Happy New Year and welcome back! This week’s recognitions include a CEE senior lecturer, four UT undergraduates, faculty from supply chain management, and a professor of architecture.
UT Experts Stress Importance of E-Scooter Safety
Americans are growing more and more accustomed to seeing e-bikes and bicycle-sharing programs in urban areas, but e-scooters are still a relatively new phenomenon that has yet to be fully understood.
UT Professor Chris Cherry and doctoral student Yi Wen are investigating the pros and cons of this technology as it relates to safety, public policy, and best practices.
Learn more at cee.utk.edu.
UT, NOAA to Collaborate on Atmospheric Sciences Research
UT has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Air Resources Laboratory to advance collaborative research in atmospheric sciences.
The agreement, signed February 15 at ATDD headquarters in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, will facilitate joint efforts to advance understanding of air pollution, atmospheric transport processes, and weather on a regional and national level. It will also open up educational opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to collect scientific data, develop models and simulations, and transition research to applications and commercial use.
UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair Liu Named Fellow of National Academy of Inventors
A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, faculty member who is an expert on improving the power grid is being inducted as a 2016 fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Yilu Liu, the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics, serves as deputy director of the National Science Foundation-backed Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks—CURENT—which is housed in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering.
Through her role with CURENT, as a researcher, and as a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at UT, Liu has helped pioneer many of the advancements in the safeguarding of the nation’s power grid.
Faculty Awarded for Leadership Compliance, Integrity, and Safety
The Office of Research Integrity presented seven faculty members with Service Excellence and Leadership Awards during a special celebration at Tyson House Thursday afternoon.
This is the first year the office has given out these awards to faculty members who showed particular dedication in their field toward compliance, integrity, safety, and commitment to the university’s shared governance model.