Professor Jimmy Mays received the B.S. degree in Polymer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1979 and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Akron in 1984 under the direction of Professor Lewis Fetters. After graduation he worked for several years at Hercules Research Center, prior to joining the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2002 he moved to his current position as UT/ORNL Distinguished Scientist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Professor Mays’ research is centered on polymer synthesis, especially synthesis of polymers having controlled architectures.
Focus Areas: Polymeric Biomaterials | Drug Delivery | Tissue Engineering | Dental Restoratives
Skills and Expertise: Polymer Synthesis | Polymer Characterization