Governor’s Chair for Advanced Composites Manufacturing
Uday Vaidya is an expert on the manufacturing and use of fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites.
His research focuses on developing applications for thermoplastics in the military, the housing market, the health care industry, and commercial transportation.
Vaidya holds joint appointments in UT’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering and at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
He is also interested in engaging minority and underrepresented students in STEM fields and advanced manufacturing technologies.
Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering
Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility
In the News
January 2020 Volkswagen, UT, and ORNL Announce Partnership, Innovation Hub
October 2016 Governor’s Chair Vaidya Named Composites Person of the Year
August 2016 Advanced Manufacturing Center and Engineering Annex Holds Grand Opening
October 2015 UT, IACMI Benefit from Swimming Pool Manufacturer
September 2015 UT Becoming Key Player in Advanced Manufacturing Research
June 2015 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
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