The study of the properties of boundaries between different materials—something that could one day change the world of electronics—is getting a boost from research being done by scientists in UT’s College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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The strong link between Oak Ridge National Laboratory and UT will be on display Friday, as the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL welcomes UT students and faculty from the College of Engineering.
A team of researchers at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are investigating if lignin—a low-cost byproduct of the pulp, paper, and biofuels industries—could be useful as a battery anode in lithium-ion batteries.
This week’s Science Forum at UT will look at alternative transportation energy sources and innovations. Claus Daniel, deputy director of the Sustainable Transportation program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will talk on “Electrification of Transportation: Cost and Opportunities.” His discussion begins at noon on Friday, September 19, in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.
The journal Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research includes a story highlighting the work of several members of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and UT’s relationship with ORNL.
For more than seven decades, UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have forged special connections in a number of key areas, perhaps none stronger than the personnel that the two share. That particular bond was on display recently when members of UT’s Office of Professional Practice visited the facilities at ORNL, meeting more than sixty engineering students involved in summer internships at the lab.
The new UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair, Philip Enquist, has been featured in the Oak Ridge Today online newspaper. He is partner in charge of urban design and planning and leader of the City Design Practice at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The firm is one of the world’s leading urban planning, architecture, and engineering firms. Read the
University of Washington scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics, thanks in part to a breakthrough by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers. The LED is based off of two-dimensional, flexible semiconductors, making it possible to stack or use in much smaller and more diverse applications than current technology allows.
The Knoxville News Sentinel featured a story about UT being part of a $140 million national advanced manufacturing effort announced by President Barack Obama. The initiative could lead to more fuel-efficient cars and decreased costs for shipping and air travel. Suresh Babu, UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing, will help lead UT’s
Steven Zinkle, UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials, and Michael Smith, an adjunct professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, have been elected fellows of the American Physical Society.