MSE Alumna Appointed CTO of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology

By Gabriela Esposito, Student Written Communications Assistant

photo of alumna Dr. Jacquelynn (Jackie) Garofano, Chief Technology Officer of Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies (CCAT)

Alumna Dr. Jacquelynn (Jackie) Garofano, Chief Technology Officer of Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies (CCAT)

Ten years after graduating with her doctorate – and a nearly decade-long career at  Raytheon Technologies (formerly United Technologies Corporation) as an engineer and leadership development program manager – Dr. Jacquelynn (Jackie) Garofano has been appointed the Chief Technology Officer of Connecticut Center for Advanced Technologies (CCAT).

As CTO and lead principal investigator, Garofano will focus on developing and directing new technology projects and programs in collaboration with CCAT’s partner organizations: primarily federal agencies, national labs and consortiums, universities, global industrial corporations and subject matter experts. 

Garofano began her career as a research scientist at United Technologies Research Center. Much of her career was spent solving technical challenges, providing failure investigation, and developing innovative technologies for the company’s aerospace and building industries. She was a driving force behind utilization of combinatorial high throughput methodology to rapidly execute and assess multivariable design of experiments, focusing on materials informatics approaches, for advanced materials development (including additive manufacturing) and corrosion mitigation.

She has 11 technical publications to her credit, including the Applied Physics Letters, the Journal of Materials Science, the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, and Additive Manufacturing, and holds two U.S. patents.

“I am thrilled to join Ron Angelo and the team at CCAT. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to play an integral role in developing the company’s technical vision, strategic direction and future growth,” Jackie says in a CCAT press release.

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