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Hanno WeiteringHanno Weitering is the new department head in physics and astronomy.

Weitering has a joint UT/ORNL appointment as professor and is associate director of the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials.

Before coming to UT Knoxville in 1993, he spent two years as a Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, working in the research lab of E. Ward Plummer.

Weitering has a doctorate in mathematics and natural sciences from Groningen University in The Netherlands.

He succeeds Soren Sorensen, who resigned the administrative post to return to teaching and research after twelve years of distinguished service.