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Past Projects

Use the table below to take a look at some of the past design projects completed by students in the Tickle College of Engineering.

Project TitleProject SponsorTeam NameProject DescriptionAcademic DepartmentFaculty AdvisorsStudentsAcademic Semester
Bamboo BicycleResourceFiberBamboo Bicycle TeamPartner with the Fiber and Composites Manufacturing Facility to generate ideas and design, develop, and construct a bicycle primarily using bamboo fibers. The product will have tangible applications in developing countries, industrial complexes, on-campus use, and recreational use. Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringUday VaidyaBrenten Arnold, Erin Brown, Keona Madison, David Mejia Fernandez, Tim Raab, Seth Rogers, and Lorenzo CeppariSpring 2020
Spaceport America Cup TeamMechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringSpaceport America CupThe Spaceport America Cup is the world's largest collegiate rocket engineering competition, with teams participating from countries all around the world. Our team is tasked with designing, building, and flying a reusable sounding rocket propelled by an experimental hybrid rocket motor. The rocket must carry an 8.8 pound scientific payload of the team's choosing to an altitude of 30,000 feet and will be flown at Spaceport America in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, at the end of June.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringEvans LyneRobert Nickel, Daniel Allen, Spencer Mapes, Ryan Tosh, Nicholas Crowder, and Peter TarleSpring 2020
KARM Senior Design 2019Knoxville Area Rescue MinistriesTeam KARMDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringDoug AaronStephanie Kiriazes, Margaret Brewer, Zachary Rhodes, Collin Bible, and Liam FlahertySpring 2019
Barth Farm Bridge ReplacementBarth FarmsBridge Wood BuildersDesign a single lane vehicle bridge to replace an old bridge that poses safety hazards. The abutments of the current bridge are in poor condition and subject to sever scour which raises safety concerns from the owner. The superstructure of the current bridge is also not built to any current codes and is in need of redesign.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringJenneg RetherfordCharlie Boss, Alex Stanley, David Abston, and Kevin WhiteSpring 2019
State of Art Process for Production of ThO2 from MonaziteNuclear EngineeringPTMDesigning an industrial scale and economically feasible process to extract thorium and other rare earths from Monazite sands. Accomplished through simulation in OLIFlowsheet and research into similar processes. A collaborative effort between the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering DepartmentsNuclear EngineeringSteve SkutnikJakob Thaler, Jonathan Wing, Makayla Hyde, and Nikolai RegenoldSpring 2020
Knox-Blount County Light RailTransit Alliance of East TennesseeJADE EngineeringDevelop a light rail system connecting Knox and Blount County. Evaluating existing rail line and identify station locations along the intended route.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringJenny Retherford and Chris CherryEmily Egan, Austin Hunt, and Jonathan MorseSpring 2019
Bioburden Precleaning DeviceUT Medical CenterTechnical Biomedical DesignersDesign a device that can remove bioburden (blood, tissue, and bone fragments) from orthopedic tools before it dries. Device must be suitable for use in operating rooms and be easy for nurses to use during and after surgeries.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeff ReinboltMegan Pitz, Katherine Stiles, Kayla Franklin, Simran Dayal, and Austin BullockSpring 2019
Sterchi Lodge Deck RestorationS&ME, Inc. SGA EngineeringEngineering services are required to ensure adequate structural capacity of an existing wooden deck considerate of occupancy and use changes occurring at the existing structure. Design effort entails full structural evaluation of the deck, evaluation of the connected roof, and foundation evaluation. Additionally, signs of slope slip is evident and warrant evaluation of the existing site for potential instability.Civil & Environmental EngineeringJenny RetherfordPierce Anderson , Alexander Brockob, Colby Gilbert, Michael Hadley , Scott Malone, Andrew Patchen, and Andrew ShahanSpring 2020
Lab Scale Recycling ProcessEastman Chemical CompanyThe RecyclistsDevelop a lab scale recycling process to increase efficiency of in-house plastic recycling. This includes the capability to reduce the particle size to 14 mesh and to process additional types of plastic.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringMatthew YoungSamuel Wilkinson, William Doktycz, Steven Jennings, and Jehova ArzolaSpring 2020
BoneCrusherDepartment of AnthropologyBoneCrusherDevelop a device to impart blunt force trauma on human cadavers for use with research being done by the Department of Anthropology. The device must be capable of breaking the humerus, tibia, ribs, and skull.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringEric WadeCarter Breeding, Daelyn Greene, Nicholas Poker, Ryan Smith, and Zachary ZieglerSpring 2019
Stormwater Infiltration EnhancementDepartment of Biosystems Engineering and Soil ScienceStormwater Infiltration TeamDevelop a device that increases infiltration through compacted soils, such as those found in failed rain gardens or recent construction sites. The device uses compressed air to propel a mixture of water and biochar into the ground to induce fracturing of the soil.Department of Biosystems Engineering & Soil SciencesJohn Tyner and Andrew SherfyMatthew Johnsen, Christian Patterson, James Lewis, and Ryan WatsonSpring 2019
Large Scale Additive Manufacturing Out of Plane PrintingOak Ridge National Laboratory Manufacturing Demonstration FacilityBAAMDevelop and test a new roller or tamper design to allow for out of plane printing on the Big Area Additive Manufacturing System. The design must allow for all current printing capabilities to be maintained as well as allowing for various incline and raster angles.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringBrett ComptonTyler Smith, Greg Gorman, Liam Page, Dylan Settlemire, and Tom FlammangSpring 2019
Bridge Replacement and Roadway Expansion on State Route 107 in Unicoi County, TNTDOTSmokey Civil EngineeringDegradation of a nearly 100-year old bridge in downtown Unicoi County warrants replacement as a recent TDOT bridge inspection indicates the bridge is insufficient. Design for replacement of the bridge require structural and geotechnical services; drainage upgrades, transportation design, and utility relocation are also needed as widening is necessary to bring the roadway in compliance with current TDOT standards.Civil & Environmental EngineeringJenny RetherfordAndrew Funnell, George Hana, James Hegedus, Madison McLaughlin, Daniel Ramirez, Jack Rymer, and William SudbrinkSpring 2020
Subtitle GlassesElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 29 - Subtitle GlassesSubtitle Glasses are meant to help the deaf and hard at hearing. Our glasses use a microphone to listen to conversations and a speech to text algorithm to display the words onto a deaf or hard at hearing person's glasses.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveMichael Gifford, Jacob Sides, Oumar Diallo, Tristan Carter, and Adam HollandSpring 2020
Large Scale Avermectin FermentationDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringAvermectin Team 4Design an efficient, large scale fermentation process to produce a liquid extract containing toluene and avermectin. The process must produce a high concentration of the desired B1a and B1b avermectin analogs.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar RaghavanMichael Pauly, Austin Lackey, Destiny Poiroux, and Jesselyn JohnsonSpring 2019
Broken Mushroom Tray Emptying DeviceMonterey Mushrooms, Inc.Monterey Mushrooms 2Design a device for decreasing the time and manpower required to empty broken trays used in mushroom production. Mechanism should be portable and operable via a forklift without the use of external power. Build a scaled prototype to serve as a proof of concept.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringLarry SharpeWilton Chapman, Amy Carpenetti, Jason Ring, Cory Richardson, and Bradley McClureSpring 2020
Surgical Forceps for Cervical Repair in HorsesCollege of Veterinary MedicineW.A.C.K. EngineeringOur project is to design surgical forceps to repair cervical lacerations in mares after giving birth. Our design will approve upon the instruments used by surgeons in the College of Veterinary Medicine.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeffery ReinboltCasey Gredzieleski, Justin Karl, Adam Throgmorton, and Will KerrSpring 2019
LARGE SCALE BROMINE RECOVERYDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringGroup 2Design an economically efficient method to extract bromine from aqueous waste. The system must extract a minimum of 90% bromine in the final stream.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar RaghavanJacob Hunter, Logan Armstrong, Shadow Marks, and Tao WangSpring 2019
Bromine Recovery (Small Scale)Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering#CBE 490 - Group 9Design a technical and economical process for recovering Bromine from industrial wastewater in considerations to safety as well as environmental impacts. The required target is 80% recovery from 500 ppm of Bromine contained in the wastewater feed.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar Raghavan and Zhanhu GuoAustin Kearney, Hannah Landau, Delaney Fields, and Thach NguyenSpring 2019
Surgical Lip/Cheek ProtectorUniversity of Tennessee Research FoundationSLP of UTKDesign a hands-free reusable device for use in oral surgeries that offers protection of the mouth and lips from heated tools as well as retraction of the lips and cheeks. The material used should be able to be sterilized and heat resistant.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringKevin MathewNicholas Barton, Robert Garibay, Huntington Potter, and Austin SchmidleSpring 2020
Large Scale Iron Nano-particle ProductionDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringLarge Scale Iron Nano-particle ProductionThe objective of the project is to develop a preliminary process design package for the production 500 kg/year of magnetic iron nano-particles which are the key material for various applications including the drug delivery, imaging, etc. Iron nano-particles are active metal powders at a scale of less than one hundred nanometers.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar Raghavan and John Zhanhu GuoBryson Nash, Zachary Larson, Joseph Arnold, Ethan Moore, and Nicolas AxonSpring 2019
Car Seat for the Transportation and Discharge of Underweight Premature InfantsMABE Department of Tickle College of EngineeringThe Brainy BunchDesign a car seat adequate enough for infants weighing under four pounds to be safely transported from the hospital to home. Implement an adjustable air bag system within the attachment for easy transportation throughout infant growth.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeffrey ReinboltAnna Clare Herline, Alexandra Anthony, Jack Deinhart, Tessa Brooks, and Benjamin SavitzSpring 2020
Swinging Bucket Centrifuge Coffee MakerUniversity of Tennessee Research FoundationCoffee Team 1Design and build a centrifugal coffee making system that spins and dispenses coffee. Create a prototype to implement and demonstrate the concept.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringDoug AaronNicholas Collins, Henry Iduoze, Holly Nielsen, and James SmithermanSpring 2020
Large Scale Production of Lithium CarbonateOak Ridge National LaboratoryLarge Scale Lithium Carbonate Production: Team BDevelop a large scale process for the production of battery grade lithium carbonate through a combination of separation and purification techniques. The separation of lithium from the geothermal brine of the Salton Sea will be achieved through three main steps: flash evaporation of water, removal of excess metals through a chromatography column, and purification of lithium carbonate in a multi-step precipitation process.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar RaghavanCatherine Campbell, Madeline Daffron, Max Rodgers, and Natalie ReavillSpring 2020
CepFlex (VolTank Team 2)Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical EngineeringCepFlexDesigned an upper arm rehabilitation device to allow patients of shoulder and elbow injuries to continue to have healthy muscle tissue. This device eliminates the need for free weights and resistance bands. Ideally by utilizing this device in the prehabilitation stages, there is a higher success rate after surgery.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringMatthew MenchMarty Dernberger, Geoff Germino, James Grandin, Zach Slessman, and Will WheelerSpring 2019
System Architecture Design and Development of a Reusable Lunar Lander, aVOLloDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical EngineeringaVOLloDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJames Evans LyneGillian McGlothin, Camille Bergin, Aaron Crigger, Chad Batten, and Darryl HarrisSpring 2019
Linear Accelerator Facility DesignThe Department of Homeland SecurityLinear Accelerator FacilityDesign a linear accelerator service center for production of 6/9 MV x-rays and high flux neutrons. Develop it to be operational, sustainable, and maximally functional, making the best use of a donation of equipment and shielding materials and other project-based equipment funds from the Department of Homeland Security and the University of Tennessee.Nuclear EngineeringJason Hayward and Michael LiesenfeltBradley Balltrip, Erica Irwin, Heath Davis, and Valerie GraySpring 2020
Choto Peninsula Low-Pressure Sewer DesignFirst Utility DistrictTennessee Valley Wastewater SolutionsChoto Peninsula in Knoxville, Tennessee has potential for development which could provide a significant economic boost to the area. Design efforts entail developing a master plan and a wastewater network such that future development can be encouraged. Evaluation includes design for both system upgrades and new low-pressure systems to replace existing septic systems and currently unserved areas anticipated for development.Civil & Environmental EngineeringJenny RetherfordJonathan West, Joseph Bresson, Tyler Galyon, Alexander Gothard, and Ryan LiveseySpring 2020
System with Computer Aided Vision for Explosive Neutralization and Ground ReconnaissanceDepartment of Nuclear EngineeringEECS Team 20: SCAVENGrDevelop a deployable sensor hub that can be outfitted onto a drone and will be able to take and send pictures, along with altitude and GPS data to a ground station application, where the data will be processed to determine if there are any disturbed earth signaturesMin H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceHoward Hall and Matt CookKelsey Kelley, Adam Foshie, Josh Storie, Kerwin Chu, and Isaac StoneSpring 2019
Lithium Production from Geothermal BrineOak Ridge National LaboratoryLithium CarBROnateExtract lithium from geothermal brine using Flash drums, chromatography, and precipitation processes. The process yields high purity lithium to be used in batteries. In the future, this process could help meet the demands of a high energy society.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar RaghavanHenry Travis, Amanda Peebles, Nathaniel Abbott, and Jacob WaldschlagerSpring 2020
Clayton Windows Senior DesignClayton WIndowsUTK Clayton WIndowsThe project objective given by the Clayton Windows Crossville facility was to increase the facility's production of windows from 1,800 a day to 2,000 without increasing the current workforce population. This objective was approached by conducting time studies one of the two lines in the facility, calculating an acceptable takt time, and redesigning process distribution among the operation team to create line balance and minimized batch sizes. From this, a standard line format was created as an example for both shifts in operation.Department of Industrial & Systems EngineeringFloyd Ostrowski and Laura O'ShaughnessyRyan Glintenkamp, Mark Randolph, Isaiah Minter, and Hassan AlhumoodSpring 2019
TDOT DensoTDOTAll Access EngineeringDesign a state industrial access road with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) that serves Denso Manufacturing in Maryville, TN. Design the horizontal and vertical curves for the roadway, the lane and shoulder widths, and a speed limit. Design any drainage and runoff management to accommodate the rivers, streams, and the floodplain on the site. Assure the soil on site is the quality needed for the project. If not, determine what needs to be done to improve the soil quality. Estimate a cost for the project using the design and unit costs of the materials needed.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringJennifer RetherfordJoseph Howell, Courtnie Strader, Megan Lamon, John Carson, and Charlie MubarakSpring 2019
