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Tennessee State University engages in cutting-edge research to address critical challenges in our society. Our research arm supports faculty and students by taking their ideas from conception to fruition in critical areas such as biotechnology, nanomaterials, health sciences, astrophysics, business and engineering. 

Collaborative Research

Investigate your own hot topic or join a team of TSU researchers. Participate in a creative scholarly collaboration and the experiential learning opportunities in one of our Centers of Excellence as you help expand the boundaries of science, education, and technology.

Annual Research Symposium

Our week-long University-Wide Annual Research Symposium highlights the latest developments in the social and physical sciences, business and the economy, agriculture, engineering, arts and humanities, education, national security, health, technology, and a variety of emerging fields.

Our Research Programs

Check out TSU’s research programs that include biotechnology, homeland security, and other critical areas.  

  • coordinated robotic performance in the search for extra-solar planets
  • multi-state educational programs that demonstrate gains in student learning 
  • automated target recognition for the Sensors Directorate of the U.S. Air Force 
  • biological control of fire ants
  • methods for recycling solid wastes 
  • e-business and supply chain management 
  • maximizing turbine engine performance
  • wireless network security
  • intelligent visual inspection of manufacturing components
  • sensor-based machinery condition monitoring
  • robust machinery fault diagnosis and prognosis
  • automated unexploded ordnance detection and remediation
  • multi-modality sensory data/information fusion
  • intelligent surveillance systems, precision measurements
  • adaptive control, cooperative robotics
  • human-robot interfaces
  • outdoor robot navigation
  • bio-technology
  • distributed wireless sensor networks
  • human-centric graphical user interface
  • virtual reality and telerobotics
  • image processing and machine learning
  • modeling and simulation
  • reducing cancer disparities among minorities in the Middle Tennessee region
  • agricultural bio-security



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