UT recently got another boost in its growing role in advanced manufacturing with the appointment of a faculty member to a team focused on strengthening curriculum and student preparedness in the field.
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A UT research time as solved a crucial riddle in green energy, overcoming the higher cost associated with first converting to that form of power thanks to a 50-fold improvement in catalyst activity.
Four UT faculty members have been selected to participate in the 2016-17 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program. UT faculty members receiving grant funds are Suzie Allard, Charles Collins, Beauvais Lyons, and Matthew M. Mench.
Seniors in the department will have a chance to show off their projects.
Joel Bailey, Howard Chambers, and Kimberly Greene were recently inducted into the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Hall of Fame.
In response to the growing importance of auto manufacturing in Tennessee, the College of Engineering announced Monday that it is developing a graduate-level automotive engineering concentration that will begin next fall.
Astronaut Scott Kelly is no stranger to stardom, having rocketed to fame as the first American to spend a year in space. In fact, by the time he returns to Earth in March, he will have spent more than 500 days total in orbit, a record for any American and trailing only a small number of cosmonauts. For that service, R&D Magazine has recognized Kelly, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Space Institute, as its 2015 Scientist of the Year.
Smithsonian, the official magazine of the Smithsonian Institution, recently had a prominent spot for UT’s SynDaver “Mabeline” in its story on the rising use of artificial cadavers at medical schools. Unlike most places, Mabeline—so named because of her housing in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, or MABE—is used in engineering classes.
UT aerospace engineering senior Michael Holloway has been named a Tau Beta Pi laureate for 2015, one of just five students so honored across the United States this year.
The College of Engineering has become the first in the world to use a synthetic cadaver created by SynDaver Labs. The SynDaver Synthetic Human was originally designed as a surgical simulator and has become the most elaborate and sophisticated full-body synthetic cadaver on the market, finding a quick role in medical schools.