Posts By: Whitney Heins

UT Network Infrastructure to Upgrade to 100G

The UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Computational Sciences—and UT’s Office of Information Technology—have announced final plans to upgrade the bandwidth of UT’s wide area network for research and education to 100 gigabit per second (100G) capability by July 2014. This project makes UT an early adopter of the technology and will improve a wide range of big data and other science data flows.

Research Foundation Accepting Submissions for Maturation Funding Program

The UT Research Foundation is accepting submissions for the seventh annual UTRF Maturation Funding program. Proposals are due to department research offices by close of business Friday, October 18. The program helps UT researchers further develop technologies that have potential for commercial success. Up to $15,000 in direct costs will be awarded to the highest ranking proposals.

Engineering Department Receives Donation from Denso North American Foundation

The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering’s rolling hybrid vehicle laboratory has received a boost. Denso North American Foundation has donated $50,000 to the lab. The hybrid vehicle laboratory helps faculty prepare students for high-tech jobs in the industry with hands-on design experience.

Chattanoogan: A Review Of UT Knoxville’s New Facilities

The Chattanoogan did a wrap-up of UT’s new facilities including the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center, RecSports Complex, and the John D. Tickle Engineering Building. “If you are a University of Tennessee at Knoxville graduate and have not been to campus in a while, you might think you are in the Emerald City, not Big Orange Country, during your next visit,” wrote reporter John Shearer.

Physics Research Aims to Build Better Nanowire Networks

Nanowire networks have become very common in electronic devices. But given their scale, they can be tricky to make. Working with physics professor Hanno Weitering, graduate student Saban Hus set out to develop a new way to grow ultrathin wires in which the wires grow with equal distances between them. This can help streamline the process of making integrated circuits.

WUOT: The Method: Migrating Trees, Radiochemistry and Preventing Blackouts

Howard Hall, the director of the campus’s Radiochemistry Center for Excellence, spoke with 91.9FM WUOT’s Chrissie Keuper about the importance of the field to national security. The interview appears on the station’s The Method which is a series that explores the intersection of science and society.