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The UT Knoxville Office of Research & Engagement publishes annual and quarterly reports that document significant achievements and trends in research grants and contracts.

FY15 Annual Report

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The Office of Research and Engagement’s fiscal year 2015 data continues to show an increasingly competitive world for federal funding. Despite this trend, our work with the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Energy remains strong. There are many efforts underway to expand our funding base, some of which are highlighted in the News and People section of this report.

The Tickle College of Engineering, in concert with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been deeply involved in winning one of the institutes in the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation—IACMI—and collaborating on four other winning institutes.
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FY17 1st Quarterly Research SummaryDuring the first quarter of FY17, the University of Tennesse, Knoxville Department of Psychology received a five-year award for $2,887,974 from the National Science Foundation for a collaborative research project under the direction of Erin Hardin, professor and associate head of psychology, and co-investigators Elisabeth Schussler and Melinda Gibbons, along with Timothy Ezzell and Marisa Moazen. ASPIRE, or Appalachian Students Promoting the Integration of Research in Education, is an undergraduate scholarship program available to Appalachian high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend UT.

Click the image to view or download the First Quarterly Research Report of FY17 for the Office of Research and Engagement.

Additionally, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences received a Department of Energy award for $2.4 million over two and a half years to develop a new type of microgrid with a corresponding controller. This project is led by Fred Wang, and co-investigators Leon Tolbert and Yilu Liu.

The Office of Research and Engagement is continually looking at ways to foster and support research activities so if you have any concerns or suggestions please contact Jean Mercer.

Q4 FY16

In the final quarter of FY16, the Office of Research and Engagement has helped foster several significant and strategic research wins.

Click the image to the right to view or download the Fourth Quarterly Research Report for the Office of Research and Engagement.

UT’s School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information received two grants totaling more than $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to train information science experts. Continue reading

Quarterly Research Report: July 1, 2015-March 31, 2016

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I would like to highlight several of the wonderful awards that were received in this quarter. UT celebrated eighteen faculty awardees including a new National Academy of Engineering member (Yilu Liu), an American Council of Learned Societies fellow (Megan Bryson), a National Humanities Center fellow (Shellen Wu), four Fulbright fellows (Sarah Eldridge, Micah Beck, Carol Tenopir, and Songning Zhang), a Guggenheim fellow (John Powers), and two NEH Summer Stipend awards (Katy Chiles, Hilary Havens).

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FY16 2nd Quarterly Research Report

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In the second quarter of FY 2016, there were several advances in the university’s research enterprise that I am pleased to tell you about.

Some major awards over the past year worth mentioning are: a $2.5 Million award from Siemens for a Scintillation Materials Research Center, a $1.67 Million award from DOE-ORNL-UT-Battelle to further the work of the Joint Institute for Biological Sciences, and a $1.15 Million award from Honeywell for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Some of our other “wins” are detailed in the report.
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