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ITER 3D plasma equilibrium
This figure shows the ITER plasma surface and toroidal magnetic field coils.
Bioenergy
An atomistic model of cellulose (blue) surrounded by lignin molecules (green) comprising of a total of 3.3 million atoms.
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Global water vapor
The proper simulation of the distribution of water vapor in the climate system is essential to the accurate treatment of the hydrological cycle and the planetary radiation budget.


Bredesen Center Staff

Benjamin Allen

Ben Allen

ballen9@utk.edu

Ben Allen is the lead recruiter, coordinator, and media specialist for the Bredesen Center at the University of Tennessee. After earning his bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Ben joined the Bredesen Center staff, where he continues to pursue his passion for science through a variety of projects and activites. As a recruiter, Ben travels across the country to top tier universities in pursuit of high quality graduate students with science and engineering backgrounds in order to bring them to work at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. As a coordinator, Ben is responsible for monitoring and assisting the academic progress of graduate students in the Bredesen Center, in addition to helping facilitate opportunities for research collaboration and scientific networking. Additionally, Ben is highly skilled as an organizer, web designer and audiovisual producer. Currently, Ben is pursuing his Master's degree in Science Education at the University of Tennessee, with an interest in developing theoretical perspectives on interdisciplinary graduate education in the United States. Ben is proud to be part of the Bredesen Center and is glad to contribute his efforts to advancing science education!

 

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Contact Information

Lee Riedinger
Professor of Physics
Director

Mike Simpson
Professor of Material Sciences and Engineering
Assistant Director

Wanda Davis
Assistant to the Director
443 Greve Hall
821 Volunteer Blvd University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-7999

Ben Allen
Coordinator & Recruiter
418 Greve Hall
821 Volunteer Blvd University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
865-974-9374

Fax: 865-974-9482

bredesencenter@utk.edu