Never Stop Asking Questions

What if we only sought to understand the world as it is, rather than explore how it could be? It would mean the difference between our society getting by, and getting better. Since our inception, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) has taken curiosity to that other level; not just questioning what’s possible but actually making it happen. You may not realize just how much we’ve helped make modern life possible. But—if you’re curious enough—you’ll discover exactly what we’ve done and uncover how we’ve already changed tomorrow.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

UTRC Autonomy Expert Addresses National Academies' Research Roundtable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Michael Francis, Chief, Advanced Programs and Senior Fellow at UTRC, provided his perspectives on autonomy and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) as part of a recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine-sponsored Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

NASA spotlights UTRC efforts to improve jet engine performance

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently published a story on its website highlighting the work of UTRC Staff Research Scientist, Wookyung Kim, and his team of combustion experts, to reduce combustor dynamics in jet engines.

Wednesday, June 22, 2015

UTRC research scientist included in Hartford Business Journal's "40 Under Forty"

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut - Jacquelynn Garofano, senior research scientist, Measurement Science, UTRC, has been named by the Hartford Business Journal (HBJ) as one of its 2015 "40 Under Forty."

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

McQuade inspires young, bright minds at lecture series held at MIT

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts – Dr. J. Michael McQuade, Senior Vice President, Science & Technology, UTC, presented at the Center for Excellence in Education's Research Science Institute, held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Monday, July 20.

Video Spotlight

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Autonomy in Flight

It's not a thing of the future—UTRC's autonomy and intelligent systems are helping make pilotless flight a reality.

Service Technologies

The next step in technology isn't advanced systems that do all the thinking for us; It's developing more intuitive and seamless solutions that will think with us and assist in decision making.

UTRC Flow Battery R&D 100

You don’t have to imagine a world with viable, large-scale renewable energy; a stable, decentralized grid; and a reduction in fossil fuels—we already have.