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 institutes, 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

Baker Center Releases Paper on Future of Roadway Funding

Tennessee spends less on a per capita basis than almost any other state on its highways and roads yet enjoys roadways that are better than those in most states. But according to a new paper produced by researchers at UT's Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, roadway quality is now at risk unless new funding is found.

Hay is the Quest Scholar of the Week

Jessica Hay, assistant professor of psychology, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.3 million dollar NIH grant for "Infant Statistical Learning: Resilience, Longevity, and Specificity."

National Science Foundation Selects Trinh for CAREER Award

Cong Trinh, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UT, has become a nationally recognized researcher for his work on bioengineering processes capable of turning waste products into commercial goods.

Conversion to New Research Proposal System to Occur over Holiday Break

UT is converting the current electronic submission system for research proposals, TERA-PAMS, to Cayuse SP over the December holiday break.

Simple Raisin Test Predicts Toddlers’ Academic and Attention Abilities at Age 8

According to a joint study from researchers at UT and the University of Warwick, and University of Brighton in the UK, gauging how long a twenty-month-old can wait to pick up a raisin can be linked to what that child's attention and learning capacity will be at 8 years old.

UT-Led Research Benefiting Alternate Fuels, Materials

Thanks to ongoing research being led in part by Art Ragauskas, UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair for Biorefining, an answer to how to best handle lignin—a material found in the cell walls of plants that is a byproduct of biofuel production— could be just over the horizon.

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