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Eric Johnston

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


    Eric is a senior studying mechanical engineering and has been a part of the FCMF Team since May, 2020. His work at FCMF created opportunities to learn complicated machinery such as a Plasticator, Hydraulic Press, Tensile Machine, and HAAS Machine Center. Outside of his work he enjoys rock climbing and painting.

    Research Interests

    Natural Fibers & Extrusion Compression Molding.


    • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Senior, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    Professional Service

    Engineer Co-op at Kimberly Clark     January-July 2022

    Awards and Recognitions

    • ACE Certificate - CNC Machining Advanced Composites                    July 2021
    • Summa Cum Laude                                        Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2021
    • Magna Cum Laude                                                          Fall 2020, Spring 2021
    •  Distinguished Tennessean Award                                                      2019-2021


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