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Banquet speaker Wes Hines presents the Robert Long Award at the 2019 Conference on Nuclear Training and Education.

Accolades: Hines keeps busy, CEE staff gets down to business, faculty and students earn awards & patents


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).

Read more about Wes Hines’s big week.


CEE Staff Gets Down to Business

Samantha Allen and Amber Mathes

Samantha Allen and Amber Mathes

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.

Read more about these MBAs.


Yilu Liu

Yilu Liu

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.”

Read more about Liu’s patent.


Garrett Rose

Garrett Rose

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.

Read more about Rose’s grant.


Daniel Costinett

Daniel Costinett

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.

Read more about Costinett’s spotlight.


Duran Wins Best Paper Award from American Nuclear Society

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Jonah Duran receives Best Paper Award.

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.

Read more about Duran’s award.

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