Governors Chair

Suresh Babu

Advanced Manufacturing
Appointed 2013

Suresh Babu is a materials scientist who explores the production, design, and performance of transforming materials into parts.

His research helps widen the scope of advanced manufacturing and additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, which is the process of adding successive layers to make a three-dimensional solid object from a digital model.

Babu is the former director of the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education. He also serves in UT’s Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering as well as the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and as Senior Advisor for Research and STEM Workforce Development Initiatives to UT Knoxville’s Office of the Provost and the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development.


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