The National Science Foundation has selected College of Engineering faculty member Donatello Materassi for one of its highest honors, the NSF CAREER award. Materassi, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, joins Cong Trinh, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, to become UT’s second CAREER selection in less than a month.
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College of Engineering graduate student Lingwei Zhan was named the Outstanding Student of the Year by the North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI).
Professor and Condra Chair of Excellence in Power Electronics Fred Wang leads a team working on microgrids, systems that can operate independently of the overall power grid when the situation arises.
A company co-founded by Itamar Arel is drawing positive attention.
The US Department of Energy selected UT and Virginia Tech to receive almost $6 million in combined funding for the development of postgraduate courses and studies in power electronics.
Professor Jack Dongarra plays a major role in the world of supercomputing, and those efforts recently earned him national recognition.
The Memphis Daily News profiled the Google Little Box Challenge team from the College of Engineering.
China increasingly has the world’s most powerful supercomputers, while the United States continues its recent trend of decreasing prominence in development of such systems. That’s one takeaway from the latest TOP500 list, the forty-sixth such worldwide ranking of systems, led in part by UT’s Jack Dongarra.
UT has expanded its role in green technology over the past few years, adding everything from car charging stations to classes designed to tackle issues in the emerging and burgeoning field.
UT prepared Joel Seligstein for success in Silicon Valley, and now the 2006 alumnus has given back to his alma mater.