Working with Air Force Research Laboratory Congressional Adds

Category: Features

By Meghan Morris

UT Knoxville’s Space Institute intern working with lasers.

UT Knoxville’s Space Institute has been participating in federally funded Air Force Research Laboratory Congressional Adds since 2018. The Congressional Adds are multidisciplinary and intercampus research efforts in hypersonic and materials. A total of $24 million has been awarded through five Congressional Adds with two more awaiting contracts.

UTSI, in partnership with UT Knoxville and UT Chattanooga, are working together on these research efforts. Students from all three campuses have partnered to learn and develop into the next generation of engineers and scientists.

UT has partnered with the University of Dayton Research Institute, Purdue University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and CarbonCarbon Advanced Technologies (C-CAT) to lead cutting edge research in hypersonic environments and the effects on materials through novel experimentation and characterization techniques. Together more than 70 faculty, staff and students work collaboratively to push boundaries in the field.

Tags: ,