Research Showcase

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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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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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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