Seniors in the department will have a chance to show off their projects.
Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering News
Four doctoral students have been selected to be a part of the 2016 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Joel Bailey, Howard Chambers, and Kimberly Greene were recently inducted into the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Hall of Fame.
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.
Astronaut Scott Kelly is no stranger to stardom, having rocketed to fame as the first American to spend a year in space. In fact, by the time he returns to Earth in March, he will have spent more than 500 days total in orbit, a record for any American and trailing only a small number of cosmonauts. For that service, R&D Magazine has recognized Kelly, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, as its 2015 Scientist of the Year.
Patients and health care professionals rely on portable diagnostic tests to measure blood glucose levels, monitor heart rates, and predict epileptic seizures. Ideally, these devices lower health care costs by providing convenient at-home care, but the manufacturing costs of these tools must be lowered to make them widely available. That’s why Anming Hu, assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering, set out to create a way to produce electronic circuitry using an inexpensive, abundant material: paper.
With a history dating back more than 175 years, the College of Engineering is no stranger to bringing new ideas and concepts to all of its students and visitors. What makes a current group of college visitors somewhat different is that they are faculty from another university—Southeast University in China.
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.
The College of Engineering has become the first in the world to use a synthetic cadaver created by SynDaver Labs. The SynDaver Synthetic Human was originally designed as a surgical simulator and has become the most elaborate and sophisticated full-body synthetic cadaver on the market, finding a quick role in medical schools.
This summer, the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering will see three of its own—Justine Barry, Carol Miselem, and Meghan Green—head to Houston to work in various roles at the Johnson Space Flight Center.