The US Department of Energy gave a major boost to UT and Virginia Tech recently when it selected those two institutions to receive almost $6 million in combined funding for the development of postgraduate courses and studies in power electronics.
Scientists at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at UT, along with scientists at Clemson University, have been watching tiger salamanders strut their stuff.
Tennessee spends less on a per capita basis than almost any other state on its highways and roads yet enjoys roadways that are better than those in most states. But according to a new paper produced by researchers at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, roadway quality is now at risk unless new funding is found.
Jessica Hay, assistant professor of psychology, was recently awarded a five-year, $1.3 million dollar NIH grant for “Infant Statistical Learning: Resilience, Longevity, and Specificity.”
Cong Trinh, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UT, has become a nationally recognized researcher for his work on bioengineering processes capable of turning waste products into commercial goods.
UT is converting the current electronic submission system for research proposals, TERA-PAMS, to Cayuse SP over the December holiday break.
According to a joint study from researchers at UT and the University of Warwick, and University of Brighton in the UK, gauging how long a twenty-month-old can wait to pick up a raisin can be linked to what that child’s attention and learning capacity will be at 8 years old.
Thanks to ongoing research being led in part by Art Ragauskas, UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Biorefining, an answer to how to best handle lignin—a material found in the cell walls of plants that is a byproduct of biofuel production— could be just over the horizon.
A UT sociology professor’s expertise in social psychology and human behavior will be critical to addressing the nation’s infrastructure challenges.
UT students Emma Zijlstra and Jacob Cecil have been awarded the school’s first International Research Opportunities Program scholarships through the Office of Undergraduate Research.