Phase Transition Materials Research Leads to Dissertation Award for Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor
For his research in incorporating phase transition materials into electronics applications, Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Ahmedullah Aziz has received the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award in Electronic Design Automation from the Association of Computing Machinery.
IEEE Awards EECS Professor for Paper on Electric Vehicle Research
Bai’s research employs a new approach to electric vehicle applications, using what are called hybrid switching modules. His team’s designs utilize both the more expensive gallium nitride devices and the less expensive silicon devices in tandem, resulting in greater operating efficiency without hiking up the cost.
Parker, Dean to Serve on National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force
Included in that group are two University of Tennessee alumni from what is now the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Lynne Parker (’83) and Mark Dean (’79). In addition to their shared ties to the department, both later served as interim deans of the Tickle College of Engineering, giving UT a strong connection to the new task force.
Mench Named Next Dean of Engineering
Mench, a Chancellor’s Professor, the Condra Chair of Excellence, and a professor of mechanical engineering in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, has served as interim dean since February. Mench joined UT in 2010 after serving as an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Pennsylvania State University.