Conner is a senior advisor to the president of UCOR and is a career veteran of multiple nuclear projects. UCOR serves as the lead cleanup contract for East Tennessee Technology Park.
UCOR Executive Joins UT Nuclear Engineering Board of Advisors
Before, During, and After the Bomb
“Our research is everything from the front and back end of nuclear forensics,” he explained, likening his research work to the popular television show CSI, short for crime scene investigation.
Scintillating Investigation: Hayward and Qi Lead New Research Team
The team will also research and develop advanced algorithms relevant to search, localization, source identification, 3D mapping, source tracking, and dynamic path planning with autonomous vehicles.
Science News: Radioactive substances leave electron ‘fingerprints’ behind
Walls can’t talk, but scientists can now read stories written in their subatomic particles. And that could make it harder to store radioactive material in secret. Authorities could use this technique to retrace where a dirty bomb was stored before detonation to figure out who built it, says Eric Lukosi, a nuclear engineer at UT […]
Record Number of UT Students Honored by American Nuclear Society
“This is a tremendous accomplishment for our students and a reflection of the strengthening of our program over the last decade,” said Wes Hines, head of the department. “Being able to have some of the top students in the country — as acknowledged by these selections — is a key to that growth.”
UT’s Wood Named Fellow by American Nuclear Society, Coble Honored
“We are extremely happy for Richard and for this recognition of his years of innovative work,” said Wes Hines, head of the department. “His selection is validation of the contributions he has made to the field, to our department, and to our university.”
Faculty Spotlight: Maik Lang
“The classes I teach often have a connection to my personal research, and when possible, I exhibit examples or include stories from my experiences to better illustrate the subject,” Lang said.
Research Highlight: Brian Wirth
Wirth, the joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Computational Nuclear Engineering in the Tickle College of Engineering, was chosen for his contributions to nuclear engineering.
Faculty Profile: Jamie Coble
“We attract some of the best nuclear engineering students at both the undergraduate and graduate level,” Coble commented. “With our close proximity to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TVA, and the Southern Company, we’re uniquely positioned to offer students a lot of opportunities for research and industry internships.”
Research Highlight: Howard Hall
Howard Hall, professor of nuclear engineering, believes the University has an important role in meeting the challenges of global nuclear security. In one of his many roles at UT, Hall directs the University’s Institute for Nuclear Security, where he helps promote collaboration to conduct multi-organizational, multidisciplinary work critical to national and global needs in nuclear […]