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June 2014 Technical Society Programs

 

June 2, 2014. Niek Schreuder, DABR, VP and Chief Medical Physicist, Provision Center for Proton Therapy, will speak on “The Technology of Proton Radiation Therapy.”

New technology in cancer treatment touches everyone since one in four deaths in the United States is caused by cancer.

There is a significant difference between standard (x-ray) radiation treatment and proton therapy. If given in sufficient doses, x-ray radiation techniques will control many cancers, but healthy tissues may receive a similar dose and can be damaged. Both standard x-ray therapy and proton beams work on the principle of selective cell destruction. As a result of protons’ dose-distribution characteristics, the radiation oncologist can increase the dose to a tumor while reducing the dose to surrounding normal tissues.
Niek Schreuder, M.Sc. DABR, vice president and chief medical physicist, is a board-certified medical physicist with significant experience in all aspects of proton beam radiotherapy.
Most recently, Schreuder served as chief medical physicist and senior vice president of medical physics and technology at ProCure Treatment Centers in Bloomington, Indiana. During his more than 22 years as a medical physicist, he has gained vast experience in project management, research and development and clinical training. He is considered one of the foremost medical physics pioneers in the world specializing in proton therapy.

June 9, 2014 Ken Barry, S&ME, “Stop That Silt”. Ken described a number of tools and strategies for reducing runoff of suspended particles.

June 16, 2014  Dr. Devon Burr, Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences will be the speaker. The title of her presentation will be “Titan – the Moon that would be a Planet“

Could people inhabit Titan? Should the space program concentrate resources on Titan?

Titan is the only natural satellite known to have a dense atmosphere and the only object other than Earth for which clear evidence of stable bodies of surface liquid has been found.  The climate—including wind and rain—creates surface features similar to those of Earth, such as dunes, rivers, lakes, seas (probably of liquid methane and ethane), and deltas, and is dominated by seasonal weather patterns as on Earth.

Dr. Burr  does research in planetary science in the field of planetary geomorphology. She specializes in how fluid flow or fluid phase change may have moved sediments and otherwise shaped planetary surfaces and what those surface shapes can tell us about the geologic history of that body. She received her PhD. in Geosciences from the University of Arizona, Tucson, with a minor in planetary sciences.  She has worked at the U.S. Geological Survey , the Los Alamos National Laboratory and SETI.

June 23 EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge is a three-year competition that builds on the 19-year history of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) advanced vehicle technology competitions by giving engineering students the chance to design and build advanced vehicles that demonstrate leading-edge automotive technologies, with the goal of minimizing the environmental impact of personal transportation and illustrating pathways to a sustainable transportation future.

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June 30 Stefan Spanier,Associate Professor of Physics, leads UT’s CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid) work. The High Energy Physics group at the University of Tennessee has been part of the hunt for the Higgs boson for the past six years, working with the international collaboration that built and maintains the Large Hadron Collider’s Compact Muon Solenoid detector, or CMS.

The Large Hadron Collider is an underground, 17-mile ring that straddles the French-Swiss border and accelerates protons to enormous energies in opposite directions. Every second, protons collide head-on more than 40 million times at particular locations surrounded by layers of particle detectors. The results of these collisions can be new particles or other phenomena. With multiple layers, the CMS detector can observe these remnants and track their signatures, providing scientists with data to piece together what happened at the heart of a collision.

 

 
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May 2014 Technical Society News

 

On May  5, 2014 the Technical Society speaker was Don Horton, Sustainability Coordinator with McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects, Inc. The program topic was “Importance of existing buildings in reducing energy and water consumption” PDH

Water and energy consumption requirements for new buildings and water and energy consumption of existing buildings have a significant impact on reaching our goals for energy independence.

Don Horton is a LEED Accredited Professional with Building Design & Construction specialty (LEED AP BD&C) certification. He has been appointed to the Knoxville Board of Zoning Appeals.

McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects has established itself a leader in sustainable design and the firm has been designing landmarks in Knoxville, East Tennessee and the Southeastern United States for more than 40 years.

On May 12, 2014 the scheduled speaker was unable to be present and Bob Scott described some unusual problems he saw in chemical plants. An old established plant was losing a railroad tank car of ammonia every day and they had not changed anything they had been doing. The more Bob looked, the less ammonia the plant lost. In another plant during startup the plant was losing carbon tetrachloride by the tank car load to an unknown  destination. All the plant technical people were put out on around the clock shifts to try to find the leak which went away when the plant operators, tired of all the extra people snooping around, operated the equipment better and the loss disappeared. The discussion questions evolved to a discussion of chemical plant safety.

On May 17 Steve Levy related how TVA policies were becoming inimicable to the development of solar power. Steve feels that the distributors need to step up and help homeownews install solar power.

