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Native polycultures could transform urban landscapes

A UTA landscape architect’s theory of native urban polycultures could lead to smarter, more cost-effective planting for casual home gardeners and large commercial landscapers

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Discovering sustainable solutions for our aging infrastructure

To preserve and update the state’s aging roadways, UTA civil engineers are turning to novel solutions, from slopes shored up with plastic pins to bridges with built-in heating systems.

Hadron Collider

UTA physicists are uncovering the secrets of the universe

After helping discover the long-elusive Higgs boson, researchers in the University’s Center of Excellence in High Energy Physics are tackling new challenges as they try to solve some of the universe’s greatest mysteries.

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Innovation Day@UTA showcases students’ creative, problem-solving skills

The next generation of inventors came to campus October 22 for InnovationDay@UTA, with 18 high school and college teams competing to design prototype vehicles that could move without using fuel and batteries.

David Nygren

Noted physicist wins prestigious national award

Presidential Distinguished Professor of Physics David Nygren received a new American Physical Society instrumentation award for his lifelong contributions in particle physics. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Heng Huang

Research offers hope in battling Alzheimer’s disease

Computer scientist Heng Huang received a $2 million grant through the National Institutes of Health to analyze complex data and use imaging genomics to predict a person’s probability of contracting Alzheimer’s disease.

Matthew Walsh

Study could bridge gap between ecology, evolution

Using a National Science Foundation grant, biologist Matthew Walsh will test aquatic habitats in Alaska and Wisconsin to predict how organisms respond to natural change as well as change influenced by humans.

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Research examines disease affecting sea stars

A study led by a UT Arlington graduate student examining sea stars dying along the West Coast offers clues about the starfish’s immune response and its ability to protect a diverse coastal ecosystem.

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.