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Jimmy Mays

Jimmy MaysDistinguished Scientist

UT Department of Chemistry; ORNL Division of Chemical Sciences

Synthesizing new polymer membranes for fuel cells

Jimmy Mays synthesizes new, precisely tailored polymers and examines their molecular architecture, composition, and blending capability to discover how form and structure, including their nanostructural order, might be manipulated to create useful materials.

Currently, Mays is a member of Alexei Sokolov’s DOE Field Work Proposal on “Polymer Based Multicomponent Materials,” a program funded at $2 million annually that Mays led prior to Sokolov’s arrival. Additionally, he is serving as Co-Principal Investigator on several ORNL based polymer projects.

In 2014, Mays was named a Fellow in the Royal Society of Chemistry, as well as Guest Professor at Soochow University in Suzhou, China.

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The University of Tennessee
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