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This past year was a banner year for technology commercialization at UNT, but it’s only the beginning. Licensing revenues reached a record level in 2019, and faculty filed six times as many disclosures of inventions and intellectual property as they did in 2015. More importantly, the culture of innovation at UNT is changing. UNT researchers are looking at the work in their laboratories in new and creative ways, and technology created here is catching the eye of companies and potential investors.

Mark R. McLellan, a 30-year leader of university research programs with experience at five major institutions, was selected to oversee research and innovation at UNT as it seeks to grow its research enterprise and cement its place among the nation’s top Tier One research universities.

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. View the latest issue »

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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Our Research

Photo of Tran Templeton taken by child
Tran Nguyen Templeton is working to help children express themselves and tell their own stories even though they are not yet old enough to write.
Oliviero Andreussi
Oliviero Andreussi is developing a virtual lab to test compounds that will either increase or decrease the formation of natural gas hydrates, potentially preventing undersea pipeline leaks.
Professors Elias Mpofu, Elias Kougianos, and Suraju Mohanty photographed at Discovery Park in Denton Texas on January 17, 2020. (Ranjani Groth/UNT)
Elias Kougianos, Elias Mpofu and Saraju Mohanty will use a $247,000 NSF grant to improve the security of implantable medical devices and the data they collect.

Tools for Researchers

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

Forms IRB How to apply for a grant Principal Investigator (PI) Handbook