Graduate Programs Offer UT-ORNL Resources, Capabilities
The University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory came together in 1998 to create the first university-national lab doctoral program: Genome Science and Technology. Today, the UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute’s Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education unites UT and ORNL resources and capabilities for its three doctoral degrees at UT Knoxville: Genome Science and Technology (GST), Energy Science and Engineering (ESE) and Data Science and Engineering (DSE).
Through this unique partnership, students are mentored by world-renowned scientists in their fields, conduct their own groundbreaking research and engage in outreach activities that allow them to explore the many ways their expertise can be used in policymaking and entrepreneurship.
“As a UT-ORII PhD student, I had the opportunity to work side-by-side with top researchers in my field who were pushing the boundaries of science. That research experience, combined with the Bredesen Centers’ focus on entrepreneurship and policy, is something that I couldn’t have gotten at any other school in the entire world and prepared me to be a future leader in science and in my field.”
Dustin Blake Gilmer
PhD – 2022 Bredesen Center Graduate