At least for the moment, the world’s fastest supercomputer is devoted to solving scientific questions that may save the planet — climate change, renewable energy, new medicines — rather than advances in nuclear weapons that might blow it up.
The University of Tennessee Biofuels Initiative continues to be recognized as among the nation’s leaders in the development of biofuels. On November 12, USDA and DOE announced a new round of $24 million in research grants, and the UT Biofuels Initiative is slated to receive some $2.35 million in funding to research and demonstrate various aspects of switchgrass production, harvesting and transportation logistics and ethanol yield for some 2000 acres of locally produced switchgrass.
East Tennessee is now home to two of the world’s three fastest computers, according to new rankings released today.
Frank Loeffler, a leading expert in environmental microbiology and the use of bacteria to clean and protect environmental resources, has been named the sixth University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair.
Sixteen county and municipal government leaders have successfully completed the 17th annual Local Government Leadership Program (LGLP) at the Jimmy Naifeh Center for Effective Leadership, an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service.