Research News

UT Becoming Key Player in Advanced Manufacturing Research

The College of Engineering has rapidly staked a claim in the emerging field of advanced manufacturing thanks to some key faculty, new centers, and breakthroughs in research being conducted there and through the university’s ongoing partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Gilpatric is Quest Scholar of the Week


Scott Gilpatric is an associate professor and John Moore Scholar in the Department of Economics. His research expertise is in industrial organization, specifically issues related to competition in markets and competition in tournaments. He teaches microeconomic theory and industrial organization. Recently Gilpatric published a paper entitled, “Information value under demand uncertainty and endogenous market leadership” in Economic

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Unique Faculty Group Tackling Water Resource Challenges

The Watershed Faculty Consortium is hosting its fourth symposium on water availability on Tuesday, September 15. This year’s event will focus on policy and its impact on environmental laws and water needs.

Baker Center Becomes Diplomacy Lab Partner with US Department of State


The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has been selected as a partner in the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab program. The Diplomacy Lab helps the State Department broaden its research base and more effectively respond to a variety of global challenges.

Bembenek is Quest Scholar of the Week


Joshua Bembenek, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, recently received a prestigious five-year R01 grant award by the National Institutes of Health. Quest, the campus’s comprehensive research initiative, has selected Bembenek as its Scholar of the Week.

Postdoctoral Fellow Honored for Helping Advance Latinas in Tech Field

Andrea Rocha

Postdoctoral fellow Andrea Rocha, who works on Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology Terry Hazen’s joint UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory team, was chosen as one of thirty-two women worldwide to be profiled in Hispanic Engineer and Information Technology magazine’s “Latinas at Tech Giants” edition.