Loudon RiverwalkCity of LoudonLoudonDesign a riverwalk alongside the Tennessee River in downtown Loudon, TN. The riverwalk will bring the community closer to the river it has been disconnected from for many years.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringJennifer RetherfordCaleb Pemberton, Christian Moloney, Carter Groves, and Bronson MaddoxSpring 2019
Coal Dumper Locking MechanismEastman Chemical CompanyMechanical Safety SolutionsDevelop a mechanical lockout mechanism for the coal car dumper located at Eastman Chemical. Design to be used without electricity to protect maintenance personnel during hydraulic or electrical system failures. Create a scale model to demonstrate the forces on the system and the functionality of the mechanism.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringMatthew YoungJames Pearce, Michael Bowman, Roy Mbugua, Jacob Culp, and Jacob GroothuisSpring 2020
TDOT I-640TDOTIdeal SolutionsThe I-640 off-ramp experiences backups resulting in traffic overflow onto the interstate creating safety concerns. Our transportation team has been tasked with analyzing the roadways in the nearby vicinity and develop a long-term solution.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringJenny RetherfordTim Kelly, Kinzee Clark, Riley Greiff, and Tyler AtkinsSpring 2019
Low Cost Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage System Temperature Monitoring SystemElectrical Power Research Institute (EPRI)NFMSThis project, sponsored by EPRI, is a joint venture between the departments of Nuclear Engineering and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to develop a low-cost temperature sensor for monitoring used nuclear fuel in dry cask storage. Presently, once used nuclear fuel is removed from on-site cooling pools, is stored in large metal canisters surrounded by concrete, where the fuel continues to be cooled via natural convection. A key design requirement of these systems however is to ensure continuous air flow and monitor for blockages, a task that is currently performed via daily inspections. Our project seeks to replace these daily inspections with a low cost, low maintenance, and high accuracy device that monitors the outlet temperature of these vents and notifies plant workers of a temperature anomaly. Nuclear EngineeringSteve Skutnik and David IcoveJohn Wagner, Martino Hooghkirk, Brian Chrisman, Christian Haynes, and Melissa QuirinSpring 2020
Combined Cooling and Power (CCP)Electric Power Research InstituteCombined Cooling and PowerThe conventional refrigeration cycle has an evaporator, condenser and compressor. Heat absorbed by refrigerant in the evaporator (refrigerant effect) and work done on the refrigerant by the compressor is exhausted to the outdoor environment by a condenser, typically a dry or wet heat exchange process. Work will design a magneto alternator (generator used in wind turbine). The rotating shaft is internal and eliminates the need for a feed-through using a mag coupling thereby improving the leak tightness while also minimizing frictional resistance because mechanical rotary seals are eliminated from the design. The magneto alternator has rotating neodymium rare-earth magnets with a three-phase stator, then a bridge rectifier to produce DC. The power is then either directly used, stored in batteries, or drives a mains inverter that can supply the grid for profit. Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerCarlton Harwood, William Bright, Michael Keesee, Rabin Gandharva, and Xiaoqi LuSpring 2019
Techno-economic analysis of Lithium Carbonate production from geothermal brineOak Ridge National LaboratoryBattery Production Team AThe objective of the project is to design a process to obtain 100,000 metric tons of Lithium Carbonate needed for lithium battery production. The project utilizes geothermal brine from national resources to develop a local plant for lithium carbonate production.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar RaghavanMina Masoud, Haley Dyer, Marc Hinawi, and Stephanie YoppSpring 2020
Low Cost Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Temperature Monitoring SystemElectrical Power Research Institute (EPRI)EECS Team 26Develop a low cost temperature monitoring system for spent nuclear fuel casks and create a smartphone app for accessing this temperature data. Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveChristian Haynes, Melissa Quirin, Brian Chrisman, Lydia San George, and Micheala WilliamsSpring 2020
Combined Cooling and Power (CCP) Ð Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI)Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI)CCP TeamDesign a turbine that will generate additional power from a combined cooling and power (CCP) air-conditioner (A/C) system. Implement a prototype turbine to demonstrate the concept. Analyze national data concerning energy usage and show potential for application.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerMaKenzie Baird, Nick Crabb, Jacob Flowers, Landon Karp, and Charles KeySpring 2020
Techno-economic Analysis on the Recovery of Lithium from Lithium Manganese Dioxide Cathode Waste Materials by Hydrometallurgical MethodsJSW Fund for Undergraduate and Graduate Research at the University of TennesseeCBE 488 (Counce) Group 6Design a recycling system for large volumes of unprocessed lithium-ion batteries. Lithium and other high-value components in the batteries will be extracted in their elemental form so that they can be reused to make fresh batteries.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceNoah Dunlap, John Hill, Preston Nicely, and Joseph SwannSpring 2020
Maryville Little League Bridge Evaluation & RedesignRobert G. Campbell & AssociatesDiamond Engineering, Inc.Maryville Little League's property spans Brown Creek, but a dilapidated bridge no longer allows access between the spaces adjacent to the stream. Services require design of a new bridge to accommodate both pedestrian and vehicular access for users of the ballpark. Additionally, small children access the stream and a water quality study is warranted to ensure water contact is safe.Civil & Environmental EngineeringJenny RetherfordJohn Newman, David Swinney, Lauren Meffe, Francis Nunez, Nicholas Manley, Joseph Armstrong, Korbin Hinson, and Joshua ClantonSpring 2020
Commercial Vehicle GroupCommercial Vehicle GroupCVG TeamDevelop a new container system for parts received from suppliers. The new system is intended to reduce down time as a result of looking for parts, minimizing transportation costs by maximizing truck space, and improve the current Kanban system.Department of Industrial & Systems EngineeringLaura O'ShaughnessyFrancois Moolman, Darian Clegg, and Blake BegleySpring 2019
Technology Incorporation for Window Line Productivity Improvement/ Cost ReductionClayton HomesAgile AutomationDevelop a solution to eliminate bottlenecks in Clayton HomesÕ window production process. Improve throughput and reduce employee strain. Save Clayton Homes money.Integrated Engineering DesignFloyd OstrowskiFrank Gao, Adam Dalton, Jordan Pruitt, Ifedayo Akinduro , Malay Shah, Drew Browning, and Aju JosephSpring 2020
Material Characterization of Flexible Packaging Thin Film Polymer CompositesSonoco Products CompanySonoco TeamDevelop a tool through material characterization to aid machine operators in the determination of adequate tension and heat settings for the printing of thin film polymer composite flexible packaging.Department of Materials Science & EngineeringKurt SickafusMaryam Alsukairi, Mohammed Alhejaili, Samantha Solis, Samuel Cormany, and Breanna EllisSpring 2019
Craft Beer ProductionBalter BeerworksCraft Beer ProductionObserve the beer making process and develop a mass balance for dissolved oxygen and yeast in different sections of the system. Improve the shelf life of the beer by optimizing the dissolved oxygen. Optimize the cost and time for the process by modifying the equipment and energy needs.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar RaghavanJake Jolley, Jess Ossyra, Seth Anderson, Adam Soper, and Justin HolladaySpring 2019
Temporary Work zone Vehicular Intrusion Prevention ProjectRogers GroupJESC EngineeringThe purpose of the design is to develop a system to prevent and further reduce vehicular intrusions into temporary work zones on highway construction projects. The team has developed a system that integrates high speed rumble strips and LIDAR sensors to reduce the speeds of incoming traffic and alert construction workers of non authorized vehicles entering a work zone at dangerous speeds.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringJennifer RetherfordEthan Riddle, Jonathan Trzil, Scott Wilson, and Connor WitzemanSpring 2019
Materials Selection for High Temperature Neutron Scattering Sample ContainersORNL Neutron Scattering DirectorateHT Neutron Scattering Sample ContainmentIdentify and evaluate materials to improve the reusability of sample cans used in high temperature neutron scattering experiments. The selected materials must be able to sustain temperatures up to 1600 ¡C while being unreactive with other can components and various classes of samples. The thermal expansion compatibility of the can components is also of importance.Materials Science & EngineeringClaudia Rawn and Katharine PageIan Greeley, Joshua McCoy, Ahmad Alghadeer, Reece Emery, and Shiyi ChenSpring 2020
CubeSatMin H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 15Develop a working prototype of a CubeSat and a FlatSat to simulate and demonstrate working technology related to relaying and transmitting data. We will be implementing different ideas, as well as attempting to revolutionize technology already used.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveBen Hawkins, Michael Kang, Viktor Zenkov, Noah Branch, Mason Piper, and Joohyuk LeemSpring 2019
Tenn PodUTRF & UTHSC4 Peas in a PodTenn Pods are self-contained, mobile hospital rooms. Our objective was to improve hospital workflow and the patientÕs overall experience without altering the hospitalÕs existing infrastructure. Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringSara HanrahanMadeline Wood, Tanner Davis, Tanner Mullins, and Quint GasqueSpring 2020
Matrix-Based Hybrid Rocket Engine DevelopmentDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical EngineeringThe RocketeersExperiment with various 3-D printed, powder-filled fuel matrix designs and materials to overcome the general slow burn rate typical of hybrid rocket engines and thus increase regression rate thereby increasing specific impulse and characteristic velocity.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringEvans LyneTeague Aarant, Timothy Grizzel, Angus Shaw, Seth Holladay, William Putthoff, Jared Bass, and Matthew McveySpring 2019
CubeSatMin H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 8Assemble the hardware components and develop the software requirements for a CubeSat satellite. The CubeSat satellite is a 10x10x10 box used in Earth's orbit to proved many research statistics to development teams on land.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveZack Hawks, Alexa Tipton, James Hammer, Austyn Simons, and Isaac WaySpring 2019
Tertiary Safety System for Spent Fuel Pool CoolingDepartment of Nuclear EngineeringSpent Fuel Pool Cooling TeamWe will be using thermoelectric generators (TEGs) in the nuclear spent fuel pool to provide electricity to the water circulation pumps in the event that off-site power and backup diesel generators are lost (similar to the situation at Fukushima). TEGs use a temperature difference between two sides of the plates to induce a current flow and thus create electricity. The water circulation pumps in the spent fuel pool are vital to keeping the water surrounding the spent fuel cool in order to prevent boiling; boiling in the spent fuel pool would cause the fuel to be uncovered and would allow the release of radiation.Department of Nuclear EngineeringMartin Grossbeck and Laurence F. MillerAmanda Bachmann, Drew Shayotovich, Taylor Adams, Jonathan Farmer, Jillian Newmyer, Trina Garrett, and Essa AltalalahSpring 2019
Medium bromine recoveryDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringMedium bromine recoveryRecovery of bromine on a medium scale from brine aqueous waste.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar Raghavan and Zhanhu GuoTyer Burnett, Chase Falcon, Timothy Quayle, and Charles WorkmanSpring 2019
CubeSatMin H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceCubeSatOur project is to create a low cost cube satellite simulator. By using low cost components and a modular design, our simulator will help other teams to prototype their designs and troubleshoot them before they go into space.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveBert Bashfor, Sam MacLean, and Mike LightSpring 2019
The EcoCAR Mobility ChallengeDenso & MahleTeam Tennessee: EcoCAR Mobility ChallengeDesign and implement both a vehicle control algorithm as well and appropriate CAD designs to support university efforts for the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge. The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge (EcoCAR) is the latest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) series. The four-year competition will challenge 12 university teams to apply advanced propulsion systems, as well as connected and automated vehicle technology to improve the energy efficiency, safety and consumer appeal of the 2019 Chevrolet Blazer Ð Specifically for the carsharing market. Headline sponsored by DOE, General Motors (GM) and MathWorks, and managed by Argonne National Laboratory, EcoCAR is the heart of automotive ingenuity working towards future mobility solutions.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringDavid IrickWilliam Axon, Mohima Mohsin, Huy Tran, Parker Trulove, Tucker Ozburn, Eric Evans, and Theresa PalandroSpring 2020
Medium Scale Sour Water Treatment ProcessDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringSWT ProcessDevelop a sour water treatment process that removes contaminants from sour water to reach a specific purity. Compare the conventional method using air stripping to an innovative process using steam stripping.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar Raghavan and John GuoKristen McGhee, Erin Essington, Andrew Street, and Neel PatelSpring 2019
CubeSat SimulatorMin H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 1Build, test and thoroughly document a low cost CubeSat simulator that will transmit telemetry data and receive commands over amateur radio frequency bands. Continue development of the AMSAT CubeSat simulator project for future groups to build on.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveMichael Light, Bert Bashford, Fahad Alamri, Ricky Simpkins, and Dylan HedrickSpring 2019
The Environmental Measurement DeviceDepartment of Civil and Environmental EngineeringTeam 16Design and develop a compact waterproof measurement device that records the flow rate of water leaving "tiles". "Tiles" are small drainage pipes that run under farmland to route excess water from the soil to nearby streams.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceThanos PapanicolaouAustin Dorris, Garland Harper, Nicolas Schwerzler, and Andrew BryantSpring 2019
Metal Additive Manufacturing Equipment Selection & Cell DesignOak Ridge Tool-EngineeringProCoDevelop a decision-making framework for sponsor UCOR to select among large-scale metal additive manufacturing technologies for use in their business. Support selection choices with mechanical test data.Integrated Engineering DesignMatthew YoungLinden Hardee, Eli Darby, Will Buttrey, Trey Phillips, and Jake IsaacsSpring 2020
DENSO PCB MagazineDENSODENSO PCB MagazineDevelop the transfer of an empty printed circuit board magazine from an unloading location to a collection area for later use. This system must ensure safety and ease of use through a single push button. This system is to minimize the current operator strain from moving unloaded magazine to the collection area.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam HamelStephen Botto, Chris Foehringer, Dustin Self, and Logan KuchinicSpring 2019
The Extraction of Thorium from Monazite OreChemical & Biomolecular EngineeringGroup One: CBE 488Design a process using acid extraction that will yield thorium oxide while minimizing by-products and recycling unused components. This project will also investigating the feasibility of extracting various rare Earth metals other than just Thorium.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceMakenna Smith, Emily Watson, Jacob Reynolds, and Victoria MolotokaSpring 2020
Min Kao Lab Tour RobotMin H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 17Design and create a fully autonomous robot that can give a tour of the EECS building Min Kao. This will involve multiple floors and avoiding obstacles.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceMark DeanScott Rybak, Tarin Goad, James Wyatt, Matthew Klomfas, and Stephen GarabicsSpring 2019
