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Corrosion and wear are very common – they can happen to any material exposed to an environment. But, what if materials could be tested at the atomic level to determine exactly how and why they break down and then be improved to create ultra-high performance alloys?

Research Spotlight

UNT's Cyber Forensics Lab at the UNT New College at Frisco has already made big strides since opening a year ago. Scott Belshaw, assistant professor of criminal justice and cyber lab director, started with a grand vision for a cyber research laboratory solely dedicated to analyzing cellphone data from devices used in criminal activities.

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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About ORI

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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Ciara Boniface
The world's "Next Visionary Filmmaker" is a UNT media arts student. Junior Ciara Boniface submitted a video in a contest that won her $100,000 to film her next movie, a Nissan Leaf and a visit to the premiere of A Wrinkle in Time.
Gustavo Lara Saenz
Gustavo Lara Saenz, a Ph.D. student in the College of Engineering, is the lead author of a study about the development of high performance photodetectors. He worked on the study with mentor Anupama Kaul, director of UNT's College of Engineering's PACCAR Technology Institute.
McKeeAnna
The first woman to win IBM's Master the Mainframe challenge for the North American region is a UNT senior − College of Business student Anna McKee. She won first place in the final and most difficult portion of IBM's contest, making this the second year in a row that a UNT student has won.

Tools for Researchers

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

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