Center Leadership

In 2023, both Drs. Ilies and Norato became a part of the leadership team of the Digital Design Research, Analysis, and Manufacturing Center (D2REAM). Both professors provide leadership and guidance in taking the next steps to bring to the forefront innovative thinking and outside-the-box ideas. These ideas, innovation, research and collaboration are the key cornerstones of this research center.

The center will provide a diversity of ideas and collaboration with Drs. Ilies and Norato leading the center.

Center Director

Horea Ilies

Horea T. Ilies

Center Director

Department Head and Professor

(860) 486-8813


Associate Director

julian norato

Julián Norato

Associate Director

Castleman Professor of Engineering Innovation Associate Professor

(860) 486-2345