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

Recent examples include advanced manufacturing institues, 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

University to Host Statewide Experiential Learning Conference

UT has launched a new statewide undergraduate experiential learning conference for students open to all fifty-four accredited not-for-profit colleges and universities in Tennessee.

Bembenek is Quest Scholar of the Week

Joshua Bembenek, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, recently received a prestigious five-year R01 grant award by the National Institutes of Health. Quest, the campus's comprehensive research initiative, has selected Bembenek as its Scholar of the Week.

Postdoctoral Fellow Honored for Helping Advance Latinas in Tech Field

Postdoctoral fellow Andrea Rocha, who works on Governor's Chair for Environmental Biotechnology Terry Hazen's joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory team, was chosen as one of thirty-two women worldwide to be profiled in Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology magazine's "Latinas at Tech Giants" edition.

Khomami: Selection as AIChE Fellow Confirmation of Department’s Efforts

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers recently bestowed a top honor on UT's Bamin Khomami, as the group's board of directors announced his election as an AIChE Fellow.

College of Engineering Selected to Join Key Materials Research Center

The role of the College of Engineering in studying advanced materials recently got a major boost with the National Science Foundation backing UT to join the Manufacturing and Materials Joining Innovation Center. Claudia Rawn, director of the Center for Materials Processing, will lead the university's efforts.

Study: Ancient Hybridization Holds Key to Domestic Dog’s Origins, Wolf Conservation Efforts

The ancestry of man's best friend may be more complicated than its furry coat and soulful eyes betray. Understanding the evolutionary history of the domesticated dog may ultimately help protect endangered wolves, according to a UT study.

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