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. He is also director of the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE).
Plus, he works closely with the UT-ORNL Joint Institute for Biological Sciences and the Center for Environmental Biotechnology.
In the News
February 2019 Terry Hazen: What microbes can do for you
October 2018 UT Researches Effects of Fracking on Water Health
September 2015 Hazen Addresses Wastewater Treatment Idea
March 2015 CEE Faculty Members Present at RemTEC
February 2015 Value in student internships at UT-ORNL
November 2013 Four Faculty Named AAAS Fellows
March 2013: Terry Hazen’s Big Idea
October 2011 from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory