Advanced Materials Sciences

As our scientists develop the building blocks for tomorrow’s devices and technologies, their discoveries will transform fields as wide ranging as energy production, computing and information technologies, and transportation systems.

Sudarsanam Suresh Babu

Sudarsanam Suresh Babu

The Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing is Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, a materials scientist who explores the production, design, and performance of transforming materials into parts.

Ramamoorthy Ramesh

Ramamoorthy Ramesh

The Governor’s Chair for Nanomaterials Engineering is Ramamoorthy Ramesh, who investigates the development of the next generation of thin film technology used in solar panels and computer memory.

Alexei Sokolov

Alexei Sokolov

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.

William Weber

William Weber

The Governor’s Chair for Radiation Effects on Materials is William Weber, an internationally recognized leader and expert on the interaction of nuclear radiation and charged particle beams with solids.

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Brian Wirth

The Governor’s Chair of Computational Nuclear Engineering is Brian Wirth, an authority in the ways materials behave in extreme environments.

Thomas Zawodzinski

Thomas Zawodzinski

As the Governor’s Chair for Electrical Energy Conversion and Storage, Thomas Zawodzinski focuses on ways to make fuel cells and other energy storage technologies more durable over time.

Steve Zinkle

Steve Zinkle

The Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials is Steve Zinkle, who investigates the effect of radiation on materials in fission and fusion nuclear reactors.