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Cunha , Frank
Title: Professor in Residence
Highest Degree: Ph.D., New York University, 1995
E-Mail: francisco.cunha@uconn.edu

Dr. Cunha joined the University of Connecticut as a Professor-in-Residence in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Management for Engineering and Manufacturing (2019). He received his B.S. and M.S. from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. from New York University (1995). Dr. Cunha worked in industry for four decades designing and developing aircraft […]

Keywords: active faculty, advanced manufacturing, Current, Energy Systems, fatigue mechanics, fluid mechanics, fracture mechanics, gas turbine engines, heat transfer, manufacturing, solid mechanics, transport phenomena, turbo machines

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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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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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Cooper, Ryan
Title: Assistant Professor In Residence
Highest Degree: Ph. D., Columbia University (2013)
E-Mail: ryan.c.cooper@uconn.edu

Professor Cooper joined the University of Connecticut in the Fall of 2016 as an Assistant Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his B.S. from Drexel University (2008) and his Ph.D. from Columbia University (2014). Following his Ph.D. he worked as a postdoctoral research assistant for the Materials Science and Technology Division at […]

Keywords: Current, materials science, micro-mechanics, multiscale modeling, nanomechanics, solid mechanics

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