NBC News interviewed Center for Transportation Research Director David Clarke about a fatal train crash in New York and what safety measures can be taken to prevent future incidents.
College of Engineering News
As the detailed study of best practices within manufacturing has become more commonplace in recent years, the Reliability and Maintainability Center at UT has stepped to the forefront as a well-respected hub of learning. The center has signed about 55 corporate partners and will host its nineteenth annual Maintenance and Reliability Conference, MARCON, February 23–26 at the Knoxville Convention Center.
Leadership in the workplace, financial management techniques, and finding a work-life balance are a few of the topics on the docket for attendees of a new event coming to Knoxville this spring. WomEngineers Day, to be held at the Knoxville Convention Center on April 11, aims to bring together people interested or involved in engineering and other STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—fields of study.
The College of Engineering’s Alexander Papandrew and Gerd Duscher are part of a broader Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led team that recently received a $2.75 million Department of Energy grant for work on improving fuel cells, $1.4 million of which went to their project.
The role of UT’s College of Engineering as a leader in advanced materials research got yet another boost recently as Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, or LIFT, officially opened its headquarters.
UT alumnus Scott Kelly is gaining a lot of attention for his upcoming mission. CNN, Time Magazine, and CBS News have featured him in stories, and he is a guest of honor at the State of the Union address.
Rupy Sawhney, a mainstay in the College of Engineering, was recently awarded one of the highest honors a professor in his field can receive, the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society Outstanding Educator Award. Given annually by the society for “exceptional contributions” to that focus, the award recognized Sawhney for the years of dedication and innovation he has brought to the discipline.
What is advanced composites manufacturing, why was the UT-led consortium was selected by the president, and what is the impact for the area?
Center for Transportation Research Director David Clarke, considered an expert in the field of rail transportation, safety, and shipping, recently
President Obama’s announcement Friday that the UT Knoxville will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, a