TULLAHOMA, TN – The University of Tennessee Chancellor Dr. Donde Plowman, Dean of the Tickle College of Engineering Dr. Janis Terpenny, Department Head of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, MABE Dr. Matthew Mench, and the Vice President for Research at UT Dr. Deborah Crawford on Monday August 31st to meet with the Senior Staff, faculty members, and students.  They also toured the Center for Laser Applications Facilities, (CLA) and the Tennessee Aerothermodynamics Laboratory, (TALon). 

U.S. Representative Scott DesJarlais, State Senator Janis Bowling, State Representative Rush Bricken, and Field Representative for Dr. DesJarlais, Amy Dennis joined the group that afternoon to meet and tour the TALon Laboratory.

Mr. Joel Davenport, Director of Research Lab Support at UTSI shows our guests the vacuum chamber located in CLA. Photo by Laura Horton.


Dr. Chris Parigger, an Associate Professor in Physics discusses his work with Chancellor Plowman. Photo by Laura Horton

The UT leadership group listens to Dr. Trevor Moeller explain how micro stamps work outside of the Clean Room in CLA. Photos by Laura Horton.

Dr. Feng Zhang shows his research being done in the NANO Help Lab. Photos by Laura Horton.

Dr. Jackie Johnson, a Professor in Bio Medical Engineering discusses the research she and her team is working on. Photos by Laura Horton.

Dr. John Schmisseur, The HORIZON Program Director gives a presentation on his research being done in Hypersonics. Photo by Laura Horton.