University of Tennessee faculty researchers Gabor Tigyi and Tami Wyatt are the winners of the B. Otto and Kathleen Wheeley Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer presented by the UT Research Foundation.
A group of researchers at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville has created technology that provides non-invasive detection of amyloidosis, a disease known to occur in Type 2 diabetes, myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s and other fatal or debilitating diseases. Currently there is no detection for amyloidosis available in the U.S., and the median survival rate is four years.
Research grants and contracts continue their upward trend at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
William Weber, an authority in the ways radiation interacts with materials, has been named the eighth University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair.
On Friday, Jan. 29, DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE) and University of Tennessee/Genera Energy LLC will hold a grand opening celebration for one of the nation’s first cellulosic ethanol demo plants, and the only one dedicated to converting both agricultural residue and bioenergy crops to fuel ethanol. The facility, located in Vonore, Tenn., has initiated start-up and commissioning and will begin producing ethanol in mid-January.