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Faculty Profiles

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Faculty Member: Bansal, Rajeev
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Affiliation:
Excerpt: Dr. Bansal’s research has been focused on the applications of electromagnetics to various commercial and defense systems. In particular, he has investigated the interaction of electromagnetic waves with dielectric bodies in the context of: RF/Microwave hyperthermia for cancer treatment Microwaves-based biomedical imaging Insulated cables Submarine communication systems Radar
Categories | Keywords: antenna design, applied electromagnetics, biomedical applications of EM waves, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Member: Bar-Shalom, Yaakov
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Affiliation:
Excerpt: Yaakov Bar­Shalom was born on May 11, 1941. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in 1963 and 1967 and the Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1970, all in electrical engineering. From 1970 to 1976 he was with Systems Control, Inc., Palo Alto, California. Currently he is […]
Categories | Keywords: Electrical and Computer Engineering, electro-optical sensors, information extraction from radar, multisensor data fusion, sonar, stochastic modeling of uncertainties, target tracking

Faculty Member: Bau, John
Department: Other
Affiliation: Center for Career Development
Excerpt: Mr. Bau serves as the embedded Career Consultant for the School Engineering from the UConn Center for Career Development. With nearly 20 years of experience in technology staffing and higher education, John seeks to build bridges between industry partners and UConn students in ways that can benefit both. John coaches students in communication-oriented skills to […]
Categories | Keywords: campus brand-building opportunities, career fairs, Career Services, company information sessions, experiential learning collaborations, job and internship postings, network, on-campus interviewing, on-campus recruiting

Faculty Member: Bazzi, Ali
Department: Electrical & Computer Engineering
Affiliation:
Excerpt: Prof. Bazzi’s research and expertise cover a wide base of power and energy applications with focus on power electronics applications. These include electric motor drives, renewable energy systems (especially solar photovoltaics), and micro-grids. In these applications, his interest is in the design and control of power electronics by considering larger system integration whether it is […]
Categories | Keywords: electric drives, electric machines, Electrical and Computer Engineering, energy reliability, fault diagnosis in energy systems, Motor Control, power electronics, solar photovoltaic energy conversion, transportation electronics

Faculty Member: Bollas, George M.
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Excerpt: Dr. George Bollas is a process design expert and winner of the prestigious NSF CAREER and ACS PRF DNI Awards. He is the director of the Process Design Simulation and Optimization Laboratory (PDSOL), which performs research on system intensification and processes that address the growing energy crisis and the environmental impact of energy production. His […]
Categories | Keywords: biomass pyrolysis, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, chemical-looping, control, energy processes, fault detection, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, fluid catalytic cracking, Institute of Materials Science, optimization, simulation

Faculty Member: Bonville, Leonard
Department: Other
Affiliation: Center for Clean Energy Engineering
Excerpt: Prior to joining UConn, I had 35 years of commercial experience as a development engineer and manager with proven skills for prototype fabrication and scale-up of membranes, catalyst coated membranes, membrane electrode assemblies, and bipolar plates for PEM fuel cells.
Categories | Keywords: cell decay, Center for Clean Energy Engineering, fabrication and scale up of fuel cell components, fuel cell systems, membrane degradation, PEM Fuel Cells, prototype fabrication

Faculty Member: Bozorgmanesh, Hadi
Department: Other
Affiliation: UConn Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consortium and School of Engineering Dean's Office
Excerpt: Hadi Bozorgmanesh is Professor of Practice position in the School of Engineering at UConn where he develops and teaches Tech Experiential Entrepreneurship for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers interested in converting research into viable businesses. Bozorgmanesh is academic advisor to the Innovation House and actively involved with introducing entrepreneurship to the First Year Learning Communities. […]
Categories | Keywords: business advisor, engineering, entrepreneurship, mentor

Faculty Member: Brody, Harold D.
Department: Materials Science & Engineering
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Excerpt: Dr. Brody’s research interests have focused on casting and solidification, computer aided design of materials processing, and engineering education. With his students and colleagues, Dr. Brody has contributed to our basic understanding of the dendritic solidification of alloys and in particular to the redistribution of solute during the solidification of binary and multicomponent alloys; to […]
Categories | Keywords: casting and solidification, computer aided design (CAD) of materials processing, engineering education, Institute of Materials Science, Materials Science and Engineering, teaching design, thermally stable structural steels, university-industry partnerships

Faculty Member: Brown, Kevin
Department: Biomedical Engineering
Affiliation:
Excerpt: Multimodal Data Fusion: Combining multiple data sets with complementary spatial and temporal resolution in order to obtain an integrated view of a process of interest is a difficult problem that arises in many disparate contexts. Two examples are (i) combining satellite measurements with ground-based sensors in earth science, and (ii) fusing simultaneous electroencephalographic and functional […]
Categories | Keywords: Bayesian and nonparametric statistics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, complex systems, inverse problems, mathematical modeling, networks, systems biology

Faculty Member: Burke, Kelly A.
Department: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Affiliation: Institute of Materials Science
Excerpt: Dr. Burke’s research involves natural and synthetic polymers, liquid crystalline materials, stimuli-responsive networks, biomaterials and tissue engineering, and protein-based composites. Her main research interests fall into the following areas: (1) Development of novel liquid crystalline polymers and networks with programmable shape changing behaviors using robust synthetic chemistries; (2) Modification of biomaterial interfaces to manipulate stem […]
Categories | Keywords: biomaterials, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Institute of Materials Science, liquid crystals, natural and synthetic polymers, polymers, protein composites, stimuli-responsive, tissue engineering

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