Researchers from the around the college are leading the way in several fields including cybersecurity, biofeuls, fusion reactors, neuromorphic computing, and autonomous vehicles.
Sweetening the Deal
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. Learn more about his research.
Tungsten for Fusion
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. Learn more about their simulations.
Driverless Test Drive
Professors in civil and environmental engineering, Asad Khattak and Lee Han, are working with UTC and UTSI to develop standards and testing for autonomous vehicles. Read more about these tests.
Smart Device Security
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. Learn more about their project.
Andy Sarles is working as part of a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) on using neuromorphic computing in autonomous vehicles. Read more about the MURI Award.
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. Read more about her research.
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