Research Showcase

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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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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UNT professor studying home buyouts in areas hit by natural disasters named Early-Career Research Fellow

UNT professor studying home buyouts in areas hit by natural disasters named Early-Career Research Fellow

Elyse Zavar, who studies the role of home buyouts in disaster recovery and hazard mitigation, has been recognized as one of the nation’s top scientific leaders researching ways to improve the wellbeing of coastal communities and ecosystems.

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Gender gap in paid work hours increases during pandemic, UNT study finds

Gender gap in paid work hours increases during pandemic, UNT study finds

The pandemic has brought a dramatic shift to the way Americans work, with more people than ever telecommuting.

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UNT researchers develop first of its kind, simple test for identifying toxic silver ions

UNT researchers develop first of its kind, simple test for identifying toxic silver ions

Chemistry researchers at the University of North Texas have developed a test to more easily identify toxic silver ions, which can be harmful to humans and the environment at high concentrations.

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UNT Center for Sport Psychology study checks in on mental health and wellbeing of collegiate athletes during pandemic

UNT Center for Sport Psychology study checks in on mental health and wellbeing of collegiate athletes during pandemic

The UNT Center of Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence, in collaboration with Wayne State University, has released results in an ongoing study examining the overall health, performance and psychological wellbeing of collegiate athletes during the pandemic.

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UNT graduate works to protect soldiers in the field through drone research

UNT graduate works to protect soldiers in the field through drone research

Since beginning college, UNT student Kelly Jacques wanted to use her engineering talents to minimize the need for soldiers on the battlefield. And now, thanks to a scholarship from the U.S. Department of Defense, she is getting her chance.

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UNT professor examines student literacy improvement from technology use in the classroom and at home

UNT professor examines student literacy improvement from technology use in the classroom and at home

Assistant professor Lauren Eutsler is dedicated to improving student literacy by examining how to more efficiently use continually changing technology in the classroom and at home.

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Autonomous vehicles that ‘talk’ to each other

Autonomous vehicles that ‘talk’ to each other

While autonomous vehicle technology has advanced significantly over the last decade, one persistent problem remains: perception. Like human drivers, autonomous vehicles can only react to the information they collect. But one UNT researcher believes he can make data collection and processing more efficient and robust.

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Creating 3D-printed ventilator splitters for COVID-19 patients

Creating 3D-printed ventilator splitters for COVID-19 patients

In response to the possible need for more ventilators to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients, a team from UNT’s College of Engineering collaborated to adapt a design and manufacture ventilator splitters in the college’s digital manufacturing lab. The team used 3D printing technology to make the splitters, which will allow doctors to use a single ventilator to treat two patients.

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Computational chemists use supercomputer simulations to test potential COVID-19 drugs

Computational chemists use supercomputer simulations to test potential COVID-19 drugs

UNT professor and computational chemist G. Andrés Cisneros, along with his research group, are running computer simulations using four U.S. supercomputers, including the world’s most powerful, Summit, at the Oak Ridge National Lab in Tennessee, to investigate inhibitor mechanisms of existing drugs and provide insights that could serve to improve treatment options for COVID-19.

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UNT utilizes advanced 3D printing labs to produce face shields

UNT utilizes advanced 3D printing labs to produce face shields

Engineers and artists are working together to create face shields for faculty and students to use once laboratories on campus start to reopen.

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UNT receives $10 million to expand additive manufacturing

UNT receives $10 million to expand additive manufacturing

It is a time of marvels and miracles, a time when 3D objects can literally be printed from a computer. It’s the Fourth Industrial Revolution, when manufacturing design, process and production are combining into one comprehensive whole.

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NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

25 undergraduate students are conducting research at UNT this summer thanks to the NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. UNT has 3 NSF-REU sites led by senior researchers in the departments of chemistry, political science, and computer science and engineering. 

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