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 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

Karen Lloyd Receives Prestigious Award for Ocean Science Work

Karen Lloyd's work with subsea floor mud and frozen Siberian soil has earned her an extraordinarily competitive award. The assistant professor of microbiology at UT has been selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Ocean Sciences.


Baker Center Report to Guide State in Developing Energy Policy

With the energy industry changing rapidly, Tennessee should craft an energy policy that will allow the state to benefit both economically and environmentally. That's the crux of a report done for the state by UT's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.


CCI Usability Lab Available for Research

The User-Experience Lab supports interdisciplinary research by faculty, researchers, and graduate students. The UXL has instrumentation that can explore users’ experiences with technology by making accurate, empirical measurements as users perform tasks on a product or system.


UT Professor Michael Martinez Gathering Snapshot of Presidential Photographers

As President's Day approaches, UT Journalism Professor Michael Martinez is busy studying US commanders-in-chief through the lens of the White House photographers. Martinez is working on a book looking at the public's memory of US presidents as portrayed through these photographs.


UT Study: Crocodiles Just Wanna Have Fun, Too

Turns out we may have more in common with crocodiles than we'd ever dream. According to research by a UT psychology professor, crocodiles think surfing waves, playing ball, and going on piggyback rides are fun, too.


Prestige, Conference Grow for UT’s Reliability and Maintainability Center

As the detailed study of best practices within manufacturing has become more commonplace in recent years, the Reliability and Maintainability Center at UT has stepped to the forefront as a well-respected hub of learning. The center has signed about 55 corporate partners and will host its nineteenth annual Maintenance and Reliability Conference, MARCON, February 23–26 at the Knoxville Convention Center.


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