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Prof. Julian Norato develops topology optimization with welded plate structures.
Published: January 5, 2017

Prof. Julian Norato is developing computational techniques for welded plate structures in conjunction with Caterpillar, Inc. These techniques can be a powerful design tool to explore the design of structures from a blank sheet. Dr. Norato with his student Shanglong Zhang, with funding from Caterpillar, are developing computational techniques for the design of structures made of […]

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Prof. Xu Chen receives the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering’s Breakthrough Award.
Published: December 16, 2016

Prof. Xu Chen is the recipient of the UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering’s Breakthrough Award, which recognizes innovative, transformational and disruptive contributions in the field of advanced systems engineering. Read more here.

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From Realistic Human-Computer Interaction to Nanomachines: Prof. Horea Ilies has recently received 3 grants form the National Science Foundation totaling $1.35M
Published: July 14, 2016

Three recent grants have been awarded by the National Science Foundation to Prof. Horea Ilies to support the current research in his Computational Design Laboratory. The ability to measure how well objects “fit together” is a key task in engineering design and manufacturing as well as in the broad scientific arena whenever the behavior and […]

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A paper authored by Morad Behandish and Prof. Horea Ilies places 2nd in the Best Paper Award Competition at the 2015 SIAM/ACM conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling.
Published: June 14, 2016

A paper authored by Dr. Morad Behandish and Professor Horea Ilies placed 2nd in the 2015 SIAM/ACM conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling. The conference, with a historically low acceptance rate below 30%, brings together applied mathematicians, computer scientists and engineers from academia and industry to exchange new ideas in relevant mathematical theory, geometric and physical […]

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Prof. Michael T. Pettes receives the NSF CAREER award
Published: April 13, 2016

Prof. Michael T. Pettes is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award from the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems (CBET) NSF Directorate for his proposal “CAREER: Understanding the Roles of Strain and Mass Disorder on Fundamental Thermal Transport Processes in Two-Dimensional Materials.” Read more in the UConn Today article.

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Morad Behandish and Prof. Horea Ilies win two consecutive Best Paper Awards at the 2014 and 2015 ASME IDETC & CIE conferences.
Published: March 14, 2016

Dr. Morad Behandinsh and Professor Horea Ilies won two consecutive Best Paper Awards at the 2014 and 2015 Computers and Information in Engineering (CIE), which is part of the annual international ASME IDETC & CIE Conferences. Their papers, titled “Peg in Hole Revisited: A Generic Force Model for Haptic Assembly,” and “Haptic Assembly Using Skeletal […]

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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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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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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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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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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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2012 D. E. Crow Innovation Prize Winners
Published: November 6, 2015

A high yield fabrication of a unique morphology of ZnO nanoparticles in the form of a thin film has been conceived which has a big potential for use in the public health and food industry

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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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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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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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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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