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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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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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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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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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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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Prof. Xinyu Zhao Awarded American Chemical Society Grant for Research on Bluff-Body Stabilized Premixed Flame
Published: October 29, 2017

Dr. Xinyu Zhao has been awarded an American Chemical Society Grant through the Petroleum Research fund for her research entitled “A computational study of the lean blow-off mechanisms for a bluff-body stabilized premixed flame.” The fund supports research directly related to petroleum and fossil fuels at nonprofit institutions around the world. Increasingly stringent emission requirements […]

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Prof. Zhao Awarded Air Force Young Investigator Program for Work on Turbulent Premixed Flames
Published: October 29, 2017

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) has honored Professor Xinyu Zhao as one of just 43 scientists and engineers awarded YIP grants for her research project titled “Pockets in Highly Turbulent Premixed Flames: Physics and Implications on Modeling.” The grant is worth a total of $450,000 over three […]

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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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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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Prof. Emeritus Lee S. Langston receives 2015 ASME R. Tom Sawyer Award for his lasting outstanding contributions to gas turbine technology
Published: June 14, 2014

Prof. Emeritus Lee S. Langston receives 2015 ASME R. Tom Sawyer Award for his lasting outstanding contributions to gas turbine technology

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CASE Honors Two UConn Mechanical Engineers
Published: May 22, 2013

  Dr. Barber has served as a professor-in-residence in the Mechanical Engineering Department since joining UConn in 2000.  He enjoyed a distinguished career with Pratt & Whitney and the United Technologies Research Center prior to joining UConn.  Dr. Barber is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a member of ASME, and he has served as […]

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Innovators Feted
Published: April 25, 2013

  UConn Engineering was well represented during the Second Annual Celebration of Innovation, presented by the UConn Office of Economic Development on April 10th. The gala event (see event photos here) afforded the innovation community an opportunity to network and to celebrate the achievements of some of its most outstanding members. Read a related story […]

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Student News
Published: April 25, 2013

Student News Read below for the following exciting news items:   Rufat Kulakhmetov to Attend 2013 NASA Academy  Joseph Mummert a NSF Grad Honorable Mention Mechanical Engineering junior Rufat Kulakhmetov, has been selected one of just 15 students nationwide to participate in the 2013 NASA Propulsion Academy located at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, […]

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