New, high-tech engineering laboratories to advance research at UNT

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 20:45

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 gives our faculty and students an opportunity to conduct research and learn using the most cutting-edge equipment available," says Miguel Garcia-Rubio, associate dean for outreach and international relations in UNT's College of Engineering. "The new lab space also will help us better work with business partners to solve industry problems."

The new laboratory space will benefit research from several of the college's departments including biomedical engineering, engineering technology, materials science and engineering and mechanical and energy engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering recently became the college's sixth department, with focus areas including biomedical instrumentation, biomechanics and bioinformatics.

Learn more about UNT’s College of Engineering.