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Fall 2015

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 

The National Science Foundation awarded Matthew Fujita, assistant professor of biology, a grant worth $670,797 to study and identify the processes that have generated the high species diversity in West and Central Africa.

UT Arlington’s TMAC, formerly the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center, won a five-year, $33.5 million Commerce Department award to manage Manufacturing Extension Partnership centers to help small and mid-sized manufacturers across the state.

Junzhou Huang, assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, won a $250,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a scalable data-mining framework that will help manufacturers quickly discover desired materials for building their products.

Heng Huang, computer science and engineering professor, won a three-year National Science Foundation grant worth more than $600,000 to develop an interactive database of gene expressions of the fruit fly.

NASA awarded physics Professor Ramon Lopez a $502,956 grant to study the role of solar wind fluctuations in solar wind-geospace coupling. The highly competitive award is sponsored by NASA’s Heliophysics Supporting Research Program, which selected 30 of the 221 proposals submitted for consideration.

The U.S. Department of Energy gave mechanical and aerospace engineering Professor Haiying Huang a $399,311 grant to develop a distributed wireless antenna sensor system to monitor conditions of coal-fired boilers and make them safer and more efficient.

Alexa Smith-Osborne, associate professor and director of the Center for Clinical Social Work, received a $200,000 grant from the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to improve understanding of mental health and resilience among people of diverse races and faiths, as well as those in the military community.

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