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Welcome to JIAM

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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.

JIAM Research Affiliates focus their efforts on three broad classes of materials:

  • Advanced Structural Materials
  • Soft and Hybrid Materials
  • Functional Materials and Devices