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Engineering Applications Center

Claudio Campana M.Eng.’97 working on the non-contact surface roughness analyzer at the Center for Manufacturing Metrology.

The Engineering Applications Center (EAC) is a vehicle for collaboration between the industry and the university in the conduct of applied research involving students, faculty and staff. Recent research developments and the education of our undergraduate and graduate engineers are evidence that the EAC continues to be a model for process innovations.

Jasono Belair ’16 and Dr. Anton Cherry in the Mechatronics/Smart Systems Laboratory.

The commitment to assist industry and other affiliates has continued to remain at the forefront of our industry research program. In addition to solving problems and deploying new methodologies, we continue to publish some of our in-house research in national and international literature for the benefit of institutions and industries around the world.

Our partner companies work side-by-side with students and staff to develop cross-discipline solutions to process and product challenges. University resources are made available to assist our business partners solve some of their most complicated technical challenges. Partner companies can preview the talent pool offered by University of Hartford graduates.

Dr. Anton Cherry, and Jason Belair, electromechanical engineering technology ’16 in the Mechatronics/Smart Systems Laboratory on the design and fabrication of a medical laser system for therapeutic and surgical applications. The project is sponsored by Dr. Anton Cherry and Crystal MedTech, LLC.

Our students and staff gain first-hand knowledge of the engineering world beyond the walls and halls of the University, developing practical solutions to real-world needs. Here our students have the opportunity to show technical business leaders what they can do while still students. Students participate in real-life challenges by developing partnerships with the industry through student projects, graduate work, and research programs. Faculty utilize the teaching tools afforded not by mere exercises but by results that make a difference.

The EAC provides the opportunity for local business and industry to apply new technologies to their products and processes through application projects, demonstrations, consulting, short courses, and symposia.

Hisham Alnajjar, Co-Director

Claudio Campana, Associate Director