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.

UT’s partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory allows our students to work beside some of the world's renowned scientists in areas like electrical engineering, microbiology, polymer science, and ecology. Teams in architecture and engineering are working on innovations in zero-energy housing and other areas of ecologically sustainable design.

But our collaborations are in no way limited to science.

At the Marco Institute, faculty and students draw upon the center’s rich library resources to advance scholarship in medieval and Renaissance history, art, literature, and music. American history specialists curate the papers of presidents Andrew Jackson and James Polk. Center for Social Justice scholars are tackling the tough questions about health care disparities and immigration.

From improving mental health and education to economics and taxation efficiencies, our work impacts people, places, and industries throughout the world.

Research News

Interviews Begin This Week for Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

Candidates for the position of associate vice chancellor for research–research development will be on campus over the next four weeks. As part of the campus visit, each candidate will hold a public forum and respond to questions following the presentation.


Info Science Faculty Win Grant to Train Science Team Specialists

Four faculty members from UT's College of Communication and Information have received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to spend two years educating master's students in the area of scientific data curation, with a special emphasis on organizational communication skills that support team science.


Researchers to Study Scholarly Journal Articles “Beyond Downloads”

With more scholarly journals being distributed electronically rather than in print form, Elsevier—a publishing company—has contracted with three UT College of Communication and Information faculty members to determine how journal articles are used after they are initially downloaded.


UT Senior Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Study in Spain

Alex Houck, a senior, has received a 2014–2015 Fulbright International Scholarship to Spain. Houck will assist in molecular neurobiological research in Madrid, analyzing proteins in the brains of mice to learn more about Alzheimer's disease. He also will take intensive Spanish courses and volunteer at a university teaching hospital.


QuickSod Wins $30,000 in the Tennessee Venture Challenge

QuickSod swept the first-ever Tennessee Venture Challenge, claiming both the $25,000 overall prize and the $5,000 Crowd Favorite Award at the TVC Pitch Competition held by the UT Research Foundation on Thursday, April 3, at the Foundry in Knoxville. TVC is a business plan competition for the University of Tennessee community. To be eligible for the competition, potential startup companies must be commercializing intellectual property created at a UT campus or institute.


Underwriters Laboratories Supporting College of Engineering Course

UT students will soon be able to take part in a first-of-its-kind offering thanks to a new partnership between the College of Engineering and Underwriters Laboratories, known to many for their familiar "UL" mark on a variety of products. A "professor of practice" position, the first so named at UT, is being established with the goal of offering a course in fire engineering forensics that could change the way many things, from appliances to residences, are built.


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