The Scintillation Materials Research Center in UT’s College of Engineering celebrated its first decade recently.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering News
A breakthrough between ORNL and UT could lead to a giant leap in computing.
UT’s Ramki Kalyanaraman spoke to a leading journal about a breakthrough in thin films.
UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have once again teamed up on a breakthrough technology—this time with a research idea inspired by a pair of high school students.
Butch Irick, a research assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been in the driver’s seat as hybrid vehicle technology has moved from experimental to commonplace. Chuck Melcher, director of the Scintillation Materials Research Center, is conducting research that has applications in fighting both terrorism and cancer.
UT’s study of nuclear engineering and scintillation materials got a significant boost with a research group being named a major player in a $30 million consortium sponsored by the US Department of Energy.
In the ten years since its founding, the Scintillation Materials Research Center in UT’s College of Engineering has become one of the world’s leading centers for the discovery, development, and application of scintillators—materials that emit light when in the presence of radiation, providing a valuable detection method.
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.
Research being done by professors like UT’s Takeshi Egami has shown the potential of metallic glass, but it took a recent move to the substance by a tech heavyweight to really open up its potential.
The role of the College of Engineering in studying advanced materials recently got a major boost with the National Science Foundation backing UT to join the Manufacturing and Materials Joining Innovation Center. Claudia Rawn, director of the Center for Materials Processing, will lead the university’s efforts.