Terry Hazen News

Bacteria the Newest Tool in Detecting Environmental Damage

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Terry Hazen, the Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology, a joint UT-ORNL appointment, is working with a team of researchers who have developed a method of using bacteria to help test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants.

Terry Hazen Discusses Gulf Recovery on WBIR

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Terry Hazen, Governor’s Chair Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was interviewed last week on WBIR-TV. Hazen discussed research he has done into environmental recovery in the time since the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Flight Instruction to Gas Hydrates: Mic/Nite Highlights Faculty Research

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Participants can get a whirlwind education on a variety of topics at Mic/Nite, where eleven UT faculty members will take turns making short presentations about their work. This semester’s Mic/Nite will be held on Thursday, March 13, at the Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 North Central Avenue. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour, including a cash bar and free pizza. Presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude around 8:30 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening.

PBS: Small Is Big, How Bacteria Will Make Our World Cleaner and Healthier

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PBS featured research by Terry Hazen, UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology, which investigated Gulf of Mexico bacteria populations following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. His research uncovered oil degrading micro-organisms. To view the story, visit the PBS website.

Four Faculty Named AAAS Fellows

For studies that focus on green energy and 3D printing, four UT professors, including two UT-Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chairs, are being recognized for their teaching and research. The faculty members have been named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to its 2013 class of fellows.

C&EN: After The Deepwater Horizon Disaster

The work of Terry Hazen, Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology, as featured in a Chemical and Engineering News article about the Deepwater Horizon disaster. His research has found that the spill dramatically altered the microbial population structure in the waters. He and colleagues detected 951 bacterial subfamilies in uncontaminated Gulf of Mexico water. In the

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Professor’s Research Shows Gulf of Mexico Resilient After Spill

The Gulf of Mexico may have a much greater natural ability to self-clean oil spills than previously believed, according to Terry Hazen, University of Tennessee—Oak Ridge National Laboratory Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology. The bioremediation expert presented his Deepwater Horizon disaster research findings at the 245th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society

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Big Idea: Professor Develops ‘SuperChip’ to Speed Up Lab Results

Terry Hazen, Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology, has the big idea of developing a “SuperChip”—a biological decoder that could reduce waiting time for important lab results at the doctor’s office, allow for quick detailed water safety tests, and decrease the spread of food-borne illnesses through expedited testing.