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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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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Advanced Materials has named Veerle Keppens as its new director.

Keppens, current head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in UT’s College of Engineering, brings a knowledge of advanced materials—substances with properties that go beyond the norm in one or more aspects, such as electronically or chemically—that will allow her to transition to the new role without a learning curve.

“Dr. Keppens carries a wealth of materials science knowledge to this position along with a passion for broadening our understanding in these areas of research,” said UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek. “She has worked well in research partnerships with ORNL and will be a strong leader of the institute.”
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College of Engineering announced that it is developing a graduate-level automotive engineering concentration that will begin in fall 2016.

“This is a significant step for both our university and for our college,” said College of Engineering Dean Wayne Davis. “This presents an opportunity for us to take even more of a role in preparing students for the ever-changing workforce and to solidify our place in the economic development of the state.”

This map, made available by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, shows the location of industries and businesses in the state devoted to auto manufacturing or supply. The industry is present in 80 of the 95 counties in the state.

This map, made available by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, shows the location of industries and businesses in the state devoted to auto manufacturing or supply. The industry is present in 80 of the 95 counties in the state.

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