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UNT researcher awarded $474K grant from Navy to develop flexible, printed solar cells

UNT researcher awarded $474K grant from Navy to develop flexible, printed solar cells

Professor Anupama Kaul, who directs the Nanoscale Materials and Devices Lab and the PACCAR Technology Institute, plans to develop new solar cell technology for the Office of Naval Research with a $474,000 grant, utilizing perovskite materials that are extremely efficient at absorbing incoming light.

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NSF grant to help with private information retrieval

NSF grant to help with private information retrieval

Assistant professor Hua Sun's research focuses on private information retrieval, and thanks to a new $218,259 National Science Foundation grant, he will be able to dive deeper into the fundamentals of understanding what is and isn’t possible in the field.

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Researchers receive million-dollar DOD grant to study bonding in metallic alloys

Researchers receive million-dollar DOD grant to study 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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With $780K Army grant, researchers are helping build more efficient drones

With $780K Army grant, researchers are helping build more efficient drones

Diana Berman, Samir Aouadi and Andrey Voevodin of the 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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Team develops code for DIY 3D printed mask and nose plugs

Team develops code for DIY 3D printed mask and nose plugs

A researcher and his students have developed open source codes for a new mask and nose plug that uses smart technology to respond to a wearer’s breathing.

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Mohanty receives Fulbright for IoT security

Mohanty receives Fulbright for IoT security

Department of Computer Science and Engineering professor Saraju Mohanty recently 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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UNT graduate works to protect soldiers in the field through drone research

UNT graduate works to protect soldiers in the field through drone research

Since beginning college, UNT 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 researcher believes he can make data collection and processing more efficient and robust.

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UNT professor's discovery will prevent nuclear waste contamination in the future

UNT professor's discovery will prevent nuclear waste contamination in the future

Jincheng Du, an internationally recognized researcher in nuclear waste processing, found that the current models of storage need to be corrected. Systems expected to last for hundreds of thousands of years could fail sooner, leading to potential radioactive contamination affecting plants, animals and humans. Du recently explored new glass composition used to contain nuclear waste, and in the last...

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Bostanci’s NASA challenge helping in deep space

Bostanci’s NASA challenge helping in deep space

Huseyin Bostanci is at it again with another NASA-funded project. This time, he’s received $50,000 to help revitalize the cabin air in space vehicles and habitats. The UNT team is one of seven selected nationwide to participate in the Moon to Mars eXploration Systems and Habitation Academic Challenge, which encourages teams to produce or design research findings or functional products that will...

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UNT student’s research a breath of fresh air for astronauts

UNT student’s research a breath of fresh air for astronauts

Alyssa Sarvadi, a recent graduate of the University of North Texas College of Engineering, believes they have found a better way to clean the air aboard space ships. And, NASA agrees. Sarvadi and their mentor, associate professor of engineering technology Huseyin Bostanci, are part of a 10-year-old NASA program that sponsors graduate students and their professors who show significant potential to...

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Creating 3D-printed ventilator splitters for COVID-19 patients

Creating 3D-printed ventilator splitters for COVID-19 patients

In response to the possible need for more ventilators to treat critically ill COVID-19 patients, a team from UNT’s College of Engineering collaborated to adapt a design and manufacture ventilator splitters in the college’s digital manufacturing lab. The team used 3D printing technology to make the splitters, which will allow doctors to use a single ventilator to treat two patients.

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UNT-led team collaborates with NASA on Advanced Air Mobility project

UNT-led team collaborates with NASA on Advanced Air Mobility project

A UNT-led team of academic and industry experts is working together to ensure safe skies for drones and other low-flying traffic over cities in the U.S.

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UNT utilizes advanced 3D printing labs to produce face shields

UNT utilizes advanced 3D printing labs to produce face shields

Engineers and artists are working together to create face shields for faculty and students to use once laboratories on campus start to reopen.

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AI students work to predict spread of COVID-19 in global challenge

AI students work to predict spread of COVID-19 in global challenge

A class project turned into much more as 30 teams of University of North Texas students compete internationally to create the most accurate model of the spread of COVID-19.

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Drone traffic management taking off at UNT

Drone traffic management taking off at UNT

Kamesh Namuduri, professor of electrical engineering, is part of a NASA project focused on research toward safely and effectively managing drone traffic in urban areas.

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Texas’ only master of science in artificial intelligence

Texas’ only master of science in artificial intelligence

In order to meet the increasing demand for AI professionals, UNT is offering the only Master of Science degree in artificial intelligence in Texas and one of only a few programs nationwide. The new degree offers students the choice of three concentrations: machine learning, autonomous systems and biomedical engineering.

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Securing health care devices

Securing health care devices

Elias Kougianos, Elias Mpofu and Saraju Mohanty will use a $247,000 NSF grant to improve the security of implantable medical devices and the data they collect.

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Innovating through prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Innovating through prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Ifana Mahbub will create a new tool that may lead to treatments for chronic pain and stroke recovery.

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Engineering new materials

Engineering new materials

UNT researchers are leading the way in the Fourth Industrial Revolution — the fusion of manufacturing design, process and production — to transform how industries engineer new materials and devices.

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