February 14th – German delegates capped off a full day on the UConn campus with a collegial reception at the Innovation Partnership Building. Consul General of Germany to New England Nicole Menzenbach and Science Liaison Officer Lucius Lichte visited UConn to learn more about its student exchanges, faculty research collaborations, and to understand how best to support UConn programs, especially the Connecticut – Baden-Wuerttemberg Exchange. Hosted by the Office of Global Affairs, the delegates also met with President Herbst, the Human Rights Institute, the Fraunhofer Center, the German Studies Department, and sat in on a German Capstone Course.
- UConn Professor Steve Suib’s research with ExxonMobil featured on DoE-Office of Science web site
- Professor Suib, director of UConn’s Institute for Materials Science and CAMMA has partnered with colleagues at UConn and ExxonMobil to design a new way of making acrylics at mild temperatures. The novel technique would increase energy efficiency and reduce toxic byproducts, as reported in the Feb. 8 issue of Nature Communications.