The Governor’s Chair in Polymer Science is Alexei Sokolov. He holds appointments in UT’s Department of Chemistry and ORNL’s Division of Chemical Sciences.
Sokolov’s work in polymers involves fabricating large molecules atom by atom in an effort to control their properties and create substances with useful characteristics.
He leads soft matter efforts at UT and ORNL.
His work will have implications for the development of fuel-cell technology and other alternative energy applications.
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