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.
Joint Institute for Advanced Materials News
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.