Department of Nuclear Engineering News

UT Patents Help Prevent Everything from Nuclear Disaster to Onion Milkshakes

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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.

Nuclear Engineering Welcomes Noted Expert to Faculty

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.