Our joint efforts position the partnership as a leader in the fields of advanced materials and nuclear physics, as well as biological, computational, and neutron sciences. ORNL is the Department of Energy’s largest multiprogram science and energy laboratory.
UT conducts more than $17 million annually in ORNL-sponsored research. The association is also a key part of UT’s effort to become a Top 25 public research institution.
UT-Battelle, a partnership between UT and Battelle Memorial Institute, manages and operates ORNL for the DOE. This management led to the first state-funded construction of research facilities at a national lab.
ORNL is one of only eight DOE national labs whose managing partners includes a university, putting UT in a prestigious category with the University of California, Stanford, Princeton, Texas A&M, Stony Brook University, and the University of Chicago.
UT and ORNL bring together world-class students, faculty, researchers, and research infrastructure.
The Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education advances science, technology, engineering, and energy research.
The Governor’s Chairs program provides joint appointments at UT and ORNL for some of the nation’s top scientists, transforming such fields as energy production, environmental systems, and computing technologies.
UT-ORNL Governor’s Chair Tom Zawodzinski is on a mission to make fuel cells more efficient. Learn more.
The one-of-a-kind ORNL Spallation Neutron Source allows our faculty to join researchers from around the world manipulating materials on a scale once restricted to a dream.