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Jesse Thornburg learned early in life how to fix things

Jesse Thornburg says he grew-up moving around the east coast before the family settled in Asheville, NC for his high school years. His…

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Hicham Ghossein reutilizing scrap and recycled chopped fibers for non-woven mats


Reutilizing scrap and recycled chopped fibers and turning them into long fiber non-woven mats is the focus of Hicham Ghossein,…

Jesse Claypoole

Jesse Claypoole focused on developing a camera to make smart machines even smarter

Jesse Claypoole is focused on developing a camera that does not exist in the market now so that smart machines can become even smarter.…

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UTRF honors Peter Tsai, Alex Lewis and nearly 70 others at annual “Innovation Awards” luncheon

Peter Tsai, a recently retired research faculty member at the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville, and Alex Lewis, Co-Founder of …

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Don DeRosa latest “Innovation Crossroads” participant to earn “Forbes 30 Under 30” recognition

Another year, another entrepreneur in the Oak Ridge National Laboratory-managed “Innovation Crossroads” program has made the “Forbes…

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Megan O'Connor in lab
Making it to market

More Tennessee researchers and scientists are getting a bigger boost this year toward making it to the marketplace, thanks to the …

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William Fitzhugh believes that the time is right for making significant strides in nanotube innovation

Fitzhugh, a newly minted PhD from Harvard University, believes that the time is right for making significant strides in nanotube…

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Trevor McQueen’s grandfather provided the then six-year old his tech-focused inspiration

“When I was little, my grandfather would take me to his garage where we tried to build a device to speed up the radioactive decay of…

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