Veerle Keppens has been named the permanent head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Joint Institute for Advanced Materials News
The UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Advanced Materials has named Veerle Keppens as its new director.
The UT Transit System is now offering shuttle service to the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials facility at Cherokee Farm to serve employees occupying the floors that have been completed in the new facility.
The newly established Micro-Processing Research Facility will allow researchers to conduct research and development requiring thin film processing technology at the micron level without having to leave the campus.
Students and professionals will have a chance to learn key elements of materials science thanks to an upcoming course at UT.
George Pharr, Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Joint Faculty Scientist in the Materials Science and Technology Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been named to the National Academy of Engineering. He becomes the fifth NAE member in UT’s College of Engineering.
Imagine having the power to read the mint date on the head of a nickel on the moon. That’s the power of a new electron microscope at UT. The university has two new cutting-edge microscopes worth a total of $3.5 million. The university is hosting an open house to view the instruments on February 6 from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. in Science and Engineering Research Facility Room 307.
UT’s new electron microscopes were featured in an article in the Knoxville News Sentinel and Associated Press. The electron microscopes run the gamut in the discovery and improvement of advanced materials used in areas such as nuclear security, medicine, nanotechnology and green power.
Dayakar Penumadu has been named as permanent head of the UT Knoxville Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Penumadu holds the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials Chair of Excellence and has served as interim dean since 2007.