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Researchers Tackling the Future of UAVs with Self-powered Wireless Sensors

Researchers Tackling the Future of UAVs with Self-powered Wireless Sensors

Two researchers at UNT Engineering are working to make drones last longer in flight without much required maintenance in between. Wonbong Choi and Ifana Mahbub have received a grant from the Department of Defense to develop a suite of self-powered wireless sensors and wireless interfaces for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

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Studying High-charge Transport in 2D Materials

Studying High-charge Transport in 2D Materials

Wonbong Choi is using integrated flexible energy systems and a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to study high ion transport behavior in two-dimensional nanomaterials that can provide a fundamental knowledge to create a way for UAVs to charge faster and store more energy.

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Searching for a Heart Defect Treatment for Preemies

Searching for a Heart Defect Treatment for Preemies

Ed Dzialowski, a developmental comparative physiologist who studies the similarities and differences of anatomy and physiology between species, is conducting cardiopulmonary research that could assist the treatment or prevention of a common birth defect in premature infants.

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Studying Remote Learning during the Pandemic

Studying Remote Learning during the Pandemic

College of Education Assistant Professor Lauren Eutsler studies how teachers are handling the new world of education after a shift to remote instruction due to COVID-19 restrictions and offers suggestions for moving forward.

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UNT Researchers Among Top 2% of Scientists on Stanford List

UNT Researchers Among Top 2% of Scientists on Stanford List

Forty-six UNT researchers were included in a recently published list of the world’s top researchers of the world’s most cited researchers and those who are among the top 2% of more than six million scientists worldwide within their specialty areas throughout their careers. Fifty-one researchers were among the top 2% for a single year – 2019.

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Leading Research Integrity and Compliance to New Heights

Leading Research Integrity and Compliance to New Heights

In March 2020 and the months that followed, everyone had to adjust to new realities and working environments. At UNT, creativity and resilience prevailed as departments adapted, but under the leadership of Jamie Peno, the Division of Research and Innovation’s Research Integrity and Compliance unit didn’t just rebound, it rose to a new level of service.

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Looking for the Magic in Mushrooms

Looking for the Magic in Mushrooms

Assistant Chemistry Professor Elizabeth Skellam studies fungi for agricultural and pharmaceutical purposes.

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Introducing Middle School Students to Citizen Science

Introducing Middle School Students to Citizen Science

National Geographic awarded a UNT research scientist a grant to support her work introducing middle school children to scientific research projects through citizen science. Kelly Albus will lead an interdisciplinary team of faculty from UNT’s Advanced Environmental Research Institute for a project that invites teachers and students to map air quality in their own communities.

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Research Commercial Agreements 2020 Annual Report

Research Commercial Agreements 2020 Annual Report

UNT’s Research Commercial Agreements (RCA) unit within the Division of Research and Innovation began its first year of operations in FY 2020. The restructured area combines the research contracting function of the division with the commercialization unit, providing a single point of interaction for research connected to sponsors, licensees and collaborators not involved with federal grants.

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Offering Undergraduates Opportunities in AI Research

Offering Undergraduates Opportunities in AI Research

Researchers in UNT’s College of Engineering were recently awarded a three-year grant by the National Science Foundation through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program to develop and operate 10-week intensive programs for students to learn about artificial intelligence.

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Honoring Expertise in Cold-formed Steel

Honoring Expertise in Cold-formed Steel

Cheng Yu, professor of mechanical engineering, was named a Structural Engineering Institute Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Garnering $1 Million for Cybersecurity Research

Garnering $1 Million for Cybersecurity Research

Ram Dantu, director of UNT's Center for Information and Cyber Security and professor of computer science and engineering, has been awarded almost $1 million in grants from the National Security Agency for his research in cybersecurity. He is working with associate professors Kirill Morozov and Sanjukta Bhowmick to create a framework for securely sharing cell phone data to help identify COVID-19...

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Engaging in NASA's Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign

Engaging in NASA's Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign

A team of companies and universities led by UNT’s College of Engineering has successfully completed testing scenarios developed by NASA as part of Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign Developmental Test simulation activity. They were one of 11 teams selected to work with NASA on the campaign, which seeks to promote public confidence in low-flying traffic as it increases significantly over U.S...

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Global Sports Innovator Stadia Ventures Collaborates with UNT

Global Sports Innovator Stadia Ventures Collaborates with UNT

UNT’s sport entertainment management program has added Stadia Ventures — a global sports innovation hub for entrepreneurs, industry partners and investors — to its list of collaborators. Students will benefit from unique internship opportunities and access to the latest innovations in sports technology, as well as an exclusive summer startup pitch event with Stadia executives as mentors.

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Examining Food Insecurity Among Students

Examining Food Insecurity Among Students

Lisa Henry started researching campus food insecurity in 2014 and has since spoken to dozens of students on UNT’s campus, worked with the Dean of Students office to apply her research to help the UNT Food Pantry better serve students and considered how her research can help campuses across the country. She is now continuing her research with a focus on how COVID-19 has affected that experience.

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Supporting Aquatic Toxicology Research

Supporting Aquatic Toxicology Research

Like many scientists, Rachel Leads was fascinated by biology from a young age. A family trip to the Pacific Northwest at twelve years old introduced her to coastline tide pools and captured her fascination, inspiring a lifelong love of marine science.

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Recognizing Exceptional Service

Recognizing Exceptional Service

Academic Associate Vice Provost and Academic Associate Dean of the Toulouse Graduate School Joseph Oppong was recently awarded the 2021 American Association of Geographers Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors. The award recognizes Oppong’s service and commitment to the discipline of geography and geographers in the United States and abroad.

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Increasing Crop Resiliency

Increasing Crop Resiliency

Kent Chapman, Regents Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and Ashley Cannon, a former UNT postdoctoral scholar and research molecular biologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are illuminating how heterotrimeric G-Proteins are involved in N-Acylethanolamine (NAE) signaling in plants — findings that could have major implications for the future of agriculture.

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Discovering a New Way to Look at Turbulence in the Galaxy

Discovering a New Way to Look at Turbulence in the Galaxy

UNT researchers have discovered a new way to examine turbulence, the weather in the galaxy, to understand the birth and evolution of stars. Yuan Li, assistant professor in the Department of Physics, and doctoral student Trung Ha are researching the movement of gasses in the Orion Nebula by examining the memory of turbulent motion in young stars.

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Recognizing Top 40 Math and Science Scholars

Recognizing Top 40 Math and Science Scholars

Amy Guan, senior at UNT’s Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, was named among the top 40 scholars in the 2021 Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program of the Society for Science.

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