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

Science Forum to Look at How Zebrafish are Redefining Medical Research

Zebrafish, commonly found at pet stores, share 12,800 genes in common with humans. That link is helping researchers at UT with research that could make medicine more affordable.


UT Advances Understanding of Atomically Thin Crystal Growth

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, recently published an interdisciplinary study led by associate professor Gong Gu.


UT Study: Percentage of Uninsured in Tennessee at its Lowest in a Decade

The percentage of uninsured Tennesseans is at its lowest rate in a decade, according to a UT report released today.


Professor Awarded for Prehistoric Rock Art Research

Jan Simek has spent decades trekking for miles in complete darkness, contorting his body to fit around rocks, and navigating down muddy and stony slopes. The UT anthropology professor's work has paid off in the form of big discoveries—and now a big award.


UT Humanities Center Lecture to Focus on Famous Philosopher, Moral Theory

For centuries, philosophers have studied why people do the things that they do, with many basing their studies on Immanuel Kant's moral theory. Karl Ameriks, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, will talk about morality and autonomy on November 21 when he gives the next Humanities Center Distinguished Lecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1210 in McClung Tower.


UT’s Final Pregame Showcase of the Season Goes Behind-the-Scenes

Curious about how an actor gets into character? Kathleen Buckley, associate professor of theatre, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at how actors break down a script at this week's final Pregame Showcase before the Vols take on the Missouri Tigers.


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