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Accolades: Notable News for December 4, 2017

Coble Named Southern Company Faculty Fellow

Jamie Coble
Assistant Professor Jamie Coble

Assistant Professor Jamie Coble was awarded the inaugural Southern Company Faculty Fellow award in recognition of her outstanding performance in the Department of Nuclear Engineering. The award is renewable on a competitive basis.

The Southern Company Faculty Fellow was created by the Southern Company in coordination between the college’s Office of Development and Southern Company, represented by Kim Greene, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Greene is a UT engineering alumna. Many UT nuclear engineering graduates are employees at Southern Company and its affiliates, and the company is a major provider of co-op opportunities for Tickle College of Engineering students.

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TerMaath Named Jessie Rogers Zeanah Faculty Fellow

Stephanie TerMaath
Stephanie TerMaath

Assistant Professor Stephanie TerMaath was named the inaugural Jessie Rogers Zeanah Faculty Fellow in recognition of her outstanding performance in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering. The award is renewable on a competitive basis.

The award was created by Eric Zeanah, an industrial engineering alumnus, and named in honor of his mother, who inspired her sons to reach for their goals in education, business, and life. Zeanah is a current member of the college’s Board of Advisors and contributes often and in many ways to the college’s success.

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Alshibli Contributes Photos to Arabic Space Museum in Kuwait

Alshibli photo
Alshibli photo

Research photos taken by CEE Professor Khalid Alshibli for his geotechnical research will be used as part of a permanent visual display at a world-class space museum currently under construction in the Al-Sha’ab district of Kuwait City, Kuwait.

The photos depict macroscopic images of the lunar regolith simulant, which was created to mimic the geotechnical properties of lunar regolith, since actual lunar soil is not available to most researchers due to the small collection samples brought from Apollo missions.

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Congratulations to CURENT’s 2017-2018 PES Scholar Recipients

Eleven students from CURENT partner universities received PES Scholarships for the 2017-2018 year. A total of 210 PES Scholarship recipients were selected from the 548 individuals who applied for the scholarship.

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Hairong Qi Named an IEEE Fellow

Hairong Qi was elevated to IEEE Fellow for 2018. She was recognized “for contributions to collaborative signal processing in sensor networks.”

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Jiani Tan Receives A&WMA Scholarship

Jiani Tan (3rd from left) and Laura Wilson of Vanderbilt University (2nd from left) receive the A&WMA scholarship presented by Andrea R. Gardiner, Southern section Chair and Scott Freeburn, A&WMA President.
Jiani Tan (third from left) receives the A&WMA scholarship.

Environmental engineering doctoral student Jiani Tan was awarded one of two A&WMA (Air & Waste Management Association) Southern Section PhD. Scholarships for the 2017-18 academic year.

Tan was invited to speak at the Southern Section Annual Conference in Nashville on September 20-21 and gave a brief summary of her current and past research on air pollution modeling.

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Fraser Earns IEEE Fellowship

Ryan Fraser received a Life Members Graduate Study Fellowship in Electrical Engineering during a ceremony on 17 November in Phoenix, Arizona. Fraser is a UT graduate research assistant pursuing a doctorate in electrical engineering.

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