Monday, June 25, 2018
UNT professor explores new and safer ways to store nuclear waste
DENTON (UNT), Texas – University of North Texas Materials Science and Engineering professor Jincheng Du is working to develop new glass materials to store nuclear waste and, after experimenting with advanced modeling and characterizations, found that a gel layer, that forms on the glass surface, has unique properties. This gel layer holds the key to long-term durability of nuclear waste storage.
“The problem is corrosion of...
Thursday, June 7, 2018
UNT chemistry professor sees invisible problems
DENTON (UNT), Texas – University of North Texas professor Oliver Chyan has developed a way for microchip manufacturers to see flaws in their chips that no one has ever seen before.
“Currently, when developing new microchips, chip makers use various combinations of materials and work through trial and error. If one part of a chip doesn’t work, they will try various fixes without really understanding the underlying chemistry problem,” said Chyan. “The scale of the microchip is so...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
UNT SCIENTISTS FIND FLAW IN PHYSICS FUNDMENTALS
DENTON (UNT), Texas – Professors with the University of North Texas’ College of Science have rocked the world of physics by disproving the Rayleigh Reciprocity Theorem.
“Imagine a room where a conversation is taking place between two people,” said Arup Neogi, a distinguished research professor in the Department of Physics. “I speak to you and you hear me. You speak to me and I hear you. This will work even if we switch places. That is a basic explanation of Rayleigh’s theory of...
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Nobel Prize-winning biologist Randy Schekman will visit UNT in April
What: The University of North Texas Office of the President welcomes biologist and Nobel Laureate, Randy Schekman.
When: 7 p.m. April 20 (Friday), with a research-based seminar at 1:15 p.m.
Where: University Union, 1155 Union Circle in Denton. Speech will be held in room 314C, Emerald Ballroom, and the research seminar will be held in the Union Lyceum.
Cost: Free and open to the public. Reserve tickets...
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
UNT awarded almost $2 million in NSF funding to study the rules of physics
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Astronomy expert to discuss amateur astronomer exoplanet observation techniques
What: Dennis M. Conti, chairman of the American Association of Variable Star Observers’ exoplanet section, will discuss techniques that amateur astronomers use to observe planets outside the solar system – also called exoplanets – and how they can contribute to scientific research.
When: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 (Tuesday).
Where: UNT Sky Theater, 1704 W. Mulberry St. in Denton.
Tickets: Free, but reservations are required due to limited seating. For reservations...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
UNT announces 2017 Innovator Award winners
A University of North Texas faculty member, a graduate student and an undergraduate student have been recognized as UNT's 2017 Innovator Award winners.
This is the second year the Office of Research and Innovation has recognized faculty and students for finding creative solutions to today's most pressing issues. The awards include cash awards or scholarships.
"Our university is working to expand its multi-disciplinary research and offer faculty and students opportunities for them to bring innovation to light," UNT President Neal Smatresk said. "Our faculty discoveries help move...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Teens do independent research in UNT laboratories for summer jobs
DENTON (UNT), Texas — For many teens, their first summer job means taking food orders or bussing the tables in a restaurant, sacking groceries, babysitting or working as a camp counselor or lifeguard.
Mira Patel's job, however, is in the University of North Texas biology lab of Pamela Padilla, identifying a molecular mechanism involved with how diet and genotype influence stress responses. The research will provide more information about the consequences of gestational diabetes.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
UNT offers local teachers summer science institute
The University of North Texas gave three local teachers the opportunity to go back to school.
The university hosted the teachers last month during the Summer Science Institute with the aim of helping them develop lesson plans in English and Spanish.
“The goal of the Summer Institute is for teachers to inspire their Hispanic students to engage more in the field of science especially given the shortage of Hispanic scientists in the U.S.,” said Ana Figueras, a graduate assistant in the Office of Bilingual/ESL Teacher Education in the UNT...
Friday, May 12, 2017
UNT TAMS student wins Goldwater Scholarship, another takes honorable mention
DENTON, Texas (UNT) — Amber Lu, a student from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science at the University of North Texas has been named a 2017 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Winner.
“It’s a really humbling experience,” said Lu. “It could have easily been any of the other nominees. Being surrounded by these peers is amazing, they are all doing such amazing research and they just make me want to do better.”
Lu, a 16-year-old from Sugar Land, has been working on research at UNT with chemistry professor William Acree to find the best way to purify fossil fuels. She was named a...