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Top 25UT Knoxville is striving to become a Top 25 public research university in the next 10 years.

Strengthening our capacity and productivity in research, scholarship and creative activity is key to getting us there.

To highlight UT Knoxville’s priorities in reaching this goal, Tennessee Today is featuring stories about faculty and staff whose work is helping to advance the campus along its journey. Governor’s chair professor Frank Loeffler is leading the field of bioremediation — the use of microbes and other organisms to decontaminate polluted water and other damaged aspects of the environment. Read more here.