The US Department of Energy selected UT as one of two institutions to receive almost $6 million in combined funding for the development of postgraduate courses and studies in power electronics.
Because of the university’s close ties to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), investment in the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI), and programs like the Center for Ultra-Wide-Wrea Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks (CURENT), UT has established itself as a major player in the field. The university really hopes to help in this national cause, churning out research and trained engineering professionals to better our nation’s future through technological advancements in energy efficiency.
Classes and training programs supported by the DOE funds are to begin in the fall semester of 2016. For more information on this honor, check out TN Today’s article.