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Accolades: Notable News for October 30, 2017

Lee Dodds, professor emeritus and former department head, Department of Nuclear Engineering
Lee Dodds

Lee Dodds, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Nuclear Engineering, recently returned from the Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit 2017 (SIPS2017) conference in Cancun, Mexico. He was the designated honoree in the 4th International Symposium on Sustainable Energy Production.

Dodds also gave an invited plenary presentation entitled “Electricity Production Choices and Consequences,” which is based on a course that he developed and currently teaches in the UT Honors Program. He also received a SIPS2017 Sustainability Award for his continuing efforts in energy education.

Read about Dodds’ honor and conference

Yuntao Wu
Yuntao Wu Research Asst Prof MSE

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers has honored UT’s Yuntao Wu with the 2017 Radiation Instrumentation Early Career Award, a top honor for young faculty.

Wu, a research assistant professor in materials science and engineering, was honored for “significant and innovative technical contributions to the fields of radiation instrumentation and measurement techniques.”

Given by IEEE’s Nuclear and Plasma Science Society, the honor comes for Wu’s work with the Scintillation Materials Research Center at UT.

Read about Wu’s award