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Chancellor recognizes Powe awardee Lukosi

Chancellor recognizes Powe awardee Lukosi

Eric Lukosi, assistant professor of nuclear engineering, accepts a plaque commemorating his receipt of the 2013 Ralph Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from UT Chancellor Jimmy Cheek. Lukosi will use the award to develop high-performance batteries. The Powe award is given competitively to early-career researchers at member universities by Oak Ridge Associated Universities. The Office of Research and Engagement matches the $5,000 award from ORAU. From left, Wayne Davis, dean of the College of Engineering; Greg Reed, associate vice chancellor for research and engagement; Cheek; Lukosi; and Wes Hines, head of nuclear engineering.

Marian Roman

Marian Roman, associate professor of nursing, has been honored for her work in aiding people with mental illness in the Knoxville community. The American Psychiatric Nursing Association gave her its 2013 Award for Innovation for developing LaunchPoint, a comprehensive, multi-week life recovery program for people who are homeless.

Witold Nazarewicz

Witold Nazarewicz, professor of physics, has been named a 2013 UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow. The honor recognizes Nazarewicz’s accomplishments and continuing leadership in theoretical nuclear physics, especially in research on the physics of exotic nuclei.

Hap McSween

Harry “Hap” McSween, professor of earth and planetary sciences, has been awarded the Whipple Award from the American Geophysical Union for his contributions to planetary science. McSween will deliver the Whipple Lecture at the group’s December meeting in San Francisco.

Micah Jessup

Micah Jessup, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences, is published in the July 2013 edition of the journal Geology, and his photo of Mount Everest is featured on the cover.

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