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

Three Faculty Members Named to Governor’s K-12 Standards Review Panel

Three faculty members have been appointed by the Tennessee State Board of Education to serve on Governor Bill Haslam's panel to review the state's K-12 academic standards in English language arts and math.


UT Gets $2.73 Million to Keep Working on DataONE Science Info Project

The College of Communication and Information will receive $2.73 million over the next five years as part of a $15 million accomplishment-based renewal of the National Science Foundation's DataONE project.


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.


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