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

Study: Tennessee’s Economic Growth Stronger Than National Rates

Economic growth in Tennessee has surged ahead of the nation’s pace of growth in recent quarters.

Tenopir Is Quest Scholar of the Week

Carol Tenopir is the Quest Scholar of the Week.

Industry Experts Gather to Discuss Clean Energy Technology

About 150 representatives from universities, industry, and federal agencies, along with elected officials, attended Monday's Southeast Regional Energy Innovation Workshop in Chattanooga, a forum to advance clean energy technology innovation in the region.

UT Patents Help Prevent Everything from Nuclear Disaster to Onion Milkshakes

UT patents have helped improve everything from rechargeable batteries to the taste of dairy products. For example, UT–Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Global Nuclear Security Howard Hall, Nuclear Engineering Professor Steven Skutnik, and nuclear engineering student Michael Willis developed and patented a mobile device that can successfully detect sources of nuclear radiation. Take a look at our list of some of the notable contributions of UT researchers.

Wright Is the Quest Scholar of the Week

Christopher Wright is the Quest Scholar of the Week.

UT to Co-Host Appalachian Historians Conference May 22-24

The history, agriculture, and legacy surrounding Appalachia will be the subject of a conference co-hosted by UT May 22-24.

Engineer Helping NASA Understand Changes in Arctic Ice

Joshua Fu, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been instrumental in the study of black carbon.

Professor’s Research Could Revolutionize How Data is Read, Written in Computers

Jian Liu, an assistant professor of physics, is among the group a scientists who have used light-driven experimental techniques to both manipulate and reveal the magnetic properties in materials.

Kohl Is Quest Scholar of the Week

Markus Kohl is the Quest Scholar of the Week.

Office of Undergraduate Research Honors Faculty Mentors

The first Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor of the Year Awards were hand-delivered to faculty members that demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers during the 2015–16 academic year.

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