Sanjib Das recently got a heavy dose of good news involving some of his research.
College of Engineering News
The Department of Homeland Security recently awarded a grant to faculty from two College of Engineering departments who are collaborating to develop a portable nuclear or radiation detector that could be used without causing alarm to the public or alerting possible terror cells.
Jack Dongarra, director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory, has been named to the Scientific and Engineering Advisory Committee for the Square Kilometer Array, a project to build a telescope with a total collection surface the size of one square kilometer.
The future of aircraft propulsion systems could be vastly improved thanks to research being conducted by the College of Engineering. NASA has tapped a joint Boeing-UT project for support, with the agency providing $2 million over four years while the aircraft company contributes a share of funding.
Tyler Cosby and Max Heres, students in Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, got some good news recently, as the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory chose their work for a pair of honors.
The College of Engineering has rapidly staked a claim in the emerging field of advanced manufacturing thanks to some key faculty, new centers, and breakthroughs in research being conducted there and through the university’s ongoing partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
With a history dating back more than 175 years, the College of Engineering is no stranger to bringing new ideas and concepts to all of its students and visitors. What makes a current group of college visitors somewhat different is that they are faculty from another university—Southeast University in China.
The Watershed Faculty Consortium is hosting its fourth symposium on water availability on Tuesday, September 15. This year’s event will focus on policy and its impact on environmental laws and water needs.
The College of Engineering invites interested students, faculty, and staff to hear astronaut and alumnus Barry “Butch” Wilmore speak at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 11, in Alumni Memorial Building, Room 32.
David Clarke, the director of UT’s Center for Transportation Research, talked to the outlet about a company producing cars for Boston’s metro.