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

Fish Want to Play Too

featured the research of Psychology Professor Gordon Burghardt and his colleagues Vladimir Dinets, a psychology research assistant professor, and James […]


UT Study Finds Saving Lonely Species Is Important for the Environment

Endemic species are often endangered, and a UT study finds that saving them is more important to biodiversity than previously thought.


Three Faculty Members Named to Governor’s K-12 Standards Review Panel

Three faculty members have been appointed by the Tennessee State Board of Education to serve on Governor Bill Haslam's panel to review the state's K-12 academic standards in English language arts and math.


UT Gets $2.73 Million to Keep Working on DataONE Science Info Project

The College of Communication and Information will receive $2.73 million over the next five years as part of a $15 million accomplishment-based renewal of the National Science Foundation's DataONE project.


Urban Design, Sustainability Discussed at This Week’s Science Forum

Urbanism, sustainability, and other structural challenges that many American cities are facing will be discussed at this week's UT Science Forum.


New Director Named for Joint Institute for Biological Sciences

Professor of Materials Sciences Michael Simpson has been appointed the next director of the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Biological Sciences.


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