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Faculty Notes
Published: October 8, 2013

Faculty Notes Dr. Robert Gao, the Pratt & Whitney Chair Professor in Mechanical Engineering, was interviewed by a journal that also highlighted research excerpts of his work, in International Innovation, owned by a UK-based media company that compiles and disseminates science, research and technological innovations globally. The research excerpts focused on the development of sensing […]

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Alumnus Helped Popularize Mickey Mouse Watch
Published: August 26, 2013

Alumnus Helped Popularize Mickey Mouse Watch Across his long and storied career, alumnus Gordon Cooper, PE (B.S. Mechanical Engineering ’50) played a leading role in helping major manufacturers grow their global operations.  Among the highlights of his career was his contributions toward expanding the iconic Mickey Mouse watch line first introduced in 1933. Mr. Cooper […]

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Alumni, Dennis Bushnell
Published: August 26, 2013

  Dennis Bushnell (B.S. Mechanical Engineering ’63), Ph.D., NASA Chief Scientist of Langley Research Center, appeared as a guest on The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston in July 2013.  Dennis discussed his space industry technology and capability analysis, “Advanced-To-Revolutionary Space Technology Options-The Responsibly Imagined.” In his role at Langley Research Center, he is responsible […]

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Alumni, Morton K. Pearson
Published: August 26, 2013

Morton K. Pearson (B.S. Mechanical Engineering ’74), P.E., Chairs the Engineering Advisory Councilat Trinity College.  He is one of five Mechanical Design Technical Discipline Chiefs for Pratt & Whitney, responsible for the aftermarket engineering business segment, insuring that mechanical design practitioners, tools, and processes produce superior mechanical solutions.  His team maintains the mechanical design system […]

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Public-Private Partnership Advances Gas Turbine Materials Technology
Published: July 31, 2013

Public-Private Partnership Advances Gas Turbine Materials Technology By Victoria Chilinski (CLAS ’16) and Maurice Gell, Ph.D. Drs. Maurice Gell and Eric Jordan have developed a new process for making ceramic thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) that are used extensively in gas turbine engines. This Solution Precursor Plasma Spray (SPPS) process allows the deposition of higher temperature, […]

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Faculty Honored
Published: July 30, 2013

  Dr. Wei Sun, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering. In recent years, four graduate students working in Dr. Sun’s laboratory received prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships, Department of Education Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need (GAANN) fellowships, American Heart Association fellowships, and Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Awards.  Dr. Sun’s students have garnered […]

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Alumni, Paul Scheihing
Published: July 30, 2013

  Paul Scheihing (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, ’78) received the Leadership in Federal Energy Management Award from the Association of Energy Engineers during the 35th World Energy Engineering Congress in Atlanta, GA last October. He is the Supervisor of Technology Deployment team within the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO). He is the DOE […]

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Alumni, Xingjian (Chris) Xue
Published: July 10, 2013

  Xingjian (Chris) Xue (Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, ‘07), an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of South Carolina, is a member of the HeteroFoaM Center, which is an Energy Frontier Research Center established by the US Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences.  UConn Mechanical Engineering professor Wilson Chiu […]

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Faculty, Hanchen Huang
Published: June 19, 2013

  Dr. Hanchen Huang, Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Professor in Sustainable Energy (Mechanical Engineering) has been invited to serve on the Editorial Board for physics topics, for the journal Nature Scientific Reports.  During his two-year appointment, Dr. Huang will contribute toward the assessment of manuscripts for peer review, management of the peer review process and […]

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Faculty, Lee Langston
Published: June 19, 2013

  Professor emeritus (Mechanical Engineering) Lee Langston recently began a new column entitled Technologue, in the July-August 2013 issue (Vol. 101) of American Scientist.  For his first topic, Lee chose to profile “The Adaptable Gas Turbine,” covering the history, advantages and challenges, and current applications of gas turbines in jet engines and non-aviation applications such as […]

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Dr. Robert Gao Awarded NSF GOALI
Published: June 18, 2013

Dr. Robert Gao Awarded NSF GOALI Dr. Robert X. Gao, the Pratt & Whitney Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and colleagues have received a three-year National Science Foundation GOALI (Grant Opportunities For Academic Liaison With Industry) grant to support collaborative research aimed at improving spare parts inventory management in the aircraft industry. […]

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Mechanical Engineering Welcomes New Faculty
Published: June 18, 2013

Leila Ladani joins the Mechanical Engineering Department. Dr. Ladani received her PhD at the University of Maryland in 2007. Her research expertise spans additive manufacturing, manufacturing of nanomaterial and micro/nanoelectronics, material characterization and mechanics, and multi-scale modeling and simulation. Most recently, she was an assistant professor at the University of Alabama.   Michael Pettes joins […]

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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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Alumni, Keith Berger
Published: May 22, 2013

  Keith Berger (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, M.S. Metallurgy & Materials Engineering, ’93, ’98) has been named a Managing Director at BlueWaters Investment Group (BWG), a new Atlanta-based private equity fund.  His prior experience includes leadership positions at Booz & Company, General Electric and Nokia followed by Research in Motion (now Blackberry) and Endeavor Telecom. He […]

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Alumni, Frederick M. Carlson
Published: May 22, 2013

  Frederick M. Carlson (B.S.E., M.S., Mechanical Engineering ’63, ’64; Ph.D., Electrical Engineering ’75), Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, was named a Professor Emeritus at Clarkson University, his academic home of 38 years. Dr. Carlson is credited with educating “several generations of undergraduates, developing important courses that introduced students to finite element methodology […]

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Alumni, John Krenicki, Jr.
Published: April 25, 2013

  John Krenicki, Jr. (B.S. Mechanical Engineering ’84) was named interim chief executive officer of The ServiceMaster Company in April 2013. He also serves as Chairman of ServiceMaster, which was acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC (CD&R) in July 2007.  John joined CD&R in 2013 after a 29-year career at General Electric. At CD&R, […]

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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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Faculty, Robert Gao
Published: April 25, 2013

  A research team lead by Dr. Robert Gao has won a “Best Paper Award” at the 2012 ASME/ISCIE International Symposium on Flexible Automation, held in St. Louis, MO in June 2012.  The paper, “Viscosity Measurement in Injection Molding Using a Multivariate Sensor,” describes a sensing method that quantifies multiple parameters critical to the quality […]

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Whitcraft: Leveraging a Unique Talent Pipeline
Published: April 25, 2013

Whitcraft: Leveraging a Unique Talent Pipeline Tucked away in the Quiet Corner of Northeastern Connecticut is a mid-sized company that has been serving the world’s leading aerospace companies for decades,Whitcraft, LLC.  At the company’s Eastford facility, nearly 300 employees carry out highly technical specialty sheet metal fabrication and machining for companies like Pratt & Whitney, […]

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