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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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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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Ifana Mahbub Receives Prestigious DARPA Young Faculty Award

Ifana Mahbub Receives Prestigious DARPA Young Faculty Award

Ifana Mahbub, an assistant professor of electrical engineering, is the first UNT recipient of a prestigious Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Mahbub will use the two-year $500,000 award to work on the development of a wireless power transfer network of unmanned aircraft systems that would allow drones to be charged wirelessly in the field by other...

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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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Developing Sensors for Safer Nuclear Waste Storage

Developing Sensors for Safer Nuclear Waste Storage

Mechanical Engineering Professor Haifeng Zhang is researching new and safer ways to store nuclear waste, thanks to a three-year $800,000 grant from the Department of Energy.

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Advancing Communication Technology for the Navy

Advancing Communication Technology for the Navy

Hung Luyen, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, is looking at ways to develop multifunctional high-frequency antennas capable of supporting robust full-duplex operation for simultaneously sending and receiving information.

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Du named Fellow of ASM International

Du named Fellow of ASM International

Jincheng Du, a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, recently was elected Fellow of ASM International for significant contributions to the study of glasses, ceramics and other materials for functional and structural applications.

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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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Novel Approach to Additively Manufactured 2D Perovskite Devices Published in Nature

Novel Approach to Additively Manufactured 2D Perovskite Devices Published in Nature

Anupama Kaul, PACCAR Professor of Engineering from the Departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering, has successfully used additive manufacturing to print inks of 2D perovskites, which are highly complex molecules that absorb incoming light extremely well.

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Studying High-charge Transport in 2D Materials

Studying High-charge Transport in 2D Materials

Wonbong Choi is using integrated flexible energy systems and a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) to study high ion transport behavior in two-dimensional nanomaterials that can provide a fundamental knowledge to create a way for UAVs to charge faster and store more energy.

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Offering Undergraduates Opportunities in AI Research

Offering Undergraduates Opportunities in AI Research

Researchers in UNT’s College of Engineering were recently awarded a three-year grant by the National Science Foundation through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program to develop and operate 10-week intensive programs for students to learn about artificial intelligence.

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Honoring Expertise in Cold-formed Steel

Honoring Expertise in Cold-formed Steel

Cheng Yu, professor of mechanical engineering, was named a Structural Engineering Institute Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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Engaging in NASA's Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign

Engaging in NASA's Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign

A team of companies and universities led by UNT’s College of Engineering has successfully completed testing scenarios developed by NASA as part of Advanced Air Mobility National Campaign Developmental Test simulation activity. They were one of 11 teams selected to work with NASA on the campaign, which seeks to promote public confidence in low-flying traffic as it increases significantly over U.S...

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Three UNT Engineers Awarded NSF CAREER Grants

Three UNT Engineers Awarded NSF CAREER Grants

Three UNT researchers in the College of Engineering were awarded more than $1.4 million total in grant money through the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program. Diana Berman, Hua Sun and Hui Zhao have each received three-year awards to fund their innovative research into solving some very difficult problems facing industry today.

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Seeking Asymmetrical Structure in Polymer-based Materials

Seeking Asymmetrical Structure in Polymer-based Materials

Xiao Li, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is researching a new way to develop and improve material performance and reliability while also decreasing the cost of future Army systems. Funded by the Army Research Office, an element of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development’s Army Research Laboratory.

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Creating Sensor for Additive Manufacturing Process

Creating Sensor for Additive Manufacturing Process

Haifeng Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering, is a co-principal investigator in a new $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. He, along with researchers at Penn State University, will develop and fabricate an in-situ sensor for use during the additive manufacturing process.

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Artificial Intelligence for Real Change

Artificial Intelligence for Real Change

Graduate students gain real-world experience in using artificial intelligence to improve health care outcomes in UNT’s Biomedical Artificial Intelligence Lab.

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New Reality for Astronauts

New Reality for Astronauts

During their time as undergraduates at UNT, David Woodward (’20), Juan Ruiz (’20), Tim Stern (’20) and Nickolas Bratsch (’20) proved that one small step toward the unknown could result in a giant leap for the future of spacesuit user interface technologies.

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