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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What is advanced composites manufacturing, why was the UT-led consortium was selected by the president, and what is the impact for the area?
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.
President Obama will announce today that UT will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, a $259 million public-private partnership. The Institute reflects a $70 million commitment from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and $189 million from IACMI’s partners. Supported by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, IACMI joins four other institutes backed by the Obama administration in a recent push to accelerate advanced manufacturing.
There could soon be new hope for those facing one of humanity’s biggest health issues, thanks to research from the College of Engineering.
For many, the end of football season usually means attention turns to basketball, but for more than 400 budding scientists and engineers who came to UT on Saturday it marks the start of something else: robot season.
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.
Audris Mockus, whose research focuses on analyzing programming steps leading to problems in computer software—known as digital archaeology—has been named the new Harlan Mills Chair of Software Engineering at UT.
The College of Engineering’s annual Engineers Day festivities brought a record-setting number high school students from around the state to The Hill on Thursday, where demonstrations, games, food, and fun served as the backdrop for a “getting to know you” session between the students from and the college.
When Fred Peebles, dean of UT’s College of Engineering, hired Fred Brown to lead the newly created Minority Engineering Program in 1973, there were twenty-six total African American students in engineering. The program blossomed under Brown’s leadership and that of his successors, James Pippin and Travis Griffin, to the point that more than 1,000 minority engineers have now graduated.