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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Defense Business Institute in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Business Administration has published initial findings of an ongoing comprehensive analysis of the health of the aerospace and defense industry.