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Accolades: Notable News for June 2018

Space Institute Serves ‘Spice’

UTSI Service Award Recipients for 2018

From left: Brian Canfield, Alexander Terekhov, Jacob Bowman, Becky Stines, Larry Walls, Kathlene Franklin, Leo Bonner, Courtney Maicle-Frazier, Paula Morris, Jennifer Boyles, Kanawful Massingille, Vicki Carr, Mark Cross, and Dennis Harbin. Photo taken by: Laura Horton.

The UT Space Institute held its Annual Service Awards Luncheon on May 8, 2018,  to recognize faculty and staff as they reach milestones in their employment. Executive Director Mark Whorton presented the awards and expressed his sincere appreciation to everyone attending.

“UTSI has a strong plan in place and we all play an important role in executing that plan,” said Wharton. “The different talents of our staff and faculty put the ‘spice’ in UTSI.”

Read more about UTSI’s service awards.


The Reviews Are in From Faculty Members

Elsevier and Acta Materialia have announced the recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Reviewer Awards for excellence in reviewing in 2017. Recipients this year include Takeshi Egami and Yanfei Gao, professors in materials science and engineering; Steve Zinkle, professor in nuclear engineering; and Suresh Babu, professor in mechanical, aerospace, and biomedical engineering.

Acta Materialia is a pivotal journal in materials science and engineering, an area in which all of these faculty members contribute.

Read more about these awards.


King Recognized for Her Leadership

Julie King Accepts MABE Award
Julie King accepts her award from MABE Department Head Matthew Mench.

This honor recognizes students who have demonstrated significant leadership during their time at UT. King was nominated by her advisor, Associate Professor Jackie Johnson.

King is currently working on her PhD in biomedical engineering.

Read more about King’s award.


Project to Publication: MABE Class Makes Carbon

Seungha Shin
Seungha Shin

Results from a research project designed by graduate students in Assistant Professor Seungha Shin’s Nano-Scale Thermal Transport class (ME599) will be published in Carbon, a journal with an impact factor higher than 6.49.

All students participated in this research topic as their final project for the MABE course. Read about the project.