The Institute for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (IAMM) is headquartered at the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm. The 140,000 square-foot facility includes state-of-the-art laboratories, collaboration spaces, lecture halls, and offices for UT faculty, students, staff, and co-located external partners.
Physically designed to encourage a multidisciplinary, team science approach to solving society’s greatest challenges, additional work connected to IAMM is happening throughout UT, including the Institute of Agriculture and the UT Space Institute, taking advantage of the university’s varied facilities and capabilities.
“What differentiates UT’s Institute for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing is that we are a cross-cutting and multidisciplinary unit bringing together faculty from across UT in a meaningful way to amplify the impact we have collectively in these fields.”
—Jon Phipps, IAMM Director of Operations
The Tennessee Advanced Materials Laboratory (TAML) is founded, a state-funded Center of Excellence. Ward Plummer serves as director.
UT and ORNL opened the 142,000 square-foot facility to house JIAM’s headquarters at the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm. The facility earned LEED Silver certification. Barber McMurry and Bullock Smith and Partners were selected as architects for the $56 million facility, and Blaine Construction was the contractor.
UT announced the launch of IAMM to continue the groundbreaking advancements in physics, computer science, building, and energy collection and storage that grew from JIAM. Jonathan Phipps is named director of operations.