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Faculty Spotlight: A Brighter Future for Clean Energy, Dr. Jankovic’s Research Leads the Way

By Margot Wentzel and Olivia Ortegon Professor Jasna Jankovic is one of the distinguished faculty members here at the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2). Her experience in the industry, as well as academia, make her work unique and pivotal. Dr. Jankovic started her career in a petroleum refinery and achieved her master’s degree in […]

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UConn’s AMES Program – Education Plays a Big Role in Workforce Development

Students from UConn’s Master of Science in Advanced Manufacturing in Energy Systems (AMES) presented their research work to representatives from industry, community colleges, faculty, and students.  The symposium was a culmination of the AMES students’ hard work and research during their time in the program.  This is an annual event to commemorate each student’s accomplishments […]

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True Potential Found at the World Fuel Cell Conference, Mariah Batool Achieves 2nd Place

By Ben Donohue & Olivia Ortegon Sparked by her interest from working for an oil and gas refinery in Pakistan, her home country, Mariah Batool says “fuel cells have always amazed me. I believe they are the next big thing”.  Mariah came to UConn on a Fulbright scholarship to focus on her research on advanced […]

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UConn, a ‘Powerhouse in Research,’ Participates in NSF Roundtable

The value of UConn’s research in driving economic development and transforming lives was highlighted Friday in an event led by the National Science Foundation, which supports many of the University’s most critical projects through significant grant funding. Radenka Maric, UConn’s vice president for research, innovation, and entrepreneurship, was an invited participant in an experts’ roundtable […]

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Dr. Ali Bazzi receives ONR DURIP Award to Build a Unique Testbed for Naval Propulsion Drives Research

By Ben Donohue & Olivia Ortegon  Each year, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awards funds for research in higher education through its Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). In 2018, Dr. Ali Bazzi, from UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering department, received a DURIP award for his project, “High-voltage […]

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Former Graduate Student, now Asst. Professor at Bangladesh Univ., Returns to the Center for Clean Energy Engineering at UConn

By Ben Donohue & Olivia Ortegon Now working as an Assistant Professor at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dr. Uddin is enthusiastic about working in-person with his students where he teaches mechanical engineering and thermodynamics. However, due to Bangladesh’s low vaccination rate, research and classes continue to remain online. He looks forward to […]

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UConn Marks 10th Straight Year Among Nation’s Top 25 Public Universities

UConn is marking its 10th straight year among the nation’s Top 25 public universities, safeguarding and building on its strengths over the last decade as a pacesetter in student success and academic excellence. U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings place UConn as No. 23 among the nation’s public institutions, the same ranking it held […]

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UConn Among Sierra Club’s Top 10 “Cool Schools”

UConn has once again been rated among the nation’s greenest schools in the Sierra Club’s annual “Cool Schools” rankings, which evaluate universities for their environmental sustainability. This year, UConn ranks #8, and maintains prominence as one of the world’s most sustainable campuses. The Sierra Club rankings are determined using data collected by the Association for […]

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Assistant Research Professor, Dr. Naba Karan leads by “Curiosity Coupled with Determination”

By:  Olivia Ortegon and Ben Donohue      Dr. Naba Karan recently joined UConn as an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2). Dr. Karan previously worked at alpha-En Corporation, a lithium metal battery start-up company in Yonkers, New York until February 2021. There, he focused on the development of process parameters […]

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UConn Joins Forces with University of New Haven to Help Local Manufacturers Adopt Sustainable Practices

UConn is participating in a massive national research effort to help local manufacturers reduce their carbon footprint. Associate professor in the School of Engineering, Liang Zhang, will lead the team, in collaboration with the University of New Haven. This work is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). “We are excited to bring a […]

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UConn Professor Earns Prestigious DoD Award Yupeng Chen

By:  Olivia Ortegon Dr. Yupeng Chen, a professor in UConn’s Department of Biomedical Engineering as well as faculty at the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) in the School of Engineering, has recently earned an impressive $312,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense. Dr. Chen joined UConn in 2018, but before this he worked […]

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Five Engineering Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

NSF CAREER Awards support early-career faculty in establishing their research programs while also reaching out to students and community members. Eight UConn researchers across six disciplines have received CAREER awards for 2021.  The National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (NSF CAREER) Program awards competitive grants to support the research programs of early-career faculty who […]

