Graduate Certificate in Engineering Faculty

All advanced engineering certificate courses are taught by UConn faculty members and leading experts, renowned for their cutting-edge work in the most current areas of engineering.

Advanced Materials Characterization


Steven_Suib

STEVEN L. SUIB, PhD
Dr. Suib is Director of the Institute of Materials Science and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut. He has been working at the university since 1980 and is renowned for his work in synthesis by molecular design of environmentally friendly catalysts, surfaces, ceramics, adhesives and other materials as well as the characterization of the structural, surface, bulk, optical, magnetic, electronic, morphologic and thermal properties of them.

Email: steven.suib@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://www.ims.uconn.edu/steven-l-suib/

Advanced Systems Engineering


UConn Engineering Certificate Faculty: Professor Bollas

GEORGIOS BOLLAS, PhD
Dr. Bollas is the Director of the United Technologies Corporation Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering (UTC-IASE) at the University of Connecticut. He has been working at the university since 2010 and is a Professor with the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a process design expert and winner of the prestigious NSF CAREER Award and the ACS PRF DNI Award.

Email: george.bollas@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://utc-iase.uconn.edu/person/george-bollas/

UConn Engineering Certificate Faculty: Professor Amy Thompson

AMY THOMPSON, PhD
Dr. Thompson joined UConn in August 2017 as an Associate Professor-In-Residence of Systems Engineering and as the Associate Director of Academic Programs with the United Technologies Corporation Institute of Advanced Systems Engineering (UTC-IASE) at the University of Connecticut. She currently teaches model-based systems engineering and coordinates the online graduate programs in Advanced Systems Engineering for the UTC-IASE.

Email: amy.2.thompson@uconn.edu

faculty webpage: https://utc-iase.uconn.edu/person/amy-thompson/

Bridge Engineering


UConn Graduate Certificate in Engineering Program, Maria_Chrysochoou

MARIA CHRYSOCHOOU, PhD
Dr. Maria Chrysochoou is Professor and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as Director of the Connecticut Brownfields Initiative at the University of Connecticut where she has been working since 2007. She is a 2020 Women of Innovation Award winner in the Postsecondary Academic Innovation & Leadership Category and has expertise is in environmental geochemistry, with a focus on utilizing spectroscopic techniques to investigate specification of metals on soils, mineral surfaces, industrial waste and construction materials.

Email: maria.chrysochoou@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/staff

UConn School of Engineering Graduate Certificate Programs, marina_astitha

MARINA ASTITHA, PhD
Dr. Astitha is Assistant Professor and Associate Head of Graduate Education and Research and has been working in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut since 2013. She has 12 years of experience in atmospheric and air quality modeling systems from regional to global scales and serves at the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association.

Email: marina.astitha@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/staff

Composites Engineering


UConn School of Engineering Graduate Certificate Programs, Bryan_Huey

BRYAN HUEY, PhD
Dr. Huey is a United Technologies Corporation (UTC) Professor, Director of Graduate Studies and Department Head of the Materials Science and Engineering Department. He has been working at the University of Connecticut since 2004 and is renowned for his work in Scanning Probe Microscopy, Photovoltaics, Data Storage Dynamics, Nano-Bio-Mechanics, and Functional Ceramics.

Email:: bryan.huey@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://mse.engr.uconn.edu/faculty

UConn School of Engineering Graduate Certificates, George_Rossetti

GEORGE ROSSETTI, PhD
Dr. Rossetti is Associate Professor and Associate Department Head in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. He has been working at the University of Connecticut for over 14 years and has an expertise in thermodynamics, crystallography, and structure-property relations in functional ceramics and their applications in sensing, actuation, and energy transduction, harvesting, and storage.

Email: george.rossetti_jr@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://mse.engr.uconn.edu/faculty

UConn School of Engineering Graduate Certificate Program, Horea_Ilies

HOREA ILIES, PhD
Dr. Ilies is Professor and Department Head in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He has been working at the University of Connecticut since 2004 and has several years of industry experience with Ford Motor Company in research, manufacturing, and product design with development activities.

Email: horea.ilies@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://me.engr.uconn.edu/people/faculty/

David Pierce

DAVID PIERCE, PhD
Dr. Pierce is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He has been working at the University of Connecticut since 2013 and is renowned for this recent work with several new 3-D, large strain constitutive models for articular cartilage, facilitating FE simulation of sample/patient-specific cartilage deformation, fiber network response and fluid permeation.

