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An important aspect of this interdisciplinary PhD program is the appointment of faculty from diverse research disciplines. Various faculty from the University of Tennessee and research staff from ORNL are appointed as Bredesen Center faculty, providing interdisciplinary leadership in education and research. Members serve as the primary resource for teaching and mentoring students admitted to the program.

Bredesen Center Faculty Handbook



Additive Manufacturing for Energy


Bioenergy and Biofuels


Computational Energy Systems


Cross-Cutting Energy Sciences


Data Science and Engineering


Distributed Energy and Grid Management


Energy Conversion and Storage


Energy Geography


Energy Materials


Energy Policy, Planning, and Administration


Energy Sensors


Environmental and Climate Sciences


National Security


Nuclear Energy


Renewable Energy


Transportation Sciences



Bredesen Center Faculty Handbook