April 18, 2013
UTRC scientist elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., April 18, 2013 - United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced the election of Research Fellow Dr. Joseph Mantese to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).

The main objectives of CASE are to provide information and advice regarding science and technology to the government, industry and people of Connecticut, and also to encourage an interest in science, engineering and technology among young people. 

Membership in the Academy is limited to 400 members, each of whom must live or work in Connecticut. New members are elected by current membership based upon distinguished accomplishments in science, engineering and/or technology.

"The election of Dr. Mantese to CASE affirms the quality of his technical expertise, and serves to underscore UTRC's commitment to world-class innovation and to advancing STEM education -- science, technology, engineering and math -- within the state of Connecticut," said Dr. David Parekh, Vice President, Research, and Director, UTRC. "We are proud of what he has accomplished and pleased to have one of our own strong technical leaders helping to advance the mission of CASE."

A Cornell-educated experimental physicist, Mantese began his career as a researcher in the automotive industry before joining UTRC in 2007. In 2010, he received UTRC's Outstanding Achievement Award for his study of new ways to detect low hydrocarbons and gases that affect indoor air quality.

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) delivers advanced technologies to the businesses of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) to improve the performance, energy efficiency and cost of UTC products and processes.

UTC is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. Its commercial businesses are Otis elevators and escalators as well as UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems, building automation and controls. The company's aerospace businesses are Sikorsky aircraft and UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, which includes Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and UTC Aerospace Systems aerospace products.

UTRC partners with United Technologies business units and external research organizations to expand the boundaries of science and technology through research and innovation, delivering technology options that meet and anticipate the needs of the marketplace.

Founded in 1929, United Technologies Research Center is located in East Hartford, Conn., with research and development centers in Berkeley, Calif.; Shanghai, China and Cork, Ireland.

Contact: Laura Stevens, United Technologies Research Center, (860) 610-1653

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