Wednesday, September 17, 2014
UNT researcher named American Society of Plant Biologists president-elect
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon has been named president-elect of the American Society of Plant Biologists.
Dixon will begin a one-year term as the organization's president-elect beginning Oct. 1, 2014, will serve as president for one year beginning Oct. 1, 2015, and will serve as past-president for one year beginning Oct. 1, 2016.
"I am excited to serve this important organization at a time...
Monday, September 15, 2014
UNT biology student earns prestigious U.S. EPA research fellowship
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Alexis Wormington, a University of North Texas junior studying biology, has received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities undergraduate fellowship to further her research on how titanium dioxide nanoparticles affect aquatic ecosystems.
"Titanium dioxide can be found in sunscreens, cosmetics, paints and a number of everyday products," Wormington said. "I'm interested in finding out how sunlight and various...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
National Research Council appoints UNT researcher to study pros and cons of genetically modified crops
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The National Research Council has appointed UNT Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon to serve on a committee examining the history, safety, benefits and drawbacks of genetically modified crops around the world. The committee's work will be published by the National Academy of Sciences.
"Improvements to agriculture are critical for the challenges we face this century from population growth and climate...
Thursday, September 11, 2014
UNT Regents Professor earns prestigious American Chemical Society award
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
L-3 Mission Integration donates equipment to UNT College of Engineering
Monday, August 18, 2014
Local company turns to UNT researchers to study harvesting power of its new wind turbine
DENTON, Texas (UNT) – A Carrollton company is turning to researchers at the University of North Texas to examine its newest wind turbine, which it hopes can solve a difficult problem -- harvesting power when wind speeds are low.
If UNT researchers validate BE-Wind's design, it could overcome a barrier preventing wind turbines from being widely accepted by individual homeowners and within urban areas with dense populations.
Created by BE-Wind, the Evolution...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
UNT student earns Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship
DENTON (UNT), Texas — University of North Texas senior Clifford Morrison, of Hughes Springs, has received a $5,000 Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship for his first year of graduate school. Morrison is one of eight students from Texas colleges and universities to win a fellowship this year.
Founded in 1897, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. To be eligible for...
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...