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Research Highlight: Kivanc Ekici

Dr. Kivanc Ekici, an associate professor in UT’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, is intent on making turbines less prone to failure and capable of wringing ever more energy from the wind. He believes new designs for turbine blades hold the key to those gains. A wind turbine idled by a blade failure […]

Research Highlight: Zannatul Ferdous

Dr. Zannatul Ferdous, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, leads a research team addressing one of humanity’s biggest health issues. Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s number one cause of death, with some estimates indicating that as many as one-third of the planet’s deaths in a given year are attributable […]

Research Highlight: Wei He

Wei He, a joint assistant professor in the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, is carrying out exciting engineering research on materials-enabled interventions to tackle challenging medical problems. He’s doctorate is in chemistry, but her research has progressed from chemistry to engineering materials to biomedical science. She says that […]

UT Professor Andy Sarles’ Research Into Droplets Could Lead to Breakthroughs in Detection, Clean Water

The ability to pull water out of fog is just one of many possibilities made real by research involving assistant professor Andy Sarles of the College of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Tennessee. The project Sarles took part in—Air-stable Droplet Interface Bilayers on Oil-infused Surfaces—was published recently in […]