Research

We conduct research that matters.

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 institutes, 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

Love Your Data Week: Manage, Protect, and Get Credit for Your Research Data

Do you love your data? Knowing how to manage, share, and protect your research data is crucial to your academic and professional success. "Love Your Data" Week, February 8–12, features activities and tips to help you get organized.


Jalata Is Quest Scholar of the Week

Asafa Jalata, professor of sociology, global studies, and Africana studies, has published a new book, Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization: From Christopher Columbus to Osama bin Laden.


Research Taking a Shot at Improving Solar Energy

The SunShot National Laboratory Multiyear Partnership recently awarded a $2.3 million project to the College of Engineering and its collaborators.


Research Conference Sees Record UT Participation

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research is the leading national venue for showcasing undergraduate research. Each year more than 4,000 undergraduates from institutions across the country converge to present their research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts, and performances. NCUR accepted sixty-five UT students to present undergraduate posters and oral presentations for this year's conference April 7–9 in Asheville, North Carolina.


Engineering Departments Named Key Players in $30 Million Consortium

UT's study of nuclear engineering and scintillation materials got a significant boost with a research group being named a major player in a $30 million consortium sponsored by the US Department of Energy.


Science Forum Kicks Off Spring Lecture Series with CDC Researcher

Jess Hendricks, a fellow and guest researcher at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will present results of the study and discuss her work at the CDC during today's Science Forum.


Report: Job Growth, Consumer Spending to Boost State and National Economies

Job growth and consumer spending continue to grow and position Tennessee and the nation's economies for a strong 2016, according to a report released today from the Center for Business and Economic Research.


Human Research and the IRB

The Office of Research Integrity resumes its lunchtime series "Responsible Conduct of Research" at noon Friday, January 29, in Hodges Library auditorium with a session on human subjects research and the Institutional Review Board.


Yahoo Releases Web Browser Data Set to Researchers

Recently, Yahoo Inc. released the largest-ever web browser data set to university researchers. With 13.5 terabytes of anonymized information on the browsing and reading habits of approximately 20 million users, the move benefits both academic researchers and Yahoo.


NIMBioS: Study Shows Large Variability in Abundance of Viruses That Infect Ocean Microorganisms

Viruses infect more than humans or plants. For microorganisms in the oceans—including those that capture half of the carbon taken out of the atmosphere every day—viruses are a major threat. But a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Microbiology shows that there's much less certainty about the size of these viral populations than scientists had long believed.


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