Groundbreaking for biomedical engineering building

Groundbreaking for biomedical engineering building

Expanding its research capabilities and developing the next generation of researchers and scientists is a top priority for UNT, which is why UNT officials broke ground last month on a new biomedical engineering building at Discovery Park – the North Texas region's largest research park. Construction of the 26,250-square-foot expansion will allow UNT to better meet the demands of an ever-growing student class and recruit top talent in research and teaching in one of the nation's newest and most innovative career fields. Learn more about this future building.

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UNT's PACCAR Technology InstituteUNT's PACCAR Technology Institute

Under Anupama Kaul's leadership, UNT's PACCAR Technology Institute emphasizes interdisciplinary research so STEM students gain new perspectives by learning to work collaboratively with researchers from varied disciplines to solve pressing problems. Electrical engineering Ph.D. student Gustavo Lara Saenz is a prime example and the lead author on a study funded with a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. He works alongside Kaul, who is collaborating with a group of researchers to develop optoelectronic devices based on molybdenum disulfide — or MoS2 — which shows excellent performance to detect incoming light at wavelengths within the visible spectrum and into the infrared, compared to prior reports.

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UNT's 2017 Research Annual Report
Developing wear and corrosion resistant alloys

Corrosion and wear are very common — they can happen to any material exposed to an environment. But, what if materials could be tested at the atomic level to determine exactly how and why they break down and then be improved to create ultra-high performance alloys? UNT researchers are doing just that — designing the next generation alloys that could be used in bio-implants or even outer space. Their study recently was published in Scientific Reports.

Dr. Nada Shabout
Preserving art

Named one of the "Eight Influential Female Art Historians You Should Know," Nada Shabout earned the Presidential Excellence Award for her superb accomplishments and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most important art historians for her research on modern Arab art. Shabout, a professor of art history and the coordinator of UNT’s Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative, is the founding president of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran and Turkey. Learn more about Shabout and the other awardees.

Ana Cleveland, UNT Regents Professor of library and information sciences
Earning highest honors

Ana Cleveland, UNT Regents Professor of library and information sciences, earned the 2018 Marcia C. Noyes Award, the highest honor that the Medical Library Association confers. The Marcia C. Noyes Award recognizes a career that has resulted in lasting and outstanding contributions to medical librarianship. Under her guidance, the Health Librarianship graduate program is ranked No. 7 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

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