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Meet the Researcher

Research isn’t just about lab coats and science experiments. UConn researchers advance our understanding of fields of study as diverse as literature, environmental sciences, cybersecurity, health behaviors, and more. Learn more about the path that led some student and faculty researchers to their areas of expertise, and how their research leads to discoveries that impact scholarship, the economy, and our society.

Pierre Fils, a first-year graduate student on the Ph.D. track in structural engineering. (Carson Stifel/UConn Photo)

Building a Research Career at UConn

Sometimes walking into a professor’s office hours can launch a student on an incredible research track. Pierre Fils, a first-year graduate student on the Ph.D. track in structural engineering at the University of Connecticut, did just that his junior year. When he went to his design of steel structures professor, Arash Zaghi’s, office, Fils was […]

Pierre Fils, a first-year graduate student on the Ph.D. track in structural engineering. (Carson Stifel/UConn Photo)

Building a Research Career at UConn

Sometimes walking into a professor’s office hours can launch a student on an incredible research track. Pierre Fils, a first-year graduate student on the Ph.D. track in structural engineering at the University of Connecticut, did just that his junior year. When he went to his design of steel structures professor, Arash Zaghi’s, office, Fils was […]

Jacqueline Loss, UConn professor of Latin American literary and cultural studies, is exploring the many meanings for Cubans of the term "fino" for Cubans in a multimedia project, "FINOTYPE." (Photo provided by Jacuqeline Loss).

Meet the Researcher: Jacqueline Loss, Latin American Literature and Culture

While the United States government did not restore diplomatic ties with Cuba until 2015, the island nation with a fascinating history has been of interest for Jacqueline Loss since the beginning of her academic career. Loss is professor of Latin American literary and cultural studies at the University of Connecticut in the Department of Literatures, […]

Bahram Javidi, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor.

Meet the Researcher: Bahram Javidi, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Matchbox cars, fish tanks, mini soccer balls — looking around the Multidimensional Optical Sensing & Imaging Systems lab (MOSIS) in UConn’s School of Engineering, you might think you’re in a toy store. But the cutting-edge research conducted by Bahram Javidi, and his crew of student researchers is anything but child’s play. With these everyday items as […]

Diane Burgess UConn researcher

Meet the Researcher: Diane Burgess, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Diane Burgess, PhD, is one of the most active researchers in UConn’s School of Pharmacy. Take a peek inside her labs and learn more about her accomplishments as a globally recognized researcher, experienced collaborator, and dedicated educator. Burgess doesn’t have one lab in the UConn School of Pharmacy—she has four. The space she has been […]