College of Engineering News

Engineering Research Shows Promise for Uses of “Wonder Material”

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.

Zinkle and Smith Named American Physical Society Fellows

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.

High School Students to Compete in International Robotics Competition


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.

UT-led University Transportation Center Establishes Major Research Initiatives

The Southeastern Transportation Center has established an ambitious research program to address comprehensive transportation safety in the Southeast and beyond. The STC research topics include class modification factors, integrated simulation and safety, and exploring factors that impact safety.