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.
College of Engineering
Joint Institute for Advanced Materials
Manufacturing Demonstration Facility
In the News
April 6 High School Students Team with UT, ORNL to Produce New Type of Nail
October 2015 Aerojet Rocketdyne, UT, ORNL Take on New Advanced Manufacturing Thrust
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
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