Zikra Toure

Fourth Industrial Revolution

UNT College of Engineering alumni are on the frontlines of what is known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Like the three that preceded it — steam, electricity and digital — the Fourth Industrial Revolution is radically changing the way humans live and work. Learn how these graduates are fusing artificial intelligence with emerging technology like robotics, additive manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, fifth-generation wireless technologies and power storage as catalysts for unprecedented change.

Collaboration Spotlight
signing agreementAMMPI teams up with Korea Institute of Industrial Technology

Researchers at UNT's Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes Institute are collaborating with their counterparts at the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) to build 3D printed zinc-ion rechargeable batteries. Originating with a UNT team, the project is the first resulting from an agreement between KITECH and UNT to collaborate on scientific and industrial research, development and innovation. Other projects for mutual interest and synergy of their research are under discussion. UNT students and professors are visiting KITECH this summer to discuss the project and test concepts developed at Discovery Park.

Research News
Hector Siller and students
Partnering for additive manufacturing study abroad course

A public-private partnership is helping UNT engineering graduate students hone their skills in additive manufacturing. The U.S. Department of State and Partners of the Americas recently announced UNT's College of Engineering as a winner of its latest 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant competition. The funding allows UNT and two institutions in Mexico to start a study abroad course this fall for students from both countries. Students will study in Mexico and at UNT's newly established Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing.

Michael Rondelli, Oliver Chyan, and Steven Tudor
UNT chemistry professor receives record technology commercialization royalty

Chemistry professor Oliver Chyan recently received the largest ever royalty distribution for commercialized technology at UNT. Wafer characterization technology developed in his College of Science laboratory was licensed through UNT's Office of Innovation and Commercialization to a major chip designer for use in microchip research and development. Chyan's patented technology is an improved method for detecting defects in microchips.

Hanchen Huang
UNT engineering dean named Fellow of ASM International

Hanchen Huang, dean of the UNT College of Engineering, recently was elected a Fellow of ASM International for his distinguished contributions to the fields of materials science and engineering. Elected by his peers, Huang received the honor for his scientific contributions in developing a theoretical framework of nanorod growth, technological contributions to inventing metallic glue and entrepreneurship in commercializing the metallic glue.

Jincheng Du
UNT engineering professor receives Fulbright Award

Department of Materials Science and Engineering Professor Jincheng Du recently received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to research the nature of phase separations in glass materials and their biomedical applications. Du, an expert on glass and amorphous materials, will visit the Federal University of São Carlos in Brazil in spring 2020 to study advanced inorganic glass materials for biomedical applications and investigate the fundamental phenomenon of microscale phase separation glasses.

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