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

Urban Design, Sustainability Discussed at This Week’s Science Forum

Urbanism, sustainability, and other structural challenges that many American cities are facing will be discussed at this week's UT Science Forum.


New Director Named for Joint Institute for Biological Sciences

Professor of Materials Sciences Michael Simpson has been appointed the next director of the UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Joint Institute for Biological Sciences.


Play Date: Saturday’s UT Pregame Showcase to Focus on Importance of Play

Gordon Burghardt, Alumni Distinguished Service Professor in the departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will be talking about the importance of play at this week's Pregame Showcase prior to Saturday's football game against the Alabama Crimson Tide.


UT Faculty Member Interviews Jimmy Carter for Upcoming Book

Amber Roessner, an assistant professor of journalism and electronic media, interviewed former President Jimmy Carter last week at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The interview was for Roessner's second book, tentatively titled Jimmy Who: Jimmy Carter and the Practice of Presidential Press and Promotion in the First Post-Watergate Election, due to be published by LSU Press in 2017.


UT to Host Free Conference for Census Data Users November 19

Census data users in the state are invited to a free conference hosted by UT on Wednesday, November 19. Registration is open for the conference.


UT Study Finds Fish Just Wanna Have Fun

Fish just want to have fun, according to a UT study that finds even fish "play."


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