College of Engineering News

Research Into Power Systems Nets UT’s Sun NSF CAREER Award

Kai Sun, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Kai Sun was recently chosen by the National Science Foundation for a CAREER award, making him the third faculty member from the college chosen for such a prestigious honor since November.

Going the Extra Mile: College of Engineering Spotlights Irick, Melcher

From June 1-12, 2014, teams gathered for the EcoCAR 2 Year Three Competition at the General Motors Milford Proving Grounds in Milford, Michigan and at locations throughout Washington, DC to compete in more than a dozen technical, communications, and business events. Throughout the ten days, vehicles participate in engineering test similar to those conducted by the automotive industry to determine a prototype's readiness for production, and ultimately prove the viability of their advanced technology vehicles.

Butch Irick, a research assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been in the driver’s seat as hybrid vehicle technology has moved from experimental to commonplace. Chuck Melcher, director of the Scintillation Materials Research Center, is conducting research that has applications in fighting both terrorism and cancer.

Improving Diversity in STEM Fields Focus of UT-Hosted Conference

One of the leading bodies in the push to diversify classes in STEM fields will be on display in Knoxville as the Tennessee chapter of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation comes to town Thursday and Friday, February 25 and 26.

New Graduate Certificate Program Combines Contract Law, Engineering

The College of Law recently launched a graduate certificate in contractual and legal affairs in engineering and construction, offered in conjunction with the College of Engineering. Students can begin their studies toward the graduate certificate in fall 2016.

Valero-Cuevas to Deliver Presentation on Integrating Engineering, Biology

Francisco Valero-Cuevas, director of the Brain-Body Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Southern California. He will be a College of Engineering distinguished lecture series speaker on Jan. 27, 2016.

The College of Engineering’s first Distinguished Lecture Series event of the spring semester is at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 27. The college welcomes Francisco Valero-Cuevas, director of the Brain-Body Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Southern California, for his presentation “An Integrative Engineering Approach to Neuromuscular Control.”