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Staff

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).

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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.

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Administrative Staff

Wanda Davis

Business Manager

Wanda Davis is the assistant to the director and Business Manager for the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education. Wanda moved to Tennessee from San Antonio, Texas and currently resides in Maryville, Tennessee.

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Allie Burns

Advisor

Allie advises academic progress of all Bredesen Center students, as well as facilitates recruitment efforts and admissions.

 

 

Rebecca Christ

Accounting Specialist

 

 

 

 

Shannon Brown

Administrative Specialist

 

 

 

 

Affiliated Professionals

Dr. Moody E. Altamimi

Dr. Moody Altamimi is the Director of the Office of Research Excellence at Oak Ridge National Lab.