Jon Hathaway is leading a team from UT to help expand Knoxville’s tree canopy and reduce stormwater runoff to underserved communities in East Knoxville.
Professors from the Tickle College of Engineering and College of Social Work are teaming up to launch a new rain garden project in North Knoxville.
Alshibli, a Haslam Scholar and Grand Challenge Scholar, pursued research in cardiac regenerative medicine at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, tutors students and assists with science programs at Pond Gap Elementary School, and organized the Einstein Science Club at Annoor Academy.
Under CEE guidance, The Tennessee Water Resources Research Center and the Town of Farragut are working together to identify, locate, and assess the different stormwater structures that are owned by the town. The multi-year project is a phased effort that will canvas Farragut’s different residential communities.
“There are a variety of different systems in place around the country, and many ideas for how to use nature as part of new systems,” said Jon Hathaway, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering. “The challenge is that some areas are more willing to adopt new practices than others.”
Flooding is a huge concern for urban systems. Wastewater from inundated and compromised pipes will mix with floodwaters, creating major health issues.
Five members of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tickle College of Engineering faculty received National Science Foundation career awards.
Jon Hathaway, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, was selected by the NSF for an Early CAREER Award.