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Governor’s Chair Vaidya Named Composites Person of the Year

When UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory welcomed Uday Vaidya as a Governor’s Chair in 2015 they felt they were getting one of the top composites experts in the field.

Now it’s official.

The Society of Plastics Engineers recently named Vaidya as their 2016 Composites Person of the Year at their annual Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition.

“Being recognized like this a huge honor for me,” said Vaidya. “It’s very humbling to receive any honor, but when it comes from peers within your field it is all the more special.”

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