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Research Centers

For more than 40 years, research has been the heartbeat of The University of Tennessee Space Institute. Our current work revolves around active programs in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, aviation systems, engineering management, and a variety of other activities. In addition, we are giving extra attention now, and in the future, to research in materials and propulsion.

We encourage you to take the time to see what UTSI has to offer. The Institute’s faculty, staff and students are making a difference for our community, state and nation. Within several diverse research areas, faculty-student teams of aerospace engineers, mathematicians, mechanical engineers, physicists, electrical engineers, and metallurgists perform problem-oriented, multidisciplinary research. Perhaps UTSI could be a part of your future.


Research student working on biomedical engineering research equipment

BEAMS

Engaging students and advancing research at the intersection of biomedical engineering and materials science.

Professor working with laser equipment with two students

CEAR

Advancing scientific knowledge of compressible and high-temperature fluid dynamics, plasma dynamics, and diagnostic techniques.

Research student studying laser equipment

CLA

A multi-disciplined and collaborative graduate research center, fostering and promoting research in the applications of lasers.

Two research students working on QuasiModol

HORIZON

Conducting foundational research in aerothermodynamics and the science of ground testing.

Mossbauer spectroscopy

Mössbauer Lab

A facility dedicated to experimentation, analyzation of spectra, and interpretation of results using Mössbauer spectroscopy.