UConn Receives Gift for Global Energy Sustainability Program
A recent gift from the Satell Family Foundation will support UConn’s new research partnership in sustainable energy with Technion–Israel Institute of Technology. UConn and Technion are recognized leaders in energy engineering and education, and both are committed to advancing global adoption of clean and efficient energy technologies. UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering and Fraunhofer […] . . .
Published: December 4, 2014
Research Insight: Biomass Pyrolysis
Mr. Shoucheng Du, Prof. Julia Valla, and Prof. George Bollas are making exciting progress in developing the process of biomass catalytic pyrolysis. Their recent achievements are published in Green Chemistry (link to article), and were presented at the 2013 Spring Meeting of the American Chemical Society (link to presentation). Biomass pyrolysis is the thermal decomposition […] . . .
Dr. Radenka Maric and Dr. Mark Aindow Get Fuel Cell Funding
Dr. Radenka Maric of CBE and MSE, and Dr. Mark Aindow of MSE have key roles in two projects that have received a total of $6.7 million from Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and are designed to reduce the overall operating costs of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Read more . . .
Published: December 2, 2014
The Sounds of Innovation: How UConn Research Is Resurrecting Antique Musical Instruments
In our modern age of specialization, it is increasingly rare to find the kind of individual who, in another age, would have been known as a Renaissance man or a polymath. The likes of Leonardo da Vinci, recognized for his painting as well as his scientific inventions; Michelangelo, famous as a painter, architect, and poet; […] . . .
Published: November 13, 2014
Dr. Ali Bazzi: Lighting Rod for Power and Energy Education
Industry trends strongly influence educational approaches in engineering programs across the country, as universities and colleges strive to ensure their graduates are equipped with the skills and hands-on experiences that will prepare them to succeed in their careers. Two major trends in energy and the power engineering industry are redefining how this important electrical engineering […] . . .
Global Warming: The Conversation We Need to Have
Sustainable UConn: How our values about the environment, clean energy, and social responsibility are greening the Husky Blue. A recent stretch of frigid weather across the U.S. and a 2013 increase in polar ice (despite the rapid downward trend of the past 30 years) have given climate skeptics new opportunities to clamor that climate change […] . . .
Published: November 5, 2014
Microgrid at UConn
UConn to develop clean-energy microgrid to provide emergency power for Mansfield campus UConn to develop clean-energy microgrid to provide emergency power for Mansfield campus UConn to develop clean-energy microgrid to provide emergency power for Mansfield campus UConn to develop clean-energy microgrid to provide emergency power for Mansfield campus UConn to develop clean-energy microgrid to provide emergency power for […] . . .
Published: September 23, 2014