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Decades devoted to creating life-altering advancements in health care, transportation, and other critical fields have earned four professors induction into the National Academy of Inventors.
Nanoparticle Drug Delivery, 2035
Regrowing lungs isn't as far-fetched as it sounds. Bioengineering Associate Professor Kytai Nguyen has teamed with Connie Hsia, internal medicine professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, on a nanoparticle drug-delivery system designed to spur lung growth and function after partial lung removal or destructive lung disease. [More . . .]
From Trash to Treasure
The city of Denton’s landfill now produces twice as much methane as it used to—and that’s a good thing. Civil engineers Sahadat Hossain and Melanie Sattler are using a process known as enhanced leachate recirculation (ELR) to add moisture into the landfill, thereby increasing the amount of methane produced by the decomposing waste. The landfill’s collection system then gathers the resulting gas and delivers it to an electricity-generation plant to help provide power to 1,600 homes in the city.
Three UT Arlington bioengineering researchers aim to improve those statistics. Assistant Professors Baohong Yuan and George Alexandrakis and Professor Liping Tang have signed on as warriors against cancer, striving to develop more effective techniques to diagnose and combat the disease. [More . . .]