The role of UT’s College of Engineering as a leader in advanced materials research got yet another boost recently as Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, or LIFT, officially opened its headquarters.
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When President Obama takes the stage at Techmer PM in Clinton, Tennessee, on Friday to announce that UT will head a $259 million advanced manufacturing project and that Oak Ridge National Laboratory will play a key role, he will share the spotlight with a shiny example of innovation, research, and collaboration between the two.
In 1847, a course offering studies in mechanical philosophies and mechanics appeared at what was then East Tennessee University. Now, almost 170 years later, the school is UT, and the course has grown into the College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, two-thirds of which would have been considered science fiction to those many years ago.
The College of Engineering and Eastman have built upon the momentum of their partnership by naming two new professors of practice. Yan Xu and Matthew Young received the designation as part of the company’s $2 million-plus commitment to the college.
One of humankind’s biggest technological steps was the ability to print words on paper. Now, thanks to UT College of Engineering assistant professor Anming Hu, it’s technology itself that is being printed. Hu, of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, has researched a way to print circuits on paper, the main impact of which could be a decrease in cost and an increase in portability for any number of devices.
University of Tennessee Space Institute H.H. Arnold Chair John Schmisseur was recently honored by Purdue University as one of that school’s Outstanding Aerospace Engineer alumni for 2014.
Engineering students researching hybrid vehicle technology at UT recently got a $50,000 shot in the arm from the DENSO North America Foundation.
Since having your work recognized by your peers has long been considered a top honor for those in higher education, a trio of College of Engineering professors recently became academic all-stars.
Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs, an aerospace engineering major, made NFL.com’s list of the 14 smartest football players heading into the 2014 season.
Dean Wayne Davis has named two new department heads for the College of Engineering. John Kobza is now a professor and head of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Matthew Mench is now the head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering.