Speculation over the nuclear ambitions of countries like Iran and North Korea and debate over proposed nuclear reactors in the US and abroad make it apparent that the need for nuclear security experts did not end with the Cold War. For this reason, UT Knoxville has launched the UT Institute for Nuclear Security.
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Professor Edgar Stach is the first faculty member of the College of Architecture and Design to receive a joint appointment with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the university. Through the year-long position at ORNL, Stach will research and develop technologies and methods to achieve cost effective, energy-efficient applications for high-performing retrofitted and new buildings.
Two UT biochemistry, cellular, and molecular biology faculty members may have uncovered why some people respond to drugs differently. Jerome Baudry and Yinglong Miao, joint faculty at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, used supercomputer simulations at ORNL to give them unprecedented access to a key class of proteins involved in drug detoxification.
UT Knoxville and Y-12 Nuclear Security complex have signed an agreement, enhancing their partnership. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and Darrel Kohlhorst, B&W Y-12 president and general manager, during a meeting on Wednesday, September 28.
Local companies have tremendous technology resources and services to help them grow and enhance their efficiency available right in their own back yard. An event at UT Knoxville will show companies how to access them. The 2011 Innovation Valley Technology and Resource Showcase will be held from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, in the James A. Haslam Business Building.
UT Knoxville and Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s new science and energy center has received program approval and named its first set of faculty members. The process for selecting its inaugural class of graduate students is now underway.
The national search for a vice chancellor for research for UT Knoxville is officially under way. The committee, chaired by Provost Susan Martin, met for the first time Thursday. The goal is to appoint a leader who will continue the momentum in expanding the university’s research base and strengthening and building new strategic partnerships. Research is at the heart of many of the university’s priorities and is integral to the mission in becoming a top 25 public institution.
The U.S. Department of Energy has extended the contract for the University of Tennessee and Battelle Memorial Institute to co-manage Oak Ridge National Laboratory for another five years, a decision that will significantly impact UT Knoxville.