Research Day 2013

The 8th Annual Student Research Day was held April 11, 2013.  Well over 150 students participated in the event.  The 2014 Student Research Day is penciled in for Thursday, April 10, 2014. 

8th Annual Student Research Day | April 11, 2013


Presentations & Guest Speakers

Joseph MatteoJoseph Matteo, Division President of R&D and Manufacturing for ProNova Solutions, LLC.

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Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, ProNova Solutions provides innovative proton therapy solutions for cancer treatement.  He has more than 20 years of technology experience with numerous patents and publications. Previously, Mr. Matteo served as the Chief Technology Officer for Advion BioSciences when the company he founded, NanoTek LLC, was acquired by Advion. NanoTek was founded in October 2004 to pursue the development of micro and nano-scale technology for rapid production of radiolabeled imaging agents for use in positron emission tomography (PET). In its first 18 months, NanoTek successfully won five Small Business Innovation Research grants, filed multiple patent applications, developed several microfluidic products, secured development relationships with large pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and leading research universities, and began marketing and selling commercial units.


 nsf1Dr. Kathleen McCloud, Program Director, Major Research Instrumentation National Science Foundation

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." With an annual budget of about $7.0 billion (FY 2012), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.

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