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, UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute
Timothy manages recruiting efforts and engagement with prospective students for all UT-ORII affiliated Graduate Programs including the Bredesen Center and Genome Science & Technology.
Rebecca manages day-to-day business and administration of the Bredesen Center. She facilitates initiation and renewal of contracts, oversees all financial and HR processes, and coordinates with other administrative units across campus.
Academic Engagement Coordinator
Allie advises academic progress of all Bredesen Center students and facilitates student-services within the unit. This includes orienting new students, supporting matriculation, and providing guidance on issues concerning student success. She also collaborates on recruiting efforts and admissions.