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Accolades: Notable News for August 14, 2017

Congratulations on Faculty Promotions!

Dean Wayne T. Davis congratulates the following faculty members on receiving tenure and/or promotion.

Promotion to Full Professor:

Ivan Maldonado

Ivan Maldonado, NE

Hans DeSmidt

Hans DeSmidt, MABE

Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor:

Angel Palomino

Angel Palomino, CEE

Kai Sun

Kai Sun, EECS

Cong Trinh

Cong Trinh, CBE

Awarded Tenure:

Andrew Yu

Andrew Yu, ISE

Ostrowski Selected for Research Support

James OstrowskiIndustrial engineering Assistant Professor James Ostrowski was selected for negotiation of a financial award under the fiscal year 2017 by the Early Career Research Program.

His research in “Symmetric Convex Sets: Theory, Algorithms, and Application” was selected by the Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research.

Read more about the program

Troy Eckleberry Earns Award for Paper

Troy Eckleberry

Troy Eckleberry

Nuclear engineering doctoral student Troy Eckleberry was awarded a second-place prize for his research paper in the 2017 Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards. His paper is titled “Reactivity Assessment of Enhanced Accident Tolerant Claddings in a Modern PWR.” He presented at the Physics of Reactors Conference (PHYSOR) in May 2016. The program awarded 23 prizes in 2017 for student publications relevant to innovative nuclear technology.

Read more about the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards Program

Olberding Named Among Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumni for 2017

Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, has named UT engineering alumna Terry Olberding as a 2017 recipient of its Distinguished Alumnus Award. She received her bachelor’s degree here in engineering sciences and mechanics and is an active member of the TBP Great Smoky Mountains Alumni Chapter.

Olberding is a management consulting contractor with Eagle Research Group and past nuclear safety specialist for the Department of Energy’s National Security Administration. She is an annual judge at the TCE Engineers Day and at the Science Bowl in Oak Ridge. She also participates in “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” events. She volunteers with Tau Beta Pi, the Society of Women Engineers, and in DOE-sponsored events.

Now in its 21st year, the award recognizes alumni who have demonstrated adherence to the ideals of Tau Beta Pi (integrity, breadth of interest, adaptability, and unselfish activity) and to fostering a spirit of liberal culture on local, national, and international scales.

Read more about Olberding and other 2017 Distinguished Alumni


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