UT patents have helped improve everything from rechargeable batteries to the taste of dairy products. For example, UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Global Nuclear Security Howard Hall, Nuclear Engineering Professor Steven Skutnik, and nuclear engineering student Michael Willis developed and patented a mobile device that can successfully detect sources of nuclear radiation. Take a look at our list of some of the notable contributions of UT researchers.
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Joshua Fu, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been instrumental in the study of black carbon.
A passion for engineering and the environment led Liam Weaver to transfer to UT. The drive for a more sustainable planet, combined with a love for visiting its cultures, countries, and ecosystems, helped him find a way to improve lives on a substantial scale. Weaver graduates Saturday with a degree in civil and environmental engineering. At UT, he helped start a chapter of Students Helping Honduras, an organization dedicated to the betterment of that Central American nation.
UT students are poised to make such a historic trip to Cuba later this month.
NASA turned to UT’s Joshua Fu for a study on black carbon in the Arctic.
A team of students from three UT colleges recently competed in Race to Zero, a national design competition hosted by the US Department of Energy.
College of Engineering alumnus Hash Hashemian, an icon of nuclear energy, was recently awarded the college’s highest honor.
The Scintillation Materials Research Center in UT’s College of Engineering celebrated its first decade recently.
Four doctoral students have been selected to be a part of the 2016 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Joel Bailey, Howard Chambers, and Kimberly Greene were recently inducted into the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Hall of Fame.