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Prof. Wilson Chiu Elected Fellow of the Electrochemical Society
Published: September 16, 2022

Prof. Wilson Chiu  is a new member of the 2022 Class of the Electrochemical Society Fellows. For more information, read the ECS announcement by following the that follows below.

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A quieter world through materials by design
Published: August 24, 2022

A new paper published in Applied Physics Letters co-authored by Prof. Osama Bilal and his PhD student introduces materials that can simultaneously block sound and vibrations at tunable frequencies by design.

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UConn Formula SAE Takes Top Ten Spot in International Competition
Published: August 22, 2022

Our own UConn Formula SAE team placed 10th overall and in the top ten of multiple different categories in the international Formula SAE competition held at the Michigan International Speedway in May 2022.

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Recharging Cartilage After Knee Damage Through Tissue Regeneration
Published: June 3, 2022

  By studying rabbits, Prof. Thanh Nguyen‘s group is using biodegradable piezoelectric film to aid in growth of new cartilage.   Read the whole science highlight on the NIH’s website here: https://www.nibib.nih.gov/news-events/newsroom/recharging-cartilage-after-knee-damage

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Three ME Faculty Members win NSF CAREER Awards in 2022
Published: April 27, 2022

NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Program awards are highly prestigious, offered to early-career faculty members who demonstrate the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education. Three ME faculty members have received this prestigious award in 2022. Congratulations to all three recipients! Hongyi Xu Anna Tarakanova George Matheou Prof. Xu’s award will […]

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Visualizing the Way Spike Protein Shows Off its Moves
Published: April 27, 2022

Prof. Anna Tarakanova, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and two of her graduate students, Genny Kunkel and Mohammad Madani, develop computational models describing which parts of the spike protein flex, how mutations affect that flexibility, and how it all affects antibodies’ grip.  

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UConn ME selected by NASA to Develop Moon to Mars Mission Design Ideas
Published: June 14, 2021

UCONN has been selected as one of six universities to participate in NASA’s 2022 Moon to Mars eXploration Systems and Habitation (M2M X-Hab) Challenge. NASA’s selection, in partnership with the National Space Grant Foundation, will develop innovative design ideas that will help NASA advance and execute its Moon to Mars exploration objectives.  This year’s winning […]

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Prof. Pierce joins the Editorial Board of the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
Published: May 25, 2021

Dr. David M. Pierce, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, has been named Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. This archival journal reports research results involving the application of mechanical engineering principles to the improvement of human health. The scope of relevant topics ranges from basic biology to biomedical applications […]

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Tianfeng Lu elected as a Combustion Institute (CI) Fellow
Published: April 9, 2021

We are proud to announce that Mechanical Engineering Professor Tianfeng Lu has been recognized as one of the 2021 Class of Fellows for The Combustion Institute. Prof. Lu joins a class of 32 accomplished international scholars from industry, academia, and the public sector, and was recognized for “the development of computationally efficient and accurate methods […]

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Prof. George Matheou recognized with a University Level Teaching Excellence Award
Published: April 8, 2021

“I Hear and I Forget, I See and I Remember, I Do and I Understand” (attributed to Confucius, 551 BC to 479 BC) In addition to his ability to solve significant societal and environmental problems using computational science, Prof. George Matheou is no stranger to educational innovations that explore new ways to involve students in […]

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SeungYeon Kang joins the ME department
Published: April 8, 2021

We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. SeungYeon Kang  as a new Assistant Professor in our Department of Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Kang obtained her PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University. Her current research interests include nanofabrication with ultrafast lasers, fundamental principles and application of light-matter interaction, 3D printing, additive manufacturing and energy harvesting through unconventional phenomenon […]

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New ARPA-E grant received by Prof. Julian Norato
Published: April 1, 2021

Prof. Julian Norato has received a new ARPA-E grant to study Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing for Performance Enhancement of High Temperature and High Pressure Heat Exchangers. High-temperature, high-pressure heat exchangers can substantially increase heat transfer efficiency and reduce the size and weight of the heat exchangers. In this project, the group will consider counterflow […]

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Xinyu Zhao and Ying Li receive the prestigious NSF CAREER award
Published: April 1, 2021

Two ME professors received the 2020 National Science Foundation’s CAREER award, which is the Foundation’s most prestigious award in support of early-career faculty. Prof. Xinyu Zhao’s 500k CAREER award focuses on developing a fundamental understanding of flame extinction, which plays a central role in promoting energy security, environmental sustainability, air-travel safety and opportune fire suppression. […]

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Prof. Nguyen’s Injection-free Microneedle Technology for Single-Administration of Vaccines
Published: November 23, 2020

 

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Dr. Farhad Imani joins the ME Department
Published: September 3, 2020

We are happy to welcome Dr. Farhad Imani as a new Assistant Professor in our Department of Mechanical Engineering. Prof. Imani obtained his PhD from Penn State in 2020 and brings to UConn his expertise in advanced manufacturing, and specifically in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. His research interests focus on data analytics, machine learning, […]

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Prof. Norato joins the Editorial Board of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design
Published: August 27, 2020

Dr. Julián Norato, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been named Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. This archival journal publishes papers on and embraces broad, interdisciplinary aspects of engineering design research. His current research interests lie in incorporating failure, geometric, manufacturing and cost requirements in computational topology and shape optimization techniques […]

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Prof. Nguyen to Develop Self-Administered Microneedle COVID-19 Vaccine Technology
Published: August 27, 2020

Prof. Thanh Nguyen has received funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA) to develop a single-use, self-administered microneedle vaccine technology for infectious diseases, including COVID-19. For more details, read the full story on UConn Today:  

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Machine Learning for Thermosetting Polymer Design: Prof. Ying Li’s new AFOSR Young Investigator Award
Published: July 21, 2020

Prof. Ying Li is in a selected small group of researchers that have received the prestigious Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). His award will support de novo design of thermosetting polymers with deep reinforcement learning, and will provide new capabilities needed to avoid the traditionally used trial and […]

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Prof. Tarakanova co-organized the First Annual Women in STEM Frontiers in Research Expo (WiSFiRE)
Published: February 20, 2020

This past January, the University of Connecticut School of Engineering held the Women in STEM Frontiers in Research Expo (WiSFiRE), which brought together and celebrated some of the important research and journeys of female faculty in the School of Engineering. The conference was co-organized by our own Prof. Anna Tarakanova.

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Prof. Poludnenko’s Paper on Supernovae Explosions Published in Science
Published: February 5, 2020

Read the whole story about Prof. Alexei Poludnenko’s Research in UConn Today.

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