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Fall 2014

Inquiry Magazine Archive

  • 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.



These grants and gifts cover everything from angioplasty to soil erosion 

Bioengineering Associate Professor Kytai Nguyen received a four-year, $1.4 million National Institutes of Health grant to create a nanoparticle system to shore up arterial walls following angioplasty and stenting procedures to treat coronary artery disease.

Physicist Yue Deng received more than $500,000 from NASA to investigate how space weather events such as solar flares drive vertical winds to affect electrodynamics in the Earth’s upper-atmosphere.

Chemistry Professor Fred MacDonnell and Norma Tacconi, a recently retired research associate professor, were awarded a three-year, $430,346 grant from the National Science Foundation’s new Sustainable Chemistry, Engineering, and Materials Program to study a new method for converting carbon dioxide to methanol.

The National Science Foundation awarded three collaborative grants amounting to $892,587 to UT Arlington, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas to develop data-mining tools for electronic health records.

Physics Assistant Professor Samarendra Mohanty received a $384,000 National Institutes of Health grant to explore a better method for initiating certain gene therapies that could help fight retinitis pigmentosa, a vision-deteriorating disease.

Civil engineering Associate Professor Sahadat Hossain won a $1 million Texas Department of Transportation contract to install pins made from reclaimed and recycled plastic along some of the region’s busiest highways to shore up clay soils that support the roads.

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