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Research Capabilities

students3UConn Engineering’s research capabilities can be broadly classified into the following four interdisciplinary areas: Advanced Manufacturing & Materials; Sustainability, Energy & the Environment; Security & Infrastructure; and Biomedical Engineering & Genomics. In addition, cross cutting expertise in Complex Systems Engineering; High Performance Computing; and Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship integrates and promotes advanced multidisciplinary research and technology development programs.

Our research centers (link to centers page) and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities foster research excellence by providing investigators access to outstanding equipment and technical support staff. Our Technology Park initiatives help faculty, centers, and their industrial collaborators transition academic discoveries to real-world applications.

Advanced Manufacturing & Materials

Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center (AMIC)FEI Center of Excellence for Microscopy

Pratt and Whitney Center of Excellence in Aerospace Systems

Institute of Materials Science (IMS)

Sustainability, Energy & Environment

Center for Clean Energy Engineering (C2E2)Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation (CEI)

Center for Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE)

Center for Transportation & Livable Systems (CTLS)

Connecticut Transportation Institute (CTI)

Security & Infrastructure

Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering (CHASE)Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI)

Center for Information Assurance & Computer Systems Security (CIACSS)

Biomedical Engineering & Genomics Institute for Systems GenomicsBioinformatics & Biocomputing Institute
Complex Systems Engineering

UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering (IASE)Center for Transportation & Livable Systems (CTLS)

Connecticut Transportation Institute (CTI)

High Performance Computing Booth Engineering Center for Advanced Technology (BECAT)
Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship UConn Entrepreneurship & Innovation Consortium

If you have any questions about our research capabilities, please contact Michael Accorsi, Senior Associate Dean of Engineering, at accorsi@engr.uconn.edu

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Industry Collaboration

UConn Engineering works extensively with numerous industry partners and welcomes the opportunity to initiate new collaborations. Our partnerships with industry are varied in nature and include the following activities:

  • Industry Open House – Held every fall, our Industry Open House provides an excellent opportunity for industry representatives to engage with UConn Engineering faculty.
  • Student recruiting and internships – The School hosts three to four career fairs annually to assist companies with recruiting and hiring our students for full-time employment and internships.
  • Senior design projects – Each year, teams of senior engineering students complete approximately 150 design projects, the majority of which receive industry guidance and sponsorship. Supporting a senior design project offers companies a great way to address a technological challenge, but also provide a means to recruit young talent.
  • Industry sponsored research – In any given year, UConn Engineering faculty are engaged in over 70 research projects that are directly supported by industry. Our industrial research sponsors find that our faculty expertise and research facilities are world class and that UConn is easy to work with in terms of intellectual property and other issues.
  • Collaborative proposal development – UConn Engineering faculty commonly work with industry partners to develop joint research proposals, primarily to federal funding agencies. Federal sponsorship of industry/ university collaborative research provides companies with access to extensive research resources to investigate industrially-relevant topics.
  • Major industry partnerships – UConn Engineering has a long history of collaborating with industry. Major recent partnerships include the GE Advanced Technology Initiative; Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center; UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering; Fraunhofer Center for Energy Innovation; Comcast Center for Security Innovation; and FEI Center of Excellence in Microscopy.

If you have any questions about collaborating with us, please contact Michael Accorsi, Senior Associate Dean of Engineering, at accorsi@engr.uconn.edu

Senior Design

Senior Design projects are required of all our senior engineering students. These projects are conducted in teams of 3 to 4 students over the course of the academic year. Most of these projects are performed in collaboration with an industry sponsor and solve a real-world design problem posed by the sponsor.

Industry sponsored senior design projects provide significant benefits to both our students and their sponsors. Our students benefit from working in collaboration with experienced practicing engineers on a real industrial project. Industry sponsors benefit from the novel work performed by our students, which typically involves analysis and design, laboratory testing, and prototype construction and testing. Many companies also utilize Senior Design as a recruiting and hiring strategy, as it provides way for industry professionals to work closely with a team of students over a significant period of time on a real project.

The best time of year to contact UConn Engineering about Senior Design is early summer. During the summer, our Senior Design instructors plan their projects for the upcoming academic year

Please visit our Senior Design website for more information (link).

Student Recruiting

UConn Engineering holds Career Fairs each year to assist companies with hiring for full-time engineering positions and summer interns. We are also happy to work with companies to organize special recruiting events.

For more information about recruiting, please contact John Bau, Career Consultant for Engineering, at john.bau@uconn.edu or at 860-486-6666.