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May 2014 Technical Society Programs

On May 5, 2014 the Technical Society speaker will be Don Horton Sustainability Coordinator with McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects, Inc. The program topic will be “Importance of existing buildings in reducing energy and water consumption” PDH
The presentation will discuss water and energy consumption requirements for new buildings and discuss how water and energy consumption of existing buildings have a significant impact on reaching our goals for energy independence.
Don Horton is a LEED Accredited Professional with Building Design & Construction specialty (LEED AP BD&C) certification. He has been appointed to the Knoxville Board of Zoning Appeals.
McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects has established itself a leader in sustainable design and the firm has been designing landmarks in Knoxville, East Tennessee and the Southeastern United States for more than 40 years.
May 12, 2014
Linda Kah, Associate Professor, University of

Tennessee, Dept Earth and Planetary Sciences will be the Technical Society speaker on May 12, The title of her presentation will be “Curiosity’s mission in Gale Crater, Mars”.
Since August 2011, the Curiosity Rover has been exploring Gale Crater, Mars. This presentation will provide highlights of the mission, including the rationale for choosing Gale Crater, the analytical capabilities of the Curiosity rover, and a review of some of the missions discoveries.
Linda Kah has been pursuing her love of science since kindergarten, when she announced her intention to become a geologist. She received concurrent BS and MS degrees from MIT in 1990, followed by a PhD from Harvard in 1997. In her research, she combines her knowledge of geology, isotope geochemistry and biology to decipher how ecosystems arise on planets, and how biological processes fundamentally interact with, and even change, geological systems. Her research has taken her to some of the most remote places on Earth, including the Canadian Arctic, Saharan West Africa, and the high Andes of Argentina; and continues to take her to even more remote localities, as she explores Gale Crater on the surface of Mars with NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory mission.

 
May 19, 2014 Steve Levy will be the Technical Society of Knoxville speaker on May 20, 2014. The title of his presentation will be “The Battle Over Solar Energy-TVA versus the Distributors”

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Steve spent 35 years in electric power generation, energy storage, transformation and switching. He is experienced in solar energy, high efficiency gas discharge lamps, pulse power, capacitive energy storage, thermophotovoltaics, and thermionic converters. He also spent thirty years in army research and was a major player in Reagan’s “Star Wars.” He was the Army project engineer responsible for the design, construction and for promoting the construction of the Army Pulse Power Center, a $25 million dollar advanced 30 megawatt (average) testing laboratory for developing directed energy weaponry for Star Wars, winning Congressional approval and having Boeing Engineering build the unique facility. It became operational in 1985. Mr. Levy was also assigned the responsibility for semiconductor switches managing a $15 million effort creating the term “megawatt electronics” incorporating the efforts of seven government agencies including the Electronic Power Research Institute (EPRI). Steve was hired by EPRI to be the Director of the EPRI Power Electronics Applications Center in Knoxville and appointed by the Ballistics Missile Command to their technical advisory board. He is now co-teaching solar energy at UTK in the Materials Science Department at the graduate level and presently serving as Technical Director of the Tennessee Solar Energy Association. Has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a M.S. in Engineering Science. He has 13 patents and 50+ professional publications.
May 26, 2014 no meeting -Memorial Day

 
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April 2014 Technical Society News

On April 7, 2014 Dr. Peter K. Liaw, Endowed Ivan Racheff Chair of Excellence in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The University of Tennessee, spoke about fatigue of bulk metallic glasses”.

A metallic glass is a solid metallic material, usually an alloy, with a disordered atomic-scale structure. Batches have been produced that demonstrate strengths much greater than conventional steel alloys. Predicting the fatigue life of such materials

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Peter K. Liaw obtained his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University. He has published over six hundred journal papers and edited more than sixteen books.

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speaker was Todd P. Witcher , Executive Director, Discover Life in America (DLIA). The All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) intends to catalog every living creature in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are 18,500 different species known in the Smokies and it is predicted that there are 60,000 to 80,000. There are 900 kinds of flies ( and more to come). A list of what has been found is on www DLIA.org.

ON April 21, 2014 Roy Arthur, Knox County Watershed Coordinator, Research Associate, described how for the past decade Knox County has implemented watershed initiatives in the Beaver Creek and Stock Creek watersheds to improve water quality in Knox County creeks and ultimately remove them from the State’s 303(d) list of impaired streams. They have worked with landowners in many small projects and work hard to get cooperation in improving water quality.

On April 28, 2014 the Technical Society speaker was Parci Gibson, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Project Manager.

She desribed the effects of the the new runoff reduction requirements

for site design standards as they relate to stormwater management. In the future the emphasis will be on putting stormwater into the soil rather than having it run off on the surface. There are Low Impact Best Management Practices that will be allowed under the new Runoff Reduction requirements.

As a project manager, Ms. Gibson works to ensure that Knox County remains compliant with all state and federal requirements as they relate to the Clean Water Act. In addition, Ms. Gibson creates all public engagement programs and materials for county employees as well as the general public to increase awareness of water quality issues and what people can do to reduce stormwater pollution.

 

 

 

 
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