Media Kit
Talk to us

News : Education May 14, 2011 - 9:27 PM

UConn’s Suib awarded 2011 CT Medal of Science

By Connecticut Department of Higher Education

Font size: Small Big
Email this article
 Printer friendly page
Share this article:
facebook Yahoo! MyWeb Digg reddit Furl Blinklist Spurl
Buy the "As seen on" mug
Hartford, CT - Dr. Steven L. Suib of the University of Connecticut has been named the recipient of the 2011 Connecticut Medal of Science for his outstanding work in the fields of catalysis and materials science over the past 30 years. Suib is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor and head of UConn’s Chemistry Department. His work involves the synthesis of novel porous semiconductors used to make new chemicals for use in lithium batteries, oil spills and other applications.

Frank W. Ridley, chairman of the Board of Governors for Higher Education, will present the award at the annual meeting of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering on May 25, 2011 at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, CT.

The central question Dr. Suib asks is, “Can we make materials that no one else has made using relatively simple materials?” In his quest, Suib and his team are investigating the creation of synthetic fuels using carbon dioxide — a greenhouse gas — and water, research that could contribute to both reduced greenhouse gases and the development of alternative energy sources. His research team is working closely with Connecticut company, VeruTEK Technologies, Inc., to clean up contaminated industrial and commercial properties and landfills using microemulsion catalysis that converts hazardous and toxic compounds into harmless materials. His other current research involves synthesizing high temperature ceramic fiber composites used for aircraft engine parts.

Over the years, Suib has collaborated with industrial researchers in Connecticut such as United Technologies Research Center, Pratt and Whitney, Hamilton Standard, Olin, Yardney Technical Products, Pfizer, ATM, APSI, Rogers Corporation, Uniroyal, Crompton and others. He is also the Head of the Pratt Center of Excellence in Ceramic Chemistry. Dr. Suib has supervised more than 100 Ph.D. students, and among these, nearly 50 serve in research positions in Connecticut industries.

A graduate of the State University of New York at Fredonia, Suib earned a PhD in chemistry at the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana and completed coursework equivalent to a master’s degree in geology. He holds 19 U.S. patents and his work has been honored with national awards from the American Chemical Society and the American Institute of Chemists.

The Connecticut Medal of Science is the state’s highest honor for scientists and engineers and recognizes extraordinary achievements in scientific fields crucial to Connecticut’s economic competitiveness and social well-being. Modeled after the National Medal of Science, this award is bestowed by the Board of Governors for Higher Education, with the assistance of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, in alternate years with the Connecticut Medal of Technology. Suib is the sixth recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Science.

© Copyright by Some articles and pictures posted on our website, as indicated by their bylines, were submitted as press releases and do not necessarily reflect the position and opinion of, Stamford Plus magazine, Canaiden LLC or any of its associated entities. Articles may have been edited for brevity and grammar.

Possibly related or similar articles:
The William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut Presents Dotted Dialogues: Contemporary Indigenous Art from Central America - Aug 13, 2015 - 6:52:45 AM
Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz Announces Formation of Connecticut State Broadband Office and Promotes Internet Survey as First Official Action - Jul 23, 2015 - 5:20:14 AM
Stamford Middle School Girls Find Fun in STEM - Jul 10, 2015 - 8:32:27 AM
Franklin Street Works Presents: Panel Discussion in conjunction with “Acting on Dreams: The State of Immigrant Rights, Conditions, and Advocacy in the United States” - Jun 29, 2015 - 9:19:04 AM
Citrin Cooperman Presents 2nd Annual CEO Evolution, in Partnership with UConn’s School of Business and the Fairfield County Business Journal - Jun 29, 2015 - 5:26:08 AM

Note: We reserve the right to delete posts at any time if we decide that they are offensive or distasteful.
Robert Dilenschneider of Darien offers career advice to those over fifty
United Way of Western Connecticut Accepting Nominations to Honor Local Heroes
Renovated Athletic Complex celebrated in Norwalk
TFI Envision, Inc. Delivers Goodwill Again
Waveny Walkers raise $4,000 for Alzheimer's disease research

Top of Page
 is part of the Canaiden Online Media Network.
Stamford Plus Online | Norwalk Plus Online | | Best of Norwalk | Best of Stamford | Hauterfly Magazine |

Copyright ©2005-2010 Canaiden,LLC All Rights Reserved.