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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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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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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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A Note from the NSF-BIO Assistant Director Regarding Migration to Research.gov

A Note from the NSF-BIO Assistant Director Regarding Migration to Research.gov

An important update from the NSF-BIO Assistant Director regarding the migration of submissions for "No Deadline" NSF-BIO programs from FastLane to Research.gov.

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NSF: Enforcement of NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats Begins on 10/5/20

NSF: Enforcement of NSF-approved Biographical Sketch and Current and Pending Support Formats Begins on 10/5/20

Important update from NSF regarding approved formats to Biographical Sketches and Current and Pending Support.

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Developing Flexible, Printed Solar Cells

Developing Flexible, Printed Solar Cells

Professor Anupama Kaul, who directs the Nanoscale Materials and Devices Lab and the PACCAR Technology Institute, is working to develop new solar cell technology for the Office of Naval Research, utilizing perovskite materials that are extremely efficient at absorbing incoming light.

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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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Researching Bonding in Metallic Alloys

Researching Bonding in Metallic Alloys

A UNT research team is working to better understand how metal alloys function at the atomic level with a $1 million grant from the Department of Defense.

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Building More Efficient Military Drones

Building More Efficient Military Drones

Diana Berman, Samir Aouadi and Andrey Voevodin of UNT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, are applying their expert knowledge in tribology – the study of friction – to rethink the combustion engines that power aerial Army drones with a $780,000 grant from the Army Research Laboratory.

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EnsurIng Fish Can Swim Through Manmade Obstacles

EnsurIng Fish Can Swim Through Manmade Obstacles

Biologists at UNT are helping state conservation efforts by studying fish velocity through manmade obstacles such as pylons and culverts. Professor 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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$1M Gift Establishes Innovation Center

$1M Gift Establishes Innovation Center

A new collaboration between LaCore Labs and UNT will include a $1 million gift eligible for matching funds from the Texas Research Incentive Program, a new laboratory, sponsored research, a license to UNT technology and real-world opportunities for students.

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More Efficient Drones

More Efficient Drones

Kelly Jacques (’20), a Ph.D. student in UNT’s College of Engineering, is the 2020 recipient of the U.S. Department of Defense’s SMART (Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation) scholarship, which will cover the cost of her tuition, books and living expenses.

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UNT Seamless Service for Grant Applications

UNT Seamless Service for Grant Applications

UNT received three grants related to the CARES Act, two awards for $14.5 million each, one for student aid and the other for institutional support that is being used primarily to convert to online instruction, and an additional $2 million award because of UNT’s status as a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

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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 computer science and engineering researcher believes he can make data collection and processing more efficient and robust.

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Providing COVID-19 Health Information to Minority Language Groups

Providing COVID-19 Health Information to Minority Language Groups

Researchers at UNT and Indiana University are partnering to communicate effectively about COVID-19 to one of the largest refugee groups in the U.S. — refugees of Myanmar, who are members of the Chin language community.

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 NSF CAREER Grants for Excellence in Their Fields

NSF CAREER Grants for Excellence in Their Fields

Three UNT researchers in linguistics, physics and mathematics were awarded more than $1.5 million total in grant money through the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development Program.

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Research and Innovation News

NSF Updates Application Guide Effective June 1

On June 1, NSF implemented the Grants.gov Application Guide (NSF 20-089). Overall, the Guide has been updated to align with the changes to NSF’s Proposal...

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Protein Mutations in Relation to Cancer

Protein Mutations in Relation to Cancer

G. Andrés Cisneros and his team at UNT’s Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling have received $1.5 million in grants from the NIH the NSF to look at how mutations of certain proteins may be related to cancer.

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Research and Innovation News

NSF and NIH 2020 Proposal Document Changes

The U.S. government has expressed serious growing concerns regarding inappropriate influence by foreign entities over federally funded research. One issue that has moved to the forefront is the failure of federally-funded researchers at U.S. institutions to disclose their relationships and activities with foreign institutions and funding agencies.

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