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Brooke Otten and Kortney Melancon at computer
Chemistry students Kortney Melancon and Brooke Otten have been credited with the discovery of a new chemical bond, which will forever carry their names.
Kuruvilla John
Kuruvilla John will travel to Kuwait as part of the Department of State’s U.S. Speaker Program. The trip is aimed at increasing awareness associated with air quality issues in Kuwait.
Guo Quan Lim and Hassan Qandil
Two mechanical and energy engineering doctoral students received first and second place at the 10th Annual Graduate Research Symposium of the Federation of North Texas Universities.
Kamesh Namuduri
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.
Young Soon Kim
It’s no secret that membership in clubs is on the decline. Young Hoon Kim, associate professor of hospitality and tourism management, wants to change that.
Researchers at UNT's Kristin Farmer Autism Center are exploring how the interpersonal characteristics of therapists can affect the quality and outcomes of therapy for clients on the autism spectrum.
Assistant Professor Xiangnan Zhong
Xiangnan Zhong, assistant professor of electrical engineering, is researching ways to make robots smarter. 
Yu-Luen Ma
Yu-Luen Ma, professor of insurance and risk management, and her team studied Usage-Based Insurance or Pay-As-You-Drive-And-You-Save. 
Eduardo Blanco
Eduardo Blanco, assistant professor of computer science and engineering, intends to use a $500,000 NSF CAREER grant to teach computers the intricacies of negation.
Xuexia Wang and Julia Christian Ayalde presenting at poster session
A UNT researcher and a 16-year-old student are working together to fight cancer with mathematics.
Ritik Patnaik
TAMS student Ritik Patnaik works with the college of Engineering, and the college of Health and Public Service to tackle issues of cybersecurity.
Dr. Dixon and Dr. Shulaev
College of Science biological science professors Richard Dixon and Vladimir Shulaev have so much expertise in their respective fields they’ve become the go-to source for expert researchers. 
Dr. Idean Salehyan
Professor Idean Salehyan is recognized by the American Political Science Association as one of the most cited faculty members in his field.
Helen Wang
Xuexia Wang was awarded $413,479 for her research on childhood cancer treatment-related adverse outcomes such as therapy related cardiac disease and subsequent malignant neoplasms.
UNT Associate Professor Ana Alonso (standing) and postdoc Cintia Arias
Associate professor Ana Alonso is leading a research project to study a unique type of seed oil produced by the pennycress plant.