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Rigoberto Advincula

Governor’s Chair for Advanced and Nanostructured Materials

Rigoberto “Gobet” Advincula is a leading figure in the realm of advanced materials, polymers, and nanomaterials.

His areas of research include utilizing the structure and functionalities of materials on a near-atomic scale, characterizing and developing new materials sensors, optics, biotechnology, biomedicine, energy production, and advanced manufacturing.

At UT, Advincula joined Thomas Zawodzinski and Arthur Ragauskas as the third Governor’s Chair in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and he is the 15th Governor’s Chair to be appointed.

Under his dual appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Advincula leads ORNL’s macromolecular nanomaterials group in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, which specializes in the conception and design of new materials.

Advincula previously served as a professor at Case Western Reserve University’s Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering.

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January 2020

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