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Childhood Interests Led QB Josh Dobbs to Pursue Career in Engineering

Aerospace manufacturer Pratt & Whitney posted a video to YouTube Tuesday which highlighted the interests of a young intern from the University of Tennessee – Josh Dobbs. You might also be familiar with Dobbs’ work on the football field as quarterback for the Vols.
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Chancellor recognizes Powe Awardee Lang

2015 Powe Award

(Left to Right) Wayne Davis, dean of the College of Engineering; Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek; Maik Lang; Taylor Eighmy, vice chancellor of research and engagement.

Maik Lang, assistant professor of nuclear engineering, accepts a plaque commemorating his receipt of the 2015 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from University of Tennessee Chancellor Jimmy Cheek Monday, July 20.
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Huang First Recipient of Dr. Edwin G. Burdette Professorship

Baoshan Huang

A professorship named for an icon of civil engineering has its first recipient, as the College of Engineering’s Baoshan Huang has been named the Dr. Edwin G. Burdette Professor.

The award honors Burdette, who has spent more than fifty years at UT and is world-renowned for his civil engineering expertise, particularly in concrete and concrete-based construction.

Huang, of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, also has expertise in concrete, cement, and other such materials.

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UT-ORNL Nuclear Expert Wirth Honored in Washington, DC

Brian WirthNuclear energy expert Brian Wirth, a joint UT College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory appointee, received the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award from US Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz at a Washington, DC, ceremony July 23.

Wirth, who holds the Governor’s Chair for Computational Nuclear Engineering, serves in the nuclear engineering department at UT, studying aspects of nuclear environments and materials related to nuclear energy.

That expertise led to his honor, one of nine the DOE bestowed during the evening.

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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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