The Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing is Suresh Babu, a materials scientist who explores the production, design, and performance of transforming materials into parts.
The Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology is Terry Hazen, an environmental biologist specializing in bioremediation and bioenergy.
The Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics is Yilu Liu, an electrical engineer specializing in smart-grid technologies in electrical power production and distribution.
The Governor’s Chair for Microbiology and Civil and Environmental Engineering is environmental microbiologist Frank Loeffler.
The Governor’s Chair for Biorefining is Arthur Ragauskas, an authority in bioenergy. His research is important to uncovering ways to convert biomass to biofuels, biopower, and biomaterials.
The Governor’s Chair in Molecular Biophysics is Jeremy Smith, who performs research at the interface of biological, environmental, physical, computational, and neutron sciences.
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 for Advanced Composites Manufacturing, Uday Vaidya is an expert on fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites.
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.
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