The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation— IACMI-The Composites Institute, announced a change in leadership today. Robin Parton Pate has been named chief operating officer, replacing Renee Speck who served in that role for three years as a loaned executive for the institute. Erin Brophy will serve as as program director, a newly created role with oversight responsibility for the program, including comprehensive institute-wide reporting and project management. Both appointments are effective as of April 2018.
Taylor Eighmy to Be President of UT San Antonio
UT Vice Chancellor of Research and Engagement Taylor Eighmy has announced plans to leave UT on August 31 to become president of the University of Texas at San Antonio, whose board approved the hire Tuesday.
“Taylor Eighmy is a talented administrator, respected scholar, and national leader in higher education policy,” said Chancellor Beverly Davenport. “The University of Texas at San Antonio is very fortunate to have landed such a great president. Taylor has been a trusted advisor and key member of my senior leadership team, and he has been invaluable to our partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
“He will be greatly missed at Tennessee.”
UT Continues to Advance Manufacturing’s Growth, Transformation
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, recently got another boost in its growing role in advanced manufacturing with the appointment of a faculty member to a team focused on strengthening curriculum and student preparedness in the field.
Chad Duty, an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering, will join the newly created Expert Educator Team to help spread the growth of advanced manufacturing education through colleges.
“Our role will be to work with researchers and partners to identify areas of need in advanced manufacturing, particularly with lightweight materials,” said Duty. “We will then create a knowledge base and curricula surrounding those areas so that we can better prepare students for careers.”
The three groups working together to back the idea—Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences—selected Duty and five other leading experts for the task.
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Dods Named New CEO of IACMI—The Composites Institute
IACMI—The Composites Institute has named Bryan Dods as the organization’s new CEO, effective November 1.
Dods comes to IACMI from GE Power, where he served as Chief Engineer of Manufacturing. He replaces Craig Blue, who will return to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in a new role as Director of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Programs.