Research

We conduct research that matters.

As a premier, research-extensive institution, our students—undergraduate and graduate—delve further into subjects they may have only dreamed about.

Recent examples include zero-energy housing, using supercomputers for medical breakthroughs, and studying diseases in species around the world.

But our collaborations are in no way limited to science.

From improving mental health and education to economics and taxation efficiencies, our work impacts people, places, and industries throughout the world.

Research News

The ABCs of Animal Speech: Not So Random After All

The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to a study that raises new questions about the evolutionary origins of human language.


UT Research Uncovers Subglacial Life Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet

UT research finds life can persist in a cold, dark world.


Professor Criticizes Adoption of ‘Novel Ecosystems’ by Policymakers

Embracing "novel ecosystems" is dangerous, according to a new study by a team including a UT professor.


UCOR Reaffirms Commitment to College of Engineering

The College of Engineering's strong connection to the research, development, and governmental activities of the various facilities in the Oak Ridge area was on display again this week, as officials from UCOR presented Dean Wayne Davis the latest installment in a $250,000, five-year commitment to the college.


UT Research Uncovers Forces that Hold Gravity-Defying Near-Earth Asteroid Together

Researchers at UT have made a novel discovery that may potentially protect the world from future collisions with asteroids.


Power Play: Mandrus Helping Shape Future of Modern World

Professor David Mandrus has his own spin on the future. Mandrus recently was chosen by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation as a Moore Synthesis Investigator, a highly selective honor that carries with it $1.7 million in funding.


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