New wind tunnel one of handful worldwide

New wind tunnel one of handful worldwide

Before Giacomo Iungo interviewed for a faculty position at UTD, he was a scientist at a Swiss university, working with one of the few wind tunnels in the world. He said his decision to join the UTD faculty in 2014 depended upon the proposal of a new research lab that...

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Software to assist with navigating UTD buildings

Software to assist with navigating UTD buildings

A research team of 12 freshmen, headed by computer science professor Ravi Prakash and assisted by the Office of Information Technology, has developed new software for an app, called Constellation, that will allow users to navigate UTD buildings.  For the uninitiated eye — and sometimes even for the well-acquainted eye...

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Researchers develop less expensive lithium batteries

Researchers develop less expensive lithium batteries

UTD researchers teamed up to develop a new class of battery, proven to be efficient and long-lasting. For over a year, material science and engineering professor Kyeongjae Cho, along with research associate Jeongwoon Hwang, worked on developing a method to stabilize a lithium-sulfur battery that they believe to be the...

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Professor, research team isolate stem cells

Professor, research team isolate stem cells

A UTD professor and his team had recent progress in isolating cells that are believed to be the root cause of most cancers. Jiyong Lee, an assistant chemistry professor , and his team of student researchers have developed a unique method to isolate aggressive cells called cancer stem cells, which...

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Lab develops exoskeleton tech

Lab develops exoskeleton tech

A lab on campus is developing exoskeleton technology intended to help rehabilitate individuals who have experienced a stroke. The Locomotor Control Systems lab is developing an exoskeleton called ComEx (Comet Exoskeleton), a new piece of robotic technology created to help assist and ease motor functions such as walking, running or...

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Mercury Midday News 01/26/17

Mercury Midday News 01/26/17

This week we discuss the role that the media plays in academia with Dr. Alex Piquero and the impact of Texas’s proposed “bathroom bill” with Student Government senators.

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Research earns nat’l media spotlight

Research earns nat’l media spotlight

Alex Piquero’s work has appeared on the front page of The New York Times. It’s been lambasted in an opinion authored by Ann Coulter. Former President Barack Obama has cited Piquero’s research as a reason for declaring October National Youth Justice Awareness Month. The Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology and...

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UTD reaches Tier One status

UTD reaches Tier One status

President Richard Benson declared Dec. 21 as Tier One Day to mark UTD’s achievement in reaching Tier One status. For years, UTD administrators have pursued the goal of making UTD a Tier One university. They aimed to demonstrate UTD’s progress in influencing the Metroplex as a premier institution. “Tier One...

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Researchers extend phone, computer battery life

Researchers extend phone, computer battery life

The world is one step closer to implementing alternate technology that can improve the battery life of computing devices such as phones, calculators and laptops due to recent advances made possible by UTD faculty. Moon Kim, a distinguished professor of materials science and engineering partnered with the University of California...

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These are a few of my favorite things (pens)

With the exception of one of my classes, I tend to subscribe to the age-old practice that handwriting notes is much better than typing notes. Particularly when it comes to my studies, I use pens and markers to illustrate and write all of my notes. A recent study by a...

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