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Revolutionizing the Fuel Efficiency of Commercial Aircraft Topic for September 15

Stephanie TerMaath, assistant professor in the Tickle College of Engineering Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, will present “Revolutionizing the Fuel Efficiency of Commercial Aircraft” at the next UT Science Forum Friday, September 15.

NASA awarded a $9.9 million grant to a team of researchers led by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to develop an ultra-efficient commercial aircraft wing that is expected to reduce fuel consumption by 70 percent. This new wing design is known as a slotted natural-laminar-flow airfoil and will reshape aviation by improving flight dynamics, communications, speed, and propulsion. In her presentation, TerMaath will provide an overview of this project and the principles behind this new design.

The UT Science Forum takes place Friday, September 15 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. Please email Amanda Womac for more details.