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...
Thursday, October 10, 2019
UNT researchers developing an internal sensor for use in total knee replacement surgeries
University of North Texas College of Engineering professor Wonbong Choi and associate professor Gayatri Mehta are developing a sensor system for use in rebuilding and balancing the human knee.
Total knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure that replaces the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain and correct disability. In order for the knee to work properly, orthopedic surgeons must ensure that everything in the joint is in balance. According to a study in ...
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
For love of glass - UNT professor receives major recognition for glass research
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Researchers at UNT find oak trees in Southern U.S. cities are natural urban air filters
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Researchers at the University of North Texas have found that two oak tree species, widespread across the southern U.S., remove black carbon from the urban atmosphere. Their findings may offer a natural way to improve climate and air quality.
The study led by Alexandra Ponette-González, principal investigator and associate professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment, and graduate student Jenna Rindy in collaboration with colleagues at UNT, Baylor and the Cary Institute of...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Oldest “cloaked” black hole in the universe found with the help of UNT astrophysicist
University of North Texas Associate Professor Ohad Shemmer in the College of Science is part of an international team of astronomers who recently discovered evidence of the most remote "cloaked" black hole ever found.
“Using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory as well as data from Pan-STARRS, an optical-light telescope in Hawaii, we discovered the most distant obscured quasar (the bright point where...
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
U.S. Department of State grant creates new partnership between UNT and institutions in Mexico
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
UNT behavioral science assistant professor receives Powe award for work in stroke assessment research
Thursday, June 20, 2019
UNT engineering team joins NASA challenge to improve life support for astronauts
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Bringing back Texas: Team of UNT faculty, staff and students work to restore our prairies
DENTON (UNT), Texas — A team of faculty, staff and students at the University of North Texas has reconstructed a native Texas tall grass prairie on a patch of land at Discovery Park.
In the works since 2016, the Pecan Creek Pollinative Prairie increases native plant and animal biodiversity on campus as well as offers outdoor education and volunteer opportunities for UNT students, faculty, staff and members of the community.
With existing prairie plants on-site,...