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Mark Dadmun Named Fellow of American Chemical Society

Mark DadmunA UT expert in polymers has been named a 2015 fellow of the American Chemical Society.

Mark Dadmun, professor of chemistry, joins a list of seventy-eight distinguished academics who have made significant contributions to science and their profession. The fellows will be celebrated at the society’s national meeting in Boston in August.

Dadmun has a joint faculty appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Chemical Science Division. He is founding director of the Soft Materials Research in Tennessee (SMART) Center.

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Icove Named National Academy of Forensic Engineers Fellow

David Icove, the UL Professor of Practice in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UT, was recently awarded one of the top honors in his field as he was chosen a fellow of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers.

“This is a tremendous honor for me, but it’s also a recognition that the work I’ve done matters in a real-world sense,” said Icove. “It’s nice to get that notice, but it’s far better to realize that I’ve been able to help improve safety and lives.”

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UT-Related NOvA Neutrino Experiment Recognized by US Department of Energy

A UT-related project exploring the role that neutrinos and dark matter particles can play in the formation of the universe has received a prestigious award from the US Department of Energy.

The federal government has recognized the leadership of the NovA neutrino experiment—which includes UT physicists—for exceptional results in completing a project within budget and on schedule, and gave it the DOE Secretary’s Award of Excellence.

The NOvA (NuMi Off-Axis electron neutrino Appearance) experiment is based at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, or Fermilab, in Batavia, Illinois. It is the flagship experiment of Fermilab and the largest particle physics experiment in the United States. The project, through the use of particle detectors, examines how the abundant subatomic particles known as neutrinos helped in the evolution of the universe, contributing to its mass as much as stars and planets.

 

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UT App Gains National Attention, Opens Chance for Collaboration

A transportation app developed by a group of UT industrial engineering students has gained some national recognition.

The Community Transportation Association of America has chosen the team of industrial engineering students for its 2015 William and Budd Bell Award, given annually for contributions that help improve the lives and transportation options of seniors and the disabled.
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Rentsch Appointed CCI Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Joan Rentsch, professor of communication studies and director of the College of Communication and Information’s Integrative Organizational Research Laboratory, has been named the college’s new associate dean for academic programs. She will begin her new role on August 1.

Joan RentschRentsch will take over for Catherine Luther, who is returning to the journalism and electronic media faculty.

“Joan Rentsch is an outstanding scholar, teacher, and mentor, and I greatly appreciate her willingness to take on this critical administrative position,” said Mike Wirth, college dean. “Her ability to effectively lead and manage in a team setting will allow her to play a major role in helping us continue to innovate and improve our curriculum and academic programs as we journey to the Top 25.”

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