The Office of Research and Engagement will virtually host David Gonzalez, program officer for aerodynamics in the Office of Naval Research (ONR). ONR funds innovative scientific and technological solutions that can address current and future Navy and Marine Corps requirements. Gonzalez will give a presentation about working with ONR generally as well as the goals and interests of his research program in particular.
New Program Aims to SERVE Veterans, Boost STEM Research
Tennessee has a long history of supporting the military, with the origin of the state’s nickname, its flagship university, and schools across the state attesting to the willingness of its citizens to serve in the nation’s military in times of need. Now, the University of Tennessee has found another way to support its veterans through a new program initiated by a grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR): the Shaping Experiential Research for Veteran Education program (SERVE), which aims to engage veterans in experiences that address research priorities of the US Navy and boost the number of veterans with graduate degrees in STEM fields.
Read more at serve.utk.edu.
ORE to Host ONR Program Officer for Faculty Workshop
The Office of Research and Engagement will virtually host Tim Bentley, program officer for naval force health protection at the Office of Naval Research (ONR). ONR funds innovative scientific and technological solutions that can address current and future Navy and Marine Corps requirements. Bentley will give a presentation about working with ONR generally as well as the goals and interests of his research program in particular.
UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair to Lead Major Research for US Navy
The US Navy has chosen a UT professor to lead one of its Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) programs for the first time in the 30-year history of the initiative.
Suresh Babu, the UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing, will lead a team that will focus on properties, defects, and instabilities in advanced manufactured alloys, an area of great importance to the Navy.
According to the Office of Naval Research, the award will total roughly $1.5 million a year for three years and be extendable to five years.
“To be leading the first team from UT picked to handle a MURI project is quite an honor,” said Babu, who is also a professor in UT’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering. “The basic research we are doing will focus on addressing solid stabilities in metal alloys subjected to thermo-mechanical transients typical of additive manufacturing, also referred to as 3D printing, through advanced in-situ and ex-situ measurements.”
Senior Office of Naval Research Official to Speak at UT
Larry Schuette, director of research at the Office of Naval Research (ONR), will give a presentation about ONR interests and working with ONR.
Schuette leads the Office of Research, which manages a number of basic and applied research programs including the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI), Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP), Basic Research Challenge, and Young Investigator Program (YIP). His office also oversees the Summer Faculty Research and Sabbatical Leave programs for eligible science and engineering faculty members.
When: Tuesday, March 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Blount Hall, Room A004
Schuette’s talk promises to offer valuable insights on U.S. Navy research priorities as well as means to engage with ONR. All interested faculty are invited to attend.