UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Soubantika Palchoudhury

UTC researcher creates novel nanofertilizer, ushering in new future in sustainable farming. A researcher from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) is using her knowledge of nanochemistry to solve some of the world’s most difficult agricultural challenges with the creation of an innovative fertilizer formulation. Soubantika Palchoudhury has been an assistant professor in chemical… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Andy Pulte

UTIA researcher practices ‘slowest performing art,’ introducing new varieties of hardy hibiscus. A University of Tennessee researcher and self-described equal opportunity plant lover has spent the better part of the last decade breeding new varieties of hardy hibiscus plants. “Plant breeding is kind of like creative gambling,” jokes Andy Pulte, Distinguished Lecturer and Director in… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Anne Zachry

UTHSC invention aims to help babies enjoy ‘tummy time,’ a critical part of healthy development. In the early 1990s, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended that all babies sleep on their backs to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. As a result, the National Institute of Child Health and Human… Read More