Research & Innovation

Everywhere You Look, U T

Lighting the Way in Innovation

A spark – that moment when two objects collide to create a catalyst for brilliant illumination.

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Lyn Miles and Chantek

Inducted into International Hall of Fame

UTC professor Lyn Miles has been selected as part of the inaugural group of 10 inductees into the international Interspecies…

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Colleen Jonsson

A Matter of When

UTHSC researcher Colleen Jonsson takes on viruses, including COVID-19.

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Jill Mikucki, associate professor of microbiology, meets a helicopter at her research site in Antarctica.

To The Extreme

Across the globe, UT Knoxville scientists seek answers.

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Kaylin Underwood

Allergy App Wins Competition

Senior Kaylin Underwood is developing an app that automatically scans grocery items and tells shoppers whether the item contains an…

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Jennifer Richards

A Beacon for Youth Education

Jennifer Richards always wanted to teach. Through her work developing 4-H curricula, she has reached thousands in Tennessee and across…

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Neil Hayes in his lab at UTHSC

Mapping Out Cancer

Genomic sequencing moves toward personalized cancer treatment.

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UT’s Economic Impact Tops $9 Billion

The University of Tennessee announced an estimated economic impact of $9.094 billion across the state for fiscal year 2017.

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A UT researcher in a lab setting

Bringing Life-changing Inventions to Market

UTRF provides UT innovators with the right formula for success.

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UT Ranked Among Best in World for Patents

The UT Research Foundation was granted 25 patents in 2017.

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A young black bear pauses at the base of a tree

Still Roaming

UT continues 50 years of black bear research.

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Hypersonic Horizon

Hypersonic HORIZON

The new wind tunnel complex at UTSI will simulate speeds greater than 3,800 MPH.

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Delmont Jones runs in the St. Jude Memphis Half Marathon

Running for My Life (And Theirs, Too)

In September 2013 I participated in my first 5K (3.1-mile) race.

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Cooper Thome

Nanoscale Internship

Cooper Thome, a UTC Honors College student, spent the summer in Japan working on an internship in nanotechnology at the…

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John Tucker

Water is Future

Multi-faceted and entangled issues of water quality, environment and now increasingly the law have implications for Tennessee’s future. They certainly…

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Sean Richards

Possible Side Effects

Ever wondered how those Tylenol tablets taken for the occasional headache will eventually affect some fish? Sean Richards has.

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Mark Schorr

Quality of Life

Mark Schorr researches stream fish ecology, with an emphasis on water pollution issues and population/community ecology.

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A Sixth Mass Extinction

Thomas Wilson researches the adverse effects of deteriorating water quality and habitat on amphibians and other aquatic life in the…

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Terrence Terrell Jones

9,000 Miles To Africa

Terrence Terrell Jones, a UTHSC medical student researches TB.

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Fake News Becomes A Real Story

A UT Chattanooga researcher studies relationship between fact and perception.

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Beverly Davenport

Chancellor Davenport Takes Over

Beverly Davenport took office Feb. 15 as the eighth chancellor of UT Knoxville.

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The AMIE 1.0 structure

The Future in 3-D

AMIE 1.0 shines brightly at Oak Ridge National Lab while helping researchers explore 3-D printing.

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The Fetal Heart Monitor App in the simulation lab

An Innovation in Simulation

Fetal heart monitor app helps train future nurses.

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