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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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C2E2 Hosts seminar on “Purpose” on a Professional and Personal Level

C2E2 hosted Dr. Ripi Singh for a seminar on “Purpose” on a professional and personal level. The audience consisted of professors and students who are affiliated with the UConn Center for Clean Energy. The seminar reminded the audience of their purpose with questions like why did you decide to do this research? Why did you […]

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UConn-Technion Collaboration Develops Model for Affordable Fuel Cell Catalysts

UConn researchers and collaborators at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology developed a theoretical model that will expediate the development of affordable fuel cells. Radenka Maric, UConn’s vice president for research, innovation and entrepreneurship; Dario Dekel from Technion’s Chemical Engineering Department; S. Pamir Alpay, UConn’s associate dean for research and industrial partnerships; and Sanjubala Sahoo, […]

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Three Engineering Faculty, Eight Others Named As Inductees to CT Academy of Science and Engineering

Nine University of Connecticut faculty were announced as inductees into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) for 2021, including UConn Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Carl Lejuez. CASE, which was chartered by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1976, provides expert guidance to the state of Connecticut and promotes the application […]

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Dr. Radenka Maric publishes new book Maric - Photo

UConn Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Radenka Maric has just released a new book with co-author Gholamreza Mirshekari.  This book is a valuable resource for beginners as well as for experienced researchers and developer of solid oxide fuel cells.  All proceeds from sales of the book will support students through scholarships.   For […]

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Graduate Student’s Research Aids Green Technology Revolution

MSE graduate student Richard Andres Ortiz Godoy is hoping his research can be part of the effort to liberate society from fossil fuels. His research focuses on fuel cells, which provide an efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly next-generation energy alternative. Such prospects, however, wouldn’t be possible without access to the advanced research facilities, faculty expertise […]

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Dr. Jasna Jankovic receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Jasna Jankovic, both an esteemed Professor in Materials Science and Engineering and a core faculty member at the Center for Clean Energy Engineering, has recently received one of the most prestigious awards for new faculty. On December 21st, 2020, she was granted the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award, for her project “Understanding Degradation […]

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Sun and Sea: UConn Professor Advances in National Solar Desalination Contest

University of Connecticut professor of Chemical & Biomolecular engineering Jeff McCutcheon is a quarter finalist in the American-Made Challenges: Solar Desalination Prize administered by the U.S. Department of Energy. High salinity brines from oil and gas production, mining and industrial wastewaters are challenging to treat with conventional desalination technologies. Scientists have been working on various […]

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Energy Department Releases its Hydrogen Program Plan

EERE News November 12, 2020 Energy Department Releases its Hydrogen Program Plan Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide a strategic framework for the Department’s hydrogen research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities. The DOE Hydrogen Program is a coordinated Departmental effort to advance the affordable production, transport, storage, […]

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International Partnership for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in the Economy – Student Infographic Challenge 2020

Dear students, On behalf of the UConn Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2) and in preparation for the National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day (08/10), we invite you to submit your Infographic designs about hydrogen and fuel cells. C2E2 is encouraging you to participate in this challenge, and offering prizes to winning entities (including cash […]

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UConn Researchers Receive Patent for Diabetes-Sensing Breathalyzer

UConn researcher and vice president for researcher, Radenka Maric, and a former graduate student Rishabh Jain were recently issued a patent for a breath sensor able to detect chemical compounds that are markers for various chronic diseases. Human breath is primarily composed of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and water vapor. But there are traces of […]

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UConn and Technion Collaborate on the Development of Next Generation Fuel Cells

Radenka Maric, UConn’s vice president for research, innovation and entrepreneurship, Dario Dekel from Technion’s Chemical Engineering Department and S. Pamir Alpay, UConn’s associate dean for research and industrial partnerships are working on advanced concepts that will provide novel solutions in catalysis and energy research. UConn and Technion have had a relationship for two years under […]

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City Council And UConn Lend A Hand To West Haven Community House

WEST HAVEN, CT — Members of the West Haven City Council this week presented West Haven Community House (WHCH) Executive Director, Patricia Stevens, and Board of Directors President, William Heffernan III, “UConn Nation” hand sanitizers for the nonprofit organization’s Community Connections program. The city’s donation was made possible by University of Connecticut doctoral students and […]

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