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Research News

DARPA Young Faculty Award

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).

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Managing Drone Traffic

Managing Drone Traffic

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.

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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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ASM International Fellow

ASM International Fellow

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.

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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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Innovating 3D-printed Materials for Cars

Innovating 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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Professor Earns Prestigious Powe Award

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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Analyzing Large, Multilayer Networks

Analyzing Large, Multilayer Networks

Sanjukta Bhowmick, associate professor of computer science and engineering research, has received a 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, computer science and engineering researchers, have earned $1 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation for their connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV) projects.

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