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Innovation Partnership Building Center Directors

Pamir Alpay

Pamir Alpay, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Innovation Partnership Building at the UConn Tech Park
Director, UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) Center for Advanced Materials
Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Emmanouil Anagnostou

Emmanouil Anagnostou, Ph.D.

Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Director, Eversource Energy Center


George Bollas

George Bollas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Director, UTC Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering (UTC-IASE)


Hadi Bozorgmanesh

Hadi Bozorgmanesh, Ph.D.

Professor in Residence, School of Engineering
Director, Enterprise Solution Center (ESC)

John Chandy

John Chandy, Ph.D.

Department Head and Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Co-director, Connecticut Cybersecurity Center (C3)
Director, Center for Hardware and Embedded Systems Security and Trust
Co-director, Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI)
Rainer Hebert

Rainer Hebert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Castleman Term Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Director, Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Center (PW AMC)
Associate Director of the Institute of Materials Science (IMS)
Rainer Hebert

Jeongho Kim

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Connecticut Manufacturing Simulation Center (CMSC)
Joe Luciani

Joe Luciani

Director, Proof of Concept Center (POCC)
Director, Quiet Corner Innovation Cluster (QCIC)

Jeff Mccutcheon

Jeff McCutcheon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Al Geib Professor of Environmental Engineering Research & Education
Director, Fraunhofer USA Center for Energy Innovation CEI
Laurent Michel

Laurent Michel, Ph.D.

Associate Department Head and Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Co-director, Connecticut Cybersecurity Center (C3)
Co-director, Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI)
Director, Synchrony Financial Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity


Steve Suib

Steve Suib, Ph.D.

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Director of the Institute of Materials Science
Director, UConn Thermo Fisher Scientific Center for Advanced Microscopy and Materials Analysis
Sina S

Sina Shahbazmohamadi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Reverse Engineering Fabrication Inspection & Non-Destructive Evaluation (REFINE)

Mei Wei

Mei Wei, Ph.D.

Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Director, GE Advanced Technology Initiative

Scientific and Technical Staff

Mark Biron

Mark Biron

Additive Manufacturing Center

Joseph Luciani

Joseph Luciani

Proof of Concept Center (POCC)
Quiet Corner Innovation Cluster (QCIC)

Daniela Morales

Daniela Morales, Ph.D.

X-Ray Laboratories

Lucas Parent

Lucas Parent, Ph.D.

Electron Microscopy Research Scientist

Roger Ristau

Roger Ristau, Ph.D.

CAMMA Lab Manager

Lichun Zhang

Lichun Zhan, Ph.D.

Microscopy Specialist

Building Management and Safety

Ben Anacleto

Ben Anacleto

Laboratory Service Manager

Phone: 860.486.7959

Brian Cardinal

Brian Cardinal

Building Manager

Phone: 860.486.3033

Small Business Support

Deb Santy

Deb Santy

SBIR/STTR Specialist

Administrative Support and Marketing

Raelene DeRobertis

Raelene DeRobertis

Executive Administrative Assistant

Phone: 860.486.1507

Melanie Noble

Melanie Noble

Executive Administrative Assistant

Phone: 860.486.2401

Heike Brueckner

Heike Brueckner

Graphic and Website Design