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Sudarsanam Suresh Babu

Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing

Sudarsanam Suresh Babu is a materials scientist who explores the production, design, and performance of transforming materials into parts.

His research helps widen the scope of advanced manufacturing and additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, which is the process of adding successive layers to make a three-dimensional solid object from a digital model.

Babu serves in UT’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering as well as the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Bio Pages

College of Engineering

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

Facility Page

Manufacturing Demonstration Facility

In the News

January 2015 UT, ORNL Get a LIFT from Manufacturing Innovation Center

January 2015 IACMI: What it Means for UT, ORNL, and East Tennessee

October 2014 ORNL research reveals unique capabilities of 3-D printing 

February 2014 UT Part of $140 Million White House Advanced Manufacturing Initiative

February 2014 White House Blog: Manufacturing Innovation Institutes: Putting America at the Forefront of 21st Century Manufacturing

November 2013 Four Faculty Named AAAS Fellows


July 2013 from Ohio State University

Sudarsanam Suresh Babu

Contact Info


UT 865-974-5184
ORNL 865-946-1270

407 Dougherty Engineering Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-2210

Oak Ridge National Laboratory
PO Box 2008 MS-6479
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6479

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