Early CAREER Award Winners

Michael Jantz
Michael Jantz, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is developing new approaches for we manage data movement and storage.
Dustin Crouch
Dustin Crouch, an assistant professor in biomedical engineering, is working to unlock a game-changing jump in prosthetic device using bionics.
Nicholas Weirscham
Nicholas Wierschem, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is looking at the resonance in the world around us to make buildings safer.

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Montage of researchers in the Tickle College of Engineering
Although there are many engineering disciplines, they all have the inherent common core of impacting and improving lives.
Two students present at the System Level Design Review
The Integrated Engineering Design program is off and running, fostering collaborations between the Tickle College of Engineering and other colleges, and industry groups.
The roof of the New Engineering Complex Begins Construction
Construction on the new engineering complex which will be the future home of the Department of Nuclear Engineering and freshman engineering programs has continued throughout the fall semester.
Ozlem Kilic in the Min H. Kao Engineering Building
Ozlem Kilic, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, joined the college in July and has since introduced herself to the college and the university.
Tom Wood at one of his facilities
Tom Wood built a career on the philosophy that if you treat people right, the company will run right while turning around chemical plants in the process.
Mahsid Ahmadi
Mahsid Ahmadi, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is working with ORNL to use advanced scanning probe microscopy to map the behavior of perovskites.
Smart Device setup in Home
JIan Liu, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, it working to secure the devices we are using to make our lives easier.
Representations of driverless vehicles on interstate
Professors in civil and environmental engineering, Lee Han and Asad Khattak, are working with UTC and UTSI to develop standards and testing for autonomous vehicles.
Vacuum Tubes inside the ITER Facility
Brian Wirth, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Computational Nuclear Engineering, is working on simulations for the next phase of fusion reactors like ITER, the world's largest research facility.
Arthur Ragauskas
Arthur Ragauskas, UT-ORNL Governor's Chair for Biorefining, is part of a team improving the usefulness of biomass by increasing the sugars they yields.
Students network after the TLSAMP 2020 Research Conference Dinner
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, hosted the 2020 TLSAMP Research Conference this past February, celebrating research and creativity of underrepresented students around the state.
Sarah Wonner
Sara Wonner, a student in materials science and engineering, is marching toward success as a member of the Pride of Southland Marching Band and Lacy Vols' Pep Band.
Montage of Research Briefs stories
Researchers from the around the college are leading the way in several fields including fusion reactors, neuromorphic computing, and autonomous vehicles.
Andy Sarles
Andy Sarles, associate professor of mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering, is working as part of a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) on using neuromorphic computing in autonomous vehicles.
Janis Terpenny
Janis Terpenny, new dean of the Tickle College of Engineering, presents her vision for the college which includes finding, providing, and developing new opportunities.
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