculum tips to help you make choosing your classes easier!

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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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Meet the New Faculty For UConn Mechanical Engineering
Published: August 27, 2014

Meet the New Faculty For UConn Mechanical Engineering Xu Chen joins the Mechanical Engineering department. Dr. Chen’s research interests are theory and applications of dynamic systems and controls to advance the technology development in advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, robotics, precision engineering, system and optimization, and human-machine interactions. He has worked closely with the precision control and […]

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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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Prof. Emeritus Lee S. Langston receives 2015 ASME R. Tom Sawyer Award for his lasting outstanding contributions to gas turbine technology
Published: June 14, 2014

Prof. Emeritus Lee S. Langston receives 2015 ASME R. Tom Sawyer Award for his lasting outstanding contributions to gas turbine technology

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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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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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Student Snap: Monica Smith
Published: April 4, 2013

Student Snap: Monica Smith By Victoria Chilinski Initially uncertain of her college aspirations and commitment, today Monica Smith – a double major in German and Mechanical Engineering – is the picture of a successful engineer-to-be. After graduating from E.O. Smith High School, Mansfield, CT in 2007, Monica took part in the ACES program at UConn […]

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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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Around Engineering
Published: April 4, 2013

Around Engineering Doctoral candidates Lu Han and Paul Elliott have been competitively selected to represent UConn Engineering at the Universitas 21 Graduate Research Conference on Energy Systems, Policy and Solutions at University College Dublin, Ireland from June 19 – 22, 2013.  Universitas 21 is an international network of 23 leading research-intensive universities, including UConn, located […]

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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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GE, UConn Collaborate on Advanced Technology Initiative [VIDEO]
Published: October 16, 2012

On Tuesday, October 9th, GE (NYSE: GE) officials announced the company will expand its longstanding relationship with UConn through a five-year, multimillion dollar investment intended to transform the state’s technology sector and spark breakthrough innovations in electrical distribution products. The financial support from GE’s Industrial Solutions business, creator of advanced technologies that protect and control […]

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