UTK doctoral student’s relationship with UTRF inventors spans three decades

  Lee Shippy prides himself on his network and keeping in touch with colleagues and mentors who helped shape his career, including two advisors from his master’s degree at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Today, Shippy is pursuing his PhD while working for Consolidated Nuclear Security at the Y-12 National Security Complex, and continues to… Read More

Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Harry Kochat

Plough Center Director dedicated to safely transitioning innovative drug discoveries out of the lab and to patients who need them In 2012, over 700 patients across 20 states received tainted steroid injections, resulting in 64 deaths. Tennessee had 153 of these cases and 16 deaths. This multi-state outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections emphasized… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Zhili Zhang

UT Professor Zhili Zhang’s Need for Speed Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it – unless you’re Zhili Zhang, Associate Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering. The University of Tennessee professor built a career around laser diagnostics and optical imaging, research that enables the visualization and study of ultrafast processes. He earned his PhD in… Read More