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Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

About JIAM

Established in 2005, the Joint Institute for Advanced Materials (JIAM), which comprises a multidisciplinary team of scientists from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), operates at the forefront of modern materials science.

Through a partnership that spans more than sixty years, UT and ORNL researchers have maintained international prominence in the field of advanced materials synthesis and characterization. This broad research realm directly engages physicists, chemists, microscopists, computer scientists, and engineers, while involving myriad other areas of scientific investigation. Many of JIAM’s scientists hold joint appointments at UT and ORNL.

The UT-ORNL joint institutes were created to spur collaboration and capitalize on mutual strengths. JIAM is one of five UT-ORNL joint institutes. The others include:



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