May 25, 2018
CASE inducts three UTC employees to its prestigious academy

Congratulations to Zaffir A. Chaudhry, Mark R. Gurvich, United Technologies Research Center and Venkat Vedula on being recognized as three of Connecticut’s leading experts in science, engineering and technology.

ROCKY HILL, Connecticut — The Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) announces the election of three United Technologies Corporation (UTC) employees into its members of Connecticut's leading experts in science, engineering and technology. The newly elected members were introduced at the Academy's 43rd Annual Meeting and Dinner on May 24 at the Radisson Hotel - Cromwell.

The three scientists recognized are Zaffir A. Chaudhry, Technical Fellow, and Mark R. Gurvich, Technical Fellow, both of United Technologies Research Center; and Venkat Vedula, Executive Director, Additive Manufacturing, UTC.

David Parekh, Vice President, Research, and Director, United Technologies Research Center, said, "I congratulate Zaffir, Mark and Venkat on this prestigious honor for their technical expertise and merit. This recognition affirms their outstanding individual scientific achievements and underscores UTC's commitment to world-class innovation."

The three scientists were among 24 new inductees honored during a celebratory dinner hosted by CASE, placing them among Connecticut's leading experts in engineering, science and technology. This brings the total number of current UTRC CASE members to 18.

At the award ceremony, Pratt & Whitney was also recognized as the 2018 recipient of the Connecticut Medal of Technology for its accomplishments in creating the groundbreaking geared turbofan (GTF) engine. The GTF technology delivers unprecedented reductions in fuel consumption and noise, and it represents an incredible technological achievement in mechanical engineering and aircraft propulsion.

For more information on the program, please see the CASE inductee news release and CASE Medal of Technology news release.

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