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  • Spring 2016

    Spring 2016: Premium Blend

    Found in everything from space shuttles to dental fillings, composite materials have thoroughly infiltrated modern society. But their potential is still greatly untapped, offering researchers ample opportunity for discovery.

  • Fall 2015

    Fall 2015: Collision Course

    Within the particle showers created at the Large Hadron Collider, answers to some of the universe’s mysteries are waiting.

  • Spring 2015

    Spring 2015: Almost Human

    Model systems like pigeons can help illuminate our own evolutionary and genomic history.

  • Fall 2014

    Fall 2014: Small Wonder

    UT Arlington's tiny windmills are bringing renewable energy to a whole new scale.

  • Winter 2014

    Winter 2014: Overdue for an Overhaul

    The stability of our highways, pipelines, and even manholes is reaching a breaking point.

  • 2012

    2012: Mystery solved?

    Scientists believe they have discovered a subatomic particle that is crucial to understanding the universe.

  • 2011

    2011: Boosting brain power

    UT Arlington researchers unlock clues to the human body’s most mysterious and complex organ.

  • 2010

    2010: Powered by genetics

    UT Arlington researchers probe the hidden world of microbes in search of renewable energy sources.

  • 2009

    2009: Winning the battle against pain

    Wounded soldiers are benefiting from Robert Gatchel’s program that combines physical rehabilitation with treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • 2009

    2007: Sensing a solution

    Tiny sensors implanted in the body show promise in combating acid reflux disease, pain and other health problems.

  • 2006

    2006:Semiconductors: The next generation

    Nanotechnology researchers pursue hybrid silicon chips with life-saving potential.

  • 2005

    2005: Imaging is everything

    Biomedical engineers combat diseases with procedures that are painless to patients.

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With two new centers and a host of researchers working on solutions, the University is embracing the challenges composite materials offer.  Read more >
From toxins in South Korean rivers to aging sewer systems in Texas, water issues are at the forefront of engineering research at UTA.  Read more >
With new faculty, new facilities, and a new focus, UTA’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation is establishing itself as a force for health science research.  Read more >
 

Highlights and Insights

 
 
High Honor

High Honor

University receives R-1: Doctoral Universities–Highest Research Activity designation

Searching for Signs of Life

Searching for Signs of Life

NASA grant worth nearly $1 million helps professor hunt the universe for amino acids

Power Up

Power Up

Collaboration between UTARI and Skyven Technologies to produce a new solar optics system

 
 

 
 

Global Environmental Impact

 
 
Mountain Mysteries

Mountain Mysteries

Assistant professor studying the history of the Rockies and its impact on the local climate

Star Power

Star Power

Uncovering new clues about the immune systems of starfish

Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings

Engineers creating a way to store solar power even in darkness

 
 

 
 

Data-Driven Discovery

 
 
App Acceleration

App Acceleration

New computer program speeds up the app-making process

Machine Mentality

Machine Mentality

Improving real-time decision-making in controllers

Database Buster

Database Buster

Engineers building a framework to help manufacturers search for the best materials

 
 

 
 

Health & the Human Condition

 
 
A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

New robotic glove transforming hand rehabilitation for stroke victims

Safe Sounds

Safe Sounds

Engineer developing smaller hearing aid that could allow users to identify danger nearby

Get Moving, Baby

Get Moving, Baby

Questionnaire evaluates toys for their ability to improve infant motor skills

 
 

 
 

Sustainable Urban Communities

 
 
Digging for Answers

Digging for Answers

Assessing the potential for underground freight transportation in Texas

A Hidden Story

A Hidden Story

UTA Libraries bringing disability history into the digital world

The Cowboy Connection

The Cowboy Connection

Study shows financial benefits of adapting business hours to events at AT&T Stadium

 
 

 
 

Briefly Noted

 
 
Small Wonder

Small Wonder

New small motors assembly system could bolster U.S. manufacturing

The Value of Historical What-Ifs?

The Value of Historical What-Ifs?

The case of the British Floridas helps demonstrate the importance of historical contingencies in our understanding of the past—and the future.

A Look Ahead

A Look Ahead

A preview of what to expect in the next issue of Inquiry

Awards

Awards

See recent news about our inventors, writers, architects, historians, and national winners

Grants

Grants

These grants and gifts cover everything from angioplasty to soil erosion

Fellows

Fellows

Decades devoted to creating life-altering advancements have earned these professors the title of fellow

 
Published

Published

Faculty research is gaining attention in national and international publications

 
 
 
 
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