These are the wonderful people that make the Tennessee Alpha chapter of Tau Beta Pi run.

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Katherine Krouse

Evan Newell

Vice President

Delaney Fisher

Mariah Lafond

President

Katelyn Luthi

Teague Arrant

Secretary

Mia Becker

Christopher Violet

MindSET Chair

Austin Ngo

Annabel Large

Volunteer Chair

Gillian McGlothin

Steven Patrick

Science Olympiad Chair

Abby Pennington

Gillian McGlothin

Engineers Day Co-Chair

Gillian McGlothin

Lauren Jennings

Engineers Day Co-Chair

Natalie Czarnecki

Camille Bergin

Social Chair

Chris Walker

Ralph Laurel

Communications

Austin Ngo

Chatchida (Junie) Sukitjavanich

Image and Marketing

FACULTY ADVISORS

DR. CHRISTOPHER PIONKE

Treasurer and Chief Advisor

1993-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 1988-1992: Graduate Teaching Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant, School of Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. 1988: Instructor, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. 1986-1987: Mechanical Engineer, Optic-Electronic Corp., Dallas, Texas. 1984-1985: Graduate Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 1983-1984: Assistant Professor (part-time without tenure), Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 1982-1984: Engineer Associate, Presearch Inc., Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

BENJAMIN JOSEPH BLALOCK

Advisor

Benjamin J. Blalock is the Blalock-Kennedy-Pierce Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Tennessee where he directs the Integrated Circuits and Systems Laboratory (ICASL).
He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1991 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, also in electrical engineering, from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, in 1993 and 1996 respectively.

DR. KEVIN KIT

Advisor

Kevin Kit received his BS in Materials Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1990 and his MS and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1993 and 1997, respectively. Dr. Kit is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee. He held the position of Assistant Professor in the same department from 1996 until 2003. His research has focused on the processing-structure-property relationships of polymer blends including melt miscible thermoplastic blends and radiation-cured rubber-toughened epoxy resins. His currently funded research programs include the development of natural fiber composite materials and the production and characterization of nonwoven electrospun fibers and fabrics. Kit teaches polymer science and engineering courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and has helped to develop a multidisciplinary polymer processing unit operations laboratory course at the University of Tennessee.

Dr. Kimberly Carter

DR. KIMBERLY E. CARTER

Advisor

Research
Organic Compounds in Industrial Wastewater
Electrochemical Degradation of Organic Compounds
Soil Remediation
Education
PhD The University of Arizona in Environmental Engineering, 2009
MS University of Tulsa of Arts in Education, 2004
MS University of Tulsa in Chemical Engineering, 2002
BS University of Tulsa in Chemical Engineering, 2000