UTC announces initiative for new research institute

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – UTC hosted a press conference to announce their newest initiative for UTC’s Research institute.

Chancellor Steven R. Angle introduced the new initiative on Monday, May 1, at the Multidisciplinary Research Building on campus—where the UTC Research Institute will be headquartered. 

“This new institute will help UTC move forward and realize our research goals,” Chancellor Angle said.

A few areas the program will focus on are intelligent transportation systems and quantum technologies.

“Dr. Mina Sartipi is an incredible scientist, scholar, leader and educator, who has maximized every opportunity to engage students, the campus community and the surrounding community, in finding solutions to real-world problems,” said UTC Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School, Joanne Romagni.

The Research Institute will be led by Dr. Mina Sartipi, who is the founding director of C.U.I.P. and the brains behind the operation.

“Definitely one of the things that excites me the most is, this would also create unique opporunities to attract students from multiple disciplines here. We all want to remember here that students are our main assets at UTC. And this would be a great opportunity for students to come from all different backgrounds,” said Dr. Mina Sartipi, Founding Director of the C.U.I.P at UTC.

The UTC Research Institute’s approach to pursuing community- and funding-driven research areas is intended to expand resources and opportunities across campus.

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