Faculty & Staff News

UT-ORNL: Small Nanoparticles Have Surprisingly Big Effects on Polymer Nanocomposites

Polymer nanocomposites mix particles billionths of a meter (nanometers, nm) in diameter with polymers, which are long molecular chains. Often used to make injection-molded products, they are common in automobiles, fire retardants, packaging materials, drug-delivery systems, medical devices, coatings, adhesives, sensors, membranes and consumer goods. When a team of scientists, including UT’s Alexei Sokolov, tried to verify

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UT Students Use Spring Break for Volunteering, Learning across the Southeast

UT students will volunteer in five communities during next week’s spring break. This semester’s Alternative Break trips will round out the 188th trip in the program’s history. Seventy-seven students and staff members will depart campus Sunday, March 12, and return Saturday, March 18. The program is coordinated through UT’s Center for Leadership and Service. Student

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International H1B Employees and Premium Processing

The US government has indicated that premium processing for H1B employees will be suspended for a period of six months beginning April 3. This is an effort to clear a back log of immigration processing.