Thursday, January 16, 2020
UNT scientist squeezes power from a drop of liquid: Reverse electro-wetting will power new never-charge fitness tracker
Ifana Mahbub, an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of North Texas, is using the latest energy-harvesting technology to develop a wireless, wearable fitness tracker that will never need to be charged.
“Reverse electro-wetting takes advantage of motion, any motion. For my fitness tracker, that motion will come from a person moving their arms and legs. But, if you think about it, there is motion all around us,” Mahbub said. “I envision...
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
UNT scientist to create new tool that may lead to treatments for chronic pain and stroke recovery
Ifana Mahbub, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering at the University of North Texas, is developing a wireless recording, stimulation and power system that will allow medical researchers to study and possibly treat brain diseases such as chronic neuropathic pain and post-stroke paralysis.
“My goal is to develop a microscopic, wirelessly powered, wireless system that will record neural signals from electrodes inside the brain and provide stimulation in the form of visible light...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
UNT professor named distinguished member of Association for Computing Machinery
Yan Huang, senior associate dean and director of graduate studies at the University of North Texas College of Engineering, was recently named a distinguished member of the Association for Computing Machinery for her scientific contributions to the field of computing.
“My work focuses on organizing, making best use of and finding interesting patterns in large amounts of data. For example, a navigation system used to mean only a driver’s GPS...
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
UNT to focus on increasing diverse faculty opportunities in STEM
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
UNT researcher developing next generation of nuclear power plant sensors
University of North Texas Associate Professor Haifeng Zhang, together with researchers in the Pacific Northwest National Lab, earned a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy to work on a solution for what he believes is a critical sensor problem in nuclear power plants.
“The inside of a nuclear reactor is a very harsh environment. It is very hot, very humid and very radioactive. It must be monitored constantly,” said Zhang. “The sensors in use...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
UNT opens new biomedical engineering building
What: Biomedical engineering building ribbon cutting
When: 2 p.m. Aug. 29 (Thursday); Tours begin at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Near UNT’s Discovery Park Pavilion area, located on the northwest side of
the building, 3940 N. Elm St., Denton
DENTON (UNT), Texas – The University of North Texas has opened its new $12.6 million biomedical engineering building where glass-...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
U.S. Department of State grant creates new partnership between UNT and institutions in Mexico
Monday, March 18, 2019
Making computers understand negation
Eduardo Blanco, an assistant professor with the University of North Texas College of Engineering, intends to use a $500,000 NSF Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant to teach computers the intricacies of negation.
“To a computer trying to understand human language, the word never can be perplexing. What computers don’t seem to...
Thursday, October 4, 2018
UNT professor brings home more than $1 million in cybersecurity research grants
University of North TexasCollege of Engineering Assistant Professor Hassan Takabi recently received more than $1 million in grants from the National Science Foundation.
The first grant is for $515,974 and will be spent developing a computer defense against malicious insiders who leverage basic computer access into unauthorized computer entry.
“If a person from inside a system tries to access data they shouldn’t, we are going to put false paths and...
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
UNT computer science professor wins Tech Titans award
Renee Bryce, a professor in the University of North Texas, College of Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Engineering received the 2018 Tech Titans of the Future– University Level Award, which included a $25,000 prize.
The award honors Dallas-Fort Worth higher education institutions that encourage and support students in pursuing engineering- and technology-related disciplines.
Bryce was recognized for creating the...