The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials

JIAM Facilities and Laboratories

  • JIAM facility aerial view
  • JIAM facility
  • JIAM facility


JIAM scientists will soon share a home in the institute’s new 140,000-square-foot research facility on UT’s Cherokee Farm campus. Once developed, the farm’s 200 acres will create a world-class science and technology research campus and a dynamic new asset for the city of Knoxville.

Construction of JIAM’s $30 million facility is underway. Tucked in a bend of the Tennessee River, the JIAM facility will anchor the new campus and serve as a cornerstone for interdisciplinary research and education. The JIAM facility is scheduled for completion in late 2014.

For more information, visit the Cherokee Farm web site.

Partnering Facilities

JIAM is closely aligned with the UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences (JINS), a 31,000-square-foot facility on the ORNL campus that contains eighty-two offices and seven laboratories. Combined, JIAM and JINS create one of the world’s leading centers devoted to materials research.

JINS is located adjacent to the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS). The SNS, which occupies eighty acres on the ORNL campus, is an accelerator-based neutron source that provides the most intense pulsed neutron beams in the world for scientific research and industrial development.

Along with its sister facility, the High Flux Isotope Reactor, SNS serves as an intellectual hub for neutron scattering research. Neutron research helps scientists improve materials used in a multitude of products, including high-temperature superconductors, powerful lightweight magnets, and stronger, lighter plastics.

Many of these tools at UT and ORNL are available for use by outside scientists, corporations, and public and private research organizations.



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