For women in higher education, talking about career advancement and ambitions can be taboo. This session offered a safe forum for women attendees to discuss aspirations, skill sets and experiences, and how these things fit within (or outside of) their respective organizations.
Accolades: Engineers dig ORE, Thompson presents, Ahmadi publishes, Thakur competes
Ions: The Good and The Bad
UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair William Weber’s work in the Ion Beam Materials Laboratory studies the way ion beams behave as part of a career spanning four decades.
UT’s Liaw Named Fellow of Exclusive Materials Science Society
“I am honored and humbled by this selection,” said Liaw. “It is a very prestigious society, one that I first joined as a student nearly 40 years ago. To see that it comes full circle is a great pleasure.”
UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair to Lead Major Research for US Navy
“With this award, UT continues to expand its research portfolio with the Department of Defense and, in particular, this opportunity with the Office of Naval Research,” said Victor McCrary, vice chancellor for research. “Dr. Babu is a prime example of the university’s research excellence.”
Mahshid Ahmadi is investigating a novel class of materials for multifunctional detectors, such as the dual gamma ray-neutron detectors used to detect high-energy radiations.
ORNL: Method to grow large single-crystal graphene could advance scalable 2D materials
The method is based on a “survival of the fittest: competition among the crystals.
UT’s David Mandrus Among Most Cited in World
“This is a tremendous honor,” said Mandrus. “Having other scientists acknowledge our contributions is a validation of the research we’ve been conducting.”
Wu Wins Top Engineering Award for Materials Science Research
“The center has provided me resources and support to help me achieve fruitful personal development,” said Wu. “They have inspired me to investigate all sorts of interesting ideas and have motivated me to find solutions and answers.
Alloy Expert Easo George Named Newest UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair
Having most recently served as the director of the Center for Interface Dominated High Performance Materials at Ruhr-University Bochum in Bochum, Germany, George has built a reputation as an authority on alloys and metals, and the behavior and testing of both.
Research Highlight: John Auxier II
“What happens when there’s a nuclear attack-the public, the government, the military all want an answer yesterday about who is responsible. We need answers right away. If we can reduce a five to six day turnaround, I call that significant progress,” says Auxier.