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Recognizing innovation at UNT

Finding creative solutions for today's most pressing issues requires innovative, out-of-the-box thinking. For the second year, UNT has recognized a faculty member, graduate student and undergraduate student with UNT's Innovator Award from the Office of Research and Innovation. Learn about these winner's big ideas that not only have potential economic success but will help to make the world a better place.

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Research News
Detecting hazardous chemicals and biohazards
Detecting hazardous chemicals and biohazards

Taking his patented algorithm that detects the location of chemicals, Guido Verbeck, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has expanded the capabilities of his mobile nano spectrometer in moving vehicles to determine if biological weapons are present. His state-of-the-art technology can examine environmental concerns, find clandestine laboratory locations, protect military bases and determine the toxicity of HAZMAT spills.

Narendra Dahotre, University Distinguished Research Professor
Operating with more precision

A patent developed by Narendra Dahotre, University Distinguished Research Professor in UNT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering, will allow orthopaedic surgeons to operate with new precision. The innovative work has been licensed by the Australian Institute of Robotic Orthopaedics, and the technology — laser-assisted machining of hard tissue and bones — is expected to minimize damage to surrounding tissue and bones, lessen the amount of blood patients lose during operations and speed up surgery and recovery times.

Ram Dantu
Creating breakthrough ideas

Ram Dantu, engineering professor and director of the UNT's Center for Information and Computer Security, is a leader in creating breakthrough ideas, earning him a spot as a finalist for a prestigious Tech Titans Award. Learn how his innovative technologies — including a cellphone and smartwatch software — will help save lives.

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