Sometimes research questions lead us to fill a need. Jindong Tan,
professor of biomedical engineering, wants to make it safer for visually impaired people to navigate their environment. His solution—a wearable technology called Guide Glass—has the potential to make a huge impact on society.
Read about his wearable tech from the latest issue of Quest magazine >>
The UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Advanced Materials has named Veerle Keppens as its new director.
Keppens, current head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in UT’s College of Engineering, brings a knowledge of advanced materials—substances with properties that go beyond the norm in one or more aspects, such as electronically or chemically—that will allow her to transition to the new role without a learning curve.
“Dr. Keppens carries a wealth of materials science knowledge to this position along with a passion for broadening our understanding in these areas of research,” said UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “She has worked well in research partnerships with ORNL and will be a strong leader of the institute.”
There is one month left to apply for the 2017-2018 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition!
The National Academy of Inventors has opened nominations for its 2016 Fellows Program. The program boasts three representatives from UT Knoxville: J. Douglas Birdwell (2015), professor emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, John Fisher Distinguished Professor Mark Dean (2014), and Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Taylor Eighmy (2013). Continue reading
In May, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, hosted the Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop in Chattanooga.The purpose of this forum was to advance clean energy technology innovation in the region. About 150 representatives from universities, industry and federal agencies, along with elected officials, attended the event, which provided an opportunity to explore ways to drive rapid innovation of technologies for use in the marketplace.
A summary of the event was prepared by students from the Bredesen Center, representatives from ORNL and UT, and is available for download here.