The Tickle College of Engineering has awarded Professor Joshua Fu one of the first John D. Tickle Professorships for his exemplary scholarly research and publication record, as well as his teaching and service record. The professorship was created as a result of the investments made by John D. Tickle, a UT alumnus and graduate of Industrial Engineering, and his wife, Ann. Some of the Tickle’s other investments include investment in the John D. Tickle Engineering Building, the new engineering complex and the naming of our college.
“Joshua’s prolific and impactful scholarship related to air quality, energy and climate change over the past decade has elevated his own reputation as well as the reputation of the department as a whole,” said CEE Department Head Chris Cox. “I was so pleased that the college was able to recognize him as a Tickle Professor. Professorships play a vital role in retaining talented and successful faculty such as Joshua.”
Fu is a highly published faculty member and is engaged with researchers throughout the United States as well as internationally in studying the effects and impacts of air pollution and climate change,” said Wayne Davis, dean of the college. “The college is pleased to recognize his accomplishments with the John D. Tickle Professorship.”
The focus of Fu’s research work includes climatic changes, air pollution modeling, air quality impact assessments, the impacts of severe weather on health, the impacts of transportation planning and energy usage on air quality, land use (satellite applications) and emissions, diesel track emission effects, and energy optimization planning.
“It is my great honor to be named a John D. Tickle Professor,” said Fu. “I appreciate Mr. Tickle’s generosity and investments in our college and his devotion to the University of Tennessee. I have been a faculty in the department since 2000 and always treasure every growing opportunity that Dean Davis and my Department Head Chris Cox have provided over the years. Establishing scholarly research, making contributions to the literature, improving the quality of life (through better air quality), being inspired by other researchers, and educating students have brought me great joy. I look forward to working with wonderful students, colleagues, and researchers across our campus and across the nation and globe continuously.”
Fu is also an Inaugural Professor of the UT-ORNL Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education Energy Science and Engineering PhD program, Faculty Affiliate at the UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Computational Sciences, and holds a Joint Faculty Appointment in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.