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

Engineering Students Help ORNL, Local Motors Print Drivable 3D Car

The only "car" that most people associate with printers is a "car-tridge" of ink, but may soon change, thanks in part to several UT students.


Graduate Student Featured in Documentary on Athletes’ Painkiller Addiction

A graduate student who has raised awareness through his research about the abuse of pain pills among college athletes and how to address and prevent the addiction will be featured in a documentary this month.


Two Students are UT’s First National Geographic Young Explorers

Two graduate students are traveling the globe for research while making UT history as the university's first recipients of National Geographic Young Explorers Grants. Yanan (Nancy) Li, a doctoral candidate in geography, and Todd Pierson, a graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology, are the first UT students to receive the grant which supports students pursuing field projects in research, exploration, and conservation.


Engineering Gets $37 Million In-Kind Grant From Siemens PLM Software

UT has received an in-kind software grant from Siemens PLM Software estimated at $37 million for use in the College of Engineering.


Atomic Bombs, World War II Discussed at Today’s Science Forum

A former UT professor will discuss the global events leading up to the Manhattan Project, the research project that produced the first atomic bombs in World War II, at today's Science Forum. Ted Lundy, retired professor of metallurgy, will speak on "The Manhattan Project: How Did It Begin?" His talk begins at noon in Room C-D of Thompson-Boling Arena.


Department of Energy Program Funding UT-Led Alloy Research

An international research team led by assistant professor Haixuan Xu has received a US Department of Energy grant to help with work involving a key component of nuclear reactors.


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