Additive Manufacturing Laboratory

Additive Manufacturing Laboratory
opens doors to the future

The Fourth Industrial Revolution — the fusion of manufacturing design, process and production into one comprehensive whole — has spurred new technology for additive manufacturing, a process that builds 3D objects through the successive layering of metals, ceramic and metal-ceramic alloys. UNT's new state-of-art Additive Manufacturing Laboratory, located within Discovery Park — the North Texas region's largest research park, opened its doors to the public in November to pave the way to this new future of manufacturing. Learn more about how UNT is leading in this emerging field.

Collaboration Spotlight
Collaborating in the CloudUNT and PGA of America partner for education and research

To develop unparalleled educational opportunities for students, UNT and the Professional Golfers' Association of America signed a memorandum of understanding on education, research and branding initiatives for both entities. PGA of America announced intent to relocate its headquarters to Frisco, the location of UNT at Frisco, including its sport entertainment management program. This agreement increases UNT's growing portfolio of partnerships with professional sports organizations, which already includes the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Motor Speedway.

Research News
Dr. Hanchen Huang
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Moving the College of Engineering forward

UNT appointed Hanchen Huang as dean of the College of Engineering, beginning Jan. 1. A first-rate scholar in his field, Dr. Huang has numerous funded research projects and is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected fellow of the Society of Engineering Science, elected fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and elected senior member of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society. UNT's College of Engineering has grown 16 percent since fall 2015 and includes several nationally ranked engineering programs.

Explaining a thesis in three minutes
Explaining a thesis in three minutes

Doctoral students, with research topics spanning educational psychology to computer science, competed in the UNT Toulouse Graduate School's annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition last month. Each contestant condensed years of research into a three-minute presentation to a non-specialist audience of 120 people. Read more about the top winners' research, including Deborah Cockerham from the Department of Learning Technologies who will represent UNT with her presentation of "Smartphones, Smart Teens" at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools 3MT® competition in February.

Royal Society Fellow Richard Dixon
Improving environmental footprint of forages for livestock

A team of scientists in UNT's BioDiscovery Institute, led by College of Science professor and Royal Society Fellow Richard Dixon, have developed ways for forage crops such as the common alfalfa plant to produce specific types of tannin — allowing proteins to be protected from digestion in the rumens of sheep and cattle — that will allow for less release of environmentally unfriendly greenhouse gasses. Their research discovery findings, using genetic engineering to alter the composition and size of tannins to optimize protein protection and greenhouse gas reduction, were published in a recent volume of the journal Nature Plants.

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