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

UConn Engineering Welcomes 12 New Faculty in 2022-2023

New faculty for this year come from all over the country, including Michigan State, University of California-Santa Cruz, and Penn State, and include a CAREER Award winner.

UConn Formula SAE Takes Top Ten Spot in National Competition

At the end of the Spring 2022 semester, the UConn Formula SAE team placed in the top ten of multiple different categories in the national Formula SAE Michigan competition held at the Michigan International Speedway.

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.”

UConn Engineering Inducts 10 New Members to the Academy of Distinguished Engineers

After postponing the 2021 induction ceremony for the University of Connecticut Academy of Distinguished Engineers because of the rise of COVID-19 cases, UConn Engineering celebrated the Academy Class of 2021 in a ceremony in the Student Union Ballroom on May 12.

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

Female Volunteers Wanted for Mammography Research Study

Do you dread your annual mammogram? Are you tempted to avoid the whole uncomfortable ordeal? Do you wonder whether there will ever be “a better way”? Enroll in our study and help identify new opportunities to make mammograms a more comfortable procedure.

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

Inaugural Cohort of Pratt & Whitney Scholars Announced

The Scholars Program, designed for underrepresented minorities, will provide four cohorts of five students with $10,000 per year for four years; a summer internship opportunity at Pratt & Whitney after their sophomore year; a senior design project sponsored by Pratt & Whitney during their senior year; and professional development and mentorship opportunities.