Researchers in UT’s College of Engineering have been tied to advancements in safety and detection surrounding nuclear-related issues since the dawn of the atomic age.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering News
David Mandrus, a professor in UT’s College of Engineering, has been selected as the first Jerry and Kay Henry Endowed Professor.
An international research team led by assistant professor Haixuan Xu has received a US Department of Energy grant to help with work involving a key component of nuclear reactors.
It’s not uncommon to find sharp minds on the Hill, one of the oldest collections of buildings on the UT campus. Sharp blades, on the other hand, well that takes something special.
An idea for a new way to test some of the smallest pieces of our planet has earned a large award—more than $2.2 million to be exact—from the National Science Foundation for a pair of professors in the College of Engineering.
The journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research includes a story highlighting the work of several members of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and UT’s relationship with ORNL.
Professor David Mandrus has his own spin on the future. Mandrus recently was chosen by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as a Moore Synthesis Investigator, a highly selective honor that carries with it $1.7 million in funding.
College of Engineering associate professor Claudia Rawn has been named a 2014 ASM International Fellow, earning one of the highest honors attainable in her field. She is the third member of the department to be honored in the last seven years.
Whodunnit? Or rather, how’d they do it? That will be the question students will be trying to answer next week when the Department of Materials Science and Engineering welcomes budding detectives to its annual Materials Camp. Reading like an episode of TV’s “CSI,” the camp will give high school students a chance to solve various clues to the identity of an unknown perpetrator based on the use of a wide array of techniques and tools used by materials scientists.
Researchers from UT recently garnered national attention for their part in a study that could lead to the development of tablets, TVs, and mobile devices the width of a piece of paper. First published in Nature, the article details how researchers have been able to create wires only three atoms wide using an electron beam.