Joseph Majdalani, the Arnold Chair of Excellence in Advanced Propulsion at the UT Space Institute, was honored with the Abe M. Zarem Educator Award at the fifty-first Aerospace Sciences Meeting. UTSI graduate student Charles Haddad was also honored with the Abe M. Zarem Award for Distinguished Achievement in Astronautics.
Christian Parigger, associate professor of physics at the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma, wants to advance the fight against cancer. His big idea: develop a technology that goes on a “seek and destroy” mission for cancerous tumors. His invention uses a femtosecond laser to focus in on a specific region to find and acutely map a tumor.
Clinical trials can be time-consuming, expensive and intrusive, but they are also necessary. Researchers at the UT Space Institute in Tullahoma have developed an invention that makes clinical trials more efficient by moving them into the virtual world.
Researchers at the Center for Laser Applications at the University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma have developed a technology that goes on a “seek and destroy” mission for cancerous tumors. They have harnessed the power of lasers to find, map, and non-invasively destruct cancerous tumors.
For the third year in a row, Professor Joe Majdalani’s teams at the University of Tennessee Space Institute have won best papers at the sixty-third American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Southeastern Regional Student Conference. The UTSI teams competed against more than 200 graduate and undergraduate students in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Eighty-five percent of children’s learning is related to vision. Yet in the US, 80 percent of children have never had an eye exam or any vision screening before kindergarten, statistics say. Three researchers at the UT Space Institute are working to change that with an invention that makes children eye exams simple to inexpensive, comprehensive, and simple to administer.
The Aviation Systems Program at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) started its 2011 summer flight research season with the successful completion of two major airborne science missions—one for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and one for NASA.
The contents of Georges Henri Akiki’s award-winning paper introduces a framework that could help with modeling rocket engines, hurricanes, and twisters. Akiki, from the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI), won first place in the Masters Division at the 2011 Southeastern Regional Student Conference of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) Aviation Systems Program received a NASA award, totaling a maximum of $10 million over the next two years, to provide flight and engineering support for the conduct of airborne science missions. UTSI was one of seven of NASA’s new Aircraft Catalog Blanket Purchase Agreements awarded this month.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Tennessee Section has honored several students and faculty at the University of Tennessee Space Institute for their research and service achievements going above and beyond in furthering science and engineering or in providing educational outreach.