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Research News

Recognizing Exceptional Service

Recognizing Exceptional Service

Academic Associate Vice Provost and Academic Associate Dean of the Toulouse Graduate School Joseph Oppong was recently awarded the 2021 American Association of Geographers Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors. The award recognizes Oppong’s service and commitment to the discipline of geography and geographers in the United States and abroad.

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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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Recognizing Contributions in Heat Transfer Research

Recognizing Contributions in Heat Transfer Research

Vish Prasad, mechanical engineering professor, received the ASME 2020 Heat Transfer Memorial Award, an honor recognizing his significant contributions to the heat transfer community.

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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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Celebrating Highly Cited Researchers

Celebrating Highly Cited Researchers

College of Science professors Richard Dixon and Shengqian Ma were recently listed among the top 1% of researchers in their field to be cited by other researchers, according to Clarivate Analytics, a company dedicated to helping companies and universities sort and examine big data and apply it to their research needs.

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Research and Innovation News

UNT Outlines Process for Public Access to Research Data with Data Management Plans

UNT has developed a framework and plan for PIs and staff to implement that will increase public access to publications and data per the OSTP directive.

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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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