Monday, July 7, 2014
UNT researchers create new, stronger plant-based carbon fiber
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants that can replace common petroleum and coal-based products in wide range of goods including parts for cars, aircraft, electronics and sports equipment. The patent-pending carbon fiber also is stronger and lighter than similar products on the market.
The new carbon fiber is made from C-lignin, a linear polymer that was discovered by UNT...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Drone research at UNT improves communication after disasters, earned faculty invite to White House and U.S. summit
Thursday, May 15, 2014
UNT researcher outlines commercial opportunities for lignin in May 16 issue of "Science"
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- As options for biofuels and the number of biorefineries across the world continue to grow, biofuel producers will find themselves with large amounts of lignin, a waste product of creating biofuels and a substance that makes plants woody and firm. University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon and Research Professor Fang Chen have outlined ways companies can commercialize and profit from lignin...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
UNT engineer teams with local startup to develop portable computing system
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Associate Professor Shengli Fu has teamed with Dallas-based Myth Innovations to develop the Mi World™ Portable Computing System (PCS), which is a revolutionary next step for PCs and mobile devices. Mi World™ PCS is a secure portable computer, media server and personal cloud – all in one small device that fits a consumer's hand and allows them to carry, connect to...
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
UNT hosts 4th annual international cold-formed steel competition
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas is hosting the 2014 International Student Competition on Cold-Formed Steel Design for the fourth year, and entries can now be submitted to UNT's College of Engineering.
Created by Engineering Technology Associate Professor Cheng Yu, the competition helps build interest in cold-formed steel, an economical and recyclable construction material.
Full-time undergraduate and graduate students from any university in the world can enter the competition....
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
UNT engineering graduate student wins National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Natalie Parde, a graduate student in the University of North Texas College of Engineering, has won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for her work researching natural language processing – which makes it possible for computers to understand how humans talk and write.
Parde, who studies computer science and engineering, will receive $32,000 per year for up to three years as part of the research fellowship. The fellowship also...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
UNT undergraduates to show original research at University Scholars Day April 17
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Approximately 200 University of North Texas students will present the results of their original research projects during the university's Eleventh Annual University Scholars Day April 17 (Thursday).
Sponsored by the UNT Honors College, but open to all UNT students who are earning bachelor's degrees, Scholars Day gives students a chance to present their research in the same way that faculty members and other professionals present their research at conferences, either through display of research posters or by giving oral...
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Planetwalk set to open at UNT astronomy observatory April 5
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Join scientists, astronomers and other fans of the universe for a "Big Bang" event celebrating the opening of the M.R. and E. Hudson Foundation Planetwalk at 8 p.m. on April 5 (Saturday) at the University of North Texas Rafes Urban Astronomy Center observatory.
The observatory is located at 2350 Tom Cole Road in Denton.
"The Hudson Planetwalk provides a uniquely informative introduction to our Rafes Urban Astronomy Center," says Ron DiIulio, director of UNT's astronomy...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
UNT's Innovation Greenhouse launches Big D Big Data Hackathon
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The Innovation Greenhouse at the University of North Texas will host the Big D Big Data Hackathon beginning at 6 p.m. March 28 (Friday) through March 29 (Saturday) at the Microsoft Innovation Center in Irving, where participants will show off predictive analysis skills to judges, working professionals, entrepreneurs and more.
The Microsoft Innovation Center is located at...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
New, high-tech engineering laboratories to advance research at UNT
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Engineering researchers at the University of North Texas have new, cutting-edge equipment and laboratory spaces to develop and test new bioproducts, discover new materials and test the latest in energy efficient products.
UNT's College of Engineering will celebrate the opening of 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research laboratory and teaching space at a ribbon cutting event at 3 p.m. on March 25 (Tuesday) at Discovery Park.
"The new, advanced laboratory space...