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Accolades: Sarles is in the Spotlight, Taufer is One to Watch, T&T is in business, Busch is in the Band


Sarles Shines in the UTRF Inventor Spotlight

Most people don’t walk around thinking about their bodies as a marvel of engineering. Then again, most people don’t know nearly as much about the properties of cells and their applications for engineering as Assistant Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Andy Sarles. He specializes in the study of biological materials for engineered purposes.

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HPCWire: Taufer is One to Watch

Professor Michela Taufer has been selected to receive a 2019 IBM Faculty Award. This highly competitive award recognizes her leadership in high-performance computing and its importance to the computing industry.HPCwire named Michela Taufer among the honorees for its 2019 People to Watch feature, which highlights key community players poised to drive the industry forward in the coming year. Taufer is an ACM Distinguished Scientist who holds the Jack Dongarra Professorship in High Performance Computing in the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Read more about this HPCWire honor.


Nima Tamaddoni, Assistant Professor Andy Sarles, & Graham Taylor.

Nima Tamaddoni, Assistant Professor Andy Sarles, & Graham Taylor.

T&T Scientific Launches a Booming Business

Two Engineering Vol graduates are shaking up scientific research and manufacturing at a cellular level—literally. Graham Taylor and Nima Tamaddoni are the founders of T&T Scientific, a company that makes tools and devices to help scientists and researchers more effectively and efficiently develop and utilize nanoparticles known as liposomes.

They are a cornerstone of the nanomedicine and nanotherapeutic industries, used to deliver drugs and gene therapies in the body. T&T specializes in technology that makes working with and producing liposomes more efficient, cleaner, effective, and cheaper.

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Busch Balances Musical Notes and Nuclear Notes

Christopher Busch

Christopher Busch

Nuclear Engineering sophomore Christopher Busch is not just at UT to pursue his passion for clean energy—he’s also here to make (sound) waves as a member of Pride of the Southland Marching Band with his mellophone (the marching band term for the French horn because of the way it’s held), which he has played for six years.

Originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina, once he landed on nuclear engineering as his major, UT jumped to the top of his list.

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