Department of Materials Science and Engineering News

College of Engineering Selected to Join Key Materials Research Center

Claudia Rawn

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.

Camp Offers Students Chance to Study Space Shuttle Columbia Debris

CNS Y-12's Steve Dekanich holds up a piece of the remains of the space shuttle Columbia during a materials science camp session on Monday.

An ASM International Materials Camp supported by UT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering and scientists at CNS Y-12 National Security Complex is giving local students the chance to study debris from the space shuttle Columbia, with an eye on improving materials used in space flight.

UT Engineers Helping ORNL with Key Sustainable Energy Riddle


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.