In January of this year, students from the Advanced Manufacturing in Energy Systems Masters program (AMES) presented their research work to representatives from the Department of Energy’s Advance Manufacturing Office (DOE-AMO) as well as industrial partners who attended the AMES Symposium. The symposium was a culmination of the AMES students’ hard work and research during their time in the program. This was a special event to commemorate each student’s accomplishments in their field of energy research. Subject matter largely surrounded fuel cell technologies with sub-topics such as biomimicry and catalytic layering. This program sponsored by a grant received from the DOE-AMO is designed to train a new generation of advanced manufacturing engineers to fill workforce needs across industry, national laboratories, and universities.
The guests from the Department of Energy were impressed by the student’s presentations with one DOE guest stating the symposium was “wonderful” and they “appreciate the opportunity to hear from the students and their amazing work”. Another guest stated as being “thoroughly impressed and enjoyed seeing what the students are doing”.
The event was a true testament to the cutting-edge research that is being conducted at UConn’s Center for Clean Energy in the AMES Masters program. It was a rewarding experience for DOE and our industry partners to see how students’ research work is advancing new technologies and developing new ideas that impact the energy and manufacturing sectors.