DENSO TFTDENSO Manufacturing Tennessee Inc.DENSO TFTDesign of an assembly jig and end of arm tooling to fully automate the TFT sub-assembly process at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee. Using a collaborative robot, emulate the current manual assembly process with an automated process.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam HamelAniket Ghare, Daniel Salyer, Ben Rockers, Dylan Beverly, Hany Abdo, and William BridgesSpring 2020
The Waterphone: A Study of Processing-Structure-Property-Performance RelationshipDepartment of Materials Science and EngineeringTeam 1 - WaterphoneInvestigate the properties that affect the sound of the waterphone. The waterphone must be made affordably while being appealing to look at.Department of Materials Science & EngineeringDavid KefferNicholas Carter, Briar Faulkner, Sabrina Schwerzler, and Bradley StrakaSpring 2019
Miniature Cooling TowerEastman Chemical CompanyE1Develop a scale model cooling tower for Eastman. The system should be portable and easy to operate as well as be useful as an educational tool.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringMatthew YoungSean OConnor, Richard Estey, and Adam BrooksSpring 2019
Deployment of Strain Gauges for In-situ and Permanent Monitoring of Pressure ExperimentsOak Ridge National LaboratoryMSE Project Team 4Pressure cells are a common tool in applying extreme conditions to a test sample though offer no real-time measurement of the pressure applied. Strain gauges allow a method of calculating stress on a material via electrical resistance as a product of strain. Provided the correct selection criteria, strain gauges can measure down to the micro scale and withstand cryogenic temperatures. The proposed project will select a set of gauges and a corresponding adhesive that will be used to compose an active feedback system. This system will be assembled into a bridge circuit and utilize the Control System Studios (CSS) computer interface as a means of communication. The finalized product aims to measure the forces of cryogenically exposed pressure cells as they are in the ORNL spallation neutron source. Department of Materials Science & EngineeringClaudia Rawn and Veerle M. KeppensAlyssa Lindsey, Andrew Howell, Austin Henson, Cody Knight, Emma Berry, and Samantha TrimbleSpring 2019
Thermal Buffering of WindowsUTK GreenfeeThermal Buffering of WindowsThe objective being to demonstrate the concept of thermal buffering to minimize heat loss through fenestration during the winter months by utilizing waste heat from the HVACÕs condenser and cooling tower. Designing a window that insulates better than a traditional double or triple pane glazing would help reduce overall costs for comfort conditioning a building.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerChase Kuykendall, Elliott Thurman, Blake Campbell, Zach Nolan, and Alex SampleSpring 2020
Mission Design for Saturn Orbital Insertion With Titan Aerogravity AssistMechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringRing Around The SaturnDesign a mission from Earth to Saturn to study SaturnÕs moon, Enceladus. This mission will utilize the atmosphere of Titan, another of SaturnÕs moons, to decrease the spacecraftÕs velocity. After this aerogravity assist, the spacecraft will enter into an orbit around Saturn that allows for observation of Enceladus. Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringEvans LyneNishant Lokanathan, Nathan Stover, Jonathan Spitznas, Drew Wright, Hannah Hajdik, Jason Patel, and Samantha RamseySpring 2020
DESIGN AND BUILD INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL FOR TEACHING THE GOLF SWING Ñ GOLF PROFESSIONAL BYRON WILLIAMSByron Williams, PGA Teaching ProfessionalGOLF TRAINER - PRO BYRON WILLIAMSThe goal of this capstone is to design and build a golf trainer that helps demonstrate through the subjective experience of the ball striker the correct motions for a consistently sound golf swing. Students will develop a quantitative analysis of the golf swing to help guide design of the golf trainer with professional guidance from Pro Byron Williams.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerBrooks Leftwich, Bo Compton, Sam Gates, Ryan Singley, Clark Hall, Nick Hassler, Ben Vickery, and Alec RinehartSpring 2020
Thermal Buffering of WindowsOffice of SustainabilityWindow Thermal BufferingThe Transportation Office Building in Park Plaza, Boston features a perimeter thermal buffering concept that uses stored waste condenser heat in a 750,000-gal capacity water tank. Simulations for curtain walls showed that thermal buffering could minimize heat losses in cold weather periods. A window attachment is therefore proposed that uses indoor conditioned air to block the loss of heat from a window during cold weather periods. Indoor conditioned air is preheated using waste heat from the condenser of the Hodges centrifugal chillers. Estimates of energy savings for the Hodges Library indicates a $37k per year savings reflecting a 3% drop in total power draw (operating plus demand charge). To enhance daylighting, it is proposed to include a reflective controllable blind as an exterior attachment that reflects short-wave irradiance up to the interior ceilings. The blind rotates automatically based on the time-of-day, solar orientation, latitude and longitude.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerConnor Britton, Joseph Wing, Jack Rogers, Peyton Whitehead, and Brandon GloverSpring 2019
Modular Ammonia ProductionThe American Institute of Chemical EngineersMAPDesign a small-scale, modular ammonia plant capable of producing 10 tons/day of ammonia on a farm, utilizing clean energy sources.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar RaghavanChase McGee, Shivam Ishanpara, James Ragland, and Mohamed SabrahSpring 2020
Design and Construction of Modular Thermal EvaporatorMaterials Science & EngineeringScience ToasterDesign a thermal evaporator to perform physical vapor deposition in a research laboratory setting. Modularity will be a main purpose in design such that the thermal evaporator may be developed in parallel with control system integration and high-cost parts acquisition to enable a more intelligent system.Materials Science & EngineeringMahshid AhmadiMelanie Buziak, Caitlin Harpell, Trent Charnock, Morgan Yount, and Cullen PearsonSpring 2020
Thermal Chemical Energy StorageUT GreenfeeThermal Chemical Energy StorageAnalyze energy storage potential for sodium hydroxide (NaOH) used in conjunction with a parabolic solar collector. Model solar collector temperatures as well as energy usage for various building types and weather patterns to determine feasibility of use for a full-scale system.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerJonathan West, Samuel Swayne, John Davis, James McBroom, and Tennessee BryantSpring 2020
Motion Charging Smart WatchElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 01Develop hardware and software that can be implemented to an existing Smartwatch so the system could charge off of the userÕs motion. The hardware would include an integrated circuit with USB connection. The software would analyze the performance of the charging module and report to the userElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveLuke Annen, Jillian Ruff, and Nolan BrownSpring 2020
Design and Fabrication of Synthetic Rock-Forming Mineral PhasesMaterials Science & EngineeringSynthetic SilicatesDesign a process to create silicate minerals intended for nuclear reactor containment. These minerals need to withstand some irradiation, so a uniform phase and specific composition is necessary.Materials Science & EngineeringKurt Sickafus and Chris WettelandNatalie Wieber, Will Parker, Jared Floyd, and Justin LeeSpring 2020
Thermal Chemical Energy Storage (TCES)Office of SustainabilityThermal Chemical Energy StorageThe compressor of a refrigeration system discharges a high temperature and high pressure superheated refrigerant having an exergy quality, second only to the electricity input to the compressor. The heat is wasted by dumping it to the outdoor environment. A chemical-based thermal energy storage (TCES) is proposed that generates and stores chemical energy in the summer for later use during the winter months; there is virtually no heat loss while in the storage state. The TES would offset heating demands during early morning peak winter usage or shape loads during other periods to help reduce utility costs, environmental impact and infrastructure.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerTennessee Bryant, Seth Douglas, Junsung Park, Frances Pfeifer, and Pierce AtkinsSpring 2019
MSR-ORNLOak Ridge National LaboratoryMSR-ORNLDesign a natural circulation molten salt research reactor. The design includes thermal hydraulics, neutronics, shielding, instrumentation and control, and materials. The reactor will be used to help further research and development on molten salt reactors, since data on them is scarce.Department of Nuclear EngineeringLaurence MillerThomas Quirin, Patrick Huston, Hayden Sutton, Jacob Mckesson, Josh Nash, and Parth PatelSpring 2019
Design of a Solar-Powered, Non-Thermal Plasma Device for Microbial DisinfectionDepartment of Biosystems Engineering and Soil ScienceNon-Thermal Plasma TeamDevelop a water disinfection device for off-grid use in remote areas. Portability, effectiveness, and cost are key factors of design. The design utilizes plasma generation of ozone to kill microbes.Department of Biosystems Engineering & Soil SciencesPhilip Ye and David SmithLuke Martin, Calvin Conn, Jordan Brewer, and Cabot AndersonSpring 2019
Thorcon Power Plant Transients AnalysisDepartment of Nuclear EngineeringMSR UTThe main focus of the project is to design a model of a Thorcon power plant in order to test the transient behavior of the plant during design basis accidents. The model is created by combining four smaller models of the core neutronics, core kinetics, freeze plug behavior, and thermal cycle.Department of Nuclear EngineeringOndrej ChvalaYanheng Chen, Son Quang, and John HirtzSpring 2019
Multi-Port Catheter for Vascular InterventionUniversity of Tennessee Medical CenterSyrumSyncDesign a working catheter that uses multiple ports to allow for both insertion and removal of substances, along with occlusion of the site in order to heal vascular damage. Analyze the benefit and efficiency of the vascular wall repair drug delivery system.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeffrey ReinboltEmily Schulman, Emily Gable, Sara Aboeleneen, Patrick Kennedy, and Kiara MyersSpring 2020
Determining the Effect of a Humid Environment on Cable AgingAnalysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS)Cable AgingCable aging is a costly problem occuring in industry and there is still much unknown about how it occurs. Environments with high amounts of humidity, such as those of light water nuclear reactors, are of particular interest due to complications added by the presence of water. These cables are exposed to harsh environmental conditions and elevated temperatures for decades, and cable embrittlement or failure can lead to dangerous and costly consequences. To provide a better understanding for the mechanisms behind cable aging, embrittlement, and other environmental failures, cable insulation made from cross-linked polyethylene (XLP) and ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) were examined. These insulative polymers will be exposed to high and low humidities at elevated temperatures to simulate light water nuclear reactor environments. Samples of new cable insulation were artificially aged in a tube furnace with water vapor to simulate humid environments. Virgin, service simulated, and service exposed samples were analyzed by DSC, TGA, Dielectric testing, FTIR, and Raman spectroscopy. The data gathered from these tests will be compared and contrasted in order to provide a better understanding of how aging occurs and give a ballpark estimate for cable life.Department of Materials Science & EngineeringKurt SickafusMax Neveau, Cameron Hale, Ethan Blount, Darby Ker, Jeremiah Petty, and Noah SchaftleinSpring 2019
Thorium Oxide Extraction From Monazite OreElectrical Power Research Institute (EPRI)Gold TeamDevelop a process to extract Thorium Oxide from Monazite Ore. Use various acid and base reactions, including separation processes, to carry out this operation. Analyze the cost of the system, including equipment expenditures.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceNikolai Regenold, Karsten Parker, Benjamin Miller, and Caleb MoonSpring 2020
Multimodal Diamond Senor for Advanced ReactorsNuclear EngineeringMDSDevelop a multimodal diamond sensor platform to enhance the control of advanced nuclear reactors with non-traditional coolants such as molten salts and metals. This sensing system will have the ability to measure temperature, thermal neutron flux, and fast neutron flux simultaneously and in real time.Nuclear EngineeringEric LukosiJessica Charest, Tyler Beck, Micah Jeroutek, and Austin Ford Spring 2020
Develop Standard Operating Procedures for Full Electronic Records IntegrationInterFaith Health ClinicInterFaith Senior Design TeamAchieve full electronic record integration at InterFaith Health clinic by creating Standard Operating Procedures for volunteer doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses. These Standard Operating Procedures must be easily understood and implemented to ensure quality care and records for all patients.Department of Industrial & Systems EngineeringFloyd OstrowskiEmily Diehl, Clark Legac, Payton Garland, Joshua Presnell, Emily Glenn, and Corrine TerhuneSpring 2019
Thorium ProductionElectrical Power Research Institute (EPRI)Team 11Developing a monazite separation process to extract a reasonably pure thorium oxide and other rare earth element minerals, e.g., lanthanum, cerium, neodymium in an economically feasible and environmentally friendly manner.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceChachthida Sukitjavanich, Monique Barksdale, Mubuso Nkosi, Sydnee Ruff, and Zach PapiezSpring 2020
Myoelectric Hand/WristChoice Orthotics & ProstheticsPerpetual ProstheticsDevelop a 3D-printed prosthetic device for below-the-elbow amputees with movable finger and wrist components. Create a business case and manufacturing plan to produce the prosthetic.Integrated Engineering DesignChad DutyTaylor Berger, Michael Clay, Ashton DeRousse, Lauren Jennings, Cora Tucker, Matthew Rowe, and Erica WatersSpring 2020
Dissolved Oxygen Sensing for Wastewater ManagementEastman Chemical CompanyDOERSDevelop an automated data logging system to measure and record dissolved oxygen levels in waste water from Eastman Chemical Company. The system will traverse a water basin to collect the data.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringMatthew YoungYuvraj Sriram, Cory Hensley, Darren Foster, Ian Cannon, and Aaron MccullerSpring 2019
TixZr(1-x)N Thin Films for Advanced Plasmonic MaterialsJIAMMSE Project Group 3The goal of this project is to utilize combinatorial reactive thin film sputtering to create a TixZr(1-x)N thin film for the application of advanced plasmonic materials. This will be accomplished by characterizing the as-deposited composition, nanostructure, and optical properties of a TiN and ZrN binary and TixZr(1-x)N ternary ceramic films.Department of Materials Science & EngineeringPhilip Rack and Jason FowlkesSusan Schickling, Codi Ferree, Andre Hillsman, Amy Godfrey, and Hannah RobinsonSpring 2019
Neutron MultiplicationDepartment of Nuclear EngineeringNeutron MultiplicationDesign and built a neutron multiplication monitoring system for use in both the thermal neutron assembly, and the planned fast neutron assembly.Department of Nuclear EngineeringLaurence MillerSpencer Kropf, Jason Matheny, Robert Corrigan, Andrew Volkovitskiy, and Garrett RussellSpring 2019
Distributed Chemical Awareness NetworkOak Ridge National LaboratoryEECS Team 19Design a network of sensors that can detect an increase in chemical air content and communicate between sensors to confirm chemical anomalies. The network will then be able to notify an administrator and perform image processing via a camera.Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciencen/a n/aRoscoe Beitel, Michael Dennison, Grady McGinnity, and Nicholas WestSpring 2020
TollyMin H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTollyDevelop a 3D-printed, cost-effective, bionic prosthetic for below the elbow amputees. Tolly is currently designed specifically for a biomedical engineering student at the University of Tennessee.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceChad DutyMakenzie Swicegood, Alex Weber, Gabriela Sabin, Justin Stephens, Emily Weeden, Brian Friend, Ben Chesney, and Zac ColeSpring 2019
New Roadway Design at Faith Promise Lane: From Cherahala Boulevard to TN-162, MP1.9Gresham Smith2020 Vision EngineeringDesign is necessary for a new collector road and on-ramp connecting the proposed Cherahala Boulevard extension to Pellissippi Parkway to improve safety and connectivity in the vicinity of Faith Promise Church in west Knoxville. Efforts include significant grade modifications, geotechnical services, utilities and drainage design, mindful of the geometric needs of the roadway to serve the drivers accessing the neighborhood.Civil & Environmental EngineeringJenny RetherfordWes Darling, Zachary Jerome, Collis Lowe, Nicholas Naifeh, Brady Nutt, Benjamin Ferguson, and Daniel FoxSpring 2020
