Research

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 institues, 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 Physicists to Work on Next Generation of ORNL Super Computer

When the next generation of high performance computing comes to Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UT’s physicists will be working on the first projects that put its power to work.


Wirth Receives Top DOE Honor, Credits UT-ORNL Partnership

The US Department of Energy has named Brian Wirth, a joint UT College of Engineering and Oak Ridge National Laboratory appointee, an Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award winner for 2014. Given by the DOE in recognition of research supporting science, energy, or national security, it is considered the highest achievement that a midcareer researcher can receive.


Partnerships That Make a Difference: Center for Transportation Research

This week's featured partnership is the Center for Transportation Research. CTR partners with state and local agencies, businesses, and industry throughout the country. CTR works with community agencies to meet the needs of transportation-disadvantaged residents and conducts a summer transportation academy for seventh- and eighth-grade girls.


NIMBioS Study: It’s Best to Make Friends of Friends—Just Ask the Spotted Hyena

If animals could use Facebook, the spotted hyena would be a natural. A new study from UT's National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) shows that the four-legged predator seems to instinctively know the benefits of social bonding.


Hydraulics and Sedimentation Lab Holds Promise of Water Security

Water-related issues are quickly shaping up to be a major concern around the world, and a new lab at UT hopes to tackle that concern. The Hydraulics and Sedimentation Laboratory officially opened this week, with the implications of its research already being felt.


Bacteria the Newest Tool in Detecting Environmental Damage

Terry Hazen, the Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology, a joint UT-ORNL appointment, is working with a team of researchers who have developed a method of using bacteria to help test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants.


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