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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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Grants

These grants and gifts cover everything from angioplasty to soil erosion  

The Department of Mathematics and Department of Computer Science and Engineering were awarded a total of $1.5 million for two U.S. Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need grants.

Heng Huang, a computer science and engineering professor, won a five-year, $2 million grant through the National Institutes of Health to identify biomarkers that may be used for early prediction of Alzheimer's disease.

Electrical engineering Professor Weidong Zhou's work on a detection system that spots chemical and biological agents is supported by a $600,000 Defense Advance Research Projects Agency award and a $935,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Michael Cho, chair of the Bioengineering Department, won a three-year, $1.24 million grant from the Office of Naval Research Warfighter Performance Department.

UTA's Division of Enterprise Development won a highly competitive, $1.8 million grant to operate the Texas Local Technical Assistance Program.

Matthew Brothers, an associate professor of kinesiology, received a four-year, $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop what are believed to be the first formal protocols for the effective and safe use of cold therapy.

Civil engineering professor Anand Puppala received a three-year, $1 million award from the Tarrant Regional Water District to analyze North Texas dams and detect damage from seismic activity.

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