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UConn Engineer Invents Reusable Biodegradable Facemask
The huge increase in facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic is creating heaps of trash that take years to decompose - until now, thanks to an invention by a UConn engineer.
UConn Launches the First Master of Science Degree Program in Regenerative Engineering
December 9, 2020
The University of Connecticut will offer the world’s first Master of Science Degree in Regenerative Engineering.
Sun and Sea: UConn Professor Advances in National Solar Desalination Contest
December 9, 2020
University of Connecticut professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering Jeff McCutcheon is a quarter finalist in the American-Made Challenges: Solar Desalination Prize administered by the U.S. Department of Energy. High salinity brines from oil and gas production, mining and industrial wastewaters are challenging to treat with conventional desalination technologies. Scientists have been working on various […]
President Katsouleas, Engineering Professor Ki Chon Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows
December 8, 2020
President Katsouleas and biomedical engineer Ki Chon have been named fellows of the prestigious organization, which highlights academic inventors whose work makes a positive impact on society.
Research Proves Viability of Injection-free Microneedle Technology for Single-Administration of Vaccines
November 23, 2020
UConn researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of a microneedle technology that could make widespread vaccination easier and more effective.
Student Startup Gets $2.2M Investment to Bring Men’s Reproductive Health Ecosystem, Testing to Life
November 5, 2020
Reza Amin ’18 PhD, founder of men’s reproductive health startup Bastion Health, has turned a lifelong passion for innovation into a dynamic new company, with the help of UConn’s entrepreneurial infrastructure.
Switching it Up: UConn Professor Patents More Efficient Carbon Capture Reactor
October 28, 2020
UConn researcher George Bollas has patented a method of carbon capture that offers a number of improvements over existing methods.
UConn Entrepreneur Smashes a Home Run With Sophisticated Baseball-Training Invention
October 27, 2020
Elijah Taitel ’22 (BUS, ENG) swung for the fences in his first at-bat as an entrepreneur, and notched a grand slam.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Honors Dr. Cato T. Laurencin
October 13, 2020
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has announced Dr. Cato T. Laurencin as the recipient of the 2020 Mike Hogg Award and Lecture, the institution’s most prestigious award that is granted to practicing scientists and physicians who have made and continue to make exceptional transformative contributions to the field of biomedical research.
Five UConn-Affiliated Startups Vie For Recognition, Funding at Prestigious Wolff Competition
October 12, 2020
UConn-affiliated startups in fields ranging from medicine to fish food are finalists in this year’s Wolff New Venture Competition.
UConn Funds Five COVID-19 Research Projects, Announces Additional Funding
October 2, 2020
The Office of the Vice President has announced five awards to researchers as part of its new internal funding program to address the urgent needs presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
UConn Team Earns Grant to Further Research Crumbling Foundation Problem
October 1, 2020
Solutions for Connecticut’s ongoing crumbling foundation crisis will continue to be explored by UConn, thanks to federal funding secured by Connecticut’s Congressional delegation.