Uday Vaidya has a joint appointment with The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the Oak Ridge National Lab. He is the UT/ORNL Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing. Vaidya serves as the Chief Technology Officer for IACMI. Prior to joining UT/ORNL, Vaidya served as the Department Chair for Materials Science & Engineering and the Center Director for the Composites Center at UAB. Vaidya has 30 years of experience in a broad range of composites for defense, transportation, and industrial applications. Vaidya is the author of the book ‘Composites for Automotive, Mass Transit, and Truck’.