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Research News

UNT researchers find new way to grow nanodiamonds more consistently

UNT researchers find new way to grow nanodiamonds more consistently

Hao Yan, assistant professor of chemistry, and his research team have researched a novel way to grow nanodiamonds that are extremely small and uniformly sized without using explosives.

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Pam Padilla chosen to lead UNT's research and innovation division

Pam Padilla chosen to lead UNT's research and innovation division

Pamela Padilla, dean of the College of Science at UNT, has been appointed vice president of research and innovation.

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UNT partners with other Hispanic-Serving Research Institutions, forms Alliance to increase Hispanic opportunity

UNT partners with other Hispanic-Serving Research Institutions, forms Alliance to increase Hispanic opportunity

The University of North Texas is among 20 of the nation's top research universities that today announced the formation of the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities to increase opportunity for those historically underserved by higher education.

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UNT Reaffirmed as Tier One Research University

UNT Reaffirmed as Tier One Research University

The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™ reaffirmed UNT’s standing as a Tier One Research University – further evidence of the university’s momentum in growing its research profile. Only 141 universities nationwide are included in the “Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity” classification.

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Legislature Authorizes $113.4 million for Science and Technology Research Building

Legislature Authorizes $113.4 million for Science and Technology Research Building

UNT has the green light from Texas’ 87th Legislature to use $113.4 million in tuition revenue bonds to build a 167,700-square-foot research facility to provide additional state-of-the-art space for faculty and student researchers to carry out solutions-based research.

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New Lonestar Supercomputer Expands UNT Computing Capabilities

New Lonestar Supercomputer Expands UNT Computing Capabilities

A new supercomputer for Texas researchers, launched recently, will allow scholars at UNT to compute and compete at the cutting edge of science and engineering. Lonestar6 will be able to perform roughly three quadrillion operations per second — or in high performance terminology, three petaFLOPS.

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UNT Records Record Growth in Research Productivity

UNT Records Record Growth in Research Productivity

Despite hurdles presented by the global pandemic, UNT recorded record growth in research productivity last year. Unprecedented gains in new research grants and proposals and overall research expenditures reflect the university’s rise as a major national research university.

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Additional Core Facilities Support UNT Research

Additional Core Facilities Support UNT Research

To help increase collaborations on campus and provide access to shared research facilities, the Division of Research and Innovation is expanding its university-managed core facilities to capitalize on the brainpower and manpower to research, execute and commercialize new ideas.

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Leveraging Advanced Computing Resources for Research

Leveraging Advanced Computing Resources for Research

To support the increasing demands of advanced computing in scientific research, the UNT System and the University of Texas at Austin’s Texas Advanced Computing Center have signed an agreement providing access for UNT researchers to some of the world’s most powerful computer resources, including Frontera, the 9th fastest supercomputer in the world.

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New Role Managing COVID Relief Funds for UNT

New Role Managing COVID Relief Funds for UNT

DeeAnna Oliveira , who has worked at UNT since 2011, recently began a new role as program director for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund at UNT. She’s the dedicated manager overseeing the growing and complex bucket of federal funds related to COVID-19 relief – the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 and the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act.

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Leading Research Integrity and Compliance to New Heights

Leading Research Integrity and Compliance to New Heights

In March 2020 and the months that followed, everyone had to adjust to new realities and working environments. At UNT, creativity and resilience prevailed as departments adapted, but under the leadership of Jamie Peno, the Division of Research and Innovation’s Research Integrity and Compliance unit didn’t just rebound, it rose to a new level of service.

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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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One of 100 Most Inspiring Hispanic/Latinx Scientists

One of 100 Most Inspiring Hispanic/Latinx Scientists

Pamela Padilla, associate vice president for research and innovation, was recently named as one of 100 Inspiring Hispanic/Latinx Scientists in America by prestigious journal publisher Cell Press.

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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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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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Caring Through Service

Caring Through Service

Mark McLellan, vice president of research and innovation for UNT, has an impressive record of service in university research administration along with a distinguished research career. What additionally sets him apart is his remarkable record contributing to national and international boards that oversee and acknowledge research science.

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