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Nuclear Security Expert Hall Named Third UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair

Howard Hall, a nuclear chemist and expert in preventing and responding to nuclear terrorism, has been named as the third UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair. Hall, currently the radiological detection and response program leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will hold appointments in the UT Knoxville nuclear engineering department and the global nuclear security division at ORNL.

Polymer Scientist Sokolov Named Second UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair

Renowned polymer scientist Alexei Sokolov has been named as the second University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair. “This is another important step forward toward our goal to build the university’s capabilities and reputation as a leading national research institution,” said acting UT President Jan Simek in making the announcement.

UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair Unlocks Secrets of Protein Folding

A team led by biophysicist Jeremy Smith of the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has taken a significant step toward unraveling the mystery of how proteins fold into unique, three-dimensional shapes.