Winthrop and Dolores Hilding - Honoring Professors

Win & Dolores Hilding Endowed Scholarship A Project of Engineering - Honoring Professors

To support the University by providing scholarship support for University students enrolled in the University's School of Engineering.

Winthrop (Win) E. Hilding, Ph.D., is professor emeritus of Mechanical Engineering who served on the faculty for 37 years, from 1947-1984. His research included work with Dr. Charles Coogan, Jr., involving heat transfer and fluid mechanics to obtain performance data for heat exchangers to be used in the engine of a nuclear powered bomber. The two also directed a study of the theory and performance of vapor condensation and high pressure and high velocity in small tubes ('61-'67) aimed at the design of a nuclear power plant for a permanent lunar space station. The school historian, Dr. Hilding organized and edited two editions covering the history of the UConn School of Engineering, with the first published in 1991 and the second in 1996 by Hall & Bill Printing Co., LLC. Win received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UConn in 1938, his M.S. from Pennsylvania State University, and his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University.