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Tickle College of Engineering in select areas.

“This is a program we are very pleased to begin offering,” said UT’s Masood Parang, associate dean of the college and a professor of mechanical engineering. “This will familiarize students with multiple fields of study and introduce them to a range of available majors.

“This agreement provides a framework for strategic collaboration between the universities.”

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Governors Chair program, a joint project of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

George, who will hold the title of Governor’s Chair for Advanced Alloy Theory and Development, becomes the 15th joint faculty member in the program, a cornerstone of the UT-ORNL partnership.

“I am honored to have been chosen for this position,” said George, who has decades of experience with both ORNL and UT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. “There is already tremendous synergy between ORNL and UT in advancing materials research, and I cannot wait to help build even more momentum.”
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College of Engineering for distinguished alumnus John D. Tickle.

It marks the second time in the campus’s 222-year history that a college has been named for an alumnus and benefactor. Tickle, a 1965 industrial engineering graduate from Bristol, Tennessee, is chairman of the Strongwell Corporation.

“My goal is for the University of Tennessee to be known for their education and the product they put out,” said Tickle. “[My wife] Ann and I both believe that education is what fuels success—not just our own success, but the success of UT and the state as well.

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