Research being conducted in the Tickle College of Engineering seeks to anticipate and answer questions about nuclear security and possible threats.
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The Department of Homeland Security recently awarded a grant to faculty from two College of Engineering departments who are collaborating to develop a portable nuclear or radiation detector that could be used without causing alarm to the public or alerting possible terror cells.
Professors from the UT College of Engineering are part of three separate nuclear safety research projects that collectively have been awarded $2.6 million.
A UT professor whose research on neutron imaging could improve medical imaging and high-mileage electric vehicles has received the US Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Award. Jason Hayward, UCOR Faculty Fellow in Nuclear Engineering, will receive $750,000 over five years starting in July. The award is granted to researchers in universities and the department’s national laboratories. It supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers.
The Knoxville News Sentinel conducted an article about the Chancellor’s Faculty Challenge which aims to attract money for faculty fellowships. So far $9 million has been garnered thanks to a $2.5 million matching contribution from Chancellor Jimmy Cheek as part of the program.
A major gift from Department of Energy contractor UCOR has established the UCOR faculty fellowship in the College of Engineering. This gift heeds Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek’s challenge to private supporters to help recruit and retain UT’s most talented faculty. The first recipient of the faculty fellow award is Jason Hayward, an assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering.
This is Faculty Appreciation Week, a time to celebrate faculty and their teaching, research and outreach. Their work is a big part of what makes UT Knoxville the great university it is. Check out Wednesday’s special events and faculty features.
Faculty Appreciation Week College Kudos: Get to know Assistant Professor Jason Hayward and Associate Professor Veerle Keppens from the College of Engineering.