Research Spotlight

About three years ago, officials from the city of Denton approached Sam Atkinson, Regents Professor of biology at the University of North Texas, about a problem in their water. They were worried about the high levels of atrazine — a heavily used, inexpensive herbicide used in agriculture and for lawn care that has been potentially linked to breast cancer — and they wanted to know where it was coming from.

About ORED

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 Economic Development 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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Our Researchers

Engineering technology associate professor leads UNT research as part of consortium to realize full potential of cold-formed steel as a strong, economical and recyclable choice for buildings and structures.

Morrison, a recent chemistry and biochemistry graduate, received prestigious fellowship to pursue metabolic engineering graduate studies in hopes to help make the production of biofuels more sustainable.

Two degrees in mathematics from UNT helped alum create a 34-year engineering career at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

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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