Wayne Davis Named Associate Dean

KNOXVILLE—University of Tennessee professor Wayne T. Davis has been appointed to the newly created position of associate dean for research and technology in the College of Engineering.

The announcement was made by College of Engineering Dean Way Kuo.

Dr. Wayne T. Davis

Davis joined the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering as an instructor of environmental engineering in 1974. He served as associate dean of the Graduate School from 1988 until 1991.

Davis’s research in air quality management and pollution control has included work for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Valley Authority, the Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,and Argonne National Laboratory. He has also served as a consultant for a number of corporations including Dow Chemical and Dupont.

-I am pleased that an individual with Wayne-s impressive academic and research qualifications is now serving as our associate dean in such a vital area,- Kuo said. -I look forward to working with him to establish the university as a premier site for engineering research and technology.-

Academic honors for Davis include serving as UT-s 2002-2003 Macebearer, the Research Recognition Award from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2001, the Moses E. and Mayme Brooks Distinguished Professor Award from the College of Engineering in 1996,and the Chancellor-s Award for Research and Creative Achievement in 1994.

Davis received the B.A. in physics from Pfeiffer College, the M.S. in physics from Clemson University, and the M.S. in environmental engineering and the Ph.D. in civil engineering from UT.

He is the editor of the Air Pollution Engineering Manual, which was published in 2000. He is a Qualified Environmental Professional and a member of numerous professional and academic and honorary societies.