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D’Souza awarded Chemical Research Society of India Medal

D’Souza awarded Chemical Research Society of India Medal

Francis D'Souza, University Distinguished Research Professor of Chemistry, recently received the Chemical Research Society of India Medal.

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UNT will participate in a $1.5 million DOE grant to innovate 3D printed materials for cars

UNT will participate in a $1.5 million DOE grant to innovate 3D printed materials for cars

Researchers from the College of Engineering will collaborate with the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the largest U.S. Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, as part of a $1.5 million grant from the DOE to advance 3D printed materials for automotive body frames.

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Mechanical engineering assistant professor earns prestigious Powe award

Mechanical engineering assistant professor earns prestigious Powe award

College of Engineering assistant professor Yijie Jiang earned the prestigious 2020 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities for his research into passive control of internal structures in 3D printed composites.

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Researcher to analyze large multilayer networks

Researcher to analyze large multilayer networks

Sanjukta Bhowmick, associate professor of computer science and engineering research, has received a new grant from the National Science Foundation to develop theoretical foundations and software to more effectively analyze large multilayer networks, like those used by organizations such as Netflix, Amazon or Facebook to determine user recommendations.

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Bringing world-class research to UNT Chemistry

Bringing world-class research to UNT Chemistry

The new Welch Chair of UNT Chemistry, Shengqian Ma, will be leading an internationally recognized chemistry research program focusing on functional nanoporous materials. He will play an important leadership role during a planned growth phase in the UNT Chemistry Department.

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Improving connected and autonomous vehicles

Improving connected and autonomous vehicles

Qing Yang and Song Fu, UNT faculty researchers in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, have earned $1 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation this year for their connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) projects.

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Facebook Research grant will fund UNT study on effective social media advertising for minority-owned small restaurants

Facebook Research grant will fund UNT study on effective social media advertising for minority-owned small restaurants

College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism researchers, Xi Yu Leung and Jiyoung Kim, are working to help minority-owned small restaurant owners make more informed decisions when it comes to social media advertising. Backed by a Facebook Research grant, the year-long study will compare the cost effectiveness of data-driven ads on Facebook and contextual ads on YouTube for small, minority-...

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Reducing disparities in special education

Reducing disparities in special education

Brenda Barrio, associate professor of special education, is focused on helping to solve for racial and ethnic disparities that exist in special education. In collaboration with Susan Nichols, interim executive director of UNT’s Kristin Farmer Autism Center, she is researching the disparities in diagnoses and treatment of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from culturally and...

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Padilla named one of 100 most inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists

Padilla named one of 100 most inspiring Hispanic/Latinx scientists

Pamela Padilla, associate vice president for research and innovation, has been inspiring fellow researchers and students at UNT for years, so it comes as no surprise that she was recently named as one of 100 Inspiring Hispanic/Latinx Scientists in America by prestigious journal publisher Cell Press.

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A Note from the NSF-BIO Assistant Director Regarding Migration to Research.gov

A Note from the NSF-BIO Assistant Director Regarding Migration to Research.gov

An important update from the NSF-BIO Assistant Director regarding the migration of submissions for "No Deadline" NSF-BIO programs from FastLane to Research.gov.

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NSF: Enforcement of NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats Begins on 10/5/20

NSF: Enforcement of NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats Begins on 10/5/20

Important update from NSF regarding approved formats to Biographical Sketches and Current and Pending Support.

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UNT researcher awarded $474K grant from Navy to develop flexible, printed solar cells

UNT researcher awarded $474K grant from Navy to develop flexible, printed solar cells

Professor Anupama Kaul, who directs the Nanoscale Materials and Devices Lab and the PACCAR Technology Institute, plans to develop new solar cell technology for the Office of Naval Research with a $474,000 grant, utilizing perovskite materials that are extremely efficient at absorbing incoming light.

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Combining Stress Signals

Combining Stress Signals

A new study co-led by Rajeev Azad, associate professor of bioinformatics, looks at how plants respond to different types of stress at the same time — something that previously has not been studied in depth. A better understanding could help develop more resilient plants, which is much needed as climate change continues to accelerate.

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NSF grant to help with private information retrieval

NSF grant to help with private information retrieval

Assistant professor Hua Sun's research focuses on private information retrieval, and thanks to a new $218,259 National Science Foundation grant, he will be able to dive deeper into the fundamentals of understanding what is and isn’t possible in the field.

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Researchers receive million-dollar DOD grant to study bonding in metallic alloys

Researchers receive million-dollar DOD grant to study bonding in metallic alloys

A UNT research team is working to better understand how metal alloys function at the atomic level with a $1 million grant from the Department of Defense.

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With $780K Army grant, researchers are helping build more efficient drones

With $780K Army grant, researchers are helping build more efficient drones

Diana Berman, Samir Aouadi and Andrey Voevodin of the department of Materials Science and Engineering, are applying their expert knowledge in tribology – the study of friction – to rethink the combustion engines that power aerial Army drones with a $780,000 grant from the Army Research Laboratory.

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UNT scientists test fish velocity to ensure fish can swim upriver through manmade obstacles

UNT scientists test fish velocity to ensure fish can swim upriver through manmade obstacles

Biologists at UNT are helping state conservation efforts by studying fish velocity through manmade obstacles such as pylons and culverts. Ed Mager and his team will examine four species of fish that are considered to be species of greatest conservation need.

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Team develops code for DIY 3D printed mask and nose plugs

Team develops code for DIY 3D printed mask and nose plugs

A researcher and his students have developed open source codes for a new mask and nose plug that uses smart technology to respond to a wearer’s breathing.

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$1 million gift establishes innovation center

$1 million gift establishes innovation center

A new collaboration between LaCore Labs and UNT will include a $1 million gift eligible for matching funds from the Texas Research Incentive Program, a new laboratory, sponsored research, a license to UNT technology and real-world opportunities for students.

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Major Gift to UNT’s AERI Provides New Environmental Research Opportunities

Major Gift to UNT’s AERI Provides New Environmental Research Opportunities

Major upgrades will soon be made to a crucial research laboratory under the Advanced Environmental Research Institute (AERI), made possible by a generous anonymous donation. The $300,000 gift promises to significantly improve UNT's existing Water Research Field Station with a permanent lab facility and educational resources.

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