Month: October 2018

UConn IPB Wins AIA Connecticut Design Excellence Award

UConn’s Innovation Partnership Building has won an Excellence Award in the 2018 AIA Connecticut Design Awards. The judges cited the building’s integration with the surrounding landscape, its horizontal composition, its shaping in accordance with program, and its interior design language as some of the main highlights of the award selection.

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Professor S. Pamir Alpay Elected ACerS Fellow

By Marlese Lessing, MSE

Dr. S. Pamir Alpay (right) accepts his Fellow of The Society award from the ACerS President Michael Alexander (left) at the Society’s annual banquet.
Dr. S. Pamir Alpay (right) accepts his Fellow of The Society award from the ACerS President Michael Alexander (left) at the Society’s annual banquet.

Professor S. Pamir Alpay, Executive Director of the Innovation Partnership Building at UConn Tech Park, has been elevated to Fellow status by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS), a great honor and distinguishment given to individuals who have impacted the ceramics engineering industry through scholarship and enterprise.

Professor Alpay was given this honor at the ACerS Annual Honor and Awards Banquet, in Columbus, Ohio in October. His research in ceramics involves multiscale modeling, electrothermic heating and cooling, HVAC systems, dielectrically tunable oxides and other practical applications of ceramic materials.

The ACerS Fellowship is one of the many honors Professor Alpay has been given this year. He was named General Electric Endowed Professor in Advanced Manufacturing by the UConn Board of Trustees for his extensive work with industry partner collaborations and was given The UConn American Association of University Professors 2018 Excellence in Research & Creativity: Career Award for his continued scholastic service.