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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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Faculty Openings Starting August 2018
Published: October 23, 2017

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Connecticut seeks candidates for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions starting August 2018 Search # 2017345: Multiple Faculty Positions at all levels focused on developing innovative material systems, mathematical and computer modeling, as well as analysis and fabrication approaches in support of advanced and digital manufacturing, […]

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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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Emeritus Prof. Lee Langston goes to Italy with the ASME History & Heritage Committee
Published: June 12, 2017

Professor Emeritus Lee Langston, a member of the ASME History & Heritage Committee, recently traveled to Palermo, Italy, to represent UConn and ASME at the ceremony recognizing the engine collection housed within the University of Palermo’s Museum of Engines and Mechanisms. From left to right: Giuseppe Genchi, Terry Reynolds, and Lee Langston. Photo by ASME/Wil […]

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Prof. Savas Tasoglu: an inexpensive and portable method of monitoring and predicting sickle cell related strokes.
Published: December 23, 2015

Prof. Savas Tasoglu is working on an inexpensive and portable method of monitoring and predicting sickle cell related strokes by measuring sickle cell disease with a smart phone.

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Lee Langston Receives ASME Sawyer Award
Published: November 18, 2015

Mechanical Engineering professor emeritus Lee Langston is the 2015 recipient of the R. Tom Sawyer Award presented by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Prof. Baki M. Cetegen is the President (2018-2020) of Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.
Published: October 14, 2015

Prof. Baki M. Cetegen has been elected to serve as Vice President & President elect (2016-2018), President (2018-2020) and Past President (2020-2020) of Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

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Profs. Tianfeng Lu and Ugur Pasaogullari have been named UTC Associate Professor of Engineering Innovation and Castleman Associate Professor respectively.
Published: June 14, 2015

Profs. Tianfeng Lu and Ugur Pasaogullari have been named UTC Associate Professor of Engineering Innovation and Castleman Associate Professor respectively.

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Technologies passed down three generations
Published: November 13, 2014

  John Krenicki, Jr. (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’84; Hon.D.Sc. ‘07) was appointed to the board of directors of CHC Group Ltd. (HELI) and will serve as chairman. Initially, he will also serve on the company’s newly created Chairman Search Committee. Krenicki joined CD&R in 2013 after a 29-year career at General Electric. He currently serves […]

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Lee Langston In Sweden
Published: September 5, 2014

Professor Emeritus Lee Langston Serving As Short-Term Professor In Sweden Lee Langston, Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering, is currently serving as a short-term professor at KTH, Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. The appointment takes place from Sept. 10 to Oct. 2, 2014.  He will give seminars on gas turbine technology and participate as a member of the […]

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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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Dr. Robert Gao Receives I&M Society’s 2013 Technical Award
Published: January 14, 2014

Pratt & Whitney Endowed Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering Dr. Robert X. Gao has been selected to receive the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (I&M) 2013 Technical Award, one of just four awards presented yearly by the society.  The society is dedicated to the advancement of measurement science by developing methods and electrical/electronic instruments to […]

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Dr. Lee Langston article
Published: December 16, 2013

Professor Emeritus Dr. Lee Langston (Mechanical Engineering) authored an article appearing in the December 2013 issue of Mechanical Engineering magazine, entitled “Powering Out of Trouble,” which discussed Pratt & Whitney’s challenges in developing the J58 turbojet engine that powered Lockheed’s SR-71 Blackbird supersonic reconnaissance aircraft. Read the article here.

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In Memoriam
Published: November 20, 2013

In Memoriam The School of Engineering community mourns the loss of professor emeritus Eli Dabora, who passed away November 8, 2013. Dr. Dabora joined UConn in 1968 as a professor of Aerospace Engineering and, later, Mechanical Engineering. With expertise in high speed combustion for propulsion, Dr. Dabora brought considerable knowhow in the combustion characteristics of […]

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Faculty Notes
Published: October 8, 2013

Faculty Notes Dr. Robert Gao, the Pratt & Whitney Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering, was interviewed by a journal that also highlighted research excerpts of his work, in International Innovation, owned by a UK-based media company that compiles and disseminates science, research and technological innovations globally. The research excerpts focused on the development of sensing […]

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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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Faculty Honored
Published: July 30, 2013

  Dr. Wei Sun, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering. In recent years, four graduate students working in Dr. Sun’s laboratory received prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, Department of Education Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowships, American Heart Association fellowships, and Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Awards.  Dr. Sun’s students have garnered […]

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Faculty, Hanchen Huang
Published: June 19, 2013

  Dr. Hanchen Huang, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Professor in Sustainable Energy (Mechanical Engineering) has been invited to serve on the Editorial Board for physics topics, for the journal Nature Scientific Reports.  During his two-year appointment, Dr. Huang will contribute toward the assessment of manuscripts for peer review, management of the peer review process and […]

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