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.
The Governor’s Chair in Polymer Science is Alexei Sokolov. His work in polymers involves fabricating large molecules atom by atom in an effort to control their properties and create substances with useful characteristics.
As the Governor’s Chair on Advanced Composites Manufacturing, Uday Vaidya is an expert on the manufacturing of thermoplastic composites. He also specializes in the manufacturing of lightweight carbon fibers.
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.