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

Research Confirms Controversial Darwin Theory of Jump Dispersal

More than 150 years ago, Charles Darwin hypothesized that species could cross oceans and other vast distances on vegetation rafts, […]


Emerging Infections, Resistant Diseases Discussed at Science Forum

Emerging diseases, medical advancements, and their impact on society will be analyzed at the Science Forum this week.


UT Wins Grant to Look at Rural Public Libraries’ Role in Economic Development

Two UT faculty members have received a $49,557 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to look at the role rural public libraries play in the economic development of the Appalachian region.


UT Awarded $1.2 Million for Traffic Safety Project by CDC

The nighttime safety of drivers and passengers on Tennessee's highways could soon be greatly improved thanks to a new research project through the Center for Transportation Research. The high number of injuries and deaths from traffic incidents prompted agencies such as the World Health Organization and the United Nations to recognize their epidemic proportion.


UT Pregame Showcase Focuses on Methodism and Eighteenth-Century Theater

Misty Anderson, an English and theatre professor, will be speaking at this week's Pregame Showcase on "Methodism and Eighteenth-Century Theatre." This week's showcase will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, two hours before the Vols' home game against the Florida Gators.


Tooth Serves as Evidence of 220 Million-Year-old Attack

At the beginning of the age of dinosaurs, gigantic reptiles—distant relatives of modern crocodiles—ruled the earth. Some lived on land and others in water and it was thought they didn't much interact. But a tooth found by a UT researcher in the thigh of one of these ancient animals is challenging this belief.


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