William Hale

Ph.D. Candidate

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

I am from Salem, NH, a moderately sized suburb north of Boston, MA right over the NH border. Growing up, it was clear to me that I wanted to attend higher education and after doing well in math and science in high school I decided to pursue engineering due to its practical applications in everyday life. After applying to several schools in the northeast, I decided to attend UConn to obtain an undergraduate degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2014. With an interest in modeling, simulation and optimization, I continued my education at UConn under a UTC Graduate Fellowship to obtain a PhD. During this time, I have been studying the modeling of thermal fluid systems and its applications to robust design and fault detection and isolation. Outside of school, other interests of mine include working out, participating in sports, cheering on the Boston sports teams (and of course UConn), playing video games with my friends and both singing (badly) and listening to music.

Systems Engineering Focus

Key Active Research Projects

  • Active Fault Detection and Isolation of Thermal Fluid Systems
  • False Alarm Elimination Given Thermal Fluid System Uncertainties
  • Optimization of Robust Thermal Fluid Systems

Future Directions

  • Robust System Design for Fault Minimization
  • System Design Analysis of Dynamic Operating Envelopes for Robust Performance
  • Built-In Test Design for Improved Fault Detection and Isolation

Key Skills/Capabilities

  • Computer Programs & Languages: COMSOL, Dymola, MATLAB, Modelica, Python, SIMULINK
  • Fault Detection and Isolation Methods
  • Research / Lab Website: http://pdsol.engr.uconn.edu/
Contact Information
Phone(603) 339-0348
Mailing AddressCenter for Clean Energy Engineering University of Connecticut 44 Weaver Road, Unit 5233 , Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationC2E2 105