UNT has many outstanding faculty who are distinguished scholars, researchers and artists who are widely known as experts in their fields and dedicated mentors. Read about a few who are helping to make new discoveries and create solutions to address some of society’s biggest challenges and improve our world:

Research Spotlight

From the cosmetics industry to the medical field to agriculture to energy production, the growing and evolving bioeconomy touches a wide variety of industries set on providing biobased products and solutions for today’s world.

UNT's Strategic Plan for Research [Photo: Hurley Administration Building]
"UNT's Strategic Plan for Research: 2017-2022" was filed with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in response to the board's request that institutions update their strategic plans for research. Leading up to the revision, research was one of the primary topics covered in President Smatresk's 2015 Planning Implementation Workshop and Vice President Tom McCoy hosted a town hall to bring faculty together to look at UNT's path toward national research prominence.

UNT Research Magazine

UNT Research is published for the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation by the Division of University Relations, Communications and Marketing, University of North Texas.

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UNT is a leading research university that is nationally and internationally recognized for its scholarship in all fields — from fine arts to technology, humanities to life sciences, and music to entrepreneurship. UNT is committed to the creation and advancement of innovative research, art and scholarship.

One of the primary responsibilities of the Office of Research and Innovation is to develop and implement strategies in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and other vice presidential areas to transform and expand UNT's research enterprise.

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Shengli Fu

The National Science Foundation has awarded Shengli Fu, UNT's College of Engineering associate professor and chair of electrical engineering, a $250,000 grant for drone research and development.

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For military personnel, internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective alternative to meeting regularly with a therapist, according to study by Daniel Taylor, professor of psychology and director of UNT's Sleep Health Research Laboratory.

Anupama Kaul

Anupama Kaul, an expert in nanomaterials research, has been named director of UNT's College of Engineering PACCAR Technology Institute.

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The Office of Research supports new knowledge and its dissemination by assisting faculty in their research, scholarly, and creative activities.

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