College of Engineering News

Astronaut Kelly Honored by Magazine as Scientist of the Year

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Astronaut Scott Kelly is no stranger to stardom, having rocketed to fame as the first American to spend a year in space. In fact, by the time he returns to Earth in March, he will have spent more than 500 days total in orbit, a record for any American and trailing only a small number of cosmonauts. For that service, R&D Magazine has recognized Kelly, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, as its 2015 Scientist of the Year.

Smithsonian Touts UT’s Use of SynDaver in Engineering

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Smithsonian, the official magazine of the Smithsonian Institution, recently had a prominent spot for UT’s SynDaver “Mabeline” in its story on the rising use of artificial cadavers at medical schools. Unlike most places, Mabeline—so named because of her housing in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, or MABE—is used in engineering classes.

National Science Foundation Selects Trinh for CAREER Award

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Cong Trinh, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UT, has become a nationally recognized researcher for his work on bioengineering processes capable of turning waste products into commercial goods.