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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Dec 03, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education

Philip Rack, Interim Bredesen Center Director
Yanfei Gao, Interim Director of Graduate Studies for the ESE Program
Russell Zaretzki, DSE Program Director
Allie Burns, Academic Engagement Coordinator


Majors, Degrees
Data Science and Engineering Major, PhD  
Energy Science and Engineering Major, PhD  

The Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education offers two interdisciplinary PhDs, Energy Science and Engineering (ESE) and Data Science and Engineering (DSE), focusing on many areas of energy and applied data sciences. These interdisciplinary degrees provide breadth while preserving the depth and rigor of a PhD program.

The Bredesen Center brings together extensive and complementary resources at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to increase science, technology, engineering, computing, and mathematics academic and research activities of national significance focused on energy and data-related science and engineering..

The Bredesen Center offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in Energy Science and Engineering or a concentration in ESE for students who prefer pursuing doctoral studies through existing programs. Graduate students will join interdisciplinary research teams at ORNL and UTK, which will expose them to problem-oriented research and development, and encourage them to approach research problems from new directions.

The Bredesen Center also offers the Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in Data Science and Engineering. This interdisciplinary degree is a collaborative effort supported by selected faculty from various colleges at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the UT Health Sciences Center, the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and research staff of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

For more information about the Bredesen Center visit their website