Rigoberto “Gobet” Advincula has been named Governor’s Chair of Advanced and Nanostructured Materials at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee.
Advincula joins ORNL and UT as a polymer and materials scientist with expertise in nanostructured materials — leveraging the structure and functionalities of materials on a near-atomic, nanometer length scale. His career spans basic-to-applied research in characterizing and developing new materials for areas including sensors, electro-optics, biotechnology, biomedicine, energy production and advance manufacturing.
“I am honored to join both ORNL and UT as a Governor’s Chair and excited to be able to contribute to the success and prestige of both institutions,” Advincula said.
The Governor’s Chair program fuels a research partnership between UT and ORNL by attracting top talent to advance key science areas.