Alan Liby, former director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory Advanced Manufacturing Program, has been appointed director of the University of Tennessee’s Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM). Located at UT’s Research Park at Cherokee Farm, JIAM is a partnership between UT and ORNL. His tenure began on August 19.
“The University of Tennessee is a leading authority in advanced materials and manufacturing,” said Robert Nobles, interim vice chancellor for research. “By leveraging the joint institute’s resources and expertise, Liby will help elevate the visibility of this program beyond its current scope.”