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Using Big Data to Identify Genetic, Neural Bases for Substance Use Disorder

UConn researcher Jinbo Bi is using machine learning to better understand the genetic basis for substance use disorder.

Kuhn Receives Prestigious International Status for Leadership in Biomaterials

This status—one of the highest honors in the field of biomaterials—is given to accomplished scientists who are recognized as leaders in the field.

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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.

Andy Slater '85 (ENG), a current Ph.D. candidate, demonstrates the haptic technology he's developing for firefighters on his cell phone.

The Fourth Wave of Firefighting Innovation

An idea that came to Andy Slater while riding his motorcycle has led to the development of a technology that could become a life-saving tool for firefighters.

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UConn Launches the First Master of Science Degree Program in Regenerative Engineering

The University of Connecticut will offer the world’s first Master of Science Degree in Regenerative Engineering.

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Sun and Sea: UConn Professor Advances in National Solar Desalination Contest

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 […]

University seals were installed over the entrances to the north and south reading rooms at the Wilbur Cross Building. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

President Katsouleas, Engineering Professor Ki Chon Named National Academy of Inventors Fellows

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.

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UConn Researcher Developing Rapid COVID-19 Testing

UConn researcher Bahram Javidi is developing a rapid, portable method of testing for COVID-19 that could be a boon to health care providers and patients alike.

Meet the Researcher: Ashwin Dani, Electrical and Computer Engineering

UConn researcher Ashwin Dani is proving that robots have a place in everything from factories to lunar missions.

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Connecticut Teens Want More Transportation Options

UConn researchers have found that Connecticut teens have few options beyond the family car when it comes to getting around.