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C2E2 Faculty Inducted into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE)

Two prestigious faculty members of the Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) were inducted into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) during the virtual 46th Annual CASE Meeting held on May 27, 2021.  Dr. Jeffrey R. McCutcheon is a faculty member in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at UConn.  He joined the […]

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Novel Techniques in 3D Printing at UConn’s Tech Park

UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering’s faculty, Drs. SeungYeon Kang and Anson Ma, along with their colleagues, recently authored an article titled “Additive Manufacturing of Embedded Carbon Nanocomposite Structures with Multi-Material Digital Light Processing (MMDLP)”.  The article will be published in an upcoming issue in the Journal of Materials Research. Learn more. CNT-filled Heterogeneous 4-layer […]

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Dr. Jeffrey McCutcheon Advances to 3rd Competition Phase in the National Solar Desalination Contest

As reported by the Department of Energy in April 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $5 million in new funding for the second round of the American-Made Challenge: Solar Desalination Prize, a competition designed to accelerate the development of systems that use solar-thermal energy to purify water with very high salt content. Dr. Jeffrey […]

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C2E2 Hosts Seminar on “Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion (MIC)”

In April 2021, UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering hosted Dr. Reza Javaherdashti who presented an enriching seminar titled, “Management of Corrosion and Microbial Adhesion on Solar Panels” for UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering. Dr. Javaherdashti has more than 20 years of industrial and academic experience, and he has spent more than 5,000 hours […]

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PEARL Laboratory at the University of Connecticut

Dr. Ali Bazzi’s Power Electronics & Drives Advanced Research Laboratory (PEARL) is part of the Center for Clean Energy Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Connecticut. The main research focus is on power electronics applications in electric motor drives, renewable energy systems, micro-grids, and the smart grid. Electric drives […]

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UConn STEAM Tree Project Featured at NSF’s Conference

UConn’s STEAM team’s project was featured as part of the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator Conference.  During her “Lightning Talk,” Dr. Jasna Jankovic, one of the members of the team, discusses the project and showcases the STEAM team in action. For more information about the conference, visit www.convergentfoodsystems.org.  

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Advanced Manufacturing in Energy Systems (AMES) Symposium – Inciting Change Through Research

  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 […]

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Margot Wentzel – Life after UConn

Margot Wentzel worked as an Administrative Specialist at UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) up until graduation in May.  Margot has a very interesting background and found C2E2 through research with Professor Jasna Jankovic. She helped with the grant accounts and marketing but previously was an undergraduate researcher with a deep interest in biomimetic […]

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9th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention and f-cell+HFC Event “Digital Edition” – June 20-24, 2021

  Dear colleagues, On behalf of the WHTC | f-cell+HFC organizing committee, I would like to personally invite you to join us at the 9th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention and f-cell+HFC Event “Digital Edition” from June 20-24, 2021. WHTC and f-cell+HFC feature innovative technologies and international markets – through three days of plenaries, keynotes, sessions, […]

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Five UConn Faculty Honored as Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors

The University of Connecticut has selected five of its most renowned scholars to honor with its most prestigious faculty title, the Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor. Each year, the Office of the Provost seeks nominations from across UConn for the newest cohort of Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors. Candidates must excel in all three areas […]

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UConn, School of Engineering Senior Design Demonstration Day – 2021

  Great efforts by UConn’s School of Engineering – Class of 2021 on their capstone design projects.  Each year, more than 200 leading manufacturing companies, pharmaceutical and medical firms, consulting practices, utilities as well as local, state and federal government agencies partner with the UConn School of Engineering through Senior Design Projects. These projects represent […]

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Assistant Professor SeungYeon Kang Joins UConn and C2E2

Dr. SeungYeon (Sally) Kang recently joined UConn as a tenure-track professor in Mechanical Engineering, as well as a faculty member at UConn’s Center for Clean Energy Engineering. Dr. Kang is an accomplished scholar and valuable member of C2E2’s team. She grew up in Seoul, South Korea and moved to the United States to attend Cornell […]

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UConn’s STEAM Team: Solar Trees and the Power of Community

By: Olivia Ortegon and Margot Wentzel When one imagines solar power, the image that typically comes to mind is one of industrial, black or blue panels arranged in a formulaic, geometric pattern. Words that do not normally come to mind are those such as organic, natural, or even beautiful. But there is one team at […]

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