Dr. Suresh Babu
Bredesen Center Director
Dr. Sudarsanam Suresh Babu is a Governor’s Chair in Advanced Manufacturing and is a professor based in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) at UT and has a joint professorship with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). As a Governor’s Chair, he also has an appointment in the Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate and in the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).
Dr. Russell Zaretzki
DSE Program Director
Dr. Russell Zaretzki is an Associate Professor with the Haslam College of Business. He earned a Ph.D. in Statistics from Cornell University and has been on the UT Faculty since 2004.
Recruiter, Oak Ridge Institute
Timothy manages recruiting efforts and engagement with prospective students for all Oak Ridge Institute-affiliated Graduate Programs including the Bredesen Center and Genome Science & Technology.
Academic Engagement Coordinator
Allie advises academic progress of all Bredesen Center students. She also collaborates on recruiting efforts and admissions.