Eli Freund

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A police officer pulls over a driver for a traffic violation in a city.

UConn Researchers to Create Curriculum for CT’s First ‘Green Lab’

Green labs allow law enforcement to identify the various stages of impairment and perform tests that will assist officers in identifying impaired drivers

Using Machine Learning to Identify Promising Polymer Membranes

Polymer membranes are commonly used in industry for the separation of gases like CO2 from flue gas and methane from natural gas. Over several decades, researchers have been studying various polymers to improve their permeability and usefulness but have hit a roadblock when it comes to testing them all in a quick and efficient manner--until now.

Junbo Zhao

Zhao recognized with the prestigious IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Each year, IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) recognizes one engineer worldwide to receive the Outstanding Young Engineer Award. The IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award was established to recognize engineers 35 years of age or under “for outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical society activities including local and/or transnational PES and other technical societies, leadership in the community and humanitarian activities, and evidence of technical competence through significant engineering achievements.”

I’ll Take Mihir Nene ’20 for $27,000, Ken

Years of trivia nights at Ted's paid off for a UConn Engineering alum who lived out his dream of becoming a Jeopardy! champion

President Tom Katsouleas listens to a speaker while sitting along the stage at the the Convocation ceremony on the Student Union Mall on Aug. 23. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

How a Movement from a UConn Engineering Professor Shaped a Generation of Difference Makers

Helping students prepare for the grand challenges of the century

An image of the Avery Point campus captured via drone camera.

UConn Part of Coalition Vying for $100 Million Grant for Wind Energy and Blue Tech Projects

The proposal would position UConn Avery Point at the hub of a regional network of blue tech companies and startups

A view of the Innovation Partnership Building on Aug. 6, 2018. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Eversource and UConn Extend Energy Center Partnership

The goal is to make Connecticut a national leader in addressing climate change, clean energy, and more

Pratt & Whitney Scholars will receive $10,000 per year in financial aid, in addition to several other benefits.

New Pratt & Whitney Scholars Program to Benefit UConn Engineering Students

Applications are now open; First cohort awardees will be announced in January 2022

High power electricity pylon above a city skyline. Sulfur hexafluoride is used to prevent fires in the electrical grid, but the gas is a major contributor to global warming, leading to a new research project to replace it.

New UConn Research Project Aims to Eradicate Use of Gas 25,200x More Harmful Than CO2

Working to create an electrical grid free of a potent greenhouse gas

Recent graduate Inaam Khan.

‘I Was in the Bottom 2% of My Graduating Class’: Alum Goes from Near-Failure to Abundant Success

Inaam Khan '14 went from the bottom to the top thanks to hard work and perseverance