Knoxville News Sentinel: UT gets $9.9 million in NASA funding for aviation research

A team of researchers led by the University of Tennessee Knoxville is the recipient of a $9.9 million grant from NASA that will go toward the development of a more aerodynamically capable aircraft.

The award, announced earlier this month, is part of an overall $50 million investment NASA is making in university research teams studying aviation innovation.

The UT-led team will focus specifically on creating a more aerodynamic airplane wing with the goal of reducing energy use and leading to more efficient aircrafts, according to Jim Coder, the lead researcher on the project and an assistant professor in the department of mechanical, aerospace and biomechanical engineering at UT.

Read more at the Knoxville News Sentinel’s site.