Smart Grid Lab Address: Tennessee Tech Prescott Hall, Room 102, 1020 Stadium Dr., Cookeville, TN 38505 |
Tennessee Tech Clement Hall, Room 103, 1 William L Jones Dr., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Robert Craven | Satish Mahajan Phone: (931) 372-3487 | (931) 372-3875 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com Website:Smart Grid Lab | CESR 1. Created in response to a set of Grand Challenges to allow for real hardware/software
simulations involved in the ever-evolving definition of smart grids. 2. Offers researchers the use of generators; power grid, solar, and wind emulators;
resistance loads; motor loads; a custom-developed SCADA system; a substation testbed,
among other resources, to pursue such projects as cascading transmission line failure
prevention in power grids, autonomous inspection of power grid assets for preventative
maintenance, and testing of an inverter design for a solar emulator to accommodate
for changing load. 3. Smart grid power systems, renewable energy integration into the grid, distributed
power plant performance.
SOLBAT - Battery Research Lab Address: Tennessee Tech Prescott Hall, Room 112, 1020 Stadium Dr., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Indranil Bhattacharya Phone: (931) 372-3352 Email | Website 1. Battery research and high-efficiency solar cell research. Synthesis, electro-chemical
analysis and testing of lithium ion, sodium ion and emerging battery technologies.
Dr. VanNeste's quasi-wireless power is based on capacitance and resonant structures.
The technology can be used to: - Power devices coupled capacitively to energized surfaces. - Power multi-joint robots and communicate to each joint through a single conductive joint path. - Power sensors through the soil itself. - Wirelessly power vehicles.
Digital Manufacturing Demonstration Lab Address: Tennessee Tech Prescott Hall 227, 1020 Stadium Dr., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Terry Guo Phone: (931) 372-3102 Email 1. A variety of 3D printers 2. Environmental chamber
Material Coating Lab Address: Tennessee Tech Clement Hall, Room 101, 1010 N. Peachtree Ave., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Ying Zhang Phone: (931) 372-3265 Email 1. Coating of metals and alloys for fuel cell and battery applications.
Material Science Lab Address: Tennessee Tech Clement Hall Room 304; 1010 N. Peachtree Ave., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Wayne Hawkins Phone: (931) 372-3104 Email | Website Professional personnel trained in the operation of analytical instrumentation and
characterization equipment aptly complement the scientific and technical capabilities
of the MSL equipment.
Morphology and topographical characterization is available for a wide range of materials,
including (but not limited to) polymers, ceramics, metals (and their alloys), fibers,
aggregates, and composites. The centerpiece of the lab is an FEI Quanta 200 Environmental
Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM) equipped with EDAX Octane Pro Detector and EDAX
TEAM software for qualitative and quantitative analysis of a variety of specimens
and their composing elements. The MSL also boasts a Zygo 3D Optical Profiler for
characterizing and quantifying surface roughness, step heights, critical dimensions
and other topographical features.
In addition to the ESEM and Zygo 3D Optical Profiler, the MSL includes a full range
of specimen preparation equipment (i.e., acid bench, automated grinding and polishing,
sawing, and sputter coating). There is also an inverted microscope with image analysis
software for determining particle size and density counts, and a Vickers scale microhardness
RF Anechoic Chamber Address: Tennessee Tech Prescott Hall 120A, 1020 Stadium Dr., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Robert Qiu and Terry Guo Phone: (931) 372-6333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 1. 18'x18'x10' fully-covered RF Anechoic Chamber with turntable and walkway absorbers
on the floor.
Wireless Network Systems Lab Address: Tennessee Tech Clement Hall 400 & 403, 1010 N. Peachtree Ave., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Robert Qiu and Terry Guo Phone: (931) 372-6333 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 1. The lab is equipped with essential and advanced RF/digital equipment and Software
Defined Radio (SDR) based research testbed.
