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Dan Cavanagh

Professor explores intersection of music and technology

Jazz pianist Dan Cavanagh is using a research grant to enhance musical sounds with sensor-laden gloves. The associate professor of music says the work could drastically alter what his audience hears when he plays.

Dong Liu, Zi Wei and Fuqiang Liu

Research could transform solar energy storage

A materials science and engineering team has developed an energy cell that can store large-scale solar energy even when dark. The innovation is an advancement over systems that use sunlight immediately as a power source.

Joy Don Baker and Carolyn Cason

Leading the way in nursing research and education

College of Nursing and Health Innovation professors Joy Don Baker and Carolyn Cason have been named 2015 fellows of the American Academy of Nursing for their contributions to nursing and health care.

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Yahoo! Labs donation benefits engineering research

Yahoo! Labs recently delivered 480 computer servers to the College of Engineering to further research led by mechanical engineering Professor Dereje Agonafer into more efficient systems for cooling essential network equipment.

D.J. Seo

Professor’s research quenches thirst of urban areas

Civil engineering Associate Professor D.J. Seo is using a National Science Foundation grant to improve the sustainability of large urban areas from extreme weather, urbanization, and climate change.

Water Collection Device

Unlikely source provides inspiration for water collection

Engineering researchers have designed a device based on a shorebird’s beak that can accumulate water from fog and dew. If it can be mass-produced, the invention could provide relief for drought-plagued regions.

Engines of Progress

Researchers work to boost U.S. manufacturing

UTA received a grant from the Walmart Foundation to build a small motors assembly plant and testing system that would cut manufacturing costs, allowing more goods to be produced in the United States.

Assistant Professor W. Ashley Griffith

Geophysicist seeks to minimize earthquake destruction

A National Science Foundation grant is helping earth and environmental sciences Assistant Professor W. Ashley Griffith study how rock structures react to events such as earthquakes, meteor impacts, and explosions.

Julienne Greer

Theater techniques create more responsive robots

As a producer, director, and actor, Julienne Greer knows how to draw people’s deepest emotions to the surface. Now, she’s using that knowledge to help scientists and engineers build more lifelike robots.

Brain Game

Researchers tackle mental health issues in young adults

Engineering, nursing, and social work researchers are combating the rise in mental illness among young adults by developing better ways to screen for depression, treat PTSD in veterans, and more.