Assistant Professor Brad Collett and students from the School of Landscape Architecture in UT’s College of Architecture and Design have written and published HydroLIT: Southeast Tennessee Water Quality Playbook, a regional plan and tool kit for water quality challenges and its future.
Governor’s Chairs News
Joint UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials Steven Zinkle was recently awarded the Robert Franklin Mehl Award, one of the most prestigious given in his field.
Polymer nanocomposites mix particles billionths of a meter (nanometers, nm) in diameter with polymers, which are long molecular chains. Often used to make injection-molded products, they are common in automobiles, fire retardants, packaging materials, drug-delivery systems, medical devices, coatings, adhesives, sensors, membranes and consumer goods. When a team of scientists, including UT’s Alexei Sokolov, tried to verify
UT’s College of Architecture and Design continues its 2016–17 Robert B. Church Memorial Lecture Series Monday, February 20, with Brad Collett, assistant professor in the School of Landscape Architecture and Department of Plant Sciences.
Scott Duncan, design partner for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, will lecture at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 6, in McCarty Auditorium of the Art and Architecture Building.
Several national publications used the comments of Steve Zinkle, the joint UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials, to talk about a breakthrough in radiation monitoring.
Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics Yilu Liu has been named a 2016 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Liu serves as deputy director of the National Science Foundation–backed Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks—CURENT—which is housed in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering.
Easo George will hold the title of Governor’s Chair for Advanced Alloy Theory and Development, the 15th joint faculty member in the Governor’s Chair program, a cornerstone of the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory partnership.
The Knoxville News Sentinel highlighted the research of Jeremy Smith, which involves the use of supercomputer simulations to help discover a new class of drug candidates that hold promise to combat antibiotic resistance. He is conducting the research with a team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Four professors with UT ties have been named to the American Association for the Advancement of Science class of fellows for 2016: Brian Wirth, Karen Hughes, George Ostrouchov and Baohua Gu. The fellows will be inducted in February 2017 at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.