Director, Core Facilities
Jonathan Phipps started as the Director of UT Core Facilities in 2015. As the director, he creates and implements the strategic vision for the development of shared resources for Knoxville area campuses. He works with campus leadership to determine critical needs within the research infrastructure and oversees the establishment and expansion of shared resources to ensure the success of the research mission of the university. Phipps ensures success of individual core facilities by providing oversight to the development of sustainable business models, rate setting, contract and policy development, and operations of billing and scheduling software. He manages internal funding opportunities pertaining to equipment and infrastructure, and identifies and pursues external grant opportunities to support the operation and expansion of UT Core Facilities and other shared resources.