College of Engineering News

New Class of UT-ORNL Joint Directed Research and Development Faculty Named

Developed in collaboration between UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Joint Directed Research and Development program nurtures collaborative research from the two institutions. The program recently announced the selection of twelve UT faculty researchers to benefit from its current cycle of funding.

UT-ORNL Breakthrough Aims to Improve Tech Gadgets, TVs

Ramki-Kalyanaraman

Phones, tablets, computers, and even televisions use touchscreen technology, which relies on substances that contain rare and costly elements. Now, thanks to a breakthrough led by UT’s College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, that problem could soon be in the past.

UT Receives 2016 Camaro For EcoCAR 3 Competition

UT's 2016 Camaro for the EcoCAR 3 competition.

A 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was recently delivered to UT’s EcoCAR 3 team, which consists of members of the College of Engineering, Haslam College of Business, and College of Communication and Information.

Third UT Faculty Member Named to National Academy of Inventors

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A lifetime of innovation in areas related to computing and processing has led to UT’s Doug Birdwell, a professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer science, being named as a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Materassi is Second UT Engineering NSF CAREER Recipient in a Month

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The National Science Foundation has selected College of Engineering faculty member Donatello Materassi for one of its highest honors, the NSF CAREER award. Materassi, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, joins Cong Trinh, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, to become UT’s second CAREER selection in less than a month.

Transportation Expert Invited to Work With Railroad Think Tank

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Mingzhou Jin, director of the reliability and maintainability engineering program in the College of Engineering and who was recently named as a Center for Transportation Research fellow for 2015–16, has been invited to join On Track North America, a nonprofit think tank devoted to maximizing the potential of rail transportation within the continent.