Awards/Honors 2023-2024

The UConn ECE Department is ranked 46th nationally in the 2023 ranking of top universities in the field of Electronics and Electrical Engineering. 


Faculty Honors and Awards

The late Peter Luh, along with his former graduate students and research professors Bing Yan and Mikhail Bragin, were part of a team that received the IEEE PES PSOPE Technical Committee Outstanding Technical Report Award for the “Security Constrained Unit Commitment for Electricity Market: Modeling, Solution Methodology and Future Challenges” report. 


Graduate Student Awards

Yitong Liu, an advisee of Junbo Zhao, received the prestigious 2023 IEEE PES Outstanding Student Scholarship award.

Only 6 are selected around the world for this highly competitive process! Yitong has a strong background in power engineering and her research topics include power flow analysis and optimal operation of microgrids. She has published 5 papers in high-quality journals, including two in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, one in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, and one in IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications.  She has presented at many international conferences related to electric power engineering. Two of the conferences won Best Paper Awards, such as 2022 IEEE 5th International Electrical and Energy Conference and 2020 IEEE 3rd Student Conference on Electric Machines and Systems.


Undergraduate Student Awards

Winners of the FIRST Robotics and FIRST Tech Challenge Scholarship for 2023-2024: Karan Rana and Ayush Patel 



Alaa Selim Future Climate Venture Studio Fellowship
Matt Maceskar Krishna Pattipati Fellowship
Benjamin Brown Peter Willett Fellowship
Qian Yang & Shanglin Zhou Vijaya Raghavan Fellowship
Aalvee Kausani GE Excellence Fellowship
Bendong Tan GE Excellence Fellowship
Yansong Pei GE Excellence Fellowship
Kalinath Katuri GE Excellence Fellowship
Nina Stefanovic GE Excellence Fellowship (deferred from 21-22)
Yitong Liu  GE Next Generation Fellowship
Mohamadamin Rajabinezhad GE Next Generation Fellowship
Gregory Aschenbrenner GE Next Generation Fellowship
Jacques Goosen GE Inclusion and Equity Fellowship
Keshawn Smith GE Inclusion and Equity Fellowship
Tashfiq Kashem Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Adnan Mohammad Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Rakesh Joshi Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Abdul Almalki Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Yuting Sun Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Jianghua Wu Summer Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Alaa Selim Eversource Fellowship
Usman Ali Synchrony Fellowship

TA Awards

Fall 2023 TBD
Spring 2024 TBD

Previous Years’ Awards