As a premier, research-extensive institution, our students—undergraduate and graduate—delve further into subjects they may have only dreamed about.
UT’s partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory allows our students to work beside some of the world's renowned scientists in areas like electrical engineering, microbiology, polymer science, and ecology. Teams in architecture and engineering are working on innovations in zero-energy housing and other areas of ecologically sustainable design.
At the Marco Institute, faculty and students draw upon the center’s rich library resources to advance scholarship in medieval and Renaissance history, art, literature, and music. American history specialists curate the papers of presidents Andrew Jackson and James Polk. Center for Social Justice scholars are tackling the tough questions about health care disparities and immigration.
From improving mental health and education to economics and taxation efficiencies, our work impacts people, places, and industries throughout the world.
Using supercomputing resources provided by the National Institute for Computational Sciences, a research team has made discoveries using computer modeling and simulations that have overturned longstanding, widely held beliefs about black holes.
Sally Ellingson, a doctoral student in the Genome Science and Technology graduate program, has won the American Chemical Society’s very prestigious ACS Chemical Computing Group Research Excellence Award.
Sudarsanam Suresh Babu, an authority in the production, design, and performance of transforming materials into parts, has been named the eleventh University of Tennessee–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair. Babu will serve as Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing. He begins on July 1. Babu is a professor in the Welding Engineering Program in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Ohio State University,
Two undergraduate students in geography have won prestigious internships and awards. Geography major Paul Lemieux will conduct research this summer at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, as a recipient of a prestigious NASA internship. Sarah Bleakney has received an Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.
Harry “Hap” McSween, a UT professor who is world-renowned for his research of meteorites and Mars, has been named the Southeastern Conference Professor of the Year. McSween is a Chancellor’s Professor and distinguished professor of earth and planetary sciences. The SEC Professor of the Year Award honors one SEC faculty member from the fourteen conference universities whose record in research, scholarship and service places him or her among the elite in higher education.
The New Norris House, a project of UT, is one of the nation’s top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design, according to the American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment. The AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects Awards is one of the profession’s best-known recognition programs for sustainable design excellence. The New Norris House is the only university project selected for the award.
UT Libraries' digital archive, Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange (TRACE), hit a milestone recently as it reached one million downloads. TRACE is one of many platforms offered by research libraries around the country that allows scholars to publish their research and creative work online.
The Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education brings together extensive and complementary resources at UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to increase science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research of national significance.
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