UT patents have helped improve everything from rechargeable batteries to the taste of dairy products. For example, UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Global Nuclear Security Howard Hall, Nuclear Engineering Professor Steven Skutnik, and nuclear engineering student Michael Willis developed and patented a mobile device that can successfully detect sources of nuclear radiation. Take a look at our list of some of the notable contributions of UT researchers.
Department of Nuclear Engineering News
College of Engineering alumnus Hash Hashemian, an icon of nuclear energy, was recently awarded the college’s highest honor.
Howard Hall addressed topics related to how real is the dirty bomb threat.
A scientific leader and strategic partner of UT’s will be the next person to receive an honorary degree from the university this spring.
UT nuclear engineering professor Brian Wirth is considered one of the leading authorities in nuclear materials and modeling how those materials behave in extreme environments.
Howard Hall discussed what security measures are taken on campus to safeguard nuclear material with NPR.
UT’s graduate programs in printmaking, supply chain management and nuclear engineering have again been ranked among the Top 10 in public and private colleges and universities by U.S. News and World Report.
A study led by UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory could soon pay dividends in the development of materials with energy-related applications.
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.
The Department of Nuclear Engineering welcomed Richard Wood as a full-time professor in January. Wood recently retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he held a joint appointment with UT.