Endeavors in Advanced Composites: UT Startup Recycles Fibers for Nonwoven Mats

Endeavor Composites is based in East Tennessee, but the startup’s name originates from something a little more out of this world: the Space Shuttle Endeavour. “The name kept chasing me,” explained Founder and Chief Executive Officer Hicham Ghossein, PhD. After touring the processing bay where Endeavour was housed as a student in 2011 and then… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Uday Vaidya

Supporting and Expanding the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Ecosystem The University of Tennessee’s Uday Vaidya is a researcher, mentor, and director who serves as the Governor’s Chair in Advanced Composites Manufacturing, the Director of the Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility (FCMF), and the Chief Technology Officer at the Institute for Advanced Composites and Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).… Read More

A Decade in Review: UTRF from 2010 to 2020

The innovation landscape is constantly evolving with new products, services, and companies entering the market each year. Looking back over the past decade, we’re presented with a long list of accomplishments in commercialization because the faculty, staff, and students at the University of Tennessee continue to develop new intellectual property that shapes the future of… Read More