Water Quality Lab Address: Tennessee Tech Prescott Hall, Room 426, 1020 Stadium Dr., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Dan Dodson Phone: (931) 372-3061 Email | Website 1. State and commercially supported facility that provides interdisciplinary analytical
support, ranging from assistance in setting up experimental apparatuses, training
students on analytical test procedures and instrument operation, performing analytical
analyses, and providing operational space for performance of research projects. 2. Offers bacterial and stormwater analyses for commercial and residential clients,
including providing options available when treatment of drinking water supplies is
needed and offering solutions to businesses in managing stormwater runoff to improve
water quality of streams.
Acoustics and Vibrations (Large Chambers) Address: Tennessee Tech East Stadium; Rooms 100, 104, 203, 235; 1 William L Jones Dr., Cookeville,
TN 38505 Contact: Corinne Darvennes Phone: (931) 372-3253 Email 1. Polymer electrolyte membrane and liquid fuel cells (PEM, direct formic acid,
direct methanol) – freeze dynamics, mechanical and chemical durability testing, gas
diffusion layer influence on PEM performance. 2. Acoustics, noise control, ultrasonics, nondestructive evaluation
Dynamics and Smart Systems Lab (DSSL) Address: Tennessee Tech Brown Hall, Room 127, 1 William L Jones Dr., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Steven Anton Phone: (931) 372-3287 Email 1. Polymer electrolyte membrane and liquid fuel cells (PEM, direct formic acid, direct
methanol) – freeze dynamics, mechanical and chemical durability testing, gas diffusion
layer influence on PEM performance. 2. Acoustics, noise control, ultrasonics, nondestructive evaluation. 3. Smart materials and dynamic systems. Study of various smart materials (piezoelectric,
thermoelectric, solar, electroactive polymers, etc.) for energy harvesting, structural
health monitoring, sensing, and actuation.
Metalcasting Address: Tennessee Tech Foundry Building, 1 William L Jones Dr., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: F. Vondra Phone: (931) 372-3527 Email Website 1. The only functioning foundry in the State of Tennessee.
PEM Fuel Cell Laboratory Address: Tennessee Tech Prescott Hall, Room 453, 1020 Stadium Dr., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Cynthia Rice Phone: (931) 372-6059 Email 1. Polymer electrolyte membrane and liquid fuel cells (PEM, direct formic acid, direct
methanol) – freeze dynamics, mechanical and chemical durability testing, gas diffusion
layer influence on PEM performance.
Robotics and Automation Address: Tennessee Tech East Stadium, Room 227, 1010 N. Peachtree Ave., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Stephen Canfield Phone: (931) 372-6359 Email 1. Climbing robotics, control and automation systems for robotics.
Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Batteries Address: Tennessee Tech Clement Hall, Room 120, 1010 N. Peachtree Ave., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Jiahong Zhu Phone: (931) 372-3186 Email 1. Fuel cell and battery material research.
Address: Tennessee Tech Foundation Hall, Room 330, Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Peter Li Phone: (931) 372-3752 Email Used by students and faculty for special analysis involving geographic information
Address: Tennessee Tech Volpe Library, Third Floor, 1100 N. Peachtree Ave., Cookeville, TN
38505 Contact: Kevin Liska Phone: (931) 372-3337 Email | Website 1. Created as an innovation and entrepreneurship hub at Tennessee Tech that oversees virtual
reality projects involving the Oculus Rift technology applied to the Governor’s Public
Safety program, the Chattanooga Aquarium and the Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow
(LIFT) program in the automotive industry. 2. Offers students opportunities for innovation and prototyping.
Address: Tennessee Tech Vople Library, Third Floor, 1100 N. Peachtree Ave., Cookeville, TN
38505 Contact: Ismail Fidan and Terry Guo Phone: (931) 372-6298 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Website Developed through a collaboration between the College of Engineering and the College
of Business to provide an interactive and collaborative space for students and faculty
to use in pursuit of innovative and entrepreneurial projects.
Offers a wide variety of resources and technologies to be used in fabricating prototypes
for personal and academic projects through a collaborative meeting space that encourages
planning and brainstorming of ideas.
