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July 2015

June 2015

  • UT Arlington team develops new storage cell for solar energy storage, nighttime conversion
    Environmental impact

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    News Topics: chemistry, energy, engineering, research, sustainability

    A UT Arlington team has published a study about an innovative solar cell system in the American Chemical Society's journal ACS Catalysis. The technology allows large-scale solar energy storage even at night.

  • UT Arlington physics professor wins esteemed Humboldt Research Award
    International honor

    Friday, June 26, 2015

    News Topics: science

    UT Arlington Physics Professor Zdzislaw Musielak has won the international Humboldt Research Award for the nearly unprecedented third time.

  • UT Arlington Libraries set to launch digital audio studio
    Transformative learning

    Thursday, June 25, 2015

    News Topics: innovation, students

    A digital audio studio being unveiled this fall at the UT Arlington Library is expected to offer an innovative and creative new space for experiential learning.

  • Rehabilitation medicine expert named UT Arlington Moritz Chair of Geriatric Nursing Research
    Health sciences

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    News Topics: faculty, medicine, nursing, science

    Mark Haykowsky, a nurse and renowned physiology and rehabilitation medicine researcher, has been appointed Moritz Chair of Geriatric Nursing Research.

  • Six UT Arlington faculty members honored with UT System Outstanding Teaching Awards
    Teaching excellence

    Friday, June 19, 2015

    News Topics: awards, business, education, engineering, faculty, liberal arts, nursing

    Six UT Arlington faculty members will be honored with 2015 University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teaching Awards.

  • Materials Science researcher honored as Fellow by ASM International
    International recognition

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015

    News Topics: engineering

    A UT Arlington engineer has been named a fellow of ASM International for his contributions in the synthesis, processing, defect structure and characterization of functional ceramic films for electrical, magnetic, optical and energy applications.

  • New study of Barnett Shale area well water finds elevated levels of metals, other chemicals in water samples
    Environmental impact

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    News Topics: chemistry, geology, research, science

    A new study of water well samples taken near oil and natural gas drilling sites shows elevated levels of 10 metals and 19 chemicals compounds associated with hydraulic fracturing.

  • Anthropologist’s new book explores U.S. demand for fresh produce year-round, impact on Mexican farmworkers
    Residency, work and identity

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    News Topics: liberal arts

    A new book by anthropologist Christian Zlolniski examines U.S. demand for fresh produce and the impact of a healthy agro-export business on farmworkers in Mexico.

  •  UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation appoints Marco Brotto as George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor
    Nursing leader

    Monday, June 15, 2015

    News Topics: nursing

    Dr. Marco Brotto, an internationally renowned scientist in the field of muscle and bone physiology, has been named the George W. and Hazel M. Jay Professor in the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation.

  • UT Arlington researcher receives U.S. Army grant to explore knowledge hoarding in the workplace
    Knowledge hoarding

    Friday, June 12, 2015

    News Topics: communications, research

    Chunke Su, a UT Arlington associate professor of communication, will use a U.S. Army grant to examine when and why workers hide key information from colleagues on the job.

  • UT Arlington researchers use giant foam blocks to keep approach slabs of bridges from settling
    Battling settling soils

    Thursday, June 11, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, environment, geology, research, sustainability, transportation

    A UT Arlington civil engineer is using foam blocks to shore up shoddy soil underneath highways. The blocks help alleviate soil compression that can lead to damaged roads.

  • Burmese python study could bring better understanding into how vertebrates control organ growth and function
    Extreme physiology

    Wednesday, June 10, 2015

    News Topics: biology, research

    New research led by biologist Todd Castoe could bring better understanding into how vertebrates control organ growth and function.

  • UT Arlington’s new NSF center and its partnership with industry may lower costs and lessen the need for infrastructure maintenance
    Building a more sustainable world

    Monday, June 8, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, environment, geology, innovation, sustainability, transportation

    A new industry-university cooperative has been established to study blending composites into infrastructures to make them last longer.

  • UT Arlington researcher helps better identify toys, household items important in an infant’s motor skill development
    Infant development

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    News Topics: nursing, research

    New research by Priscila Caçola, assistant professor of kinesiology, is helping parents and pediatricians better predict what household affordances will help babies develop their motor skills.

  • UT Arlington computer scientist’s research to better control cyber-physical systems
    Mapping sky and space

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, environment, innovation, transportation

    A UT Arlington computer scientist is developing a system to model, predict, monitor and control potential emergent behavior in systems like unmanned aerial vehicles and satellites.

  • Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability to offer vital landfill training globally
    Environmental impact

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    News Topics: engineering, research, science, sustainability

    UT Arlington engineering researchers are starting the Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability that will train and lend expertise to countries around the world.

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Engineering impact

Friday, July 31, 2015

Anand Puppala, UT Arlington civil engineering Distinguished Teaching Professor, is working with the Texas Department of Transportation to use giant foam blocks to strengthen roads and bridges in the state, KTVT CBS 11 reported. Puppala, who also is associate dean of research in the College of Engineering, has used the blocks successfully on Texas 67 in Johnson County.

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