UT alumnus Barry Wilmore gained world fame after spending six months on the International Space Station and continues to be a local favorite now that he’s returned.
College of Engineering News
The US Department of Energy has named Brian Wirth, a joint UT College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory appointee, an Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award winner for 2014. Given by the DOE in recognition of research supporting science, energy, or national security, it is considered the highest achievement that a midcareer researcher can receive.
Wes Hines, head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, has been elected Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.
A leading center at UT will soon have a new director: accomplished faculty member Terry Hazen is taking the helm at the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment.
One of the fastest-growing engineering departments at UT will have a new, albeit familiar, face in charge when Veerle Keppens becomes head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering on June 1.
Water-related issues are quickly shaping up to be a major concern around the world, and a new lab at UT hopes to tackle that concern. The Hydraulics and Sedimentation Laboratory officially opened this week, with the implications of its research already being felt.
Terry Hazen, the Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology, a joint UT-ORNL appointment, is working with a team of researchers who have developed a method of using bacteria to help test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is hosting an open house Tuesday, May 12, for its new state-of-the-art Hydraulics and Sedimentation Laboratory, one of the most advanced in the country and one of the few in the Southeast.
An upcoming landscape project aims to improve the overall appearance of the eastern edge of campus while providing an open, collaborative space for the College of Engineering.
This summer, the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering will see three of its own—Justine Barry, Carol Miselem, and Meghan Green—head to Houston to work in various roles at the Johnson Space Flight Center.