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Category Archives: Research


Dayakar Penumadu and Timothy Truster’s teams are lending their expertise to the search for compositionally complex alloys—materials key to many next-generation technologies.


Frank Loeffler’s lab has acquired a state-of-the-art analytical instrument that will significantly accelerate campus research on dangerous and recalcitrant substances called PFAS.


UT–ORNL Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology Terry Hazen recalls the day his home was hit by a massive tornado, destroying much of his home and belongings.


Zhou awarded $1.5 million to develop an innovative technique called Monolnsu that will insulate and seal a home’s exterior to reduce energy consumption by buildings.


Jon Hathaway is leading a team from UT to help expand Knoxville’s tree canopy and reduce stormwater runoff to underserved communities in East Knoxville.


An interdisciplinary team, including colleagues from civil and biosystems engineering, studies the effects of human decomposition on the soil underneath.


PhD student Ye Li’s work with wastewater during the Covid-19 pandemic helped keep UT safe—and just revealed new opportunities for studying the virus’s spread.


The new SubSurface Observatory at Y-12 gives Terry Hazen and his DoE ENIGMA team an unprecedented look at how subsurface microbes respond to contamination.


Caleb Napper, a senior in civil engineering, recently presented his poster along with 10 other UT students at the Posters at the Capitol event.


UT’s Candace Brakewood led a team that won the Transportation Research Board’s William Millar Award, the second year in a row a team from her group has done so.