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

UT Study Finds Fish Just Wanna Have Fun

Fish just want to have fun, according to a UT study that finds even fish "play."


UT Helps Effort to Take Some of the Hazard out of HazMat Transportation

Vehicles carrying hazardous materials are a part of everyday traffic in the modern world, with 1.2 million shipments a day in the United States alone. Most drivers aren't aware of this—until something goes awry.


UT Nuclear Engineers Part of Three Grants Totaling $2.6 Million

Professors from the UT College of Engineering are part of three separate nuclear safety research projects that collectively have been awarded $2.6 million.


National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis Names New Director

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at UT will have new leadership beginning in January. Colleen Jonsson, an expert in infectious disease dynamics and molecular virology, has been named the new NIMBioS director. She will begin January 2015.


UT Study Finds Crocodiles are Sophisticated Hunters

Recent studies have found that crocodiles and their relatives are highly intelligent animals capable of sophisticated behavior such as advanced parental care, complex communication, and use of tools for hunting.


Professor Part of NASA Team Preparing for 2020 Mars Mission

Over the next five years, Jeffrey Moersch will be traveling to faraway places—from the Arctic to the Chilean desert—in a quest to learn more about a place even farther away—Mars. The earth and planetary sciences professor is part of a new NASA-funded research team helping prepare for the Mars 2020 rover mission. The interdisciplinary team is a member of the NASA Astrobiology Institute and is one of seven to receive a five-year grant of about $8 million.


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