Month: May 2023

Celebrating a Phenomenal Graduate

photo of student, Shihao Zhai
As a McNair Scholar and Honors Chemical Engineering student, Shihao Zhai has exemplified the highest standards of scholarship and commitment to the field. Throughout his undergraduate years, Shihao's contributions to our department and the broader community have been invaluable. As he embarks on the next phase of his career, we wish him continued success, growth, and fulfillment. Click here to check out the UConn Today article highlighting this phenomenal graduate.

First SPARK Cohort Reports Significant Advancements

Professor Luyi Sun stands in front of a marker board while presenting at SPARK funding program event
The first cohort to receive the SPARK funding has reported significant advancements in their products and concepts. UConn CBE Professor Luyi Sun, a researcher of high-performance nanocoatings, was among the recipients of this funding. It's inspiring to see how this funding has helped to accelerate the developent of cutting-edge technologies. Congratulations to all recipients! To read more about this funding program, click here.

Dr. Laurencin Leads Charge In Quest to Restore Lost Limbs

Cato Laurencin
World-renowned surgeon and scientist, Dr. Cato Laurencin, has founded a new startup to help humans regrow limbs. With over 30 years of experience in the field of regenerative engineering, Dr. Laurencin is leading the charge in developing cutting-edge technologies to restore lost limbs and enhance the body's natural healing abilities. We are thrilled to see such groundbreaking research taking place right here in the UConn Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department! To read more about this research, please click here.

The Cato T. Laurencin Institute for Regenerative Engineering

Dr. Laurencin speaks at opening of Institute
The University of Connecticut has established The Cato T. Laurencin Institute for Regenerative Engineering, a new cross-campus institute focused on innovative approaches in medicine, science, engineering, and technology. We are thrilled that this new institute is named in honor of Cato T. Laurnecin, our distinguished professor in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and a leading figure in the field of regnerative engineering. Congratulations to Professor Laurnecin on this exciting new venture! To read more about the institute and Dr. Laurencin's research in regenerative engineering, click here.