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Barber, Thomas
Title: Professor-In-Residence
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Aeronautical Engineering, New York University, 1968
E-Mail: thomas.barber@uconn.edu

Dr. Barber joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2000. Professor Barber received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from New York University in 1964, 1965, and 1968, respectively. In 1968, he joined Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and was responsible for the development of a variety of numerical solvers and associated physical […]

Keywords: computational dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, emeritus faculty, Energy Systems, physical fluid dyanmics, propulsion system nozzles

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Pasaogullari, Ugur
Title: Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2005
E-Mail: ugur.pasaogullari@uconn.edu

Dr. Pasaogullari received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2005. He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with high honors from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey and M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1999 and 2003, respectively. His current research focuses on thermal […]

Keywords: Current, Energy Systems, fuel cells, Multi-physics computational modeling, multi-scale computational modeling, multi-scale modeling, multiscale modeling, polymer electrolyte fuel cells, transport phenomena, water management

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Pettes, Michael Thompson
Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2011
E-Mail: michael.pettes@uconn.edu

Dr. Michael T. Pettes joined the University of Connecticut in 2013 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in 2001, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and 2011, respectively. Prior to […]

Keywords: energy conversion, Energy Systems, Micro and Nano-scale Systems, micro scale, nano scale, storage applications, thermal transport physics

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Sung, Chih-Jen (Jackie)
Title: Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Professor in Sustainable Energy
Highest Degree: Ph.D.,Princeton University, 1994
E-Mail: chih-jen.sung@uconn.edu

Dr. Sung joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2009. He served as a faculty member in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve University from 1999 to 2009. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Chiao Tung University in 1986, M.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Taiwan […]

Keywords: combustion, Current, Energy Systems, fuel chemistry, laser diagnostics

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Zhao, Xinyu
Title: Assistant Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University (2013)
E-Mail: xinyu.zhao@uconn.edu

Dr. Zhao joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2015 spring. Prior to that, she has been a postdoctoral research fellow in Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center at Princeton (2014), co-sponsored by Sandia National Laboratory and Pennsylvania State University. She received her Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University (2006 and 2008), and […]

Keywords: computational fluid dynamics, Current, Energy Systems, radiative heat transfer, turbulent combustion modeling, uncertainty quantification

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Lu, Tianfeng
Title: United Technologies Associate Professor of Engineering Innovation
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Princeton University, 2004
E-Mail: tianfeng.lu@uconn.edu

Dr. Tianfeng Lu joined the department as an Assistant Professor in 2008. Dr. Lu received his B.S. (1994) and M.S. (1997) in Engineering Mechanics from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. (2004) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, where he has been a research associate from 2004 and a research staff from 2005. His primary […]

Keywords: Chemical Kinetics, combustion, computational fluid dynamics, Current, Energy Systems

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Chiu, Wilson K. S.
Title: Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1999
E-Mail: wilson.chiu@uconn.edu

Dr. Chiu joined the University of Connecticut in August 1999 where he is now Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University in 1997 and 1999, respectively. His research, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, […]

Keywords: Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing, batteries, carbon nanomaterials, Current, electrolyzers, energy materials, Energy Systems, fuel cells, gas separation, heat transfer, mass transfer, metal foams, Micro and Nano-scale Systems, photonics, semiconductors, solar cells, waste forms

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Cetegen, Baki
Title: United Technologies Chair Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1982
E-Mail: baki.cetegen@uconn.edu

Dr. Cetegen joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1987. Prior to that, he was a research fellow at the University of California, Irvine and a research engineer and group leader at Energy and Environmental Research Corporation, Irvine, CA. He received his B.S. degree (summa cum laude) from Bosphorous University in Istanbul, Turkey (1978), M.S. from […]

Keywords: Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing, Current, Energy Systems, fire dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, optical diagnostics, turbulent combustion

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Faghri, Amir
Title: Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Distinguished Dean Emeritus of Engineering
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1976
E-Mail: amir.faghri@uconn.edu

Keywords: boiling and condensation, Current, Energy Systems, enhanced heat transfer, fluid mechanics, heat pipes and fuel cells, heat transfer, Micro and Nano-scale Systems, phase change and solidification, transport phenomena

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