The middle of October brings; A team from CURENT wins a R&D 100 Award; a TCE researcher is named an Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Materials Synthesis Investigator; a TCE professor earns the 2020 Peter G. Hoadley Award for Outstanding Engineering Educator and the 2020 Outstanding Engineering Educator Award; a Graduate Research Assistant receives the ASPE Student Scholarship; a professor in the Department of Geography and an associate professor in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education receive a grant from NEH; an undergraduate student in the Department of Plant Sciences earns the Mendenhall Award from GCSAA. Continue reading
Fulbright Global Scholar Continues Energy Research Despite Pandemic
As an environmental sociologist working in the field of engineering, Chien-fei Chen thrives on unique, multidisciplinary research questions. In 2018, she became interested in pursuing a multidisciplinary, multi-cultural research project that would explore issues surrounding the equality of renewable energy, specifically the differences between Western and Chinese cultures, and how new energy solutions can impact vulnerable areas.
Chen is director of education and diversity programs at the Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT), a National Science Foundation-funded engineering research center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville; a research associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS); and adjunct faculty in the Department of Sociology.
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.
Recognitions, June 24
- Jack Dongarra, director of the University of Tennessee’s Innovative Computing Laboratory, has received two prestigious supercomputing awards: the High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing Achievement Award from the Association for Computer Machinery and the Super Computing (SC) 2016 Test of Time Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Dongarra is also a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and a Distinguished Research Staff Member at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.