UT patents have helped improve everything from rechargeable batteries to the taste of dairy products. For example, UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Global Nuclear Security Howard Hall, Nuclear Engineering Professor Steven Skutnik, and nuclear engineering student Michael Willis developed and patented a mobile device that can successfully detect sources of nuclear radiation. Take a look at our list of some of the notable contributions of UT researchers.
Department of Chemistry News
George Kabalka, a chemistry professor whose research has helped in the advancement of imaging techniques used in the medical field, will retire from UT after a forty-six-year career.
Parans Paranthaman has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The association is honoring Paranthaman for his contributions to the field of chemistry, including materials for superconductors, solar cells, lithium ion batteries, and processing of magnetic materials.
Chemistry professor George Schweitzer has been teaching at UT for sixty-eight years. In partnership with UT Mortar Board and patterned after author and professor Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture,” Schweitzer will share his thoughts as if he were giving the last lecture of his career.
International media outlets feature UT malaria study.
Microorganisms in the gut could play a role in reducing the severity of malaria, according to a new study co-authored by UT researchers.
Sheng Dai, a professor of chemistry with a joint appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named to a list of the most highly cited researchers in the world.
The College of Arts and Sciences celebrated outstanding faculty with awards in diversity leadership, advising, teaching, research, academic outreach, and service on December 1 at the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony held at the Holiday Inn-Downtown.
R&D Magazine has recognized a low-cost chemical sensor invented by a UT chemistry professor in partnership with the Y-12 National Security Complex as a top technology product in the marketplace.
Jeff Kovac, professor of chemistry, has been elected as a senator in the nation’s oldest academic honor society. He was one of thirteen senators elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society this month. The society was founded December 5, 1776. Senators serve as directors who set the course for the society’s future and guide the society on policy matters that are carried out by the national office.