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UT's Chien-fei Chen in Wuzhen, China

Fulbright Global Scholar Continues Research Despite Pandemic

As an environmental sociologist working in the field of engineering, Chien-fei Chen thrives on unique, multidisciplinary research questions. In 2018, she became interested in pursuing a multidisciplinary, multi-cultural research project that would explore issues surrounding the equality of renewable energy, specifically the differences between Western and Chinese cultures, and how new energy solutions can impact vulnerable areas.
Learn more about Chen's research
Photo of UT's Ben Parker, named 2020 PEW Scholar

US Department of Energy Awards $20 Million to New Oak Ridge Institute at UT

Funding will help to expand the university’s partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to train the next generation of American scientists and engineers.
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Photo of UT's Ben Parker, named 2020 PEW Scholar
Benjamin Parker, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, is a member of the 2020 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. The Pew Scholars are undertaking groundbreaking research projects aimed at advancing human health.
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Jennifer Tourville, clinical assistant professor of nursing at UT, has witnessed firsthand the suffering of babies exposed to drugs in the womb, especially opiates. As a result, she helped start Project HOPE, which focuses on helping rural communities mitigate the consequences of the opioid crisis.
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The 2020 Haslam Summer Scholars Research Awards program has awarded 28 grants totaling $683,000 to Haslam College of Business faculty members to conduct high-quality research. Now in its seventh year, the program has funded nearly $3 million in faculty research.
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A recent Rocky Topics event focusing on allyship and antiracism hit capacity as students, faculty, and staff from across the state and the country joined in this important conversation.This event inspired a reading list to become more educated and be an effective ally.
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The Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at ORNL 2020 User Meeting will be held virtually from August 10-12, 2020, and will offer the opportunity to highlight research areas and exchange ideas – bringing together leading researchers, junior scientists, postdocs, and students.
Abstracts must be received by June 30th. There is no cost to register, but registration is required before July 22nd. Click here to learn more.


David Kirkpatrick presented with continuing service award—Four Tickle College of Engineering faculty members selected to join UT’s faculty fellows for technology-enhanced teaching a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering—Mingzhou Jin honored with the 2020 chancellor's Research and Creative Achievement Award— three Nuclear Engineering faculty members elected to leadership in the American Nuclear Society (ANS).
Read all recent Recognitions

Upcoming Events

Find additional events on ORE's workshop portal or on the UT calendar.

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Office of Research and Engagement
1534 White Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996-1529
Phone: 865-974-3466
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