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 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

Partnerships That Make a Difference: Commodities for Communities

Commodities for Communities is this week's featured Partnership That Makes a Difference. The partnership allows farmers to support the university by gifting portions of their crop to the UT Foundation.


Physics Student to Spend Summer Working at Large Hadron Collider

Junior Meg Stuart is headed to Switzerland this summer to be an on-call hardware expert at the world's largest science experiment.


UT Researchers Explore Fundamental Forces of Nature in Large Hadron Collider Experiments

With the world's largest science project now smashing particles again after a two-year pause, UT researchers will play a role in experiments that could challenge the accepted understanding of the universe.


Rentique Wins Spring 2015 Vol Court Pitch Competition

Rentique, a Knoxville-based fashion truck renting high-quality dresses for special occasions, beat out five competitors to win the spring 2015 Vol Court Pitch Competition last week.


UT Economics Professor Tracks Trends in Senior Care Costs Nationwide

The decision to move a loved one into a nursing home or assisted living facility is often difficult—and made more stressful because of the expense. Matthew Harris, an assistant professor of economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has partnered with A Place for Mom, North America’s largest senior referral service, to produce an assisted living price index and to further academic research on how individuals can make choices about residential long-term care.


UT Engineering Team Involved in Major USDA Water Study

Thanks to a program being funded in conjunction with the US Department of Agriculture, researchers at UT are helping lead a study on how best to avoid problems water use issues like the ones facing California and other areas.


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