UT-ORII seeks proposals for new Governor’s Chair topics

The University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute seeks proposals by August 1 for topical areas for its upcoming searches for three possible new Governor’s chairs. Successful proposals will involve participation from one or more of UT campuses and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The Governor’s Chairs program provides joint appointments at UT and ORNL for some of the nation’s top scientists, transforming such fields as clean manufacturing, energy production, environmental systems and computing technologies. Funded by the state of Tennessee and ORNL, the program attracts top researchers to broaden and enhance the unique research partnership that exists among UT, the state’s preeminent public university system, and ORNL, the nation’s largest multiprogram laboratory.

The Governor’s Chair program is managed by UT-ORII in coordination with ORNL and UT. To accelerate collaborative research between UT and ORNL, UT-ORII is expanding its prestigious Governor’s Chairs program. There are currently 13 Governor’s Chairs, 11 located at UT Knoxville and two at UT Health Science Center.

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