The Governor’s Chairs program provides joint appointments at UT and ORNL for some of the nation’s top scientists, transforming such fields as energy production, environmental systems, and computing technologies.

Funded by the state and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the program attracts top researchers to broaden and enhance the unique research partnership that exists between the University of Tennessee—the state’s preeminent public university system—and the nation’s largest multi-program laboratory.

 

Sudarsanam Suresh Babu

Sudarsanam Suresh Babu

Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing

 

govchairs.utk.edu/sudarsanam-suresh-babu/
Appointed 2013

Robert Davis

Robert Davis

Governor’s Chair for Biomedical Informatics

 

uthsc.edu/CHSI/
Appointed 2013

Philip Enquist

Philip Enquist

Governor’s Chair for High Performance Energy Practices in Urban Environments

 

govchairs.utk.edu/philip-enquist/
Appointed 2013

Easo George

Easo George

Governor’s Chair for Advanced Alloy Theory and Development

 

govchairs.utk.edu/easo-george/
Appointed 2016

Terry Hazen

Terry Hazen

Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology

 

govchairs.utk.edu/terry-hazen/
Appointed 2011

Yilu Liu

Yilu Liu

Governor’s Chair for Power Electronics

 

govchairs.utk.edu/yilu-liu/
Appointed 2009

Frank Loeffler

Frank Loeffler

Governor’s Chair for Microbiology and Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

govchairs.utk.edu/frank-loeffler/
Appointed 2009

Arthur Ragauskas

Arthur Ragauskas

Governor’s Chair for Biorefining

 

govchairs.utk.edu/arthur-ragauskas/
Appointed 2014

Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

Governor’s Chair for Molecular Biophysics

 

govchairs.utk.edu/jeremy-smith/
Appointed 2006

Alexei Sokolov

Alexei Sokolov

Governor’s Chair for Polymer Science

 

govchairs.utk.edu/alexei-sokolov/
Appointed 2009

Uday Vaidya

Uday Vaidya

Governor’s Chair for Advanced Composites Manufacturing

 

govchairs.utk.edu/uday-vaidya/
Appointed 2015

William Weber

William Weber

Governor’s Chair for Radiation Effects on Materials

 

govchairs.utk.edu/william-weber/
Appointed 2015

Robert Williams

Robert Williams

Governor’s Chair in Computational Genomics

 

uthsc.edu/research/about/events/governors-chair-address.php
Appointed 2009

Brian Wirth

Brian Wirth

Governor’s Chair for Computational Nuclear Engineering

 

govchairs.utk.edu/brian-wirth/
Appointed 2010

Thomas Zawodzinski

Thomas Zawodzinski

Governor’s Chair for Electrical Energy Conversion and Storage

 

govchairs.utk.edu/thomas-zawodzinski/
Appointed 2009

Steve Zinkle

Steve Zinkle

Governor’s Chair for Nuclear Materials

 

govchairs.utk.edu/steve-zinkle/
Appointed 2013