Category: News

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

University of Connecticut professor of chemical and 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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New Study Sheds Light on Conditions that Trigger Supernovae Explosions

Understanding the thermonuclear explosion of Type Ia supernovae — powerful and luminous stellar explosions — is only possible through theoretical models, which previously were not able to account for the mechanism that detonated the explosion. One of the key pieces of this explosion, present virtually in all models, is the formation of a supersonic reaction […]

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Energy Department Releases its Hydrogen Program Plan

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, and use of hydrogen across […]

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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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UConn Research Team Developing Emergency Ventilator Prototype

Jeffrey McCutcheon, the Al Geib Professor of Environmental Engineering Research and Education at UConn, is usually busy this time of year studying subjects like membrane separations and filtration. But like many, the director of the Fraunhofer USA Center for Energy Innovation, located in the Innovation Partnership Building at UConn Tech Park, has seen the focus […]

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Master of Science Program now Accepting Applications for Advanced Manufacturing for Energy Systems (AMES)

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) awarded the University of Connecticut at Storrs a traineeship program grant in 2018.  This grant addresses workforce training needs in the early-stage technology area of advanced materials and process technologies in energy-related manufacturing. UConn has implemented a masters-level training programs designed to train a new generation […]

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Bridging the Gap Between Bio-oil and Jet Fuel

Liquid fuels derived from biomass (biofuels) have the potential to generate less greenhouse gas emissions than that derived from fossil fuels. Identifying effective methods of production and utilization of products can make biofuels even greenhouse gas neutral.  Learn more about Associate Professor Julia Valla’s research in removing Sulphur from gasoline and diesel to make fuels […]

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