Rigoberto “Gobet” Advincula, a scientist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, or IOM3.
The prestigious membership recognizes those who have made a significant contribution or established a record of achievement in the materials, minerals or mining fields or other disciplines within IOM3’s technical outreach efforts.
Advincula is a UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair Professor of Advanced and Nanostructured Materials, serving in the Tickle College of Engineering’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He also leads ORNL’s Macromolecular Nanomaterials group at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, a DOE Office of Science user facility that specializes in the conception and design of new nanomaterials.
At ORNL and UT, Advincula steers and builds materials and chemistry research programs related to additive manufacturing and application of artificial intelligence in process optimization. He is a fervent mentor of STEM students and the next generation of scientists, providing them with research environments that foster innovation.
In addition to IOM3, Advincula is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He also received the 2023 Netzsch North American Thermal Analysis Society Fellows award and is a foreign member of the Philippine National Academy of Science and Technology.
“I really appreciate my past research group members, students and collaborators for helping me achieve this status at IOM3,” Advincula said. “Here at ORNL and the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, we are making a difference in the materials world, including emphasis on circularity and sustainability with tools like AI, advanced characterization and a focus on digital manufacturing.”
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