The official start of summer brings exciting honors and funding awards for UT Students: Geography Professor Elected President-Elect of UCGIS; UTIA Professor Receives Community Development Early Career Achievement Award; Nuclear Engineering Professor Receives DOE Science Grant; Ames AgResearch and Education Center Welcomes New Assistant Director; Tickle College of Engineering Appoints New Dean; Transportation Engineering Doctoral Student Earns Second Place from SDITE; UTIA Researchers Secure $1 Million Seed Funding for Enhanced Biological Insect Control Solutions Continue reading
UT Faculty on The Conversation, April 2021
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Professor’s Research Could Reduce Fatal Motorcycle Crashes
Asad Khattak, Beaman Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, thinks a lot about how to mitigate fatal crashes and injuries for motorcyclists on US roads.
Because motorcyclist fatalities are 25 to 30 times those of other drivers—after accounting for miles traveled—Khattak is seeking to understand the variables that correlate with motorcycle crashes and injuries. Funding from the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety aids Khattak’s research in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering—research that may provide a basis for policymakers and others to improve motorcycle safety.
Professor’s Research Creates New WAZE of Collecting Traffic Data
When you come to highway congestion and open the WAZE app—regardless of whether you enter anything—you are contributing to an increasingly reliable source of information used by transportation researchers like Lee Han, civil and environmental engineering professor in the Tickle College of Engineering. Any time new technology is presented it needs to be tested, and the partnership with WAZE for Cities is demonstrating that crowdsourced data has great potential.
Read more about Han’s research at cee.utk.edu.
Recognitions, January 20
The end of January brings additional recognition and awards for UT faculty and alums: Researchers from the Tickle College of Engineering win Best Paper Award; UTIA leaders honored by APLU; School of Art professor wins NEH award; Two CEHHS alums received Teacher of the Year honors. Continue reading