When University of Tennessee, Knoxville, PhD candidate Erica Grant was an undergraduate physics major, a visit to a hacker convention in Las Vegas inspired her to try to improve the security of smart locks. Her invention, Quamtum Lock, is now a finalist in the 2020 Collegiate Inventors Competition.
A materials science professor has received a five-year $1.7 million award from a leading scientific research foundation to pursue cutting-edge work in the emerging field of quantum materials.
Four faculty members have received Faculty Early Career Development awards from the National Science Foundation for 2019.
David Mandrus has been named in the Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by the Web of Science Group.