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.
Advanced Materials Sciences
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.
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.
The Governor’s Chair of Computational Nuclear Engineering is Brian Wirth, an authority in the ways materials behave in extreme environments.
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.
The Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials is Steve Zinkle, who investigates the effect of radiation on materials in fission and fusion nuclear reactors.