UConn Named P&W Engineering Center of Excellence

 - February 24, 2010, 11:11 AM

Pratt & Whitney has established a Center of Excellence at the University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Engineering for research in the field of aviation propulsion systems. The company will work with UConn on fundamental and applied research initiatives that support the design and development of more efficient gas turbine engines. The university’s primary focus will be research in the field of advanced sensors, diagnostics and controls for use in commercial and military aircraft propulsion systems. “We are very excited about the addition of the University of Connecticut as one of our University Centers of Excellence. This is a great opportunity to expand our longstanding working relationship with the UConn School of Engineering. Pratt & Whitney is committed to differentiating our products through investment in fundamental research and development of new technologies. UConn has solid technical capabilities that complement our growing research needs,” said Paul Adams, senior vice president, Pratt & Whitney Engineering. “We have thousands of engineers in Connecticut including many UConn graduates. This partnership allows us to bring their expertise to the next generation of engineers in a way that complements traditional studies.”