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Design, Build. Compete. UConn Formula SAE Among the Best in the World.
Published: November 8, 2019

by Kassidy Manness ME Communications kassidy.manness@uconn.edu Formula SAE Club ready for another exciting year of designing, building, and competing. “Design. Build. Compete” is the motto that drives the determined and creative minds that make up the Formula SAE club here at UConn. Their club, consisting of many Mechanical Engineering students, is responsible for designing and […]

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Professor Matheou’s Exhibit @ the Benton Blends Art and Science With Teaching
Published: October 8, 2019

By: Alexandra Meropoulos, Student Written Communications Specialist, UConn School of Engineering Art and science are two fields that appear to be worlds apart at first glance, but according to George Matheou, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, the intersection between the two are actually extremely important. This notion became the inspiration behind his art exhibit called […]

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Norato Receives ASME Young Investigator Award
Published: September 9, 2019

by Kassidy Manness ME Communications kassidy.manness@uconn.edu During the 45th Annual Design Automation Conference, held by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) this past summer, Mechanical Engineering Professor Julián Norato has been awarded the prestigious Design Automation Young Investigator Award. This award is given once each year “to recognize an outstanding young investigator who is […]

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50 years ago, Prof. Langston helped power Apollo 11 to the moon and back
Published: July 21, 2019

Our own Prof. Lee Langston helped Apollo 11 make history by being part pf the team designing the fuel cells that powered Apollo 11 to the moon and the return trip to Earth. Read more in the Hartford Courant’s article.

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50 years ago, Prof. Langston helped power Apollo 11 to the moon and back
Published: July 21, 2019

Our own Prof. Lee Langston helped Apollo 11 make history by being part pf the team designing the fuel cells that powered Apollo 11 to the moon and the return trip to Earth. Read more in the Hartford Courant’s article.

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Fueling the Fire: Studying Flame Behavior to Improve Combustion Systems
Published: July 11, 2019

February 20, 2019 – Anna Zarra Aldrich ’20 (CLAS), Office of the Vice President for Research The power you feel underneath you when you’re on a plane as it takes off is tremendous. The physics that enable the remarkable feat of lifting a 175,000-pound midsize commercial aircraft into the sky and keeping it there are […]

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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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ME Students Revamp Hartford’s Historic Keney Clock Tower
Published: May 2, 2019

After a four-year vacation, the Historic Keney Clock is telling time again thanks to senior design project completed by Mechanical Engineering students seniors Henry Courchaine ’19, Garrett Murphy ’19, and Spencer Padget ’19 advised by Thomas Mealy. The project was a collaboration between UConn, the City of Hartford and Friends of Keney Park. Through our […]

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Our Senior Design Program Leads to Mutually Beneficial Partnerships with Industry
Published: April 19, 2019

Through our Senior Design Program, industrial sponsors put the bright UConn ME undergraduate students to work on a real-world problem that they are interested in researching, while reaping the benefits of our faculty’s experience and expertise. For students, this program is an opportunity to synthesize and apply the classroom engineering knowledge they have acquired. They […]

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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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Nejat Olgac Awarded Honorary Doctorate from Czech Technical University
Published: February 7, 2019

Professor Nejat Olgac received an honorary doctorate from the Czech Technical University in Prague during a ceremony that took place on January 29, 2019. Read more on the School of Engineering’s website.

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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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QRfertile: Male Fertility Test Developers Win Venture Competition
Published: November 15, 2018

(via UConn Today) Stephanie Knowlton and Reza Amin, both engineering doctoral students working with Prof. Savas Tasoglu,  won first prize in the 2018 Wolff New Venture Competition to develop QRfertile – an in-home device to measure male fertility. Read more at UConn Today.  

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UConn AIAA Chapter Goes To The Spaceport America Cup
Published: November 14, 2018

The new UConn AIAA student chapter competed for the first time in the Spaceport America Cup during the summer of 2018. Advised by ME professor, Dr. Jackie Sung, the students designed and built a rocket for the competition. More details on the School of Engineering website.

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Dan Wang and Professor Xu Chen win Best Paper Award at the 2018 International Symposium on Flexible Automation
Published: September 15, 2018

ME graduate student Dan Wang and Professor Xu Chen won the Best Paper (Theory) of the 2018 International Symposium on Flexible Automation (ISFA) for their paper titled “Synthesis and Analysis of Multirate Repetitive Control for Fractional-order Periodic Disturbance Rejection in Powder Bed Fusion.” The ISFA started in 1986 under the co-sponsorship of the American Society […]

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Prof. Zhao’s new DoD Grant Aims to Better Understand Aeronautical Combustion
Published: June 26, 2018

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Strain Improves Performance of Atomically Thin Semiconductor Material
Published: June 6, 2018

Dr. Michael Pettes and his graduate student Wei Wu have significantly improved the performance of an atomically thin semiconductor material by stretching it, an accomplishment that could prove beneficial to engineers designing the next generation of flexible electronics, nano devices, and optical sensors. The findings mark the first time scientists have been able to conclusively show […]

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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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Biodegradable Sensor Monitors Pressure in the Body then Disappears
Published: January 16, 2018

More details about the research being developed in Prof. Thanh Nguyen’s research group can be found in UConn Today.

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