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

New Supercomputer Simulations Enhance Understanding of Protein Motion and Function

Supercomputing simulations led by a joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory team could change how researchers understand the internal motions of proteins that play functional, structural and regulatory roles in all living organisms. The team's results are featured in Nature Physics.

Metallic Glass Research Nets Breakthroughs, Yale Honor for Egami

Research being done by professors like UT’s Takeshi Egami has shown the potential of metallic glass, but it took a recent move to the substance by a tech heavyweight to really open up its potential.

Department of Energy Selects UT to Develop Cutting-Edge Classes

The US Department of Energy selected UT and Virginia Tech to receive almost $6 million in combined funding for the development of postgraduate courses and studies in power electronics.

Salamander Strut: NIMBioS Studies How Animals Moved from Water to Land

Scientists at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at UT, along with scientists at Clemson University, have been watching tiger salamanders strut their stuff.

Baker Center Releases Paper on Future of Roadway Funding

Tennessee spends less on a per capita basis than almost any other state on its highways and roads yet enjoys roadways that are better than those in most states. But according to a new paper produced by researchers at UT's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, roadway quality is now at risk unless new funding is found.

Hay is the Quest Scholar of the Week

Jessica Hay, assistant professor of psychology, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.3 million dollar NIH grant for "Infant Statistical Learning: Resilience, Longevity, and Specificity."

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