UT’s study of nuclear engineering and scintillation materials got a significant boost with a research group being named a major player in a $30 million consortium sponsored by the US Department of Energy.
Recognitions, Jan. 15
Associate Dean of Libraries Holly Mercer will participate in the 2016-17 Leadership Fellows program sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries. Mercer is associate dean for research and scholarly communication and director of Newfound Press at UT. She is one of twenty-eight fellows selected from a pool of university professionals in the US and Canada.
The Department of Nuclear Engineering, already tied as the No. 4 public nuclear engineering program in the country, welcomed Richard Wood as a full-time professor in January. Wood recently retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he held a joint appointment with UT.
The UT Research Foundation is honored to present the 2016 Wheeley Awardto Shigetoshi Eda, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries (UTIA), and to Jayne Wu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (UTK).
UT-ORNL Nuclear Expert Wirth Honored in Washington, DC
Nuclear 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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UT Researchers Explore Fundamental Forces of Nature in Large Hadron Collider Experiments
With the world’s largest science project now smashing particles again after a two-year pause, UT researchers will play a role in experiments that could challenge the accepted understanding of the universe.
The Large Hadron Collider at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva, Switzerland, is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. The collider received a two-year upgrade after it captured the world’s attention in 2012 with the discovery of the Higgs boson. The Higgs boson is an elementary particle that completes the Standard Model of particle physics. Its discovery allows scientists to further explore fundamental forces at work in nature.
UT’s Law, Business, and Engineering Graduate Programs Rank in the US News and World Report Top Ten
UT’s graduate programs in nuclear engineering, supply chain management, and clinical law training are in the top ten among all public universities in the nation, according to the 2016 U.S. News and World Report graduate rankings released today.
The nuclear engineering graduate program is ranked fourth among all public universities and fifth among all programs in the nation. The supply chain management graduate program is fifth among all public universities and eighth among all universities in the nation. The College of Law’s clinical training specialty is now eighth among all public universities and sixteenth among all of the nation’s law schools.