Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Research Initiatives
Bruce LaMattina came to the University of Tennessee in 2017 as the Office of Research and Engagement’s associate vice chancellor for research development. In January 2019, he was named associate vice chancellor for strategic research initiatives. In this role, LaMattina provides leadership to facilitate research growth in strategically important areas.
Much of LaMattina’s work focuses on developing partnerships at the nexus of government, academia and industry in collaboration with CFE. In that capacity, he manages agency-specific portfolio directors and supports strategic growth by working closely with UT’s Office of Government Relations and Advocacy, as well as federal mission agencies such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Y-12, and the Department of Defense. LaMattina also leads efforts with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity, and promotes faculty entrepreneurship through collaboration with University of Tennessee Research Foundation.