Category: Research Spotlights

 

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

 

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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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ME Graduate’s Cancer Treatment Startup Wins $500,000 Grant To Test Their Technology In Space
Published: February 5, 2020

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Thanh Nguyen named the ACell Young Investigator Faculty Award Winner
Published: January 28, 2020

Prof. Thanh Nguyen receives the highly regarded ACell Young Investigator Faculty Award at the 2020 Regenerative Medicine Workshop, which brings together leading experts from across the expansive field of regenerative medicine. Prof. Nguyen will deliver a keynote speech along with other world renowned researchers in the field of regenerative medicine during the event, which will […]

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Buzzing Through the Blood-Brain Barrier
Published: January 9, 2020

Prof. Thanh Nguyen’s research group has reported on the first biodegradable ultrasonic transducer that can help medication move from blood vessels into brain tissues and circumvent the body’s traditional defense mechanisms.The work is published in the journal of PNAS (Proceeding of National Academy of Science) (Dec 2019), and the two first authors of this paper […]

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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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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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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. 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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New Device for Testing Heart Health
Published: September 13, 2017

Dr. George Lykotrafitis and his student Kostyantyn Partola have been featured for their development of a device that tests blood viscosity – an important indicator of heart health.  Kostyantyn has had support from the Accelerate UConn program as well as the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Fellowship program to support the commercialization of the […]

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