Research Showcase

Research Showcase

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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Biodiversity Through Sustainable Ranch Management

Biodiversity Through Sustainable Ranch Management

A collaboration between UNT biological sciences researchers and the Dixon Water Foundation is helping to create sustainable ranch practices and further basic science about biodiversity. The foundation, which promotes healthy watersheds through sustainable land management, owns and operates several working cattle ranches, including two outside of Decatur, just west of Denton. Associate professor...

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Making Unmanned Air Transportation Safer for People and Communities

Making Unmanned Air Transportation Safer for People and Communities

Kamesh Namuduri is developing safer and more efficient ways to move people and cargo as the demand for using unmanned aerial vehicles in urban, suburban and rural areas continues to grow. Collaborating with Hermes Autonomous Air Mobility Solutions Corporation, he is developing an airspace hazard identification and alerting service for advanced air mobility applications.

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Moving Toward Carbon-negative Manufacturing

Moving Toward Carbon-negative Manufacturing

Chemistry professor Shengqian Ma will spearhead the development of an industrial direct-air carbon dioxide capture module as part of a $2 million, three-year project for the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a prototype low-cost system for capturing carbon dioxide waste from manufacturing emissions and cleanly converting it into ethanol.

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Professor Receives Powe Award for Targeting Therapeutics

Professor Receives Powe Award for Targeting Therapeutics

Brian Meckes has received a prestigious 2021 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities for his research about subcellular targeting for nanotherapeutic delivery in order to better treat diseases.

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Bee Sustainable

Bee Sustainable

Bees and their importance to the survival of food crops and biodiversity have received a lot of attention in recent years. UNT became a Bee Campus USA in 2016, and in 2019 the College of Science recruited Elinor Lichtenberg, assistant professor of ecology, who studies plant-pollinator interactions. She researches bees and other insects that visit flowers, their behavior and ecology, how humans...

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Particulates in Precipitation

Particulates in Precipitation

From radioactive rain to hitchhiking tardigrades, particulates in precipitation have big implications for ecosystems, according to ecosystem geographer Alexandra Ponette-González. She shines a magnifying glass on the microscopic materials that land on and flow through plants with water in a paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

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Furthering Understanding of Plant Molecules

Furthering Understanding of Plant Molecules

A UNT College of Science professor has moved researchers across the globe closer to understanding how to make condensed tannins in forage crops such as alfalfa, not only making food more nutritious for animals, but potentially improving food supply and limiting global warming.

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TxDOT Funds UNT Research for Road Safety Technology

TxDOT Funds UNT Research for Road Safety Technology

Maurizio Manzo and Zhenhua Huang, researchers in UNT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, are using a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation's Research and Implementation Division to solve a common problem that affects safety on the roads – road striping.

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Examining How Cloth Masks Affect Exercise

Examining How Cloth Masks Affect Exercise

Exercising while wearing a cloth mask may lead to more work, heavier breathing and faster fatigue, according to a joint study between UNT and Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star in Frisco.

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Winning Truman Scholarship for Uplifting Marginalized Communities

Winning Truman Scholarship for Uplifting Marginalized Communities

UNT student Hillary Shah is a winner of the 2021 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, a premier graduate scholarship from the Truman Scholarship Foundation for college students pursuing careers in public service. Shah, a political science and economics major graduating this Spring is one of 62 students in the U.S. selected this year for the scholarship.

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