Dynamic Insulation Wall AssemblyClayton HomesDynamic Wall InsulationA major change in construction is proposed having the potential to save both energy and cost of construction; simple payback is estimated at about 7 years for new construction. The key objective complements the Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB) research sponsored by the DOE Building Technologies Office (BTO). Goal is to demonstrate smart insulation materials. The insulation is capable of being dynamically controlled through a change in thermal emittance. Students will model, build and demonstrate a dynamic wall assembly. The concept changes thermal resistance on demand to enhance passive solar heating and nighttime thermal cooling. Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerCarson Buchanan, Taylor Jordon, Connor Morton, Tyler Newsom, and Dalton WestSpring 2019
Torch-mounted Automated Wire Cutter for Large Scale Metal Additive ManufacturingOak Ridge National Laboratory Manufacturing Demonstration FacilityTorch-mounted Automated Wire Cutter for Large Scale Metal Additive ManufacturingAt the MDF, the welding torch for a 3D metal printer has to cut wire after every weld it makes. This severely increases print time since it has to go to a special station to cut the wire. Our task is to make cutting the wire faster by mounting it to the head of the torch.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringBill HamelSteven Patrick, Matt Montgomery, Erfan Zahraei, Garrett Foust, and Ben RouseSpring 2019
New Surgical Instrument for Veterinary MedicineUT College of Veterinary MedicineVeterinary Engineering Technology (V.E.T)Develop and innovate a surgical tool that will allow a veterinary surgeon to use one instrument to clamp, cut, repair and stitch together tissue in an equine uterus. This tool must be useful but gentle on the uterine tissue without further damaging it.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeffrey ReinboltLauren Smith, Natalie Gosnell, Sarah Brock, Jami Anderson, and Bibhor PantaSpring 2019
Dynamic InsulationsClayton HomesDynamic InsulationDevelop a wall insulation system that allows the thermal resistance to be varied depending on the outdoor conditions. The insulation is able to achieve different thermal resistance values by using a small electric current to change the emissivity of thin films contained within the wall.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerVincent Gambuzza, Ben Bartmess, Daniel Melton, Aynsley Whitus, and N/A N/ASpring 2020
TRACEDepartment of Biosystems Engineering and Soil ScienceTRACEDesign a semi-automated concentration, collection, and storage system for floating garbage in small waterways. The system will be equipped with sensors to alert a city worker when to remove the garbage from the storage receptacle and keep the worker up to date on the system's functionality.Department of Biosystems Engineering & Soil SciencesDaniel YoderJosh Benavidez, Lindsay Brown, Macy King, and Bailey LangfordSpring 2019
Optics of Two-Dimensional Materials used as Substrates for Nanoparticle-Based DevicesMaterials Science & EngineeringNanoparticles are CoolProduce crystals for application of two-dimensional layers to substrates for optical characterization. After optical characterization of two-dimensional crystals is complete, apply gold nano-particles to the crystals to characterize changes in two-dimensional crystals from gold nano-particles. Materials Science & EngineeringDavid Mandrus and Gerd DuscherAnne Coleman, Tyler Douglas, Reagan Newman, Mallory Stevenson, and Connor StephensSpring 2020
Early Bronco Electric Vehicle Subsystem DesignKincer Chassis - Krawlers EdgeEcoTrekDesign electric vehicle systems for the body of a classic Ford Bronco. Develop a business plan that will allow sponsor Krawlers Edge to efficiently produce more of these electric vehicle systems.Integrated Engineering DesignWilliam Miller and Doug AaronKali Holt, Michael Butler, Dakota Cauthen, Isaac Houser, Kizer Harris, Greg Corson, and Holly RobbinsSpring 2020
Trans-Neptunium Orbit DeterminationsDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical EngineeringTNO VI; Delta VEGA EditionDevelop potential trajectories and mission opportunities for objects past Neptune's orbit. This process minimized the mass requirements of engine burns to achieve the desired trajectories and analyzed the radiation experienced by the spacecraft on the trajectory.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJames Evans LyneZackery Crum, Daniel Johnson, Samuel Walters, Garrett Mitchell, and Adam DaltonSpring 2019
Optimization of Beer to Whiskey Distillation ProcessPost Modern SpiritsSmokeyÕs Whiskey MakersDevelop parameters to optimize the production of whiskey from while maintaining the flavor profile of Post-Modern Distillery determined from analytical procedures. The parameters must be achievable with the equipment already used at the distillery.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar Raghavan and Zhanhu GuoAlexandra Galaska, Hunter Beckham, Devin Blumenfeld, and Caroline JonesSpring 2020
Early Warning Solar Storm PredictionElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceEarly Warning Solar Storm PredictionDevelop a prediction algorithm for solar storms using machine learning. Design a magnetic loop antenna for observation of solar radiation, used in conjunction with historic data to train the algorithm.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveMarvin Joshi, Matthew Smalley, Aiden Rutter, Ben Klein, and Ian LumsdenSpring 2020
Trauma TotUT Medical CenterLOGO DesignsDesign and manufacture a simulated trauma model for toddler aged children in order for surgeons to practice a variety of procedures. The model must be anatomically correct, have a simple assembly system, and use materials that are easy to replace and cost effective.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeff ReinboltOlivia Lowman, Anneka Granvold, Ryan Ogle, and Eddie OrzechowskiSpring 2019
Optimization of Whiskey Cuts for Yield and FlavorPostModern SpiritsVolunteer DistillersDevelop a method to optimize yield and flavor of PostModern SpiritÕs distillation process. This is to be accomplished by using analytical methods in the laboratory and Aspen Plus simulations.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar Raghavan and Zhanhu GuoMalcolm Miller, Abdullah Algamdi, Zhenglang Hao, and Carter SheppardSpring 2020
Eastman PFT Data LoggerEastman Chemical CompanyP.F.TDesign and develop a self-powered data logging system that records and monitors pressure, temperature, and flow rate data in air and water pipelines at Eastman Chemical Company. Readings are taken by using a pitot tube with two pressure transducers and a temperature sensor which connect to a data logger. The collected data is displayed on the data logger in a live readout for 24 hour periods.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringMatthew YoungRyan Wallace, Chad Arnold, Tucker Hall, and Joseph GauspohlSpring 2019
Treatment of Sour Water from Petrochemical ProcessesDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringRaghavan IncorporatedDevelop a technologically advantageous and economically efficient process for the removal of toxic compounds commonly found in wastewater from petrochemical processes in order for its safe and responsible reintegration into local ecosystems. Water purity must meet or exceed relevant federal and locally mandated pollutant levels to maintain public health and safety.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar RaghavanColin Davis, Dillon Price, Kaitlin Blanchard, and Jesse DyerSpring 2019
ORACLE: Mars Aerial SurveyorDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical EngineeringCoder's RotorsDevelop an aerial drone for the purpose of creating 3-dimensional topographic maps of the martian surface. The drone must be able to operate multiple flights to collect the needed data and be able to work in tandem with a rover to transmit the data back to Earth for processing. Software will be used to convert the video data into 3-dimensional topographic maps.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJames Coder and Robert BondMichelle Mcnamara, Tanner Justice, Jeff Zajkowski, John Thress, and David KightSpring 2019
EcoCar Mobility ChallengeElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 22Develop tools for EcoCar Mobility Challenge including data visualization tools, diagnostics check, and sensor status. Design the program that analyzing the data collected by various types of sensors mounted on the vehicle.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveSpencer Harper, Austin Park, Zhekai Dong, and Haowei CaoSpring 2020
Tunneling Wound Exploration DeviceUT Medical CenterT3 EngineeringDesign a cost-efficient, sterile, and disposable exploration device for the purpose of examining and treating tunneling wounds with small-diameter openings. The device utilizes a novel articulation system that enables the operator to direct the camera's view while inside the wound. The device also contains a built-in irrigation system compatible with standard medical syringes to allow physicians to flush out the wound and clear any biological obstruction to the camera's view.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringMitchell GoldmanBrittani Lopez, Carson Smith, Sarah Enani, Christopher O'Brien, and Nathaniel HauserSpring 2019
Oral HygieneUniversity of Tennessee Research FoundationOral HygieneDesign and implement a universal brush attachment for Yankauer Suction Tubes. This attachable device must cost less than $1.90 and have a 360 degree brush head.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringPreetam SharmaBenjamin Schwartz, Celeste Pelletier, Cyrus Jones, and Hatim KamalSpring 2020
EcoCAR Mobility ChallengeMin H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceEcoCAR Mobility Challenge CAVs TeamOur team is in EcoCAR Mobility Challenge as the CAVs team (Connective and Automated Vehicles). Our team specifically is tasked with making the EcoCAR have level 2 autonomous capabilities.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceHairong Qi and David IrickStephanie Kreutz, Matt Anderson, fareed rafipour, MacKenzie Goff, Casey Lemon, and zach randallSpring 2019
Ultrasoundable Peripheral IV Access ModelUniversity of Tennessee Medical Center(KM)^2Develop a novel, low-cost, realistic IV insertion model that can accurately simulate insertion of an IV/catheter in difficult IV access patients. The model must be capable of ultrasound imaging and include anatomical obstacles specific to difficult IV access. Investigate market opportunities and create a manufacturing plan required for commercialization in healthcare facilities.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeffrey ReinboltNicole Kowalski, Matthew Kushnir, Alicia Matavosian, and Camron MidgetteSpring 2020
ORNL Non-Magnetic FoundationOak Ridge National LaboratoryFASA EngineeringDesign a Non-Magnetic Foundation for a new research facility intended to further study the measurement of the neutron's dipole moment. The experiment aims to uncover the reason why matter exists in the universe. The foundation will use different non-magnetic reinforcing materials to minimize any magnetic interference on the experimental equipment.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringJennifer Retherford and Mark DenavitSalvador Morales, Annie Diegel, Forrest Wright, and Austin WilliamsSpring 2019
EcoCAR Mobility ChallengeArgonne National LaboratoryEcoCAR Mobility ChallengeDevelop a Hybrid electric vehicle for car sharing and rental purposes from a General Motors 2019 Blazer. This vehicle will also be equipped with hands off steering wheel autonomous features by integrating several radars, sensors and cameras.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringDavid IrickDennis OwensSpring 2019
Upgrade of Robotic Arm Control from Open Loop to Closed Loop Control and Implementation of a Flux Mapping SystemNuclear EngineeringRobotic Arm Flux MappingRedesign and upgrade a robotic arm such that it operates from an open-loop system to a closed-loop system. The new robot and code should allow the robot to autonomously measure neutron radiation at different locations in its surroundings to form a 3D flux map of the environment.Nuclear EngineeringLaurence Miller and Larry SharpeNoah Marks, Reagan Stringfellow, and Ben ClaytonSpring 2020
ORT-E: Adaptive Job Scheduling for High Mix, Low Volume Products Oak Ridge Tool - EngineeringJob Shop ISEsThe team was tasked with designing a visual job scheduling system for Oak Ridge Tool - Engineering, which machines custom products to high specifications. The design focus was the POLCA system which uses paired loops with overlapping cells and cards to manage capacity throughout the job shop floor. POLCA is designed to adapt to large work orders and customer demands that make scheduling complicated. The overall purpose is to increase ownership, throughput, and revenue for ORT-E. Industrial & Systems EngineeringLaura O'Shaughnessy and Floyd OstrowskiTrice McCullar, Adam Larkey, Nathan Allen, and Philip ThrockmortonSpring 2020
Economic Recycling of Spent Lithium-Ion BatteriesChemical & Biomolecular EngineeringMission RecyclableAnalysis of available battery recycling techniques and subsequent design of an industrial-scale process. Further stages were developed to refine products while reducing costs in order to increase economic feasibility.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceGene Cravens, Daniel Faradji, Edward Michaud, Matthew Rivera, and Caleb YoungSpring 2020
UTK College of Nursing Manikin Storage SystemUniversity of Tennessee Research FoundationThe Power TowerDesign and build a product to properly store and move approximately 75 lbs. medical manikins in nursing simulation labs. The product must accommodate for good nursing body mechanics including moving the manikins from different medical bed heights. The product needs to be low profile with an overall footprint the size of a standard stretcher ( 83Ó x 35Ó).Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringLarry SharpeLee Sarten, Zane Chapman, Cameron Oakley, Beverly Wesh, and Tyler McCubbinsSpring 2020
ParkwayTTAPTeam 24Develop a mobile application which provides the status of current University of Tennessee parking garage occupancy levels to users. Implement an easy to use guided user interface with concise and complete data viewing for a facilitated parking experience.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveConner Brinkley, Kae Suarez, Emily Plank, Sam Hazlewood, Austin Knight, and Kody BloodworthSpring 2020
Economic Viability of Rare Earth Element Extraction from Monazite OreElectric Power Research InstituteEconomic Viability of Rare Earth Element Extraction from Monazite OreDevelopment of a process design flow sheet, followed by economic analysis. Determine if the proposed process is economically viable and environmentally responsible.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceDamon Vance, Azaam Almasudi, and Logan BrownSpring 2019
UTK SmartPark App & Sensor SystemCenter for Transportation ResearchTeam 18Gather and analyze parking data from sensors into usable database, then translating that data into readable and user-friendly information displayed on a mobile parking app. Sensors must be installed in a select number of spots in one of the Knoxville garages.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveMatthew Butera, Winston Boyd, David Rainbolt, James Best, Vishal Patel, Rachel Mcfall, and Dylan DevriesSpring 2020
Patch Array Software Defined Radio TelescopeMin H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer SciencePASDRTWe are developing a small antenna that allows for the live observation of radio waves, in this case, specifically WiFi. It has uses in search & rescue and anti jamming.Aly FathyChase Cumbelich, Peter Alley, Nick Bianchi, and Abdel MoadiSpring 2019
EECS Graduate Student Forms CentralMin H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 23Develop an interactive web interface for graduate students to better keep track of degree requirements. The web interface will automatically validate and populate degree programs forms and provide students information on how to complete outstanding degree requirements.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceJens GregorCasey Bates, Henry Quach, Ben Siravantha, Howard Choi, and Surya ManikondaSpring 2019
