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Chih-Jen (Jackie) Sung Named Combustion Institute Fellow
Published: May 2, 2019

By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering  The UConn School of Engineering is proud to announce that Mechanical Engineering Professor Chih-Jen Sung has been recognized as one of the 2019 Class of Fellows for The Combustion Institute. Sung joins a class of 38 accomplished international scholars from industry, academia, and the public […]

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A new, nature-inspired self-healing rubber developed by Prof. Li and his collaborators from USC.
Published: April 8, 2019

A new paper published by Prof. Ying Li and his collaborators from University of Southern California in NPG Asia Materials provide the details of a new class of self-healing rubber that is inspired by the healing of natural tissues. For more details, please see the news article from UConn Today.    

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Jiong Tang to serve as the General Chair for ASME IDETC & CIE 2019
Published: January 25, 2019

Prof. Jiong Tang will serve as the general conference chair for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ international annual design conference in Anaheim CA. The 2019 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC) and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE) will take place between August August 18 – 21, 2019  at the Anaheim Convention […]

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The Challenge of Modeling and Simulation for Molten Salt Nuclear Reactors
Published: January 17, 2019

Abstract: ​The rapidly expanding interest in molten salt reactors (MSRs), particularly as small modular reactors, is resulting in the generation of multiple design concepts with efforts at a variety of early developmental stages. Various companies and organizations in a number of countries are looking at such systems to be safe, economical, and rapidly deployable power […]

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Mechanics under the Fold: How Origami Creates Sophisticated Mechanical Properties
Published: November 6, 2018

Abstract: ​Origami, the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, is not only an inspiring technique to create sophisticated shapes, but also a surprisingly powerful method to induce nonlinear mechanical properties. Over the last decade, advances in crease design, mechanics modeling, and scalable fabrication have fostered the rapid emergence of architected origami structure and material systems. […]

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Active Thermosyphons to Condense Water from Power Plant Flue Gas, and an Overview of Energy Research at Stony Brook University
Published: October 5, 2018

The talk will focus on two themes.  The first will be an overview of our current ARPA-E project to condense water from flue gas for dry-cooled power plants power plants. Water use by power plants is an increasing concern across the U.S., and is particularly problematic in arid regions, such as the southwest.  In this […]

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Molecular simulations of mechanical properties for polymer materials
Published: October 5, 2018

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) was activated 25 years ago with a mission to discover, innovate and transition science and technology to ensure dominant strategic land power. One of key research strategies at ARL is a development of superior protection systems for individual warfigter and vehicles. The protective systems often use polymers due to […]

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Profs. Chen and Norato win coveted 2018 NSF CAREER awards for their work on Additive Manufacturing and Topology Optimization
Published: May 1, 2018

Two ME professors received the 2018 National Science Foundation’s CAREER award, which is the Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty. Prof. Xu Chen’s award will support his research on thermal modeling, sensing, and controls to enable new generations of powder bed fusion (PBF) additive manufacturing. In contrast to conventional machining, where parts […]

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New DoE Funded Advanced Manufacturing Program to Educate a New Generation of Engineering Leaders
Published: March 16, 2018

The new grant funded by the US Department of Energy supports new graduate programs in Mechanical Engineering to train the next generation of advanced manufacturing leaders. The UConn effort has been led by Prof. Ugur Pasaogullari. More details can be found on the School of Engineering website.  

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Atomistic Modeling at Experimental Strain Rates and Time Scales
Published: September 13, 2017

Abstract: I will present a new computational approach that couples a recently  developed potential energy surface exploration technique with applied mechanical loading to study the deformation of atomistic systems at strain rates that are much slower, i.e. experimentally-relevant, as compared to classical molecular dynamics simulations, and at time scales on the order of seconds or […]

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What’s at Stake for Apple in iPhone Legal Case
Published: February 26, 2016

In what some are calling the most important technology case of the decade, the FBI has obtained a court order compelling tech giant Apple to develop special software that will allow them to bypass security measures and unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the shooters in the San Bernardino mass shooting last December.

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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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