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Professor’s Research Into Droplets Could Lead to Breakthroughs in Detection, Clean Water

assistant professor Andy Sarles and researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a method to create air-stable water droplet networks that are valuable for applications in biological sensing and membrane research. Photo by Kyle Kuykendall

The ability to pull water out of fog is just one of many possibilities made real by research involving assistant professor Andy Sarles of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering. The project Sarles took part in—Air-Stable Droplet Interface Bilayers on Oil-Infused Surfaces—was published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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.

Engineering Professor Receives NSF CAREER Award

Jeff Reinbolt, assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. Reinbolt’s work will examine human movement with the goal of improving rehabilitation for stroke victims.

Engineering Team to Use EPA Award to Teach High Schoolers about E-Bikes

How likely is a new teenage driver to trade in his or her keys for an electric bike? That’s a question some UT professors are trying to answer. Together, professors from four different departments within the College of Engineering have won a $15,000 grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency. The grant is phase one of the EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet annual student design competition, which offers students quality hands-on experience that brings their classroom learning to life.