Dr McKennaDr. Duane McKenna has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to analyze genomic and anatomical data of weevils. Some preliminary research to provide data for the grant was funded by the FedEx Institute.


DasguptaProfessor Dipankar Dasgupta has been awarded a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation for a puzzle-based cyber security learning program.

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An assessment tool which measures mathematic skill in young children was developed by University of Memphis researchers.

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At the FedEx Institute of Technology, we support three combined initiatives which enhance the University of Memphis' ability to affect the economic growth of our region.


Technology Commercialization

We invest in and protect promising innovations by university researchers and license valuable intellectual property to local and national companies.

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Corporate Engagement

We introduce business leaders to the university's research capabilities and encourage corporate collaborations with faculty that nurture the local technology innovation ecosystem.



We help students and faculty develop their own high-growth companies and provide resources, mentors, technology and physical space.


The FedEx Institute hosted the 3rd Memphis Research and Innovation Expo on October 3. The FedEx Institute lobby was filled with 26 booths of research from University of Memphis departments and colleges as well as from local research-oriented organizations. Morning speakers were counter terrorism expert Philip Mudd and Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley. The afternoon session featured a panel of local entrepreneurs who discussed launching a high-growth startup in Memphis.

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