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

Underrepresented Junior Faculty Recognized at ORNL Event

UT faculty members were recognized at an Oak Ridge National Laboratory event Thursday. The researchers are four participants in the UT-ORNL Collaborative Cohort Program. Under the new UT-ORNL Science Alliance program, underrepresented UT-Knoxville junior faculty will collaborate with ORNL early career scientists.


Information Sciences Professor Dania Bilal Receives Google Research Award

Dania Bilal, a professor of information sciences, has received a Google Research Award to further her work on how children read and assess the readability of Google's search results pages. One of the goals of this research is to modify Google's Reading Level measure. Bilal will receive $41,363 from Google.


Pregame Showcase Marks Twenty-Fifth Year with Diverse Topics, Noted Faculty

It's football time in Tennessee, and that means a new Pregame Showcase lineup. Now in its twenty-fifth season, the Pregame Showcase gives fans the chance to hear from esteemed faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences prior to each gridiron matchup. This year's first showcase will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 31, before the Vols face the Utah State Aggies.


Professor’s Civil War Book Wins Critics Choice Award

The Civil War changed a lot in America. Hundreds of thousands died. Millions of slaves were freed. And the country's higher education system was transformed. A book by a UT history professor—which explores how the war reshaped colleges—is being honored with a prestigious book award.


DENSO Boosts UT Engineering’s Hybrid Vehicle Research

Engineering students researching hybrid vehicle technology at UT recently got a $50,000 shot in the arm from the DENSO North America Foundation.


Center for Transportation Research Announces Faculty Fellows

The Center for Transportation Research has reaffirmed its status as a preeminent research center by announcing the establishment of the Faculty Fellows Program.


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