We are delighted to welcome 12 new faculty and staff members, who bring valuable experience to the School of Engineering that will enhance our multifaceted efforts in research, teaching and outreach. New faculty members join our Civil & Environmental Engineering; Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering. We anticipate additional faculty hirings, to be completed in the next few weeks. In addition, the Office of the Dean is pleased to welcome four new professional staff members.

Civil & Environmental Engineering

GRAPHICDr. Dipanjan Basu

Dr. Dipanjan Basu joins the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department as an assistant professor. Dr. Basu earned his Ph.D. ('06) and M.S. from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. Read More

Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering

The Department of Chemical, Materials & Biomolecular Engineering welcomes three new faculty members, all of whom will join the department in August. Read More

GRAPHICDr. George A. Rossetti, Jr.

Dr. George A. Rossetti, Jr., who joins the department as an associate professor of materials science, brings expertise in structure-processing-property relations in electroceramic materials and their applications in dielectric, electromechanical and energy conversion devices and systems. Read More

GRAPHICDr. Brian G. Willis

Dr. Brian G. Willis joins the department as an associate professor of chemical engineering. He previously was an assistant professor at the University of Delaware. Read More

GRAPHICDr. William Mustain

Also joining the department as an assistant professor of chemical engineering is Dr. William Mustain. He is currently completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Read More

Mechanical Engineering

The Mechanical Engineering Department welcomes four new faculty members who will join the department in fall '08. Read More

GRAPHICDr. Robert Gao

Dr. Robert Gao will join the department as the Pratt and Whitney Endowed Chair. He is currently a professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Director of the Electromechanical Systems Laboratory. Read More

GRAPHICDr. Tianfeng Lu

Dr. Tianfeng Lu joins the department as an assistant professor. Dr. Lu received his M.S. degree from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University. Read More

GRAPHICDr. George Lykotrafitis

Also joining the department as an assistant professor is Dr. George Lykotrafitis. Since 2006, he has been a postdoctoral fellow at MIT, where he is conducting experimental and computational studies of cellular membrane dynamics as a member of Dr. Subra Suresh's research group. Read More

GRAPHICDr. Chengyu Cao

Dr. Chengyu Cao joins the department as an assistant professor. He is currently a senior research scientist at Virginia Tech. Dr. Cao's area of expertise lies in dynamics and control of unmanned and intelligent electro-mechanical systems, robotics, sensor and actuator networks and bio-inspired applications. Read More

Office of the Dean

The Office of the Dean is pleased to welcome four new professional staff members. Read More

GRAPHICChristopher P. Joliat

Christopher P. Joliat joins the School as Director of Development. He previously was employed for 11 years as a fundraising professional with the Legion of Christ, an international Catholic not-for-profit organization. Read More

GRAPHICMichael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy joins us in the capacity of Assistant Director of Development. Mike joined the University of Connecticut 18 months ago as program director of Leadership Gifts with the UConn Foundation. Read More

GRAPHICEd Swindelles

Ed Swindelles joined the Engineering Computing Services unit in March as a Systems Administrator. Ed's duties include managing the technical infrastructure of systems such as e-mail and supporting the School of Engineering community in the use of technology. Read More

GRAPHICKerrie Alberts

Kerrie Alberts joined the School of Engineering in May as Grants Development Officer. Kerrie has been a Grants & Contracts Specialist II in the University's Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) since March 2004. Read More

Meet Dean Choi and reconnect with old friends!

GRAPHIC Are you a member of the class of 1943, 1948, 1953 or 1958?

The UConn Alumni Association will hold a gala Alumni Reunion Weekend on Friday and Saturday, June 6-7. Events begin at noon on June 6th and include a host of fun and educational activities.

The School of Engineering will hold a dessert reception for attending alumni from 2-3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 6th. Highlights of the engineering reception will include remarks by Dean Choi, including an overview of exciting research and educational initiatives underway in the School of Engineering. Alumni will also have the opportunity to meet a number of engineering faculty and to catch up with fellow graduates.

To learn more about the Alumni Reunion Weekend, and to register, click here.

For details of the Engineering reception, please view our invitation here.

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