Microgrids can be thought of as small-scale power stations, connected to one another in a way that mimics our current power grids.
Microgrid technology now being refined will make it less likely for power to go off and, if it does, allow it to be restored much quicker.
A leading consortium on cybersecurity—which includes UT—has added a new board member.
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Kai Sun was recently chosen by the National Science Foundation for a CAREER award, making him the third faculty member from the college chosen for such a prestigious honor since November.
The US Department of Energy selected UT and Virginia Tech to receive almost $6 million in combined funding for the development of postgraduate courses and studies in power electronics.
The Memphis Daily News profiled the Google Little Box Challenge team from the College of Engineering.
UT has expanded its role in green technology over the past few years, adding everything from car charging stations to classes designed to tackle issues in the emerging and burgeoning field.
UT prepared Joel Seligstein for success in Silicon Valley, and now the 2006 alumnus has given back to his alma mater.
A research team including faculty and students from the College of Engineering and the Electric Power Research Institute has been selected as a finalist for the Little Box Challenge.
The future of aircraft propulsion systems could be vastly improved thanks to research being conducted by the College of Engineering. NASA has tapped a joint Boeing-UT project for support, with the agency providing $2 million over four years while the aircraft company contributes a share of funding.
Advances in solar technology may come as the result of a new electric vehicle charging station and solar panels at UT, created in partnership with the university’s West Tennessee Solar Farm.
Faculty trailblazers in the College of Engineering are David Icove, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Joshua Sangoro, assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; and Andy Sarles, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering.