The White House Forum on Connecting Regional Innovation Ecosystems to Federal and National Labs was an opportunity for political, educational and scientific leaders to discuss ways that economic growth benefits from research facilities.
The College of Engineering and the US Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have embarked on a new initiative in additive manufacturing for the aerospace industry.
What is advanced composites manufacturing, why was the UT-led consortium was selected by the president, and what is the impact for the area?
Suresh Babu, UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing, was quoted in an article in R & D Magazine about a new additive manufacturing method developed at ORNL that controls the structure and properties of metal components with precision unmatched by conventional manufacturing processes. “We’re using well established metallurgical phenomena, but we’ve never been able to
UT will be part of a national effort, announced today by President Barack Obama, which could lead to more fuel-efficient cars and decreased costs for ships and aircraft. Suresh Babu, UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing, and a team of faculty, will help lead UT’s research effort in the $140 million Detroit-based
The Detroit News featured a White House announcement of a new project called the Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation, or LM3I, of which UT is a partner. The project puts a focus on lighter, yet stronger materials which will help improve the performance, enhance the safety, and boost the energy and fuel efficiency of
For studies that focus on green energy and 3D printing, four UT professors, including two UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chairs, are being recognized for their teaching and research. The faculty members have been named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to its 2013 class of fellows.
The Knoxville News Sentinel wrote a story about UT and ORNL’s t11th joint Governor’s Chair, an advanced manufacturing expert from Ohio State University. Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, a professor in the Welding Engineering Program in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has conducted research that has helped develop 3D printing — the layering of materials