On Campus, June 2014

J. Wesley Hines, Ph.D. (OH D ’85), was recently awarded the 2014 Glenn Murphy Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The annual award is “chosen by friends, colleagues, and former students of Murphy, the honoree must exhibit excellence in teaching, both in laboratories and classrooms; make significant contributions to literature in the field; use real-life issues or problems to get students involved; and put forward breakthrough ideas, analysis, or contributions to nuclear engineering.”

Dr. Hines is an engineering professor and head of the department of nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee College of Engineering. “I am very honored and humbled to receive the Glenn Murphy award,” said Dr. Hines. “It is great to be recognized for dedication to teaching excellence and to be associated with someone like him.” Read the news announcement


The Virginia Center for Innovative Technology is providing four researchers from the University of Virginia with a grant “to help drive economic growth in the state.” The four researchers will share the award. According to the article, Patrick E. Hopkins, Ph.D. (VA A ’04), a mechanical and aerospace engineering assistant professor, is among the researchers that will receive grant funds.


The Imperial Valley News (CA) highlighted research being done at Purdue University to develop “a technique that might be used to produce ‘soft machines’ made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics.” Work done by assistant professor Rebecca K. Kramer, Ph.D. (MD A ’07), and her students was detailed in a research paper recently published in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. Click here to read more about the research


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