Wes Hines Stays Busy
Nuclear engineering Department Head Wes Hines, above, is celebrating a number of successes just weeks into the spring semester. He shared the news of the department’s growth with an article published as a cover story in the January 2019 issue of Nuclear News, published by the American Nuclear Society.
Hines also gave a talk at the 2019 Conference on Nuclear Training and Education (CONTE).
CEE Staff Gets Down to Business
CEE staff members have recently completed master’s degrees in business administration while continuing to work full time. Business Manager Samantha Allen and Financial Specialist I Amber Mathes took the same online MBA program through UT Martin concurrently. The MBA program enables working professionals to complete degree requirements on a faster schedule than other programs allow – within six semesters over the course of two years.
Yilu Liu Receives Patent
A new patent has been issued for EECS Professor Yilu Liu.
Patent number 10,191,094 is for “Synchrophasor Measurement Method for Power Systems.”
Garrett Rose Receives AFRL Grant
EECS Professor Garrett Rose has received a grant for a project proposal called Reconfigurable and Very Efficient Neuromorphic System (RAVENS).
The award, sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory, is for $1.5 million over three years, as requested, with $382,900 obligated at the start.
Inventor’s Spotlight Shines on Costinett
Whether you’re reading this on a laptop, desktop, or phone, odds are your device has recently been held captive by a wall outlet for charging.
That may soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the work of the University of Tennessee’s Daniel Costinett, assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Duran Wins Best Paper Award from American Nuclear Society
Jonah Duran, a second-year doctoral student in nuclear engineering who is studying nuclear fusion science and technology, was recently recognized by the American Nuclear Society for his outstanding research. His paper, entitled “Multiple analytical approach to isotopic transport analysis in magnetic fusion devices,” explores impurity transport within nuclear plasma as it relates to harnessing fusion power.