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.
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News
Tom Zawodzinski, joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Electrical Energy Conversion and Storage, has earned one of the highest honors in his field—being named a fellow of the American Chemical Society’s Polymer Science Division.
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.
A trio of students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering recently got the chance to work with scientists from around the country on a process that might make it easier and less expensive to obtain rare earth elements.
The growing partnership between the College of Engineering and Eastman became a working arrangement last week—literally. A team of engineers from Eastman came from Kingsport to help install equipment and experiments in the Eastman Unit Ops Laboratory in the Nathan W. Dougherty Engineering Building.
Tyler Cosby and Max Heres, students in Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, got some good news recently, as the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory chose their work for a pair of honors.
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers recently bestowed a top honor on UT’s Bamin Khomami, as the group’s board of directors announced his election as an AIChE Fellow.
Joshua Sangoro, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been recognized as a Top 100 reviewer by Macromolecules.
The next big step forward in the quest for sustainable, more efficient energy is tantalizingly within reach thanks to research being led by UT’s Joshua Sangoro.
Joint UT-ORNL professor Ali Passian helped develop the Hybrid Photonic Mode-Synthesizing Atomic Force Microscope.