Address: Bell Hall, Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Jason Hurley Phone: (931) 372-6802 Email The Nursing Simulation Lab has seven rooms. One room has exam tables and is used to
learn and practice physical exams on patients. Another has four Nursing Anne manikins
and many other skill trainers and is used to learn and practice fundamental nursing
skills, such as medication administration, wound care, and trach care. The Critical
Care Lab has high fidelity manikins with the ability to simulation real patient conditions
and are used to run patient scenarios with students providing care. The OB/Peds Lab
is used to teach skills and critical thinking associated with pregnancies and pediatric
patients. Finally, there are three rooms used for prebriefing and preparation and
Address: 155 W. 7th St., P.O. Box 5112, Tennessee Tech, Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Darek Potter Phone: (931) 372-3792 Email | Website 1. National leading facility in rural STEM education, providing enrichment to pre-kindergarten
through college students in STEM learning through hands-on inquiry. 2. Enhances the STEM preparation of new and practicing teachers from pre-kindergarten
through high school, models innovative instructional design and learning environments,
conducts rigorous STEM education research, and collaborates with industry and organizations
to strengthen STEM education initiatives across the region, state, and nation.
Address: Shipley Farm, 2395 Gainesboro Grade, Cookeville, TN 38501 Contact: Dennis Duncan Phone: (931) 372-3012 Email The Horticulture Center of Tennessee Tech University’s Shipley Farm consists of approximately
15 acres with a number of growing areas and structures used for teaching, demonstration,
and research purposes. The growing areas are divided into approximately 20 field plots
of various sizes with one area currently dedicated to the production of grapes, blueberries,
and brambles and another for ongoing American Chestnut Blight resistance research.
Additionally, the farm has two unheated gutter-connected plastic high tunnels (20’
x 70’ each), a third heated plastic high tunnel (30’ x 70’), two shade houses (16’
x 48’) that can be covered with plastic for overwintering plants, and a 30’ x 96’
climate-controlled, double-poly, Quonset style greenhouse. Also nearby are cold
frames, space for storing specialized horticultural and test plot equipment, and a
shop area for supply storage and repairs. The two main buildings (Unit 1 and Unit
2) contain a total of approximately 4,400 square feet and both have greenhouses attached.
Attached to Unit 1 are approximately 1,600 square feet of climate-controlled greenhouses
divided into four independent growing areas. These greenhouses are used for faculty
and student research projects and for teaching greenhouse enterprise production.
Unit 1 contains a classroom, an office, and a large head-house area that is used for
lab activities and experiential learning opportunities. The head-house area also
contains storage areas for tools, supplies, and pesticides as well as a floral cooler
and several refrigerated units for storage of seed and perishable supplies. North
of Unit 1 is the Waters' Memorial Pavilion, which is used as a general gathering or
work area. Attached to Unit 2 are two greenhouses providing another 800+ square feet
of climate controlled growing space. Inside is a head-house area, the nursery manager’s
office, and two laboratory areas suitable for a variety of horticultural research
activities. Unit 2 also contains plant growth chambers and several refrigerated units for
storage of seed and perishable supplies . Both main buildings and the pavilion are
surrounded by landscaped display gardens used for teaching and demonstration purposes. Allocation
of growth chamber and greenhouse space, field plots, and work areas are available
upon request through Tennessee Tech University’s School of Agriculture Farm Liaison
Address: Tennessee Tech Matthews-Daniel Hall, Room 153, 80 W. 8th St., Cookeville, TN 38505 Contact: Jason Beach Phone: (931) 372-3069 Email | Website Virtual ImmerSive Interactive ObservatioN research center designed to work with immersive
virtual reality and explore its impact and future in teaching, learning, and K-12
The Center explores the implications of immersive virtual reality in education through
faculty collaboration in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Address: Tennessee Tech Henderson Hall, Room 3, Cookeville, TN 38505 (Please note: This
lab is scheduled to move in Dec. 2020 or Jan. 2021 to the new science building, Room
3126.) Contact: Wayne Leimer Phone: (931) 372-3522 Email Used to identify geologic and industrial crystalline materials.