UTK Transfer Student Confirmation Process ImprovementUndergraduate Admissions Transfer CenterUTK Transfer Center Process Improvement TeamFind and prioritize issues with the student transfer (confirmation) process to address issues identified by transfer students that directly affect the number of transfer students confirmed for enrollment each academic year. Outside of addressing transfer student priority issues, improvement opportunities within the process that will significantly reduce its lead time are also identified.Industrial & Systems EngineeringLaura O'Shaughnessy and Floyd OstrowskiZebulun Eggers , Van Nguyen, and David Hammett Spring 2020
Physical Model and Simulation of Flow in a High Temperature, Low Pressure FurnaceBAM KnoxvilleThe Flow BrosDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJ Mark BarkerMary Daffron, Landen McDonald, Joseph Goble, and Charles StansberrySpring 2019
EECS Lab Tour RobotMin H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 6Develop a robot that is capable of autonomous navigation. The robot is required to navigate the third and fourth floors of the Min Kao building. The robot shall also visit and talk about labs on the way.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceMark Dean and Amir SadovnikTyler Small, Samuel Leonard, Sai Manikonda, Hunter Kelley, William Prickett, and Alexander BooherSpring 2019
Vaccine DeliveryDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical EngineeringVaccine DeliveryDesign a portable refrigeration system to deliver vaccines to remote locations. The system must be self sufficient and be operable by anyone. A hand crank compressor is used in a vapor refrigeration system.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringDoug AaronNoah Johnson, Justin Garner, Courtney Cartwright, Trenton Yount, Georgiana Blue, and Ryan LitchfieldSpring 2019
Pick and PlaceAccu-RouterPick and PlaceDevelop a simple and reliable pick and place unit. Must utilize existing technologies and be easy to maintain.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringLarry SharpeJordan Cummings, Jacob Maine, Collin Culp, William Piwonka, and Philip BaileySpring 2019
Efficient Elevator AlgorithmElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam IcovatorDesign a simulation that emulates elevators in buildings of various sizes. Develop an algorithm that optimizes elevator functionality using modern reinforcement learning techniques.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveSean Toll, Owen Barbour, Carl Edwards, Daniel Nichols, and Austin DaySpring 2020
Vanadium Flow BatteryOffice of SustainabilityVanadium Flow BatteryDevelop a concept for an energy storage device that could be used in Hodges Library to eliminate peak-demand charges. Energy costs during peak-demand times are substantially higher than average costs.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerMark Terrones II, Gabriel Abbu, Conrad Pelletier, and Kenneth WashingtonSpring 2019
Pilot Car Active Clearance Alert SystemClayton HomesWatch Your HeadDevelop a system to prevent manufactured home collisions with overhead obstacles during highway transport. Design pilot car detection systems and communication with home trailer to warn drivers with enough time to avoid a collision.Integrated Engineering DesignHairong QiThomas Keyes, RŽmi Koch, Charles Weber, Matthew DeMorat, Spencer McDonald, and Jacob WilleSpring 2020
Effluent to Beer Tap: Design and Construction of a Portable Re-Use Water Treatment SystemLDA EngineeringSustainabrew EngineeringWater Scarcity is an increasingly prevalent issue many municipalities face or will face in the near future. Design and construction of a portable wastewater treatment unit suitable to accept wastewater treatment plant effluent serves as a prototype for wastewater re-use. Water quality testing ensures the treated water meets drinking water standards and allows for a beer brewing trial application.Civil & Environmental EngineeringJenny RetherfordKadee Klimowicz, Emma Parks, Sean Lee, and Caroline StephensSpring 2020
Vanadium Flow Battery DEMO at HodgesOffice of SustainabilityVanadium Flow BatteryDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerMark Terrones II, Gabriel Abbu, Conrad Pelletier, and Kenneth WashingtonSpring 2019
Pipe Inspection RobotEastman Chemical CompanyPipe BotDevelop and build a robotic system to traverse within a pipe system to inspect for defects, product buildup or other issues. Robotic system will be functional for up to 100 ft of pipe, capture images, transmit video and be controlled remotely. Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringMatthew YoungMichael Buckley, Armand Mendez, John Batcheller, Daniel Brimer, and Justin ShropshireSpring 2020
Emergency Department Simulation and Modeling for Fort SandersFort Sanders Regional Medical CenterHealthcare Emergency Department Refinement TeamThis project is designed to have a reduction of patient length of stay (LOS) for the Emergency Department at FSRMC. The agent-based simulation model is a tool to assist the new Emergency Department in decision making on staffing, the number of beds to open, and other logistical opportunities for improvement by observing the current flow of the ED, creating a simulation model, and simulating optimal scenarios utilizing design of experiments. Industrial & Systems EngineeringFloyd Ostrowski and Laura O'ShaughnessyGabrielle Schuck, Ryan Fehr, Chris Logan, Lee Malesh, and Ashley ChenSpring 2020
Variable Thermal Resistance Insulation for Energy Conservation in Homes / Dynamic Insulation Wall AssemblyClayton HomesClayton Homes Variable InsulationDevelop a variable insulation wall system for residential homes. This system utilizes thin metallic sheets placed in parallel inside the wall with a small current being used to manipulate the walls R value. By doing this energy is conserved through efficiently heating and cooling the indoors by taking advantage of the outdoor climate.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerTaylor Jordan, Carson Buchanan, Connor Morton, Tyler Newsom, and Dalton WestSpring 2019
PiTraderDepartment of FinancePiTraderDesign an automated algorithmic trading platform that can execute predefined or user-defined strategies. Provide a form of passive alpha for casual investors interested in technology and trading.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceAndy PuckettDavid Clevenger, Parker Holt, Dylan Farmer, Justin Martinez, and Guru Ball-KhalsaSpring 2019
Emergency iTrainerUT Medical CenterEngineerinGirlsDesign a training model that can be used to simulate select emergency ocular procedures. The students at the UT Med Center Simulation Lab do not currently have a way to practice procedures like foreign body removal, slit-lamp exam, fluorescein staining, and lateral canthotomy. The training model needs to be life-life, realistic, and provide easy repeatability for training sessions.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeffrey ReinboltJillian Schwendeman, Hannah Olsen, Gracie Forbes, Emma Johnson, and Brett EvansSpring 2019
Vision System Innovation for Construction Site SafetyTrimbleOptical Worksite LocatorDevelop a camera system to detect and locate invalid personal protective equipment (PPE). Alert construction site administrators through a mobile app. Analyze the market and create a business case for the product.Integrated Engineering DesignAmir SadovnikHannah Loftis, Bryce Mullins, Manan Desai, and Raman LalSpring 2020
Portable Sensor Safety Suite for VehiclesElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 4A portable set of vehicle safety sensors with a tablet display. The suite includes two blind spot sensors and two cameras. The tablet will display the camera and alert information.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveJacob Engelman, Yibo Wu, Omeed Noorbakhsh, and Zachary DieterSpring 2020
Encrypted Garage Door OpenerElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 20Design a home garage door opener that is more secure than current systems. Create a physical device that attaches to current openers. Develop an accompanying phone application for end-users to use instead of an old-style radio opener.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveTom Krobatsch, Josh Norvell, Brent Ford, Jackie Ni, and Matt BroussardSpring 2020
VocaCoordDepartment of Audiology and Speech PathologyTeam VocaCoordVocaCoord is a tablet and web application that uses speech-to-text technology to aid hearing and learning disabled children in the classroom. It detects keywords spoken by teachers and displays them on students' tablets along with a picture and definition of the word.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceJillian McCarthy and Michael BerryCharles Rizzo, Jerry Duncan, Austin Saporito, Preston Provins, Ryan Flint, and Jared BurrisSpring 2019
Powder Agitation System3D Systems3D Systems Senior Design Group 1Design a system that loosens the powder in a storage bin used for SLS printing. The system must guarantee a flow rate out of the 2 inch diameter opening of 1 liter every 10 seconds. The system must also remain contaminant free and maintain "first in, first out" behavior.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJ BouletAustin Davis, Austin Smith, Andrew Walters, Cameron Wagner, and Colin WhiteSpring 2019
Engineering Mentor Program Application ExpansionEngineering Mentor Program (UTK Student Organization)Team 25Develop the remaining functionality of the Engineering Mentor Program mobile app for Android and iOS. The app will be used to improve the pairing and communication of mentors and mentees.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveShivam Patel, Abby Prosise, Cristian Romo, Cara Scott, and Daniel SylwestrowiczSpring 2020
Wag-in-OneDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical EngineeringVolTankDesign and build a motorized, modular, flatbed trailer for construction, landscape, and utility companies to allow for seamless transitions between job sites. The trailer can be towed or self-propelled at low speeds and will have interchangeable attachments such as a platform lift, dump bucket, grill, and workstation.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringMatthew MenchEvalynn Borrego, Corbin King, William Connor Fair, Joseph Golden, and Henry GertsenSpring 2019
PPE Accountability System to Secure Patient RoomsUT Medical CenterTeam MediVolDevelop technology to detect PPE on medical personnel prior to entering patient, alert the medical personnel if they are not compliant to the PPE standards set for the room, and track compliance data for targeted re-training. The system must be efficient and intuitive for all medical staff.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeff ReinboltAndrew Miller, Kelsie Shea, Andrew Ten Eyck, and Peyton HolmanSpring 2019
EPRI 1: Autonomous Lawn MowerElectric Power Research InstituteAutonomous LawnmowerDevelop a lawnmower which can self drive and adjust its movement based on a desired path. The prototype must be designed such that the final cost is competitive with similar products on the market.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringLarry SharpeMichael McClanahan, Corey Crawford, Kea Francis, and Matthew CummingsSpring 2019
Water Quality Sensor HubElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceWater Quality Sensor HubDevelop water quality sensor hub to monitor water conditions in Connor Creek. Provide a low cost alternative to expensive current-day modules. Implement using solar power and enable remote monitoring. Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveAlec Yen, Yaw Mensah, Roy Tan, and Brian LundellSpring 2020
Pratt & Whitney Centering Spring Redesign using Selective Laser SinteringPratt & WhitneyPratt & Whitney Senior Design TeamAchieve a 10% weight and production cost reduction for 700 annual units when compared to the current traditionally manufactured part, utilizing Ti-6Al-4V powder in a selective laser sintering additive manufacturing system.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringChad Duty and Larry SharpeMatt Cum, Allan Coste, Nathan Bingham, Marcus Brooks, and Grayson HawkinsSpring 2019
Extraction of Rare Earth Elements and Thorium Oxide from MonaziteElectric Power Research InstituteCBE 488 Senior Design: D. Chitwood, D. Crawford, C. TothDesign and analyze a process to produce reasonable pure thorium oxide as a product and rare earth oxides as bi-products from monazite ore (sand). Conduct an economic analysis of the process products and optimize the reactor system.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringPete CounceChase Toth, Drake Crawford, and Dylan ChitwoodSpring 2019
Where Knowledge Comes FromUT Engineering Honors/OutreachTeam 10Develop a web application capable of simulating an interview process through a survey format. The application will be divided into two parts. There will be an admin area for researchers to create, share, and analyze survey forms. The second part will be for students to complete a survey by drawing their interpretation of where knowledge comes from.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceCourtney FaberMariah Billings, Morgan Johnson, Christopher Brunton, Seth Kear, and Chris MunceySpring 2019
Premature Infant Car SeatUniversity of Tennessee Medical Center- Center for Women and Infant HealthBiomimetic SolutionsDevelop a transportation system capable of addressing the physiological needs of prematurely born and smaller sized infants. Consider both the needs of consumers (parents/guardians/caregivers) and infants within the implementation of the product. Construct a plan for marketing and distributing of the device. Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeffrey ReinboltBradley Moore, Christian Waksmunski, Brooks Hoddinott, and Samantha BratcherSpring 2020
Extraction of Rare Earth Elements from Monazite OreDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringUTK CBE GROUP 10Develop a process using OLI flowsheet for the extraction of rare earth elements of high purity to be sold for profit from monazite ore. The design will include all necessary unit operations, appropriate safety measures, and pollution control and prevention techniques. A study-level design will be presented, including a process flow diagram and economic analysis.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CouncePaige Jones, Morgan Walker, and DeLys ValentineSpring 2019
Windows in TimeClayton HomesThe KittersDesign a Just In Time system for Clayton Home's windows being delivered to a home-building site in Rutledge from a warehouse in Morristown. Inventory at Rutledge will be eliminated. Elimination of the current window inventory will reduce costs that are currently held-up by inventory, defective windows, and space required. Industrial & Systems EngineeringFloyd Ostrowski and Laura O'ShaughnessySamantha Stripling, Wojih Akeel, and Somer OlmsteadSpring 2020
Prescribed and simplified bone plate adjustmentUniversity of Tennessee Research FoundationPB&J (Plates, Bending, and Jaws)Develop a procedure/product that customizes, through prescribed bending and cutting steps, and in a timely manner, the size, shape, and conformation of titanium bone plates that are used in maxillofacial surgery for mending jaw fractures and osteotomies.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringAndy SarlesLuke Lindsey, William Davis, Curtis Haley, Nicolas Murray, and Matthew WattersSpring 2020
Extraction of Thorium Dioxide from MonaziteElectric Power Research InstituteCBE 488 Abdelnour, Alshibli, Said, & YolitzDevelop and economically analyze the extraction of thorium dioxide from monazite using sulfuric acid.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceKaroleen Said, Katherine Yolitz, Marina Abdelnour, and Ahmad AlshibliSpring 2019
Active Energy System - Ice StorageActive Energy SystemsAES Ice StorageDesign, develop, and demonstrate a prototype of a newly designed air conditioning unit that uses ice as the cooling substance. Specifically, a storage unit that will contain the ice requires particular attention of the design process. Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerMitul Mistry, Truman Melton, Remoun Abdo, Ian Collins, and J Forrest DavenportSpring 2020
Wireless Seismic ModuleWireless Seismic ModuleThe Wireless Seismic Module (WSM) is a relatively small device that aims to provide a new and adaptable mechanism that will allow the seismic data obtained from the in-device geophones to be transferred and accessed wirelessly. Wireless transmission of this data will not only make the device more accessible and easier to use, but also broaden the scope of projects in which seismic activity could be incorporated. Collected data will be sent via 4G cellular connection to a server for storage, manipulation, alerts and visualization. This will allow any user to view all collected data in near real time.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveDylan Salmons, Isacc Ige, Frankie Betancourt, Aaron Garringer, Liam Wingerd, and Zack StricklandSpring 2019
