George Pharr, Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Joint Faculty Scientist in the Materials Science and Technology Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named to the National Academy of Engineering. He becomes the fifth NAE member in UT’s College of Engineering.
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Thanos Papanicolaou has joined the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as a Goodrich Chair of Excellence Professor. Most recently, thanos_papanicolaouPapanicolaou was a Donald E. Bently Faculty Fellow of Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa.
A UT alumnus is part of the cast for NBC’s new weekly show American Dream Builders. Tarrick Love, a 1997 mechanical engineering graduate, will be one of twelve cast members to enlist in a high-pressure competition designed to push the contestants’ creative reach. The show premieres at 8:00 p.m. Eastern on March 23 on NBC.
David Greene, a research professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was quoted in an NBC News article
Denise Koessler, a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, was quoted in USA Today in
Joshua Dobbs is a recent 4.0 GPA, perfect-attendance high school graduate turn UT freshman engineering major and quarterback. He aims to continue being a shining star both on and off the field.
New research from the College of Engineering details a new technique for forming a two-dimensional, single-atom sheet of two different materials with a seamless boundary. The findings, published in Science, could help revolutionize the landscape of nanotechnology and electronics.
Though recent suicide bombings in Volgograd may be an attempt to create fear in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics
Steven Zinkle, UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials, and Michael Smith, an adjunct professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society.
More than 400 high school students from Tennessee and neighboring states will receive kits containing motors, batteries, a control system, and automation components—but no instructions on what to do with the parts. Their goal will be to design and build robots to meet the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition engineering challenge.