Research Showcase

Research Showcase

Cracking the Code on Cybersecurity Threats

Cracking the Code on Cybersecurity Threats

Three UNT researchers have been awarded a prestigious National Security Agency Research Innovation Award to crack the code on cybersecurity threats against private companies and government entities. UNT is one of six institutions to have received this type of award this year.

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Legislature Authorizes $113.4 million for Science and Technology Research Building

Legislature Authorizes $113.4 million for Science and Technology Research Building

UNT has the green light from Texas’ 87th Legislature to use $113.4 million in tuition revenue bonds to build a 167,700-square-foot research facility to provide additional state-of-the-art space for faculty and student researchers to carry out solutions-based research.

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Conveying A Message

Conveying A Message

Born in the Kurdish region of Iran, Pedram Baldari, assistant professor of studio art, takes experiences from his upbringing, his time in the U.S. and issues that he finds meaningful and incorporates them into his art research. From the idea of homeland citizenship to colonization to war, Baldari believes that issues and topics are a way for art enthusiasts to get a sense of others’ struggles.

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Science and Change: Epigenetics, Global Warming and Cultural Exchange

Science and Change: Epigenetics, Global Warming and Cultural Exchange

Warren Burggren and Pamela Padilla are exploring a poorly understood field called epigenetics, the study of how the expression of genetic traits can be altered without change to the DNA itself. They received a $1.15 million grant to study how fish experiencing low oxygen due to climate change might pass on traits helping them adjust to warmer, poorly oxygenated water to their offspring.

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Researcher Finds Health Holds Sway in Consumer Textile Furnishing Buying

Researcher Finds Health Holds Sway in Consumer Textile Furnishing Buying

Hae Jin Gam, associate professor of fashion design, received a “Best Paper” award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for research on the effects of health consciousness on environmentally sustainable textile furnishing product purchasing.

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Studying Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Heat in Urban Areas

Studying Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Heat in Urban Areas

Lu Liang, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment, is hoping citizen scientists will be able to help test whether there is a correlation between heat and air pollution.

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UNT Professor Helps Adults with Intellectual Disabilities through Trauma-informed Treatment

UNT Professor Helps Adults with Intellectual Disabilities through Trauma-informed Treatment

UNT professor Joe Dracobly is working to help adults with intellectual disabilities, who may not be able to verbalize their feelings, through trauma-informed research and treatment plans. 

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More Readily and Accurately Designing New Proteins to Reprogram Living Cells

More Readily and Accurately Designing New Proteins to Reprogram Living Cells

Researchers at the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Dallas have, for the first time, modified the compatibility of proteins in cells by building connections at the molecular level that did not exist before.

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Providing Better Blood Clotting Treatment

Providing Better Blood Clotting Treatment

A UNT professor believes he has found a better drug for treating potentially deadly blood clotting disorders. Department of Biological Sciences Professor Pudur Jagadeeswaran has been conducting research with zebrafish to isolate proteins that could be manipulated to treat blood clotting disorders in humans more efficiently with few side effects.

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Transforming Biogas into Sustainable Products Using Bacteria

Transforming Biogas into Sustainable Products Using Bacteria

Calvin Henard researches methanotrophic bacteria to convert methane gas into bioplastics, biofuels and other valuable products, rather than allow it to be released into the atmosphere. Research evaluating the role in methanotrophic bacteria of the enzyme RubisCO, an enzyme also found in plants that is responsible for the majority of carbon dioxide utilization on Earth, was recently published in...

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Studio Art Graduate Student Creates Sculptures Inspired by UNT Plant Research

Studio Art Graduate Student Creates Sculptures Inspired by UNT Plant Research

Lately, Phil Samson has been pouring over scientific research papers from scholars in UNT’s College of Science. Though the studio art graduate student in the College of Visual Arts and Design has no background in science, he’s found the research to be quite an artistic muse. His own attempts at planting a pandemic garden in his backyard last year and experience helping relatives during the summer...

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Advancing 3D Printing of Tissues and Organs

Advancing 3D Printing of Tissues and Organs

Brian Meckes, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at UNT, recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an advanced method of printing complex three-dimensional biological tissues, with potentially far-reaching impacts in medical research.

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Revolutionizing Ammonia Production

Revolutionizing Ammonia Production

Three UNT Chemistry professors’ research could lower greenhouse gases and save money worldwide as they answer questions leading to a more environmentally friendly and efficient production of ammonia, a chemical vital to agriculture worldwide.

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Sadat Receives NIH Grant to Tackle Worldwide Heart Issue

Sadat Receives NIH Grant to Tackle Worldwide Heart Issue

Hamid Sadat recently received $355,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to examine calcific aortic valve (CAV) disease – the most common valve disease in elderly people and found in nearly 2.6 million people worldwide.

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Researchers Receive $5.5 Million to Make Advanced Materials for Soldier Protection

Researchers Receive $5.5 Million to Make Advanced Materials for Soldier Protection

A team of researchers with the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes Institute received a $5.5 million grant to devise new materials for making bulletproof protection materials.

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Advancing Medical Security and Enhancing Student Research Opportunities

Advancing Medical Security and Enhancing Student Research Opportunities

UNT researcher and professor Bibhudutta Rout from Physics, alongside  Saraju Mohanty from UNT Computer Science and Engineering and Elias Kougianos from UNT Electrical Engineering are collaborating with a team led by Babu Baniya from the Grambling State University on a half-million dollar NSF grant to advance medical security and broaden participation of historically underrepresented students in...

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Developing a New Alloy for NASA

Developing a New Alloy for NASA

Department of Materials Science and Engineering Assistant Professor Aidin Imandoust and University Distinguished Research Professor Rajiv Mishra are creating a tungsten-based alloy that could be used for protective linings in nuclear fusion reactors and other nuclear applications.

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Leading the Way in Additive Manufacturing

Leading the Way in Additive Manufacturing

The Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing (CAAAM) is transforming manufacturing technologies to create market-based solutions involving fundamental science impacting everything from medical implants to next-generation drones and encouraging new industry and global collaborations for North Texas, ensuring a workforce of engineers trained to lead in this disruptive new technology...

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Collaborating with City of Lewisville on Creation of Needed Park

Collaborating with City of Lewisville on Creation of Needed Park

A UNT professor and a group of undergraduate students in the College of Health and Public Service are using their expertise to help bring much needed green space to a Lewisville community.

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Music Professor Receives Fellowship to Research at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Music Professor Receives Fellowship to Research at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Brian F. Wright, an assistant professor of music history in UNT’s College of Music, is working to detail the electric bass’s early history in his book, The Bastard Instrument. The book’s title comes from jazz bassist Monk Montgomery, one of the instrument’s early pioneers, who was initially reluctant to play it. As a recipient of the Society for American Music’s Charles Hamm Fellowship, Wright...

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