David “Butch” Irick focuses his research on alternate forms of transportation, fuels, and engines, as well as being the faculty sponsor of the university’s EcoCar program.
Daniel Simberloff is one of the world’s leading experts on invasive species.
Loeffler is an environmental microbiologist whose research centers on discovering ways to clean the environment, counter the damage humans do to ecosystems, and improve environmental health.
Terry Hazen is the Governor’s Chair for environmental biotechnology and specializes in bioremediation and bioenergy.
Bob Hatcher is a distinguished scientist and professor of earth and planetary sciences. He is an expert in geology, earthquakes, landslides, and other geological events in Appalachia and the Southeast.
Louis Gross is professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics, director of the Institute for Environmental Modeling, and director of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis.
John Drake uses advanced mathematics and analysis to come up with models of climate change.
Chris Cherry focuses his research on a wide variety of transportation issues, with an emphasis on those that are eco-friendly.
Gary Sayler has more than twenty-five years of experience in multidisciplinary laboratory and field environmental research and biodegradation of organic pollutants.
Steve Brooks helps the UT Space Institute study the atmosphere and turbulence, and has personal service experience at both poles.