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Category Archives: Research


The Tennessee Water Resources Research Center is leading a $1 million push to help small and rural communities sustainably fund wastewater system improvements.


Lee Han’s PhD student, Harry Zhang, is using a license plate recognition system developed by UT undergrads to get the state a fair share of federal tax funds.


Mark Denavit authored a design guide on ponding for the American Institute of Steel Construction and Steel Joist Institute. The guide will be released in March.


Angel Palomino is working on an NSF-funded research project to help minimize the impact of contaminated floodwaters by developing a novel composite barrier.


For over 30 years, Lee Han has let traffic data tell its own story. His research incorporates emerging data streams to revolutionize road repair and save lives.


With pedestrian traffic fatalities on the rise, Asad Khattak and Nastaran Moradloo investigated how to improve the performance of automatic braking systems.


A group from CEE is working with the Tennessee Department of Transportation to develop new concrete mixtures that will be more eco-friendly and cost efficient.


Anna Herring studies multiphase reactions affecting underground storage of CO2. Could the same technology help hydrogen gas smooth the transition to renewable energy?


Professor Chris Cherry was recently quoted in Grist to discuss increases in ride injuries with the growth of in the sale of e-bikes.


To battle urban heat islands, 2023 DARPA Young Faculty Award winner Nick Zhou is developing PhantoM—a bioreceptive material that could turn skyscrapers into gardens.