Computer modeling and simulations can drastically lower the cost of creating a new manufacturing product by generating and evaluating a simulation in a fraction of the time it takes to build and test a prototype. Computer models and simulations are important tools for manufacturers, but the startup costs for high-end computing can be prohibitive for small- and medium-sized manufacturers. That’s where the Connecticut Manufacturing Simulation Center (CMSC) comes in. We offer access to high-end simulation and modeling technology to Connecticut manufacturers to promote innovation, economic growth and next-generation workforce development.
The CMSC was established through a partnership between UConn, Connecticut Innovations, and the United States Economic Development Administration. We have capabilities in modeling a variety of manufacturing processes such as sheet metal forming, hot press forming, welding, stamping, casting, injection modeling, and machining. We also offer training to students and professionals.
Center website: https://cmrl.uconn.edu/
Prof. Jeongho Kim
Structures and Applied Mechanics Coordinator
The Eversource Energy Center at the University of Connecticut (UConn) is a dynamic partnership where state-of-the-art research, technology and software are solving real-world challenges for electric customers where weather, climate and energy intersect. Through these activities, the Center is enhancing readiness and response and keeping communities energized.
Science-based solutions, including high-resolution weather and outage forecasting and 3-D aerial and ground imagery are improving the delivery of reliable power and enhanced risk management in extreme weather. This next-generation research is mitigating storm hazards, delivering improved reliability, shortening and preventing outages, and increasing the resiliency of the electric grid.
Center website: http://www.eversource.uconn.edu/
Prof. Emmanouil Anagnostou
Director, Eversource Energy Center
Eversource Energy Endowed Chair in Environmental Engineering
The National Institute for Undersea Vehicle Technologies (NIUVT) is a partnership between the University of Connecticut (UConn), University of Rhode Island (URI) and General Dynamics Electric Boat (EB) to enhance performance and reduce costs of the shipbuilding process while insuring that advanced technologies are implemented into the next generation and next platform of undersea vehicles. NIUVT builds upon the experience and expertise of EB, UConn and URI to engage in research, technology transition, and workforce development. Through these activities, NIUVT will develop the personnel and knowledge needed to accelerate critical research and enhance U.S. superiority in submarine and other undersea vehicle technologies.
Center website: http://niuvt.us/
Prof. Richard Christenson
CBI will provide training and support for CT stakeholders on brownfield remediation and redevelopment, and create a workforce of skilled graduates with hands on experience on brownfields. The initiative will enable public-private industry, academia and government to collaborate in solving brownfield remediation and redevelopment challenges in CT.
Center website: http://cbi.uconn.edu/
Prof. Marisa Chrysochoou
Director, Connecticut Brownfields Initiative
The Connecticut Transportation Institute (CTI), working with the CT Department of Transportation, is collecting data in support of our state’s efforts to make road maintenance operations more environmentally friendly and to support the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Every Day Counts (EDC) Initiative.
Center website: http://www.cti.uconn.edu/
Director, Connecticut Transportation Institute
CESE comprises more than 160 faculty members from the biophysical and social sciences, as well as from engineering and agriculture. Our mission is to lead and promote multidisciplinary research, education and outreach in environmental sciences, engineering, policy, and sustainability. We catalyze the environmental enterprise via support in the form of human capital (11 Center Faculty Members), infrastructure (Environmental Chemistry Laboratories, Faculty Research Laboratories, and Pre- and Post-Award Proposal Processing), and intramural grant programs.
Center website: https://cese.uconn.edu/
Prof. Sylvain Deguise
Director, Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Professor, Department of Pathobiology, UConn
The mission of the CTSRC is to support CTDOT in developing and maintaining a state-of-the-art crash data entry, collection, and safety analysis system. The goals of the center include 1) develop efficient tools for the collection and analysis of crash data 2) track, document and research safety improvements and needs in the state 3) research and develop outreach programs to target Connecticut specific/identified safety concerns 4) develop custom training and early intervention programs to assist law enforcement in collecting uniform, timely and complete crash data 5) conduct transportation safety research that has state, national and global implications and applications.
Center website: https://ctsrc.uconn.edu/
Prof. Eric Jackson
Director, Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center
Associate Research Professor