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Uday Vaidya

Uday Vaidya

Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing Professor

Contact Information

  • 408 Dougherty Engineering Building
  • Phone: 865-974-7620
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  • Biography

    Vaidya serves as Director of the FCMF, IACMI’s Chief Technology Officer, and is the UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing. The FCMF is funded in collaboration with IACMI-The Composites Institute, a subsidiary of Collaborative Composite Solutions, managed by the University of Tennessee Research Foundation. Through IACMI and UT’s collaboration, more than 10 students have worked as IACMI interns in the lab space. IACMI members and partners are able to collaborate on projects, offering both real-world business and research experience for UT engineering students.

    2015-present: UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) Chief Technology Officer, Institute for Advanced Composites and Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)

    2001- 2015: UAB Distinguished Professor and Department Chair, Materials Science & Engineering (MSE) and Director, Materials Processing and Applications Development (MPAD) Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Associate to Full Professor (2006) to Distinguished Professor; Graduate Program Director (2010-2014), Associate Chair (2013-2015)

    1999-2001: Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, North Dakota State University (NDSU), Dept of Mechanical Engg & Applied Mechanics, Fargo

    1993 – 1999: Assistant to Associate Professor, Tuskegee University; Department of Mechanical Engineering & Center for Advanced Materials (T-CAM)

    1989 – 1993; Graduate Teaching Assistant, Auburn University

    1988-1989: Scientist – B; National Aeronautical Laboratory, India

    Awards and Recognitions

    2016—SPE Composites Division’s Composites Person of the Year


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