Thursday, October 31, 2013

Nagurney Publishes in International Transactions in Operational Research

Ladimer S. Nagurney, professor of electrical, computer, and biomedical engineering, CETA, published an article in the International Transactions in Operational Research, titled "Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Networks with Outsourcing Under Price and Quality Competition," (volume 20(6), pp 859-888) along with Anna Nagurney and Dong Li from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
The paper develops a game theory pharmaceutical supply chain network model with outsourcing under price and quality competition in equilibrium and dynamic versions. This model, with proposed algorithm, allows for the determination of the optimal product flows of in-house and outsourcing activities and provides the firm with the optimal make-or-buy and contractor selection decisions.
This paper was also recently presented in an invited session on "Pricing and Revenue Management in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry" at the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) Annual Conference, which took place October 6-9, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Download the presentation.

Gov. Malloy Tours Manufacturing Metrology Lab

The University of Hartford’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) is home to a unique lab that provides students with skills vital to the manufacturing industry. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy visited the Manufacturing Metrology Lab on Friday, Oct. 25, to learn how it can help Connecticut’s economy.
CETA Dean Lou Manzione (right) discusses the benefits of the Manufacturing Metrology Lab with Gov. Dannel Malloy.

Metrology is the technology of automated precision measurement of complex manufactured parts that can be used to assure rigorous specifications are met. Workers trained in metrology are important to the more than 4,000 manufacturers in Connecticut who provide more than 165,000 jobs.

“We try to uncover skill gaps,” CETA Dean Lou Manzione told Malloy as he gave him a tour of the lab. “It’s critical to this state. You’ve made job creation a real cornerstone of your administration and we support you strongly on that.”

Manzione also explained that these precise measurements enable parts to be exchanged worldwide, because there is confidence that the parts meet international companies’ standards.

“This facility is an enabler of global supply chains,” said Manzione. “This enables Connecticut manufacturers to remain competitive in a fiercely competitive global environment.”

Malloy said he was glad to have the opportunity to take the tour.

“It’s a great looking laboratory, the equipment is great, and the level of cooperation between parties is wonderful,” he told Manzione.

The Manufacturing Metrology Lab opened just over a year ago with support from Pratt & Whitney. Firms and organizations such as Nikon, Zygo, Faro Arm, and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) provided the equipment in the lab.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Join the Society of Women Engineers

Join the Society of Women Engineers (SWE)!

SWE was created for all women in the STEM fields, also known as the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields. It's a great organization where women from all different STEM majors can meet and get to know each other, as well as network with other professional women in their desired fields.

We're planning tons of fun events this semester; we already attended a SWEet Treats and Corn Maze event held by the regional SWE and we'll hopefully be doing an ice cream social and a movie night this semester, as well as networking with other women!

We're holding a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15, in UT Hall, Room 306, at 12:15 p.m., so please stop by! There will also be food available!

If you have any questions or interest, please email Kimberly Colavito at

3...2...1...Lift Off! All Space Grant Application Forms Are Go!

The list of available fellowships and grants has been posted for faculty and students on the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium website!
The Consortium's fall 2013 application deadline is October 24 at 2 p.m.

Download a poster with information about the Consortium's call for applications.

Visit our website (, email, or even stop by in person (Dana 203) with any questions!

CETA would like to congratulate the 13-14 CETA Scholarship recipients

CETA would like to congratulate the 13-14 CETA Scholarship recipients who are as follows:

Feng Chen
Virginia Dempske
Joseph Faucher
Stephanie Hebert
William Keller
Chris Mutchler
Matthew Stoutz

Lydia Weitzler

Lane Miller

Andrew Mannino

Karen Zapata

Malissa Carvalho

Eugene Semyanko

A&N Hajek Techonology
Xin Yan K. Zheng

Jeffrey Knecht

Stephen Bruno
Jayson Wilson

Mark Lamothe

Christopher Vincent

Jordan Strybos

Kimberly Colavito

Peter Andrews
Thomas Iannelli
Dominic Santaniello
Matthew Stoutz
Beth D. Weiss

Lyle b. Siegall

Louis Diaz-Delgado

Feng Chen
Giuliana X. Jessop
Ali A. Mourad

Tadeusz Baginski
Braden Daley
Theresa DeFreitas

Dylan Hardy

Erik Quitzau

Ashley Keller

Joseph T. Buonagurio '09
David Arena

Graham M. Platt
Karen Brzostowski

Sharon & Paul Oliva
Feng Chen
Chelsea Perryman

Anita Slusarski
Kevin Dempsey
Conor Knox

Dr. Ernest B. Gardow
Jeffrey Knecht

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Conor Knox
Martin Jones
Inol Santana

Sid Schwartz
Feng Chen

Chester Gehman
Jason Ferrisi
John Hesson

Peter Bowers

Colin Pfund




Lecture on Kabbalah and Architecture

Architect and writer Alexander Gorlin will lecture on the influence of Kabbalah on architecture in the University of Hartford Architecture Lecture Series on Monday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium.
Gorlin was recently profiled in the New York Times regarding his new book on the subject.
The lecture is free and open to the public, and visitors should park in visitor lots K or D. The lecture series is made possible through the JCJ Architecture Endowment of the University of Hartford Department of Architecture.
See the complete schedule of lectures for the fall semester.

Ilumoka Conducts Study on Behalf of Conn. General Assembly

Abby Ilumoka, professor of electrical and computer engineering, CETA, and a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), participated in a recently concluded year-long study entitled “CT Disparity Study:  Phase I,” conducted by CASE on behalf of the Connecticut General Assembly.
The study was conducted in accordance with legislation adopted during the 2012 General Assembly session, Public Act 12-1 and Public Act 12-104, authorizing CASE to conduct a disparity study of the state’s Small and Minority Business Enterprise Set-Aside Program.
A briefing was held to present the results of the study to the Connecticut General Assembly on Sept. 18, 2013 at the Legislative Office Building at the State Capitol in Hartford.
An electronic version of the report is available on the Academy’s website at the following link: Connecticut Disparity Study: Phase I, or at