Pressurized Water Reactor Refueling Without Removal of the Pressure Vessel Head or Shutting Down the ReactorNuclear EngineeringPWRRA pressurized water reactor has been redesigned to permit refueling while the plant is in operation, as is done is certain gas-cooled reactors. The new design consists of an annular core capable of rotation to position any fuel assembly beneath one of two or three hatches where it can be pulled into a pressure cylinder from which it can be transferred to the spent fuel pool. The pressure cylinder will have the capability to be valved off to maintain pressure in the reactor pressure vessel. Nuclear EngineeringMartin GrossbeckHadeer Zayed, Ashley Goluoglu, Simon Montgomery, and Matthew ScottSpring 2020
Extraction of Thorium Dioxide from Monazite OreDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringCBE Design Team 1This project attempts to provide an industrial-level design for the extraction of thorium dioxide from rare earth elements found in monazite ore. Included in this project are economic feasibility analyses to assess the potential economic impact of the proposed design.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceGrant Rigney, Grant Bauman, Tyler Pitney, and Trent WalkerSpring 2019
"Dry Cask Storage Monitoring Automation"Southern CompanyCask Monitoring System TeamDevelop a plan for the automation of dry cask storage monitoring by exploring alternative methods to human inspection with the use of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV). Currently, dry cask storage monitoring is done manually by humans, which results in exposures to radiation. A plan for automated inspection is desired in order to save maintenance personnel time and dose.Department of Nuclear EngineeringLaurence Miller and Steven SkutnikEthan Asano, Justin Kramer, Abena Otchere-Boateng, Jared Abrams, and Lucas GilbertSpring 2019
Oak Ridge National Laboratory CASLNE - Reactor DesignIn the modern era, energy markets require nuclear plants to be more flexible. Small modular reactors step up to this challenge by offering a reactor design that is quicker to build, more cost efficient, and scalable. This team aims to design and optimize a core loading pattern for one such reactor designed by NuScale.Department of Nuclear EngineeringIvan MaldonadoKalie Knecht, Andrew Naylor, Michael Hines, Logan Clowers, Maddie Burrell, and Molly UnderwoodSpring 2019
Process Design Analysis: Lithium Recovery from Lithium-ion Batteries by Way of Acid LeachingJ.S. Watson Fund at UT for Graduate and Undergraduate ResearchThe LiionsDesign a safe, cost-efficient process to recover lithium from spent lithium-ion batteries. The process should minimize potential hazards associated with material reactivity and possess a low environmental impact via waste neutralization and recycling systems.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceLacey Roberts, Woodi Woodland, Nicholas Ross, and Jordan LeithSpring 2020
Extraction of Thorium Oxide and Rare Earth Elements from Monazite OreDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringCBE 488 Group 1Develop a process for the acid leaching of monazite ore in order to extract and separate thorium oxide, as well as profitable rare earth elements. Estimate the cost of such a process and perform a profitability analysis.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceMakalee Ruch, Molly Landon, Chloe Frame, Ralph Laurel, and Annabelle LiSpring 2019
3D Printed AircraftMechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringAdditive AeronautsThe team is taking part in a competition to design and 3D print an aircraft which will maximize unpowered endurance, the time an aircraft is in the air. To do this, the team is taking advantage of highly specialized materials and printing techniques available at UT.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringBrett Compton and Robert BondChapel Rice, Iris Melara, Eric Vercellone, and Bo WagnerSpring 2020
Monterey MushroomsMonterey MushroomsDevelop a machine capable of autonomously detecting, measuring, locating, then picking a mushroom growing on a bed of dirt and placing it in an assorted bin based on size.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringLarry SharpeRory Butler, Devon McKnight, Will Rooks, Ryan Carter, and Kevin CariniSpring 2019
Process Design for the Extraction of Thorium Dioxide and other REE Oxides from Monazite OreElectric Power Research InstituteThe EngiNERDsComplete a study level process design and analysis of a process to produce reasonable pure thorium dioxide as a product and rare earth oxides as bi-products from monazite ore. The plant design must be economically and environmentally feasible.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceBrad Bennett, Chelsea Connolly-Horton, Kelsey Hay, and Julia JohnsonSpring 2019
Extraction of Thorium Oxide from Monazite OreDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringCBE 488 Group 9Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert (Pete) CounceBrian Grim, Kevin Harricharran, Sidharth Mahajan, and Maggie MannSpring 2019
3D Systems UV LED Curing Unit3D Systems3D Systems UV LED Curing UnitDesign a device for an existing curing unit that uses UV LED technology in place of traditional fluorescent bulbsDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringToby BouletDevan DeMatteoSpring 2019
Process of Thorium Oxide from Monazite Ore: An Economic AnalysisDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringTeam 488Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceBrooke Ballard, Kishen Patel, Mitchel Porter, and Natalie RaySpring 2019
Eye Pathology Simulation ModelUniversity of Tennessee Center for Advanced Medical SimulationBiomediVolBiomediVol designed a three-dimensional ultrasound phantom of the human eye and surrounding tissue to recreate images seen in an ultrasound. The model accurately mimics common eye injuries and pathologies seen in emergency room settings. UT Medical Center will implement the model into the Medical Simulation Center to train emergency department physicians and students on proper eye ultrasound and diagnosing techniques.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeffrey ReinboltGavin Warrington, Lexus Morris, Natalie Ledezma, and Christopher ForsythSpring 2020
3D Systems: SLA Ultrasonic Recoating3D Systems3D Systems Group 2Design a test setup to test the effects of ultrasonics upon resin in a SLA 3D printer. The system must test different positions of ultrasonic transducers, different transducer power levels, and different SLA part profiles to make the system scalable.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringToby BouletPreston Buchanan, Dax Anderson, Trever Ferguson, and Dustin SamplesSpring 2019
Production of Thorium Oxide from Monazite OreElectrical Power Research Institute (EPRI)CBE488 Group 2Develop a safe and cost-effective process that will produce and extract thorium oxide from Monazite ore utilizing a rotary kiln, multiple reactors, and downstream separations.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceRonald Masterson, Shivang Patel, Nico Mascia, and Lilly McCampbellSpring 2020
Eye-Tracking BrowserElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 08Develop a browser extension to assist people who are unable to use an internet web browser. The extension must be able to implement eye-tracking and other Òhands-freeÓ methods to imitate mouse and keyboard input.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveJared Colburn, Alexis Engelvin-Grezes, Jordan Neely, Austin Oaks, and Jacob SamarSpring 2020
50 metric ton per day Modular Ammonia ProductionChemical & Biomolecular EngineeringThe AdiabatsDevelop an alternative ammonia production process that implements less hazardous operating conditions, such as temperature and pressure. In addition, minimizing the greenhouse gas emission and other environmental pollution produced by the process.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar RaghavanOsama Fallatah, Suhail Khalil, Marlee McClean, and Michael SimpsonSpring 2020
Profitability Analysis of Rare Earth Element and Thorium Oxide from Monazite Ore via Acid ProcessingDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringBlack, Fisher, Glynn, and AdamsThe goals of this project are to refine the profitable rare earth elements, as well as thorium oxide, from monazite ore. This is being done by developing and utilizing an acid process. Cost analysis will be done on how efficiently and effectively this process extracts the desired compounds, with hopes of this research being useful to the phosphate mining industry.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceRephayah Black, Maggie Fisher, Kaitlin Glynn, and Matthew AdamsSpring 2019
Fast Neutron Source Design for CriticalityNuclear EngineeringFast Neutron Source Design for CriticalityCreation of operation procedures and a criticality safety evaluation of the loading and storage of fuel material and spectrum-moderating material in the new Fast Neutron Source for the new Nuclear Engineering building. As part of this effort, the group will also design the working table and storage container for the materials along with establishing a criticality safety program for the department.Nuclear EngineeringRonald PeveyBridget Wood, Felipe Novais, Matthew Hipkins, and Parker ForehandSpring 2020
A Mobile Web Application Alarm System for Tracheostomy PatientsUT Department of SurgeryHigh Quality EngineersDesign a web application to display pulse rate and oxygen saturation levels collected by a pulse oximeter, as well as airflow measurements collected by and airflow monitor in patients with tracheostomy. Poor readings of each biometric will send an alert to the cell phone of the nurse or caretaker of the patient for evaluation of condition.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeffery ReinboltAndrew Richard, Carli Stewart, JC McDearman, Mitchell Langley, and Hawra HalahmedSpring 2020
Purification of I-129 from Spent PWR Nuclear FuelOak Ridge National Laboratory-Isotope and Fuel Cycle Technology DivisionThe Illustrious IodinasDevelop a process for the extraction and purification of the radioisotope iodine-129 from spent zircaloy-clad nuclear fuel rods. Evaluate the capital and manufacturing costs and consider potential environmental, safety, and health impacts of the process.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceSamantha Cahill, Kaitlyn Pierson, Kaylie Richard, and Sydney WhitakerSpring 2020
Fast Neutron Source Shutdown SystemDepartment of Nuclear EngineeringFast Neutron Source Shutdown SystemDevelop a shutdown system for the Fast Neutron Source (FNS) to be included in the new Nuclear Engineering Building. The system will perform the task of removing neutrons from the FNS through the insertion of neutron absorbing control plates when activated.Department of Nuclear EngineeringRichard WoodMatthew Herald, Robert Vradenburgh, and Alex SolomonSpring 2019
Accu-Router Door FlipperAccu-RouterAccu-Router 2Design an mechanism to be integrated with a CNC router to safely flip a door after being milled. The router is sized to cut two doors in the same sequence, and the materials used tend to be either too fragile or too heavy for human interaction.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringLarry SharpeTyler Laughter, Marc Blanshey, Adam Filson, and Mingsu LinSpring 2019
Radiation Field MappingSouthern NuclearRFMTo investigate the use of and make recommendations for a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)/radiation detection system for the purpose of plume tracking in the event of an actual or potential radiological release to the environment.Department of Nuclear EngineeringMatt CookBryn Davies, Louise Langevin, Connor Myers, Jeff Walsh, Lorraine Ilia, and Billy LynchSpring 2019
Fitness Breath AnalyzerMin H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 19Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceJie WuWilliam Lowe, Rojae Johnson, Deven Hills, Grayson Kirk, Matt Kramer, and Rhett SextonSpring 2019
Acid Extraction of Thorium Dioxide from Monazite Ore: An Economic AnalysisElectric Power Research InstituteWe Made It!The purpose of this report is to perform a study level analysis of monazite mineral processing in the United States. The main product will be reasonably pure ThO2 and rare earth oxides as bi-products. Design Objectives: -Produce highest yield of ThO2and oxide byproducts. -Ensure operating conditions for the process do not violate OSHA regulations on safe operating procedure. -Minimize negative impact on the environment. -Minimize fuel cost and raw material waste. -Determine economic potential using the latest ChE index value including operating costs, initial expense, and net income after expenses. Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceMichael Lin, Evan Wilmer, and Patrick GreeneSpring 2019
Rapid Autonomous Pneumatic Transport SystemNuclear EngineeringRapid Autonomous Pneumatic Transport SystemDesign and construct a pneumatic transfer system to transport small material samples between a material loader, a nuclear irradiation facility located on a different floor of a building, a radiation counting system, and a disposal canister. The system should operate autonomously, provide radiation transparency, and strongly consider safety and reliability.Nuclear EngineeringWes HinesCameron Salyer, Kaleb Peete, Bradley Bloedorn, Seth Walker, and Marcos EscuderoSpring 2020
Fitted Heater ProjectUT Medical CenterFire FiveDesign a fitted heater blanket to treat hypothermic patients in the emergency room. The design is to have multiple removable partitions in order to allow select access to the patient without removing the entire heating device.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeff ReinboltBecka Klein, Ashley Drake, Courtney Nakamura, Mitchell Stockinger, and Ahmad AlharithySpring 2019
Acid Extraction of Thorium Oxide: An Economic AnalysisDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering"We Made it"The purpose of this report is to perform a study level analysis of monazite mineral processing in the United States. The main product will be reasonably pure ThO2 and rare earth oxides as bi-products. Design Objectives -Produce highest yield of ThO2and oxide byproducts. -Ensure operating conditions for the process do not violate OSHA regulations on safe operating procedure. -Minimize negative impact on the environment. Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceEvan Wilmer, Michael Lin, and Patrick GreeneSpring 2019
Rapid Autonomous Pneumatic Transport SystemElectric Power Research InstituteSample Transport PneumaticsDesign a air-driven sample transport system that can deliver material samples into the fast neutron source core, transfer them to a detector for analysis, and then dispose of them, autonomously.Department of Nuclear EngineeringWes Hines and Larry SharpeEmily Hutchins, John Taylor, Xena McDonald, Jacob Melton, Elijah Davis, and Robert BohnSpring 2019
Flint water crisisDepartment of SociologyTeam 14Our project goal is to help add on sorting algorithms to a program that creates a database for all of the emails released from the government about the water crisis in flint, Michigan.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceLouise SeasmterCarter CooleySpring 2019
Acoustic Asian Carp Repellent DeviceElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 13Design and implement a waterproof speaker that emits high frequency sonar that will target and deter Asian Carp from fishing boats.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveCody Lawson, Sydney Shelby, Trey Mingee, Christine Garcia, and Alex BolinskySpring 2020
Reclamation of Thorium Oxide and other Rare Earth Metals from Monazite OreElectric Power Research InstituteICBMDesign an innovative and profitable process to extract economically significant products from a rather cheap material in a safe manner. Perform simulations and analyses to assess the feasibility and efficiency of the proposed process.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceBonnie Armstrong, Casey Holsten, and Ian MetcalfeSpring 2019
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Emergency Department Process ImprovementFort Sanders Regional Medical CenterFort Sanders Regional Medical Center TeamEvaluate the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Emergency Department process flow to standardize and reduce the time for patient discharge as well as room turnover procedures, in order to decrease patient length of stay and improve patient experience.Department of Industrial & Systems EngineeringFloyd Ostrowski and Laura O'ShaughnessyMaddie Allison, Joey Reilman, Lucy Hayes, and Skylar EastSpring 2019
Aerospace Hovercraft Team ADepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical EngineeringAerospace Hovercraft Team ADesign and build a amphibious hovercraft capable of carrying two students across the Tennessee River and back.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringRobert BondSkylar Jordan, Trenton Bullman, Jorge Navia, and Savannah DavidSpring 2019
Recovery of Thorium from Monazite OreElectrical Power Research Institute (EPRI)Thorium on the RocksDevelop and document the results of a study-level design and economic analysis of thorium recovery. Investigate and propose a viable process for the extraction of thorium oxide and rare earth oxides from monazite ore.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceHaley Prater, Samantha Karklins, Thomas Welker, and Aaron KuhnSpring 2020
