A UT research time as solved a crucial riddle in green energy, overcoming the higher cost associated with first converting to that form of power thanks to a 50-fold improvement in catalyst activity.
Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering News
The instillation of “Colossus,” the massive 700-ton high-resolution TV that hangs over the field, required a company experienced in such large-scale projects.
UT’s EcoCAR team has once again gotten support from a familiar partner: DENSO has provided the team with $50,000.
Eric Wade, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering, recently led a team that developed a way to measure functional motor ability in those who have suffered a stroke.
Seniors in the department will have a chance to show off their projects.
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.