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 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

Mercer is Quest Scholar of the Week

Associate Dean of Libraries and Director of Newfound Press Holly Mercer is participating in the Leadership Fellows program sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries.


Study: Whooping Cranes’ Predatory Behavior Key for Adaptation, Survival

The whooping crane, with its snowy white plumage and trumpeting call, is one of the most beloved American birds, and one of the most endangered. As captive-raised cranes are re-introduced in Louisiana, they are gaining a new descriptor: natural killer. A new study from a UT researcher suggests Louisiana cranes are faring well thanks in part to their penchant for hunting reptiles and amphibians.


UT-ORNL Study: No Double Magic for Calcium-52

Nuclear theorists from UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are among the researchers who have found that Calcium-52 doesn't quite have the magic scientists once thought.


Study: Gut Environment Could Reduce Severity of Malaria

Microorganisms in the gut could play a role in reducing the severity of malaria, according to a new study co-authored by UT researchers.


UT, ORNL’s Liu Elected Member of National Academy of Engineering

Yilu Liu, the joint UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Power Grids, has been named a newly elected member of the National Academy of Engineering.


Study: Social Issue Investing Does Not Increase Shareholder Value

Environmental, social, and governance investing is associated with lower shareholder value, according to a new study by Tracie Woidtke, head of the finance department at UT’s Haslam College of Business.


Love Your Data Week: Manage, Protect, and Get Credit for Your Research Data

Do you love your data? Knowing how to manage, share, and protect your research data is crucial to your academic and professional success. "Love Your Data" Week, February 8–12, features activities and tips to help you get organized.


Jalata Is Quest Scholar of the Week

Asafa Jalata, professor of sociology, global studies, and Africana studies, has published a new book, Phases of Terrorism in the Age of Globalization: From Christopher Columbus to Osama bin Laden.


Research Taking a Shot at Improving Solar Energy

The SunShot National Laboratory Multiyear Partnership recently awarded a $2.3 million project to the College of Engineering and its collaborators.


Research Conference Sees Record UT Participation

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research is the leading national venue for showcasing undergraduate research. Each year more than 4,000 undergraduates from institutions across the country converge to present their research through posters, oral presentations, visual arts, and performances. NCUR accepted sixty-five UT students to present undergraduate posters and oral presentations for this year's conference April 7–9 in Asheville, North Carolina.


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