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ISSE Information & Contacts

Sustainability science for global solutions...

The science that addresses current and future environmental issues must arise from a broad, multidisciplinary foundation. With that in mind, the University of Tennessee created the Institute for a Secure & Sustainable Environment (ISSE) to promote development of policies, technologies, and educational programs that cut across disciplines, engage the university's research faculty and staff, and grow in response to environmental issues facing the state, the nation, and the globe.

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Dr. Mingzhou Jin, Professor and Associate Department Head of Industrial and Systems Engineering, directs ISSE. Under his leadership, ISSE promotes increased interaction and stronger partnerships with faculty and students, both on and off campus. ISSE provides a collaborative platform for UT faculty and research staff to work on environmental issues faced by the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world and to pursue larger research initiatives in an interdisciplinary manner. ISSE staff members will assist UT faculty and students in conducting quality research, pursuing grants to support research activities, making a true societal impact, and enhancing the visibility of UT in the areas of environment and sustainability.


ISSE Main Office
Phone: 865-974-4251
Fax: 865-974-1838

Dr. Mingzhou Jin
Phone: 865-974-1843 or 974-9992