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

Digital Humanities Seminar Open to Faculty and Grad Students

Illuminations: A Digital Humanities Seminar offers workshops, guest speakers, and presentations by UT's digital scholars and is open to all faculty and graduate students. The seminar's Friday, October 16, meeting is a workshop on using Omeka for digital scholarship projects.

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Institute for Smart Structures

The Institute for Smart Structures is a research center that combines materials science, engineering, and architecture to solve immediate problems and provide revolutionary concepts for new applications. Over the last decade, the institute has been a key partner in constructing three net-zero prototype buildings. The AMIE 1.0 is the world’s first net-zero structure entirely made from additively manufactured polymer.

Hines is Quest Scholar of the Week

Wes Hines, Postelle Professor and head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering, was recently elected Fellow of the American Nuclear Society.

UT Team Receives Grant to Address Deadly Bat Disease

A UT team has received a federal grant to help combat a deadly disease affecting bats. The grant will be used to explore how the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome affects Southeastern bats during hibernation.

Department of Energy Honors Rocha as Part of Series

The accolades continue to roll in for Andrea Rocha, a postdoctoral research fellow on the team of UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor's Chair Terry Hazen.

Moving Targets: Migration Increasingly Criminalized

From Quest: Recent UT graduate Valerie King is quickly becoming one of the planet’s brightest thinkers in the field of "crimmigration"—an emerging area of study focusing on the criminalization of immigration. "Migration is on the rise, and many governments are setting policies that criminalize migration, making various groups vulnerable to detention, imprisonment, and other types of harm," King says. "Scholars around the world are trying to find the answers, and I hope to be one of them."

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