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National Academy of Inventors.

Yilu Liu, the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics, serves as deputy director of the National Science Foundation-backed Center for Ultra-wide-area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks—CURENT—which is housed in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering.

Through her role with CURENT, as a researcher, and as a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at UT, Liu has helped pioneer many of the advancements in the safeguarding of the nation’s power grid.
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Governors Chair program, a joint project of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

George, who will hold the title of Governor’s Chair for Advanced Alloy Theory and Development, becomes the 15th joint faculty member in the program, a cornerstone of the UT-ORNL partnership.

“I am honored to have been chosen for this position,” said George, who has decades of experience with both ORNL and UT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. “There is already tremendous synergy between ORNL and UT in advancing materials research, and I cannot wait to help build even more momentum.”
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