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Research News

First FDA-approved Breathalyzer Test for COVID

First FDA-approved Breathalyzer Test for COVID

UNT receives first FDA approval on intellectual property for technology by chemistry professor Guido Verbeck.

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Future of Advanced Air Mobility

Future of Advanced Air Mobility

UNT engineering and logistics researchers receive NASA Minority University Research and Education Project High-Volume Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management grant.

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Biomedical Engineering Students Work to Help Child with Rare Disease

Biomedical Engineering Students Work to Help Child with Rare Disease

Four senior design students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering are working to help a six-year boy be able to play, which he often is too weak to do. For their capstone project, they are designing an upper-body orthosis using equipment in UNT's Biomedical Makerspace at Discovery Park to help the patient who has NUBPL, an extremely rare, progressive neurodegenerative disease. The project...

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Research Backed by NASA, U.S. Geological Survey will Inform Changes in Water-wise Irrigation Techniques

Research Backed by NASA, U.S. Geological Survey will Inform Changes in Water-wise Irrigation Techniques

A team of researchers from the UNT is using high quality satellite and aerial imagery to study how farmers in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley are using water resources and how the farmers’ irrigation methods have changed over the past decades.

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Researchers Working to Connect North Texans Impacted by Aphasia with Expanded Support

Researchers Working to Connect North Texans Impacted by Aphasia with Expanded Support

A group of University of North Texas researchers is working to expand support for North Texas residents living with aphasia and their families, friends and care partners.

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Exploring Protein and Cellular Engineering

Exploring Protein and Cellular Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering researcher Clement Chan recently received a $1.5 million National Institutes of HealthMaximizing Investigators’ Research Award to study protein and cellular engineering.

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Next Generation Nuclear Power

Next Generation Nuclear Power

UNT teams up with national lab and industry to develop safer, more efficient storage for next-generation nuclear reactors. As the result of funding from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), UNT and their collaborators will develop a safer and more efficient method of containing and recycling molten salt nuclear waste from nuclear reactors and other sources...

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Working to Improve Communication for People Unable to Speak and with Limited Mobility

Working to Improve Communication for People Unable to Speak and with Limited Mobility

A UNT professor is working to help people who are unable to speak and with severe motor disabilities that impact their ability to sign or type communicate better.

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Training Tomorrow's Workforce

Training Tomorrow's Workforce

The Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing established the Institute for Transformative Education in Additive Manufacturing (ITEAM), which focuses on education and workforce development.

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Partnering for the Future

Partnering for the Future

CAAAM seeks new partnerships in manufacturing standards and processes for accelerating additive manufacturing research and workforce development.

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Sustainable Plant-Based Fuel

Sustainable Plant-Based Fuel

Researchers in Richard Dixon’s lab have been studying C-lignin, a type of fiber in the seed coats of certain exotic plants, since his team member Fang Chen discovered it in 2011. Helping plants produce C-lignin could lead to crops that are useful for creating an economically feasible plant-based jet fuel, among other applications.

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Outdoor Netted Facility to Further Drone Research

Outdoor Netted Facility to Further Drone Research

UNT’s Center for Integrated Intelligent Mobility Systems has announced plans to build an outdoor meshed test facility for air and ground autonomous vehicle research and development.

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Creating Next-Gen Manufacturing

Creating Next-Gen Manufacturing

UNT center is changing the face of manufacturing — developing advanced material components for industries ranging from biomedical and energy to defense and aerospace — with future-focused solutions and workforce training that will lead U.S. global competitiveness.

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Innovative Spaces

Innovative Spaces

Through UNT’s shared research facilities, researchers on campus and industry partners can access the latest high-tech equipment and spaces to carry out the most sophisticated projects and analysis.

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Improving Health Literacy Through Graphic Novels

Improving Health Literacy Through Graphic Novels

A UNT researcher is studying whether graphic novels can be used as a medium to improve health literacy among a variety of populations.

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New Equipment Could Reshape the Future of High Entropy Alloys

New Equipment Could Reshape the Future of High Entropy Alloys

A new grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) will allow UNT materials scientists to delve deeper into the world of High Entropy Alloys (HEAs).

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1,000 Publications

1,000 Publications

One thousand and counting. Bill Acree, professor of chemistry, recently received acceptance of his 1,000th publication.

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Creating the Change

Creating the Change

Eleven speakers spread their ideas and inspired the audience — in person and online — to make a difference in the world at the TEDxUNT: Create the Change event held in October.

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Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air

Alexandra Ponette-González, associate professor of geography and the environment, was recently selected to serve on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee, the nation’s top advisory committee informing air quality standards.

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Earning ‘Arab Nobel Prize’

Earning ‘Arab Nobel Prize’

Art History professor Nada Shabout has received the Kuwait Prize for Arts and Literature from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences.

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