Governor’s Chair for Environmental Biotechnology
Terry Hazen is an environmental biologist specializing in bioremediation and bioenergy.
Hazen’s research focuses on how naturally occurring bacteria can sometimes break down and detoxify hazardous materials. He is also working with a team of researchers who have developed a method of using bacteria to help test for the presence of a wide array of pollutants.
Hazen holds a joint appointment with the College of Engineering’s Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and the College of Arts and Sciences’ departments of Microbiology and Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Plus, he works closely with the UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Biological Sciences and the Center for Environmental Biotechnology.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
In the News
September 2020 Hazen Recognized By ASM for Environmental Research
July 2020 Wastewater Monitoring Plan Could Keep Campus Safe From COVID-19
October 2019 Hazen Lays Foundation for Major Engineering Research Center Focused on Fracking
April 2019 UT Expert Co-Authors Study on Oil Spill Clean Up Safety
February 2019 Terry Hazen: What microbes can do for you
October 2018 UT Researches Effects of Fracking on Water Health
May 2018 UT’s Hazen Teams Up on Water Quality Breakthrough
March 2018 UT Offers Chance for Puerto Rico Students to Continue Work
September 2015 Hazen Addresses Wastewater Treatment Idea
May 2015 Bacteria the Newest Tool in Detecting Environmental Damage
April 2015 Future of the Gulf five years after oil spill
March 2015 CEE Faculty Members Present at RemTEC
March 2015 College of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series “Methane: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”
February 2015 Value in student internships at UT-ORNL
December 2013 PBS: Small Is Big, How Bacteria Will Make Our World Cleaner and Healthier
November 2013 Four Faculty Named AAAS Fellows
April 2013 U.S. News and World Report: Study Finds Oil-Eating Bacteria Mitigated Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
March 2013: Terry Hazen’s Big Idea
March 2014 How Many Punches Can Mother Nature Take in the Gulf of Mexico: Focus on Deepwater Horizon Spill & Science and the Media
October 2011 from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
507 Science and Engineering Research Facility
Knoxville, TN 37996-1605