Fourth Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection UpgradesKnoxville Utilities BoardBaker EngineeringEvaluate performance of a pilot UV disinfection system at a local wastewater plant and use results to determine feasibility for full plant transition from current disinfection system. After determination of pilot performance, design new disinfection system and prepare documents for the construction process.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringJennifer RetherfordKaleb Huling, Emily Ervin, Ryan Watkins, Adam Dunn, and Browden AndersonSpring 2019
Affordable MicrobotsMin H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 12: Boat ShantiesDesign small robots capable of communication and movement for the purpose of studying swarm dynamics. Refine the design to make these microbots accessible in large quantities to small programs and high schools.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceBruce MacLennan and David IcoveBennett Waddell, Jacob Rutherford, Will Lifferth, Micah Perry, Hayden Coffey, Thomas Beard, and Ellis CritchlowSpring 2019
Redesign of the Nasal Cannula for Neonatal PatientsUT Medical CenterGold MEDAL EngineeringInnovate the design of the nasal cannulas used in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University of Tennessee Medical for premature patients. The design must provide a better seal and increased air flow for the patient receiving non invasive ventilation. The goal of the project is to decrease the incidence of nasal necrosis seen in neonatal patients.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeff ReinboltLeegan Boudreau, Adam Daniel, Elijah Smith, Dasia Williams, and Miroslava MigovichSpring 2019
FreseniusFresenius Medical CareFreseniusDevelop a simple and reliable system to insert an injection port cap into dialysis bag tube without the use of lubrication and increase the productivity of completing the bags. Create a business case and associated manufacturing cost plan for producing the system.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringLarry SharpeJohn Zavracky, John Nesbit, Aaron Rummel, Francisco Sanchez, and Stone SusongSpring 2020
AI Traffic Data Harvester and AnalyzerElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 14A platform for harvesting and analyzing useful data from traffic cameras using machine learning. End users can potentially plan their routes and schedules according to the analyzed data.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcovePaul C™tŽ, Dave Kennard, Tanner Kirby, Blake Terry, and Hunter LeefSpring 2020
Refrigeration breadboard trainer for K-12East TN Chapter of ASHRAEASHRAEUTK Capstone team will build a portable refrigeration breadboard trainer (RBT). Refrigeration, heat pumps and air-conditioners differ simply in the manner of their use. The RBT would provide the students the opportunity to physically see and operate a heat pump in both heating and cooling mode. The RBT would serve as an excellent educational benefit to MABE students as well as junior-high and senior high-school students engaged in chemistry and/or physics classes. The ASHRAE East TN chapter therefore proposes a synergistic initiative to support UTK and work with and through the MABE students to spur interest among junior-high and senior-high students. ASHRAE could offer introductory classes in the chemistry and physics classes which the MABE students would on occasion make presentation to explain HVAC basics to junior-high and senior high-schools across the East TN region. Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerDaniel Howard, Henry Gilbert, Zachary Latham, Kyle McKellar, and David RuzickaSpring 2019
Gatlinburg Glades GreenwayGatlinburg Greenway ProjectGatlinburg Glades GreenwayOur goal is to design a safe, environmentally friendly route through the Glades that would provide a pathway for residents and visitors to safely walk, jog, or bike, and link the crafts community and Glades area neighborhoods with downtown Gatlinburg. The greenway is the first of three phases that will be a quarter mile in length.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringRetherfordKyle McMullen, Nicholas Malone, Corey Baldwin, Rebekah Kish, and Rebecca BennetSpring 2019
AIAA Design/Build/Fly CompetitionDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical EngineeringUTK Design/Build/Fly TeamDesign and build a remote controlled aircraft capable of simulating aircraft carrier operations. The aircraft must have reconnaissance and attack capabilities realized through a rotating radome and deployable stores. Moreover, it must automatically unfold from a stowed to a flight configuration and must be capable of a short takeoff.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringRobert BondDaniel Epperson, Deion Rivers, Willie Parker, Michael Moore, Austin Richardson, Christopher Violet, and Tyler ThompsonSpring 2019
Refrigeration Trainer for UT MABE Ð ASHRAE East TN ChapterASHRAEASHRAE Refrigeration TrainerDesign and implement a data acquisition system for monitoring and collecting pressure, temperature and power measurement of refrigeration board trainer (RBT). Operate the RBT, collect and reduce data and benchmark refrigeration models using the ORNL Heat Pump Design Model (HPDM).Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerCreighton Couch, Caleb Hurst, Maksym Markevych, Colin OÕBrien, and Jacob SalyerSpring 2020
Glass Cleaning Robotics Tool HeadDENSODENSO FMRGDesign a robotic tool head to remove foreign material from the front glass of an automotive dashboard. Program sweeping paths for a collaborative robot.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam HamelMallory Bowers, William Moxley, James Hillencamp, Jesse McMillan, and Cory GloverSpring 2019
Aircraft Window InnovationBell Textron Inc.Lean AviationDevelop an aircraft window manufacturing process for Bell Helicopter that reduces the required number of workers and maintains quality. Increase process efficiency and decrease cost.Integrated Engineering DesignMadhu MadhukarColton Carnahan, Grayson Gregory, Ryan Kelly, Jonathan Luck, and Donald PartinSpring 2020
Rocket League BotElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle CarsDevelop a self-playing bot using machine-learning for the game Rocket League. Analyze the difference between a standard machine-learning bot and an assisted machine-learning bot.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveAntonio Vega, Julian Ball, Adam Tutko, Zach McMichael, and Dylan LeeSpring 2020
Gridsmart Kanban SystemGridsmartGridsmart TeamCreate and implement a inventory replenishment system (Kanban) to lower inventory cost and reduce the risk of stockouts due to an increase in production. This system will be put in place so that the supply chain manager will no when to reorder a product based on the amount of inventory left. When inventory hits a certain ideal point then an order will be put in placed to minimize on hand inventory cost as well as lowering risk of a stockout that will hold back production.Department of Industrial & Systems EngineeringLaura O'ShaughnesseyDrew Jost, Austin Wimberly, and Austin KnauerSpring 2019
American Sign Language to English Translation AppElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceGroup 6Develop a mobile application to enable American Sign Language (ASL) speakers to easily communicate with English speakers by translating ASL gestures via machine learning using Amazon Web Services.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveTodd Allen, Brandon Kidd, Luke Parker, and Aaron JohnsonSpring 2020
Ronald McDonald House Operation Management DesignThe Ronald McDonald House CharitiesTeam Ronald McDonaldDevelop an inventory storage system and implement a maintenance tracking application at the Knoxville Ronald McDonald House by utilizing all the different aspects and techniques in the Industrial Engineering curriculum to make positive and impactful changes. Create various standard works to ensure sustainment of the operations at RMHC.Industrial & Systems EngineeringFloyd Ostrowski and Laura O'ShaughnessyAbbey Williams, Carter Costner, and Allison TrenthamSpring 2020
Grit Removal System Upgrades at Newport Utilities Wastewater Treatment PlantNewport UtilitiesRocky Top Waterworks EngineeringDesign an upgrade to the existing grit removal system at Newport Wastewater Treatment Plant, prone to maintenance issues and ineffective treatment of wastewater prior to discharge into local waterways. Design entails classification of grit in the system, selection of new equipment, hydraulics analysis and design of new pipe network fixtures, and associated site civil efforts to install the new system.Civil & Environmental EngineeringJenny RetherfordEvan Hamilton, Matthew Miller, Mark Ludwig, and Anna PoppelreiterSpring 2020
Anti-Jamming Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 7Design and test a full system anti-jamming GPS module involving a four-antenna array with phase shifters, GPS module, and raspberry pi that detects and cancels the narrowband noise to protect the GPS module from jamming signals. The Raspberry Pi is implementing a particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm to determine the best phase shifter angles to nullify the jamming signal.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveDaniel Burns, Andrew Chance, Rocco Febbo, Raj Patel, and Zackery WoodSpring 2020
Safety Teach Alert SystemUniversity of Tennessee Medical CenterTrach TechDevelop a system that will utilize electronics to detect blockages in the airway of a tracheostomy patient. The system will utilize an air pressure sensor in the pathway of air flow through the trach that will deliver information to an Arduino microprocessor and alert the patientÕs caregiver to attend to the patient and check the trach for blockage.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeffrey ReinboltZachary Dossett, Elizabeth Jelinek, Herak Patel, and Curtis SchunkSpring 2020
Hovercraft 1Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical EngineeringHovercraft 1Design, build, and test a hovercraft capable of carrying a 400lb payload. This hovercraft must be capable of operating on both land and marine environments, with its final test being able to carry two people across the Tennessee River and back.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringMatthew MenchDrew Cordray, Stefan Dopatka, Cole Weber, Bradley Hills, and Nathaniel BrandtSpring 2019
Appalachian Utility Board Zinc Substation Foundation ProjectC2RLSmoky Mountain Foundation Inc.Design a foundation for a substation that is located over an abandoned zinc mine. The scope of the project encompasses geotechnical site investigations, analyses of soil stability, structural design of the foundation, creation of a construction-ready drawing set, and an estimation of costs.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringJenny RetherfordLeah Stephens, James Throckmorton, Grayson Layne, and Ben MorrisSpring 2019
Second Mountaineer Collegiate UAV FlyoffMechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical Engineering2020 UTK Design Build Fly TeamDesign, fabricate and demonstrate the flight capabilities of an unmanned, electric powered, radio controlled aircraft that can best meet the specified mission profile. Maximum allowable wingspan is 5 feet and must take off within 20 feet when empty. Other flight missions simulate loading the aircraft with passengers and cargo, as well as releasing and deploying a banner during flight. Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringRobert BondGabrel Waldrop, Grayson Foster, Arianna Worthy, Nathan Thomas, Andrew Duncan, Peyton Jenkins, and Matthew CarterSpring 2020
Hybrid Rocket Fuel Grain AdvancementMechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringHybrid Rocket EngineThis project builds on prior senior design research of polymer-based hybrid rocket engines with low fuel regression rates and limited thrust. The focuses for this project are to reduce overall cost, to minimize production time for each fuel grain, and to optimize the performance of the hybrid fuel grain. There is an ongoing experimentation effort to complement this research.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringEvans LyneSamantha Golter, Ethan Long, Will Martindale, Cade Puckett, Daniel Rudolph, Coleman Davis, and Thomas KochSpring 2020
Assembly Jig and End of Arm Tooling for HUD Assembly with Collaborative RobotDENSO Manufacturing Tennessee Inc.DENSO HUDDesigned an automated process to complement the current manual assembly of a heads-up display unit by utilizing a collaborative robot with custom Assembly Jig and End of Arm Tooling. Identify and evaluate all safety concerns through a Risk Assessment according to ISO 10218-2.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam HamelGrayson Northern, Alex Buechler, Justus Camp, Caleb Heffner, Joey Setelin, Matthew Voyles, and Jazmin GurganusSpring 2020
Share RideSyna3CTeam 007Share Ride, is a website that helps with rapid response and aid of volunteers in disaster zones. Specifically the disaster relief website will allow volunteers to coordinate ride-sharing and housing. Furthermore the site will create a way for users to easily connect with organization by looking at the website's map to see where the closest and most available relief is.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceKeith StanfillEthan Hicks, Aaron Kintzler, Brandon Yen, and John PovlinSpring 2019
Hybrid Thermal/PV PanelElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 10Develop a system that combines different solar and thermal technologies to increase the power output and efficiency of a solar cell. The system uses concentrated solar, a water cooling system where heat transferred to water is converted into additional electricity via a thermoelectric device, and an Arduino-controlled tracking system for redirection of concentrated solar mirrors.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveRegan Moreno, Tanner Hardin, Sara Martin, and Sarah JacobSpring 2020
Athen's Public Works BuildingCity of AthensHONLY EngineeringDevelop a Civil/Site plan for the City of Athens' new Public Works Building. This project contains elements of structural design, geotechnical analysis, and construction viability.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringJennifer RetherfordJosh Oakes, Josh Yoakum, Jona Ligon, Conner Naffziger, and Ben HuskeySpring 2019
Shielded Transfer Tanks DispositionUCORNuclear Waste SolutionsDevelop a plan for remediating and transporting five tanks of radioactive waste from Oak Ridge to a disposal site. Identify risks created by the plan. Analyze the cost of the plan and necessary equipment.Integrated Engineering DesignSankar RaghavanMelissa Hall, Sam Wehby, Brandon Hunt, Derek Holstein, Irfan Ibrahim, and Mackinzie HutchisonSpring 2020
ICS Machine Safety SwitchInnovation and Collaboration StudioTeam Hat (Team 9)The New Engineering Complex is planned to have a large makerspace with several dangerous machines that could endanger students who do not know how to use them. To prevent this, the ICS director has commissioned a device that will authenticate a user using Volcards and permit access if the person is recorded in a database as having been trained.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveMichael Foust, Matthew Hoffman, Michaela Shoffner, Jonathan Redington, Jonathan Bueckman, and Feng LiSpring 2019
Attic Moisture StudyReflective Insulation Manufacturers Association InternationalDr. WAMÕs Builders and SealersDevelop a new attic design to encapsulate a residential HVAC system and the ductwork within an air-sealed yet moisture-ventilated attic. The new attic design should enhance radiation, convection, and conduction controls while also improving the moisture durability of the attic.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerIsaiah Linkous, Zack Emery, Jacob O'Brien, Daniel Ramsey, and Ben SpradleySpring 2020
Shipping Solution for MECO Walk-A-Bout GrillMECOCorrigamiDesign a packaging system that passes ISTA 6-Amazon-SIOC standards for drop shipping one grill. This system is required to have a cost of around $5 or less, be as eco-friendly and minimal plastics as possible, and be easily packed or unpacked.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringMark BarkerRebecca Sphar, Zach Brown, Jessie Ringley, Hayden Galbreath, and Brandon MooneySpring 2020
ili Smart MirrorElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 09Develop a smart mirror by incorporating Amazon Alexa in the design and manufacturing of a smart mirror that will assist the user prepare for their day by displaying time, date, weather, and calendar events. It can also assist the user by displaying correct form during a workout or a proper outfit for certain weather conditions.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveColin Rains, Sean Indelicato, Kellen Parks, Caleb Whited, and Tim WellesSpring 2020
