Faculty trailblazers in the College of Engineering are David Icove, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Joshua Sangoro, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; and Andy Sarles, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering.
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering News
The College of Engineering’s Alexander Papandrew and Gerd Duscher are part of a broader Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led team that recently received a $2.75 million Department of Energy grant for work on improving fuel cells, $1.4 million of which went to their project.
Seven students from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering recently took part in the undergraduate poster competition of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers conference in Atlanta.
The phrase “cloaked in secrecy” can often be used to describe research projects, but thanks to breakthroughs in the College of Engineering, optical cloaking is no longer just the domain of science fiction.
The College of Engineering recently took another step forward by creating the J. Michael Stone Engineering Professional Practice Leadership Program.
UT’s commitment to energy is getting a major boost from the Gibson Family Foundation, courtesy of a $1.5 million endowment. The Gibson Endowed Chair in Engineering has been created with the specific goal of expanding research into environmentally friendly, sustainable energy, with Stephen Paddison, professor and Ferguson Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, named as the first chair.
Sticker shock at the gas pump could soon be a thing of the past thanks to research being conducted by UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The College of Engineering and Eastman Chemical Company have announced plans to provide for three new professor of practice positions, improve and renovate lab space and construct a new student lounge. Taking all areas into account, Eastman’s support for the college will total $2 million over a five-year period.
Students from the College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering took part in the Chem-E-Car Competition at the Southern Regional Conference in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, in March, taking home second place in the poster competition.
Arthur Ragauskas, an authority in bioenergy, has been named the fifteenth UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair. He will serve as Governor’s Chair for Biorefining, based in UT’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with a complementary appointment in the UT Institute of Agriculture’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. He begins on June 1.