Embracing “novel ecosystems” is dangerous, according to a new study by a team including a UT professor.
Like other living creatures, bacteria guarantee their future by passing down DNA to their children. E. coli are tremendously gifted at this, typically splitting down the middle into two daughter cells and providing each with a full set of chromosomes.
The College of Engineering’s strong connection to the research, development, and governmental activities of the various facilities in the Oak Ridge area was on display again this week, as officials from UCOR presented Dean Wayne Davis the latest installment in a $250,000, five-year commitment to the college.
Since having your work recognized by your peers has long been considered a top honor for those in higher education, a trio of College of Engineering professors recently became academic all-stars.
Researchers at UT have made a novel discovery that may potentially protect the world from future collisions with asteroids.
Professor David Mandrus has his own spin on the future. Mandrus recently was chosen by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as a Moore Synthesis Investigator, a highly selective honor that carries with it $1.7 million in funding.
In faraway places around the world, US soldiers are challenged with carrying out missions despite the lack of access to energy supplies. A UT bioenergy researcher has received funding from the US Department of Defense to help find a solution.
An innovative disease detection technology developed by UT and UT Institute of Agriculture researchers is on its way to the marketplace.
College of Engineering associate professor Claudia Rawn has been named a 2014 ASM International Fellow, earning one of the highest honors attainable in her field. She is the third member of the department to be honored in the last seven years.
UT’s commitment to energy is getting a major boost from the Gibson Family Foundation, courtesy of a $1.5 million endowment. The Gibson Endowed Chair in Engineering has been created with the specific goal of expanding research into environmentally friendly, sustainable energy, with Stephen Paddison, professor and Ferguson Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, named as the first chair.