Attic Radiation Control (ARC)Louisiana Pacific/Reflective Insulation Manufacturers AssociationAttic Radiation ControlDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerRobert Carlton, Robert Glass, Robert Goeke, Alex Hadley, and Thomas PinionSpring 2019
Simple Flexible Molten Salt Reactor (SF-MSR)Electrical Power Research Institute (EPRI)Simple Flexible Molten Salt Reactor (SF-MSR)Ascertain feasibility and sustainability of fueling a Thorcon MSR concept with various actinides, model its transients to study operational safety, and develop a method of economic assessment and analyze its economic performance. In support of these efforts, develop models of neutronics, fuel cycle, powerplant dynamics, nuclear material safeguards, system costs in time, and a simple electricity market.Nuclear EngineeringOndrej ChvalaAlexander Boettinger, Jackson Breakell, Luke Seifert, and Patrick WoodenSpring 2020
In-Home Automated Gardening SystemElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceAutofarmDevelop a system that monitors the health of plants under its care, automatically accomplishes such things as watering, and notifies the user when it is time to harvest. Implement the system using sensors and computation to analyze data and inform the actions of the system.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveAlex Seagle, Jacob Duffy, Ryan Forsten, and Seokyu KangSpring 2020
Augmented Reality SandboxUTK Department of Geography and The Muse KnoxvilleAugmented Reality SandboxDevelop an updated design of the previously existed Sandbox furnished by the Department of Geography in order to accommodate the furnishing, calibration, and transportation. The newly designed sandbox will include a lighter frame adjustable height settings for easier presentations to individuals of all ages.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJindong TanJonathan Bigelow, EDWARD DEIDERICH, Ryan Dunaway, Andrew Pitsenberger, and Josh PhatsadavongSpring 2019
Small Scale Avermectin ProductionDepartment of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringCBE Small Scale Avermectin TeamAvermectin drugs and pesticides are used to treat parasitic worms and insects in humans and in animals. The purpose of this project is to develop a process for producing 20,000 kg/year of Avermectin. The drug is produced from a bacteria, Streptomyces avermitilis, and must be extracted and purified. This project outlines the process design, equipment sizing, operation costs, and waste treatment necessary for producing Avermectin.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar RaghavanScott Dixon, Wilson Pang, Sarah Wellborn, and Sydney WhitsonSpring 2019
In-Line Water Quality MonitoringThe University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleWater QualityDevelop a water quality monitoring system that detects irregularities in drinking water. The monitoring system will show live data and send text message alerts if an issue is detected.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveMichael O'Neil, Bradley White, Ray Chang, and Jinxiao YuSpring 2019
Automated Nozzle and Tip Changing System for Wire Arc Additive ManufacturingManufacturing Demonstration Facility - Oak Ridge National LaboratoryMDF 1 (nozzle/tip change)Develop a system to automate the nozzle and contact tip replacement procedure associated with the wire arc additive manufacturing process. The system must store used nozzles, discard used contact tips, and replace both components without any operator intervention.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam HamelAlex Arbogast, Vinit Chaudhary, Ethan Vals, and Gennick YoshiokaSpring 2020
Small Scale Lithium Production from Geothermal BrineOak Ridge National LaboratoryCBE 490 Group 6Develop a level 4 techno-economic analysis for a small-scale battery grade lithium purification process. The design will require 0.44% w/w geothermal brine to be purified to produce 25,000 MT/yr of >99.5% w/w battery grade Lithium Carbonate.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar Raghavan and Zhanhu GuoMaria Bruce, Warren Ottenfeld, Lam Vo, and Zach WordSpring 2020
Incentive Spirometry CounterUniversity of Tennessee Medical Center at KnoxvilleSCaR MDDevelop an accurate incentive spirometer that can register the inspiratory volume of the patient. The system should provide accurate data, display information on a screen, relay improvement of data, alarm the patient for when to use the device, and record data for medical team evaluation. Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringJeff ReinboltCarmelo Venero Jr., Michael Jones , Dan Stedham , Shannone Paik, and Rachel WierSpring 2020
Automated Tool Center Point Calibration for Laser Hotwire Additive ManufacturingOak Ridge National Laboratory - Manufacturing Demonstration FacilityLaser CalibrationDevelop a combination of sensors and algorithms that can automatically calibrate the tool center point of an Laser Hotwire Additive Manufacturing system to the center of the focal plane of the deposition beam. The arrangement must be compatible with a 6 degree of freedom robotic arm and function within the scope of a laser welding atmosphere. Provide a full accuracy and uncertainty breakdown of the resulting process.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam HamelCody Crusenberry, Jacob Fowler, Matthew Lamsey, and Jackson WiltSpring 2020
Smart BenchElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 11The smart bench will be a bench press machine that will be capable of tracking a users working. The idea is to come up with a modular attachment for a bench press machine that will track the users weight, sets, and reps while they work out. Alongside the bench press, there will also be an application developed for the user to be able to see the statistics of their workout. Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveTanner Fry, Ryan Pauly, Hunter Mann, Michael Whitmer, and Trey WintersSpring 2020
Increase Throughput Using Inventory ManagementDesign an entire inventory management system for a budding company with no systems in place. These include: part numbering systems, part , inventory calculations, and an informational database for inventory management.Department of Industrial & Systems EngineeringSara Gamble, Jay Chase, Jake Beatty, and John OrrSpring 2019
Automated Tray Spacer RemovalMonterey MushroomsMonterey Mushrooms 1Develop an automated spacer removal system to separate trays in the stack vertically and remove all spacers between trays. Design a prototype to demonstrate the concept and functionality of the automated spacer removal system.Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringLarry SharpeJarrett Bristol, Colby Jones, Kelsey Klett, Thomas Palmer, and Nick TaylorSpring 2020
SMART WrapsElectrical Engineering & Computer ScienceTeam 21Our project is set to embed our own sensor into boxing wraps for both athletes and trainers to measure one's performance. The sensor will be able to give feedback on our GUI to inform them about their combos, punches, hit/miss ratio, and other statistics that we can find using their training data.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveChase Brunette-pak, Ankush Patel, Julius Gross, Matthew Strother, and Mohammad AnsariSpring 2020
Industrial Scale-up of Spent Lithium Ion Battery Recycling ProcessJSW Fund for Undergraduate and Graduate Research at the University of Tennessee (UT)Lithium LadiesDesign an efficient and safe industrial scaled process that recovers lithium and other valuable components from spent lithium-ion batteries. Investigate economic feasibility of production including capital cost and equipment costing.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceMakayla Hyde, Zoe Antonas, Jaclyn Choate, Abby Newberry, and Madi SherrodSpring 2020
Automobile Temperature RegulatorUniversity of Tennessee Research FoundationTeam 16Design a vehicle temperature control system that monitors the internal temperature of the automobile and adjust the AC appropriately according to user input.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcovePengda Xie, Matthew Scarfo, Ronald Randolph, and Rhett TurnerSpring 2020
Soft, Bulky Medical Product Shipping InnovationDeRoyalOptiMedDevelop an efficient transportation system for bulky, lightweight medical products. Decrease shipping costs by increasing the amount of product shipped in each container.Integrated Engineering DesignFloyd Ostrowski and Keith StanfillLauren Desjardins, Kiana Hines, Frenando Blevins, and Cooper AtteberrySpring 2020
Intersection Re-Design & Lane Widening at State Route 33 & England Industrial Road in Claiborne County, TNTDOTSmokey Engineering CompanyCurrent alignment and signalization of the intersection at State Route 33 and England Industrial Road in Claiborne County, TN are ineffective, causing traffic queuing and delays for drivers. Transportation, construction, and storm water engineering services are necessary to reduce traffic queuing and improve safe traffic flow at the intersection.Civil & Environmental EngineeringJenny RetherfordJeremy Bronner, Rachel Carson, Jesse Head, Matthew Keisling, Ryan Keller, Gage Thomas, and William WhiteSpring 2020
Autonomous Vehicle Intersection Management. Dr. David J IcoveN/AAVIMDevelop a system that performs intersection management for autonomous vehicles in an environment where all vehicles are fully autonomous. The goal is to control the speeds of incoming vehicles and synchronize their arrival times such that they pass through the intersection without needing to stop, thus significantly increasing intersection throughput/efficiency and subsequently reducing congestion.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceArun PadakandlaWei Yuen Teh, Yiming Sun, Andy Liu, and Yucheng MaSpring 2020
Solar Energy WindowUniversity of TennesseeTeam 15Develop a solar panel shutter with the functionality to operate as both a window decoration as well as provide an alternative energy source for the user. The system must be able to gain optimal sunlight for maximum power output. An app will be provided to both monitor and control the operational features of this shutter.Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceDavid IcoveJason Horner, Matt Bianchi, Charles Teffeteller, and William MorrellSpring 2020
Inventory Management for FDA Approval at T&T ScientificT&T ScientificMy Chemical Inventory SystemEnsure that T&T Scientific is FDA approved for production by implementing an inventory management software system for all solutions and reagents that is configured to comply with the Code of Federal Regulations. This inventory management system will additionally improve the productivity of daily operations and promote effective information management.Industrial & Systems EngineeringFloyd Ostrowski and Laura O'ShaughnessyAran Arab, Madelaine Bayless, Daniel O'Leary, and Michael ZhengSpring 2020
Avermectin Fermentation (Medium-scale)Department of Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringGroup-5The objective of the project is to develop a preliminary process design package for the production of avermectin extract in toluene, and safe disposal of all avermectin-contaminated waste from the process . The production target for avermectin pure is 100,000 kg/year.Department of Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar RaghavanSultan Alsalman, Kevin Beyke, Keirsten Brown, and Josh PediciniSpring 2019
Solar Thermochemical Energy StorageOffice of SustainabilityTCESDesign and build a solar collector. The solar collector will be integrated into a thermal chemical energy storage system to aid existing energy supply to commercial buildings.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringWilliam MillerSeth Douglas, Olivia Pfeifer, Junsung Park, Pierce Atkins, and Tennessee BryantSpring 2019
Inventory Management System at T&T ScientificT&T ScientificT&T ScientificEngineer a new inventory management system for T&T Scientific, a Knoxville-based startup company in the biomedical technology industry. Coordinate the implementation of a new inventory replenishment system, storage methods, and standardized work practices.Department of Industrial & Systems EngineeringFloyd Ostrowski and Lee MartinWesley Smith, Megan Reding, and Emily LynchSpring 2019
Avermectin Fermentation ProjectChemical & Biomolecular EngineeringCBE Group 5Estimate the manufacturing cost of avermectin in toluene for supply to the isolation process. Provide an analysis of the process for both extracting this avermectin and safely disposing of waste.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringSankar Raghavan and Zhanhu GuoEvan Newell, Sarah Hrach, and Saad BinnamisSpring 2020
Sorting Optimization for Tray PreparationDeRoyalDeSeniorsImprove the amount of time it takes to sort through the picked goods to increase the throughput of trays. This project is designed by decreasing the number of steps that the sorters need to take for each item, in order to increase sorters production.Industrial & Systems EngineeringFloyd Ostrowski and Laura O'ShaughnessyDalton Bickel, Andrew McLaurine, and Corey WilliamsSpring 2020
Investigation of Mechanical and Magnetic Properties of an AlCoCrFe0.8Ni-type High Entropy Alloy and the Effects of Heat TreatingMaterials Science & EngineeringMSE Senior Design Team 2Design a high entropy alloy exhibiting soft magnetic behavior. Identify a heat treatment to improve hardness and plasticity. Evaluate and compare the mechanical and magnetic behavior of an as-cast alloy and the alloys after heat treatment.Materials Science & EngineeringPeter LiawCollin Pekol, Michael Thompson, Serena Beauchamp, Sara Wonner, and Jacob RaglandSpring 2020
Axial Flux Mapping of a Subcritical Reactor AssemblyDepartment of Nuclear EngineeringFlux MappingDesign and construct a robotic arm that drops a BF3 detector into a subcritical nuclear reactor. The robotic arm will move with 3 degrees of freedom in the x, y, and z directions. The purpose of this project is to use the detector to measure the neutron flux in various locations of the reactor.Department of Nuclear EngineeringLaurence Miller and Larry SharpeGarrett Robert Henson Montgomery, and John Charles Terosky IVSpring 2019
South Waterfront Improvements for the City of KnoxvilleCity of KnoxvilleSummit DesignThe intersection of Council Place, Sevier Avenue, Gay Street, and Blount Avenue in Knoxville is complex and inefficient. The Knoxville South Waterfront Vision Plan establishes a need to improve the intersection to allow a more useful entry to the currently underutilized waterfront area. Design efforts require evaluation of intersection and traditional civil services to ensure safety and minimize travel delay.Civil & Environmental EngineeringJenny RetherfordIbrahim Aklouk, Dylan Dempsey, Carson Gribble, Kanghao He, William McCartt, Justin McDade, and Harrison OoiSpring 2020
Iodine-129 extraction from spent zircaloy-clad pressurized water reactor fuel.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryTorchbearersDevelop a process to produce reasonably pure I-129 from spent zircaloy-clad pressurized water reactor (PWR) fuel. Evaluate the capital and manufacturing costs to determine the economic feasibility of the designed process.Chemical & Biomolecular EngineeringRobert CounceBeccah Blevins, Harrison Berry, and Andrew PrimSpring 2020
Baker Creek Preserve Springhouse RestorationLegacy ParksLegacy Engineering DesignsDesign a restoration and improvement of the ruins of a historic springhouse located within the Baker Creek Preserve. The restoration reduces sediment and pollutant loading in Baker Creek downstream of the site through the construction of a stormwater catchment system and the diversion of springwater.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringJennifer Retherford and Jon HathawayMatthew Howard, Charlie Cianciolo, and Laura FerrerSpring 2019
Spaceport America CupImperia AerospaceUTK Rocketry TeamDevelop a hybrid rocket motor capable of launching an experimental payload 10,000 feet into the air to collect microbial samples from the upper atmosphere. The motor will utilize a matrix fuel grain designed at UT Knoxville and will employ a vortex injector and combustion and dissociation catalysts to improve fuel regression rate.Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, & Biomedical EngineeringEvans LyneBenjamin Barnhill, Sean Darling, Robert Nickel, Austin Springer, Adam Todd, and Stewart WhaleySpring 2019
IoT ChessBoardDepartment of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical EngineeringChessMateWe will be designing a chessboard that connects to the internet that will allow people to view a "pictorial" representation of what is happening in the chess match. The goal is to remove stress from the people participating so they can focus more on the game, and not the people that have to be in the room to watch.Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer ScienceXiaopeng ZhaoAdam ShortSpring 2019

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