Here are some recent awards, recognitions, and other accolades from our college’s faculty, students, and staff.
Moeller Receives Awards, Fellowship
Trevor Moeller, UT Space Institute associate professor and graduate program director, mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering, was nominated for the University of Tennessee President’s Award. Earlier this spring, he received the Charles and Julie Wharton Teaching Fellow Award (established in 2016) for superior teaching in the college’s annual Faculty and Staff Awards.
Moeller was also recently selected as a Faculty Fellow in the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Faculty Fellowship Program for this summer. He will spend 10 weeks working on a research project involving a low‐power electric propulsion thruster with his Marshall collaborator, Kurt Polzin.
Greene Appointed to Committee
David Greene, research professor in civil engineering, received a provisional appointment to the National Academies’ Committee to Review the Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report.
ISE Recognized at IISE Annual Conference
Faculty and students from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering earned notice at the 2017 Institute of Industrial and System Engineers (IISE) Annual Conference.
- Christopher P. Muir — Harold & Inge Marcus Scholarship
- Danika Dorris — Best Operations Research Undergraduate Paper
- Mingzhou Jin, professor and associate department head — Outstanding Advisor for the Mid-Atlantic Region
Jingke Mo Receives Chancellor’s 2017 Citation
University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) graduate student Jingke Mo was recently awarded the Chancellor’s 2017 citation for “Extraordinary Professional Promise” at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet.
Nuclear Engineering Students Score Big with ANS and NEUP
Numerous students from the Department of Nuclear Engineering received ANS and NEUP scholarships ans fellowships this spring.
- Mullin S. Green
- Kalie Knecht
- Austin F. Saint-Vincent
ANS Joseph Naser HFIC Division Undergraduate Scholarship
- Andrew V. Volkovitskiy
Operations and Power Division Scholarship
- Gavin K. Ridley
Rudy Stamm’ler Undergraduate Reactor Physics Scholarship
- Rachel N. Gaudet
James F. Schumar Scholarship
- Jessica L. Bishop
Robert E. Uhrig Graduate Scholarship
- Fan Zhang
Vogt Radiochemistry Scholarship
- Austin D. Mullen
- John C. Wagner
John and Muriel Landis Scholarships
- Christopher J. Haseler
Washington, DC Local Section Undergraduate Scholarship
- Jessica Bishop
- Devon Drey
- Abdullah Al-Fadhili
- Trey Augustine
- Amanda Bachmann
- Parker Forehand
- Travis Greene
- Christopher Haseler
- Matthew Herald
- Kalie Knecht
- Peyton Laura
- Jonathan Mitchell
- Gavin Ridley
- Harrison Smith
- Andrew Volkovitskiy
UTSI Staff Service Awards
Several staff members of the University of Tennessee Space Institute’s (UTSI) were recognized at the institute’s Service Award Recognition Luncheon. This annual event honors faculty and staff as they reach milestones in their employment with the Space Institute.