In response to the growing importance of auto manufacturing in Tennessee, the College of Engineering announced Monday that it is developing a graduate-level automotive engineering concentration that will begin next fall.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
College of Engineering graduate student Lingwei Zhan was named the Outstanding Student of the Year by the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI).
Professor and Condra Chair of Excellence in Power Electronics Fred Wang leads a team working on microgrids, systems that can operate independently of the overall power grid when the situation arises.
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.
The college recently became a Bronze Level sponsor for FIRST Robotics by pledging $20,000 in scholarships to participating high school students. These scholarships will support up to five students each year for a total of four years.