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Over the past several years, our research program has grown by leaps and bounds, with a steady increase in funding and significant growth in PhD student involvement over the last five years. This growth, spurred by the increased quality of our faculty’s research, as well as additional research leadership, has enhanced support of graduate programs and new facilities.

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Chemical Engineering education is at the threshold of significant changes, which have been brought about by recent advances in the life sciences, nanotechnology, and the energy challenge.

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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering conducts approximately $5 million of externally funded research per year covering a wide range of topics in specialty areas. Most of the research is interdisciplinary in nature through one of several research centers on campus.

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The University of Tennessee’s flagship campus in Knoxville boasts a vigorous research agenda engaging scholars and students with expertise in issues vital to local and global interests. UT Knoxville is the hub of a vibrant research community that includes Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other University of Tennessee System campuses and institutes. EECS engineers and scientists are actively engaged in the many areas of research.

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Industrial engineers are problem solvers who use their expertise to solve large, difficult, multi-faceted, often multi-disciplinary problems in challenging environments.

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The Materials Science and Engineering Department is dedicated to becoming a world class facility for the most recent technological developments in Materials for Energy Applications, Advanced Structural Materials, Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Materials, Nanomaterials, Computer Materials Science, Polymer and Bio-materials.

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Research is central to the MABE mission. Externally sponsored research provides employment and research experiences for both graduate and undergraduate students. It also gives faculty the opportunity to contribute to the general advancement of knowledge and to publish their results within relevant peer groups. Each faculty member has particular research interests and activities and in some cases extensive collaboration amongst MABE and other faculty occurs.

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Through strategic partnerships with government research laboratories, nuclear industry leaders, and other partner institutions, we are developing the advanced nuclear science and technology necessary to address the growing needs in energy and electricity production, medical treatment and diagnostics, structural materials modeling, and radiation detection for monitoring and nuclear security.

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