Chittaranjan Sahay, Board of Education

As a member of the Board of Education I will bring my experiences as an educator to insure that our students have an opportunity to experience engineering and technology studies in preparation for college. Please feel free to contact me at 860-659-3828 or email

I am a professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture, at the University of Hartford. Since assuming a number of leadership roles at the University in 2000, I have updated and enhanced the mechanical engineering curriculum; revamped the engineering laboratories with new technology; and boosted graduate enrollment in the engineering programs by more than 100 percent. I have personally supervised 35 master’s theses, and am committed to academic excellence which is reflected in the outstanding work of my students. My knowledge and expertise are highly sought by leading companies and government agencies, and my research projects have led to major improvements in the reliability of electronic components, from cell phones to advanced defense systems. Over the course of my career, I have been awarded research grants totaling nearly $3 million for a variety of advanced design and manufacturing projects.