A new technique for building automotive panels with thermoplastics and carbon fibers could revolutionize the auto industry.
Governor’s Chair for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Uday Vaidya has been named the Society of Plastics Engineers Composites Person of the Year.
More than a hundred people were on hand recently for the opening of UT’s new Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility and Engineering Annex, located on White Avenue.
According to the News Sentinel, fiberglass pool manufacturer Leisure Pools plans to increase its Knoxville work force to 1,000 in the next decade. Part of their growth will come from composite materials manufacturing, which is crucial for the UT-led Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation.
The position of UT’s College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory as leaders in the manufacturing revolution has taken another bold step forward with the hiring of Uday Vaidya as the Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing.