UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Zhili Zhang

UT Professor Zhili Zhang’s Need for Speed Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it – unless you’re Zhili Zhang, Associate Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering. The University of Tennessee professor built a career around laser diagnostics and optical imaging, research that enables the visualization and study of ultrafast processes. He earned his PhD in… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Oudessa Kerro Dego

A Tenacious Search for a Mastitis Vaccine Assistant Professor of Animal Science Oudessa Kerro Dego is on the cusp of developing a groundbreaking effective vaccine to control mastitis in farm animals, especially dairy cattle. Mastitis, an inflammation of the mammary gland, is one of the most common diseases of dairy cattle, mainly caused by Staphylococcus,… Read More

Greener Pastures at UT’s Beef and Forage Center

In search of greener pastures? Look no further than the University of Tennessee’s Beef and Forage Center. Gary Bates, professor and director of the UT Beef and Forage Center, and David McIntosh, coordinator of the Beef and Forage Center, have developed an improved, hardy foraging crop. Nearly every type of livestock grazes on a grass… Read More