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Uday Vaidya

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 is also interested in engaging minority and underrepresented students in STEM fields and advanced manufacturing technologies.

Bio Pages

UT Knoxville

Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility


In the News

June 2023 UT Research Park Breaks Ground on Innovation South

January 2023 Creating an Ecosystem of Innovation

September 2021 UT Partners in Advanced Composites Research through NSF Program

July 2021 UT, UK to Spearhead $50 Million Advanced Manufacturing Project for Army

March 2020 UT Labs Producing Face-Shield Components to Protect Health Care Workers in Tennessee

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

Uday Vaidya.

Contact Info


UT 865-974-7620
ORNL 865-946-3096

408 Dougherty Engineering Building
1512 Middle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2210