Faculty Profile

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Horea T. Ilies

Professor and Department Head
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2000

Campus Location: United Technologies Engineering Building Rm. 460

Tel: (860) 486-8813
Fax: (860) 486-5088

Personal Website: http://cdl.engr.uconn.edu/

Short Bio:

Horea Ilies is a Professor and Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department and holds a dual appointment in the Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Ilies joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2004 from Ford Motor Company. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Wisconsin – Madison, and received M.S. degrees in Mechanics and ME from Michigan State University, and Technical University of Cluj, Romania. He has several years of industrial experience with Ford Motor Company in research, manufacturing, and product design and development activities. His current research interests include geometric and physical computing, shape synthesis and geometric reasoning, and, more generally, center on theoretical and computational aspects for systematic design and manufacturing of engineered systems. Dr. Ilies received the NSF CAREER award in 2007, as well as several Best Paper awards. He is an elected member of Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).

Keywords: Biomedical Related Applications, computational design, Computational Shape Modeling,Design and Optimization, Computer Aided Design(CAD) modling, Computer Aided Engineering(CAE), Computer Aided Mechanics(CAM), Current, design, Geometric Computing, Physical Computing, Synthesis of Mechanical Systems