When President Obama takes the stage at Techmer PM in Clinton, Tennessee, on Friday to announce that UT will head a $259 million advanced manufacturing project and that Oak Ridge National Laboratory will play a key role, he will share the spotlight with a shiny example of innovation, research, and collaboration between the two.
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On January 9, President Barack Obama announced that UT will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, a $259 million public-private partnership. The Institute reflects a $70 million commitment from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and $189 million from IACMI’s partners. Supported by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, IACMI joins four other institutes backed by the Obama administration in a recent push to accelerate advanced manufacturing.
There could soon be new hope for those facing one of humanity’s biggest health issues, thanks to research from the College of Engineering.
For many, the end of football season usually means attention turns to basketball, but for more than 400 budding scientists and engineers who came to UT on Saturday it marks the start of something else: robot season.
The ability to maneuver through daily activities could become easier for people facing any number of challenges thanks to innovative research from the College of Engineering.
In 1847, a course offering studies in mechanical philosophies and mechanics appeared at what was then East Tennessee University. Now, almost 170 years later, the school is UT, and the course has grown into the College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, two-thirds of which would have been considered science fiction to those many years ago.
Mark Dean, a professor in the College of Engineering and an icon in the world of personal computing, has added another title to his already prestigious career: National Academy of Inventors Fellow for 2014.
The College of Engineering and Eastman have built upon the momentum of their partnership by naming two new professors of practice. Yan Xu and Matthew Young received the designation as part of the company’s $2 million-plus commitment to the college.
When an accomplished faculty member takes a new position with another institution, it typically isn’t cause for celebration. However, when that institution is the National Science Foundation and the professor can continue working with their school—as is the case with UT’s Lynne Parker—it is a double bonus for the university.
UT’s role as a leader in computing advancements was affirmed again recently as a team of students captured second place at the Student Cluster Competition in New Orleans.