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A University of North Texas faculty member, a graduate student and an undergraduate student have been recognized as UNT’s 2017 Innovator Award winners.

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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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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Guido Verbeck, UNT associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, patented an algorithm that works with a high-tech tool to detect the location of chemical streams. Now, he’s using it in technology that can detect not only chemicals, but biological threats.

UNT’s logistics and criminal justice faculty are coming together to help the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) combat racial profiling.

The region’s creative economies – the performing and visuals arts, music studios, museums and advertising agencies for example – contribute roughly $34 billion annually to the region.

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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