Email: david.pierce@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://me.engr.uconn.edu/people/faculty/

Contaminated Site Remedation


UConn Graduate Certificate in Engineering Program, Maria_Chrysochoou

MARIA CHRYSOCHOOU, PhD
Dr. Maria Chrysochoou is Professor and Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as well as Director of the Connecticut Brownfields Initiative at the University of Connecticut where she has been working since 2007. She is a 2020 Women of Innovation Award winner in the Postsecondary Academic Innovation & Leadership Category and has expertise is in environmental geochemistry, with a focus on utilizing spectroscopic techniques to investigate specification of metals on soils, mineral surfaces, industrial waste and construction materials.

Email: maria.chrysochoou@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/staff

UConn School of Engineering Graduate Certificate Programs, marina_astitha

MARINA ASTITHA, PhD
Dr. Astitha is Assistant Professor and Associate Head of Graduate Education and Research and has been working with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Connecticut since 2013. She has 12 years of experience in atmospheric and air quality modeling systems from regional to global scales and serves at the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association.

Email: marina.astitha@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://cee.engr.uconn.edu/staff

Engineering Data Science


UConn School of Engineering Graduate Certificates Joe_Johnson

SANGUTHEVAR RAJASEKARAN, PhD
Dr. Rajasekaran is Department Head, Professor and BECAT Director in the Computer Science and Engineering department at the University of Connecticut. A Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and UTC Chair Professor, he has been with the university for 18 years specializing in algorithms, big data analytics, bioinformatics, materials genomics and high performance computing.

Email: sanguthevar.rajasekara@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://www.cse.uconn.edu/people/faculty/

UConn Engineering Certificate Program, Kriti_Bhargava

Kriti Bhargava, PhD
Dr. Bhargava is an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Connecticut – Stamford campus. Her teaching interests include Data Mining, Algorithms and Complexity, Computer Networks and Programming for embedded systems. Her research interests include applications of Wireless Sensor Networks and Machine Learning in Smart Agriculture, Humanitarian Engineering and Smart Health.

Email: kriti.bhargava@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://www.cse.uconn.edu/people/faculty/

Power Engineering


UConn School of Engineering Graduate Certificates

JOHN CHANDY, PhD
Dr. Chandy is Professor and Department Head in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut. He has been working at the University since 2002 and is renowned in storage and network systems.

Email: john.chandy@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://www.ee.uconn.edu/people/faculty/faculty_alphabetical

UConn School of Engineering Graduate Certificate, Shengli_Zhou

SHENGLI ZHOU, PhD
Dr. Zhou is Professor and Associate Department Head in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut. He has been working at the University for 17 years with an expertise in communications and signal processing.

Email: shengli.zhou@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://www.ee.uconn.edu/people/faculty/faculty_alphabetical

Power Grid Modernization


UConn School of Engineering Graduate Certificates

JOHN CHANDY, PhD
Dr. Chandy is Professor and Department Head in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut. He has been working at the University since 2002 and is renowned in storage and network systems.

Email: john.chandy@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://www.ee.uconn.edu/people/faculty/faculty_alphabetical

UConn School of Engineering Graduate Certificate, Shengli_Zhou

SHENGLI ZHOU, PhD
Dr. Zhou is Professor and Associate Department Head in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Connecticut. He has been working at the University for 17 years with an expertise in communications and signal processing.

Email: shengli.zhou@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://www.ee.uconn.edu/people/faculty/faculty_alphabetical

Process Engineering


UConn School of Engineering Graduate Certificates, RANJAN SRIVASTAVA

RANJAN SRIVASTAVA, PhD
Dr. Srivastava is Professor and Department Head in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He has been working at the university for 18 years and is renowned for his work in systems biology, computational material design, evolutionary algorithms and applied machine learning

Email: rs@uconn.edu 

Faculty webpage: https://cbe.engr.uconn.edu/faculty/

Yongku_Cho

YONGKU CHO, PhD
Dr. Cho is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Connecticut. He has been working at the university for over 6 years with an expertise in protein engineering, optogenetics, neuroimaging and molecular neurobiology.

Email: cho@uconn.edu

Faculty webpage: https://cbe.engr.uconn.edu/faculty/