Research News

UT Student Nominated to 2015’s New Faces of Engineering

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DiscoverE has selected industrial engineering student Shima Mohebbi as one of its nominees to New Faces of Engineering for 2015. The award recognizes people thirty years old and younger who have shown outstanding abilities and leadership in engineering and who are bringing a new perspective to their particular field.

UT Research: Conservation Organizations Need to Keep Up with Nature

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A new paper authored by UT professor suggests that in order to cope, conservation organizations need to adapt like the organisms they seek to protect. The paper, published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, argues that conservation organizations need to be bolder in their adaptation efforts given the rate and extent of the ecological changes that are coming.

UT Professors’ Paper Honored at Qatar Conference

UT’s Sashi Nambisan and Jennifer Richards have garnered attention for a paper the two presented at the Engineering Leaders for Grand Challenges conference held at Texas A&M University at Qatar.

Karen Lloyd Receives Prestigious Award for Ocean Science Work

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Karen Lloyd’s work with subsea floor mud and frozen Siberian soil has earned her an extraordinarily competitive award. The assistant professor of microbiology at UT has been selected as a 2015 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow in Ocean Sciences.

Baker Center Report to Guide State in Developing Energy Policy

With the energy industry changing rapidly, Tennessee should craft an energy policy that will allow the state to benefit both economically and environmentally. That’s the crux of a report done for the state by UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

CCI User-Experience Lab Available for Research

The User-Experience Lab supports interdisciplinary research by faculty, researchers, and graduate students. The UXL has instrumentation that can explore users’ experiences with technology by making accurate, empirical measurements as users perform tasks on a product or system.

UT Study: Crocodiles Just Wanna Have Fun, Too

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Turns out we may have more in common with crocodiles than we’d ever dream. According to research by a UT psychology professor, crocodiles think surfing waves, playing ball, and going on piggyback rides are fun, too.

Prestige, Conference Grow for UT’s Reliability and Maintainability Center

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As the detailed study of best practices within manufacturing has become more commonplace in recent years, the Reliability and Maintainability Center at UT has stepped to the forefront as a well-respected hub of learning. The center has signed about 55 corporate partners and will host its nineteenth annual Maintenance and Reliability Conference, MARCON, February 23–26 at the Knoxville Convention Center.