The University of Tennessee Institute for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (IAMM) is hosting a series of workshops to inspire new lines of inquiry in advanced materials and manufacturing. Topical areas will include quantum materials, biomaterials, additive manufacturing, polymers, and 2D hybrid materials for energy.
Quantum Materials Workshop
Tuesday, October 26
Room 147, IAMM Building
Each interdisciplinary workshop will focus on collaborative research opportunities that empower faculty, staff and students to tackle big questions in a given field. The series is also an opportunity for students to see the bigger picture of their chosen field, share their research, and collaborate with faculty experts.
Each workshop event will include a seminar session to introduce and discuss research challenges and opportunities; a brainstorming session to identify specific themes, faculty and institute strengths; potential funding opportunities; and, a planning session that will culminate in the development of a white paper.
“Events like this help bring together our faculty, staff and student experts to explore emerging research in a particular domain,” said Jon Phipps, IAMM interim director. “We hope to generate excitement around open challenges and explore opportunities for new collaborative research programs.”
Phipps and Katharine Page, assistant professor of materials science and engineering have organized the 2021-22 series. If you are interested in getting more involved or would like to suggest or lead a workshop topic, please contact Phipps or Page for more details.
In its inaugural year, IAMM engages more than 160 faculty from four UT colleges, as well as from the UT Institute for Agriculture and the UT Space Institute. While IAMM’s HQ is located on our Knoxville-based Cherokee Farm campus, IAMM research sites are distributed across UT’s Knoxville and Tullahoma campuses. IAMM sites also host a growing number of partner companies who are collaborating and/or co-locating with IAMM research teams.