Yilu Liu, an expert in the technologies used to monitor power grids and a researcher in ways to create the next generation “smart grid,” has been named the fourth University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair. Liu, currently the director of the Center for Power Engineering at Virginia Tech, will hold appointments at ORNL’s energy and transportation science division and the department of electrical engineering and computer science in UT Knoxville’s College of Engineering.
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Howard Hall, a nuclear chemist and expert in preventing and responding to nuclear terrorism, has been named as the third UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair. Hall, currently the radiological detection and response program leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will hold appointments in the UT Knoxville nuclear engineering department and the global nuclear security division at ORNL.
Renowned polymer scientist Alexei Sokolov has been named as the second University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair. “This is another important step forward toward our goal to build the university’s capabilities and reputation as a leading national research institution,” said acting UT President Jan Simek in making the announcement.
A team led by biophysicist Jeremy Smith of the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has taken a significant step toward unraveling the mystery of how proteins fold into unique, three-dimensional shapes.