Left to right: Marc Gibson, Senior Director of Corporate and Foundation Engagement at UT; Gary Luce, Technology Liaison for Eastman Innovation Center; David Millhorn, Executive Vice President for UT and President of the UT Research Foundation; Theresa Lee, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Steve Crawford, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Eastman; Stewart Witzeman, Director of Eastman Innovation Center; Taylor Eighmy, Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement at UT; Jennifer Stewart, Vice President for Corporate Innovation at Eastman
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Eastman Chemical Company have signed a multiyear agreement to conduct collaborative research in multiple scientific disciplines, especially in the neutron science and additive manufacturing fields in which UT is recognized worldwide for its unique expertise.
Officials from UT and Eastman—which have worked together in other ways for years—gathered Monday at Eastman’s world headquarters in Kingsport to christen this new aspect of their relationship. UT is now the third academic partner in Eastman’s network of partner universities, joining North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
As part of the research agreement, Eastman will provide $750,000 in funding over three years to support research endeavors between Eastman scientists and UT faculty and students.