NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity would have a hard time completing its mission if it were not for a successful partnership between the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a professor-student team at UT. Ben Blalock, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and two graduate students, designed a tiny microchip that weighs close to a
Andrew Campbell, a civil and environmental engineering graduate student and McClure scholar, was profiled in China Daily for his research in Beijing. Campbell is one of graduate student in the 2012 Sino-US Young Professionals in Science and Engineering Exchange Program.
Jon Camden, a UT assistant professor of analytical chemistry has received a National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his work in surface nonlinear spectroscopy.
The first of three candidates for vice chancellor for research visits campus later this week and will lead a public forum for the campus community on Friday, August 10. Daniel Reed, a corporate vice president at Microsoft, will speak and answer questions at a forum from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Haslam Business
Researchers at the University of Tennessee Space Institute say a new laser technique they developed has the potential for advancing medical imaging and surgery. The Associated Press reports that Christian Parigger and professors Jacqueline Johnson and Robert Splinter worked together to develop ultra-short, femtosecond laser radiation that has accuracy on the molecular level.
The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed UT’s Eco CAR2 team about their three-year challenge to convert a Chevrolet Malibu into a more eco-friendly car. The team is rebuilding it to run off ethanol and electricity. Their designs, though similar to hybrid cars already on the market, will be different in how the systems interact, said Mitchel
Three UT professors have had a hand in NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity including Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Ben Blalock. The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed Blalock about his role developing microchips that help control dozens of motors inside the rover.