David “Butch” Irick

Research Associate Professor of Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

Phone: 865-974-0863
E-mail: dki@utk.edu

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David "Butch" Irick is a research associate professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, as well as the faculty sponsor of the university's EcoCar program. His areas of focus include emissions and performance testing for automobiles, hybrid vehicle design and integration, alternative fuel development and use, and computer integrated manufacturing. He also taught a NASA course on lunar driving.

Topics of expertise: Green technology, hybrid vehicles, alternative fuels, and clean air initiatives.

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