Archives: Yearly Archives: 2018

Master of Science Program Starts Spring 2019 in Advanced Manufacturing for Energy Systems

Today the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced that the University of Connecticut at Storrs will lead a traineeship program that will address workforce training needs in the early-stage technology area of advanced materials and process technologies in energy-related manufacturing. UConn will implement masters-level training programs designed to train a new generation of advanced manufacturing engineers to fill workforce needs across industry, national labs, and universities.

With new knowledge and skills in advanced materials and process technologies for manufacturing, the students in these traineeship programs will have the potential to advance new technology research and development leading to meaningful impacts across the energy and manufacturing sectors.

To learn more and read the original article, please visit Department of Energy

To learn more about UConn’s Advanced Manufacturing for Energy Systems Masters Program: AMES

For preferred consideration for admittance into the AMES program, apply by Feb 1, 2019 for Fall 2019 semester.

Senior Design Demonstration Day: Providing Innovative Solutions to Technical Challenges

By: Eli Freund, Editorial Communications Manager, UConn School of Engineering 

Two hundred and twenty-eight groups, consisting of nearly 800 seniors, stood proudly by projects ranging from as small as a cyborg insect, to as large as an all-electric car inside of Gampel Pavilion. The capstone projects, which were the culmination of a year’s-worth of work, are known as Senior Design, and are presented annually at Senior Design Demonstration Day.

Each of the projects presented at the Demonstration Day, sponsored by more than 100 organizations, provide students with extensive hands-on experience, and an opportunity to work on real-world problems presented by sponsoring organizations. Sponsors invest time and resources, and work in-depth with their individual groups and consulting faculty members to create innovative solutions that are often integrated back into their organization.

Read more @ Engineering News

Eight UConn Researchers Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

Eight researchers from UConn and UConn Health have been recognized by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) as some of Connecticut’s leading experts in science, engineering and technology. The nonprofit, public-service institution patterned after the National Academy of Sciences elected a total of 24 new members from various institutions of higher education and from industry, including UConn, Yale University and United Technologies Corporation.

Election to the Academy is based on scientific and engineering distinction achieved through significant contributions in theory or applications, as demonstrated by original published books and papers, patents, the pioneering of new and developing fields and innovative products, outstanding leadership of nationally recognized technical teams, and external professional awards in recognition of scientific and engineering excellence.

Read more @ UConn Today

MSE Welcomes New Faculty Member Jasna Jankovic

 

We are pleased to welcome our newest faculty member, Jasna Jankovic, who will serve as an assistant professor beginning January 2018.

Jankovic brings a wealth of knowledge to this position, having over 20 years of industry and research experience in various areas of engineering. Specifically, her areas of expertise include fuel cell materials fabrication and characterization, advanced microscopy techniques, ceramic materials processing, polymer coatings, fuel refining, and catalyst deactivation.

She completed her doctoral research at the University of British Columbia, where she worked on proton conductive ceramic materials for an intermediate temperature proton exchange fuel cell. Her work provided an understanding of the conductivity mechanisms in these novel materials and opened the door for further development in the future.

Read more @ Materials Science and Engineering