New Tool for Aerospace Research

UNT will gain a one-of-a-kind X-ray diffraction system for its aerospace materials research thanks to a multimillion-dollar grant from the U.S. Army Research Office. Marcus Young, associate professor of materials science and engineering, is leading the project to create a new X-ray diffraction system capable of measuring phase changes during mechanical deformation at extreme temperatures, which are relevant to hypersonic applications such as future jets or rockets. Young expects this unique system to be popular with researchers at UNT and other universities.

Collaboration Spotlight
Improving Security

G. Brint Ryan College of Business faculty Michel Fathi, Dan J. Kim and Dipakkumar Pravin have earned grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for various national security-related research. The follow-on funding awards from the DHS Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions totaled more than $300,000. UNT was the only university to receive more than one follow-on funding award in this cycle.

Research News
World's Most Cited

Nearly 80 UNT researchers across disciplines were included in the annual and career rankings of the world's most cited researchers. Thirty-six UNT researchers were among the top 2% of more than six million scientists worldwide within their specialty areas throughout their careers and within a single year (2023). An additional 19 researchers appeared on the career-spanning rankings, while another 22 made the 2023 list. The ranking method is based on standardized citation metrics developed by a group of scientists led by John P.A. Ioannidis, a statistician at Stanford University.

Podcasts for Research

The popularity of podcasts is on the rise among listeners worldwide and scholars are increasingly turning to the medium to disseminate their work. At UNT, podcasts are being incorporated in learning and research across the university, from journalism and media arts to history and information science. Students are using podcasts to develop career skills and share their research or areas of study with broad audiences. "Podcasts can help connect to audiences that may not otherwise engage with the research or a topic," says Judy Hunter, director of The Spark, the makerspace in UNT's Willis Library.

Watch: The Lab YouTube Series

Catch up on episodes of The Lab, a YouTube series featuring UNT researchers breaking down how their research in science, art and technology is revolutionizing everyday life. The most recent episode features James Mueller (journalism) discussing how technology has affected the way the media reports on the U.S. presidency. Subscribe to the UNT YouTube Channel and stay up to date with the series.

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