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Cassenti, Brice
Title: Professor-in-Residence
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, 1972
E-Mail: brice.cassenti@uconn.edu

Dr. Cassenti joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2009. Professor Cassenti received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1968, 1969, and 1972. At the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn he worked on re-entry vehicles and heat transfer. He joined Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1971 where he worked on […]

Keywords: advance propulsion, applied mechanics, Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing, computational mechanics, emeritus faculty, gas turbine engines, heat transfer, material modeling, non-linear finite element modeling, programming, re-entry vehicles, super computing

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Jordan, Eric
Title: Research Professor (Emeritus Faculty)
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978
E-Mail: eric.jordan@uconn.edu

Dr. Jordan joined the Department in 1979. Initially, his research dealt with issues related to gas turbine hot section stress analysis and associated application of fracture mechanics to predict the crack growth lives of engine parts. His work has included both experimental and theoretical studies involving high temperature materials behavior and stress analysis. Some of […]

Keywords: Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing, Current, experimental mechanics, high temperature materials, Micro and Nano-scale Systems, theoretical mechanics

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Pierce, David M.
Title: Associate Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D. Stanford University, 2007
E-Mail: david.pierce@uconn.edu

Dr. Pierce received the B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (with S.D. Sheppard) from Stanford University, CA, all in mechanical engineering. Additionally, he received a Ph.D. -Minor degree in mathematics from Stanford University and completed his Habilitation (Venia Legendi) in experimental and computational biomechanics (with G.A. Holzapfel) […]

Keywords: Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing, biomechanics, computational mechanics, computational solid mechanics, Current, finite element methods

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Zhang, Dianyun
Title: Assistant Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2014
E-Mail: dianyun.zhang@uconn.edu

Dr. Dianyun Zhang will join the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2015 Fall. Prior to that, she has been a research associate in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington, Seattle, with a dual appointment in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Zhang received her […]

Keywords: Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing, ceramic matrix composites, composite materials, Current, damage mechanics, fracture mechanics, high temperature performance, micro-mechanics, multi-scale modeling, multiscale modeling

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Moreno, Vito
Title: Professor in Residence
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1985.
E-Mail: vito.moreno@uconn.edu

Dr. Moreno joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2013. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Rhode Island (1969) and M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Connecticut (1973, 1985). He has over 40 years of experience at Pratt & Whitney in a wide variety of positions and responsibility within […]

Keywords: Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing, Current, fatigue mechanics, fracture mechanics, solid mechanics, Structural mechanics

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Chiu, Wilson K. S.
Title: Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1999
E-Mail: wilson.chiu@uconn.edu

Dr. Chiu joined the University of Connecticut in August 1999 where he is now Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University in 1997 and 1999, respectively. His research, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, […]

Keywords: Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing, batteries, carbon nanomaterials, Current, electrolyzers, energy materials, Energy Systems, fuel cells, gas separation, heat transfer, mass transfer, metal foams, Micro and Nano-scale Systems, photonics, semiconductors, solar cells, waste forms

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Cetegen, Baki
Title: United Technologies Chair Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1982
E-Mail: baki.cetegen@uconn.edu

Dr. Cetegen joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1987. Prior to that, he was a research fellow at the University of California, Irvine and a research engineer and group leader at Energy and Environmental Research Corporation, Irvine, CA. He received his B.S. degree (summa cum laude) from Bosphorous University in Istanbul, Turkey (1978), M.S. from […]

Keywords: Applied Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing, Current, Energy Systems, fire dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, optical diagnostics, turbulent combustion

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