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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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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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Effective Social Media for Minority-owned Small Restaurants

Effective Social Media for Minority-owned Small Restaurants

College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism researchers Xi Yu Leung and Jiyoung Kim, received a Facebook Research grant to help minority-owned small restaurant owners make more informed decisions when it comes to social media advertising.

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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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Forensic Anthropology Lifetime Achievement Honors

Forensic Anthropology Lifetime Achievement Honors

Harrell Gill-King, founding Director of UNT’s Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology and co-founder of the UNT Center for Human Identification, has been awarded the T. Dale Stewart Award by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences for work that has included responding to the World Trade Center after 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing and many other natural and man-made mass casualty events.

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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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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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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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Researcher Named Early-Career Research Fellow

Researcher Named Early-Career Research Fellow

Emergency Management and Disaster Science Assistant Professor 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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International Symposium on Plant Lipids Honors Professor and the Former Student

International Symposium on Plant Lipids Honors Professor and the Former Student

Biological Sciences Professor Kent Chapman has spent 27 years as an educator and researcher exploring the intricacies of plant biochemistry, specifically lipids. Jantana Keereetaweep spent seven years researching with Chapman while earning her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at UNT.

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Mohanty Earns Fulbright to Study IoT Security

Mohanty Earns Fulbright to Study IoT Security

Department of Computer Science and Engineering professor Saraju Mohanty received a Fulbright U.S. Specialist Award to collaborate on a project focused on security, communication and interoperability in areas where long-range communications with a lower power are needed for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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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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Protecting Soldiers Through Drone Research

Protecting Soldiers Through Drone Research

Since beginning college, UNT graduate 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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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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