Faculty By Keywords

Koenig, Herbert A.
Title: Professor Emeritus
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1967
E-Mail: herbert.koenig@uconn.edu

Dr. Koenig joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1967. He previously held positions at Hazeltine Electronics, Radio Corporation of America, and General Electric. He has consulted on a regular basis for United Technologies Research Center and Pratt & Whitney. During the period 1971-1992, Dr. Koenig was engaged with UConn’s School of Medicine in the numerical […]

Keywords: aerospace applications, biomechanics, composite materials, computational mechanics, emeritus faculty, life predictions, manufacturing, processes, Structural mechanics

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Jeffers, Robert
Title: Professor Emeritus
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1969
E-Mail: robert.jeffers@uconn.edu

Dr. Jeffers joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1968. Dr. Jeffers received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964, 1965 and 1969, respectively. His areas of research interest are in plates and shells with cut-outs, dynamics of systems, and […]

Keywords: applications for design, emeritus faculty, shell stress analysis, solid mechanics, stress analysis, stress concentrations, vibrations

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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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Bzymek, Zbigniew
Title: Associate Professor Emeritus
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Warsaw University of Technology, 1967
E-Mail: zbigniew.bzymek@uconn.edu

Dr. Bzymek joined the faculty in 1981. He received his B.S. (1959) and Ph.D. degrees (1967) from Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland, and his M.S. in Structural Engineering from the University of Michigan (1961). Until 1981 he was a member of the faculty at the Warsaw University of Technology as Research Director of the […]

Keywords: Computational Shape Modeling,Design and Optimization, Computer Aided Design(CAD) modeling, design, emeritus faculty

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Langston, Lee
Title: Professor Emeritus
E-Mail: lee.langston@uconn.edu

Dr. LEE LANGSTON received a BSME (1959) from the University of Connecticut, MS (1960) and a Ph.D. (1964) from Stanford University. He was with Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut as a research engineer working on fuel cells, heat pipes and jet engines from 1964 to 1977. During these years he also participated in mountain […]

Keywords: emeritus faculty, experimental and analytical studies of 3D flows, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, turbo machines

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Bennett, John C.
Title: Professor Emeritus
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1976
E-Mail: john.bennett@uconn.edu

Dr. Bennett joined the faculty in August 1980 following an 11-year career at the United Technologies Research Center. He received his B.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics from Lehigh University and a Ph.D. in Fluid Mechanics from the Johns Hopkins University. His research at United Technologies concentrated on the experimental investigations of flows associated with gas […]

Keywords: emeritus faculty, fluid mechanics turbulence, instrumentation, teaching pedagogy, turbulent combustion modeling

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Wood, Marcelle
Title: Instructor Emeritus
Highest Degree: M.S., University of Connecticut, 1987
E-Mail: marcelle.wood@uconn.edu

Marty Wood joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1985. He received his B.S. from Auburn University in 1971 and served in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force for 21 years. Joining the department as a lecturer, he was promoted to Assistant Department Head in 1989, to Associate Department Head in 1991 and to Assistant Dean for […]

Keywords: controls, dynamics, emeritus faculty, Mechanical vibrations, robotics

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Barber, Thomas
Title: Professor-In-Residence
Highest Degree: Ph.D., Aeronautical Engineering, New York University, 1968
E-Mail: thomas.barber@uconn.edu

Dr. Barber joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2000. Professor Barber received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from New York University in 1964, 1965, and 1968, respectively. In 1968, he joined Pratt & Whitney Aircraft and was responsible for the development of a variety of numerical solvers and associated physical […]

Keywords: computational dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, emeritus faculty, Energy Systems, physical fluid dyanmics, propulsion system nozzles

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Faghri, Amir
Title: Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Dean Emeritus of Engineering
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1976
E-Mail: amir.faghri@uconn.edu

Keywords: boiling and condensation, emeritus faculty, Energy Systems, enhanced heat transfer, fluid mechanics, heat pipes and fuel cells, heat transfer, Micro and Nano-scale Systems, phase change and solidification, transport phenomena

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