Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics Yilu Liu has been named a 2016 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Liu serves as deputy director of the National Science Foundation–backed Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks—CURENT—which is housed in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering.
Easo George will hold the title of Governor’s Chair for Advanced Alloy Theory and Development, the 15th joint faculty member in the Governor’s Chair program, a cornerstone of the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory partnership.
ABC News spoke to UT’s Stephen Richards about last month’s fatal bus crash in Baltimore.
UT will be a leading contributor to the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS), a new national university transportation center funded by the US Department of Transportation.
Faculty member Lynne Parker, who has been working with the National ̍Science Foundation in Washington, DC, for the past two years, is moving back to Knoxville to become associate dean for faculty affairs and engagement in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering.
The Knoxville News Sentinel highlighted the research of Jeremy Smith, which involves the use of supercomputer simulations to help discover a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance. He is conducting the research with a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
UTSI welcomed a group of students from Franklin County High School for a day learning about STEM education.
The Washington Post quoted Patrick Grzanka, assistant professor of psychology, in a story exploring the changing ethnic and racial diversity in the United States.
The New York Times recently interviewed Barry Bruce, professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology, for a story about the genetic tinkering of plants as a way to address hunger globally.
A UT research time as solved a crucial riddle in green energy, overcoming the higher cost associated with first converting to that form of power thanks to a 50-fold improvement in catalyst activity.