College of Engineering

New Head for Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Department welcomed a new Department Head, Professor Baki M. Cetegen, who began his three-year term in September. He succeeded former Department Head and professor Ranga Pitchumani. Dr. Cetegen joined the department in 1987 and conducts research in the areas of combustion and fluid dynamics with emphasis on laser diagnostics and optical imaging. […]

Dean Smith Introduces Joe Hanrahan, Director of Development

Interim Dean of Engineering Erling Smith named Joseph Hanrahan as the new Director of Development for the School of Engineering. Mr. Hanrahan joins the School as Director of Development following a 15-year career with Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, CT, a private boarding and college prep school. Mr. Hanrahan received a B.A. in Secondary Education/Social Studies from […]

Major Funding for Wei’s Biomaterials Research

Dr. Mei Wei, assistant professor of Materials Science & Engineering, who joined the University of Connecticut in 2002, was recently awarded three important research grants to examine biomaterials. The grants-totaling nearly $700,000 and awarded by the National Science Foundation and Connecticut Innovations, under the Yankee Ingenuity Technology Competition-will support Dr. Wei’s research in the areas […]

Alumni and Faculty Join in Celebration

More than 100 engineering alumni, faculty and University officials attended the December 7 holiday reception at the historic Hartford Club. The evening event afforded alumni the opportunity to chat with faculty about cutting-edge research and to network with fellow graduates from across the decades. In his welcoming remarks, Interim Dean Erling Smith invited attendees to […]

Jordan Scholarship Honors Sacrifice of Brother

Dr. Eric Jordan, professor of Mechanical Engineering, and his family have pledged over $25,000 to establish a new undergraduate scholarship in the School of Engineering. They conceived of the scholarship, named the Lieutenant Allan Jordan Veterans Scholarship, as a way to honor and assist military veterans in securing a college education. Allan Jordan was Dr. […]

Two Departments Merge: Chemical, Materials And Biomolecular Engineering Results

As an outgrowth of the School of Engineering’s Strategic Plan, Dean of Engineering Amir Faghri officially announced that the departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering will be merged to form a new Department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering. The effective date of July 1, 2006 was selected to ensure proper planning […]

Engineering Faculty Garner NSF CAREER Awards

Two engineering faculty members were selected to receive the National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 2006: assistant professor of Computer Science & Engineering Ion Mandoiu and assistant professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering Jeong-Ho Kim. Dr. Mandoiu was awarded a five-year $554,500 National Science Foundation Early Career Development (CAREER) award for […]

Incoming Students Enjoy Open House

On Saturday, April 8, 2006, the University held its annual spring Open House for students who have been admitted for the fall 2006 semester and their parents. During the day-long event, visitors had the opportunity to visit academic programs of interest, visit residence halls, hear student life presentations, and participate in admission sessions. The School […]

Kazerounian Honored with ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Award

In September, 2006, professor of Mechanical Engineering Kazem Kazerounian was awarded the Mechanisms & Robotics Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Design Division. He received the award, presented once every two years for cumulative career contributions to the profession, in recognition of “cumulative contributions to the field of mechanisms design and theory.” The […]

Wilson Chiu Receives ASME Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award

Dr. Wilson K.S. Chiu, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, was awarded the 2006 ASME Bergles- Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer for “research in computational and experimental heat transfer, particularly chemical vapor deposition systems.” The award recognizes young engineers who are committed to pursuing research in heat transfer, with the potential to make significant […]