Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville have selected Suresh Babu as the next director of their jointly operated Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education.
Babu will retain his position as UT-ORNL governorâ€™s chair for advanced manufacturing when he assumes his new role on January 3, a press release said. He will be replacing Lee Riedinger, who is retiring at the end of January.
â€œDr. Babu has worked extensively with both UT and ORNL through his governorâ€™s chair position, and weâ€™re excited about him taking on this new role,â€ UT Knoxville Interim Chancellor Wayne T. Davis said in the press release. â€œHe is a nationally recognized expert in the development of advanced materials and advanced manufacturing and has helped us emerge as a leader in those critical research areas.â€ [Read more…]