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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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Prof. Horea Ilies serves as the general co-chair of the 2015 SIAM/ACM conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling.
Published: June 14, 2015

Prof. Horea Ilies serves as the general co-chair of the 2015 SIAM/ACM conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling.

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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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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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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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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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Jay Leno drives the UConn SAE race car during his visit.
Published: September 22, 2014

Jay Leno drives the UConn SAE race car during his visit.  Watch video

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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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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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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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