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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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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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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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