April 26, 2017
UTRC celebrates 20 years of innovation in China
SHANGHAI, China - United Technologies Research Center (China) Ltd. today celebrates its 20th anniversary of successful operation. UTRC China focuses its core capabilities on developing transformational products and systems in the areas of turbomachinery, building efficiency, analytics and human-machine interaction. UTRC China is a subsidiary of United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the innovation engine of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
UTRC China's engineering advances have resulted in major technological milestones for both UTRC and its partnering UTC commercial businesses. These milestones include:
- Applying aerodynamic and acoustic modeling to design Carrier AquaEdge™ compressors;
- Integrating elevator, fire and security systems to demonstrate intelligent egress for high-rise buildings;
- Developing UTC proprietary dynamic modeling library (UTCTSD) for model-based design applications;
- Developing presence sensing technology to enhance elevator passenger experience.
"Throughout its history, UTRC China has served as the innovation hub for technical interchange among UTC businesses in China and beyond," said Dr. David Parekh, corporate vice president, Research, and director, UTRC. "As we celebrate this 20-year achievement, we look forward to writing our next chapter in China and other parts of Asia. With increased urbanization representing a major challenge within this region of the world our role is critical as we continue to provide novel solutions for intelligent buildings and building energy efficiency."
UTRC China was founded in Shanghai in 1997. Today, it operates with a highly skilled workforce, employing nearly 50 technical experts -- 73 percent of whom hold doctorate degrees from universities across the world.
"It is an honor to lead this facility and witness the passion our employees demonstrate for the work they do," said Murilo Bonilha, general manager, UTRC China. "We would not be celebrating this milestone without their dedication and commitment. The research and development work we conduct here has a considerable impact on solutions for intelligent buildings and building energy efficiency. I’m very proud to oversee this talented team."
UTRC China's core technical capabilities lie in the areas of:
- Building and controls systems
- Software and intelligent systems
- Fluid dynamics and structures
As one of the leading research facilities in Shanghai, UTRC China has developed strong relationships with universities and research institutes to advance the leading edge of technology. These collaborations include top academic institutions such as Tsinghua University, Tongji University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Zhejiang University and other universities.
About United Technologies Research Center
As the innovation engine of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) supports the development of new technologies and capabilities across the company and collaborates with external research organizations, universities and government agencies globally to push the boundaries of science and technology. Further, UTRC leads the monetization of UTC's intellectual property through business model innovation. Established in 1929, UTRC is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, with additional operations at its affiliate in Berkeley, California, and its subsidiaries in Shanghai, China; Rome, Italy; and Cork, Ireland. UTC, based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.
Stephanie Duvall, (860) 610-7038