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Fall 2017

Inquiry Magazine Archive

  • Winter 2016

    Winter 2016: Energy Evolution

    From carbon dioxide conversion to landfill mining, researchers at UTA are seeking viable alternative energy options.

  • 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.


The Hub of Health and Science Research

New SEIR building on schedule for 2018 opening 

The Hub of Health and Science Research

Late last October, UTA broke ground on the Science and Engineering Innovation and Research (SEIR) building, a $125 million, state-of-the-art facility that will be the heart of life and health science research on campus.

“This is another milestone in our journey to becoming the best university in Texas,” says President Vistasp Karbhari.

Already, SEIR is serving as a magnet to attract nationally recognized researchers and scholars. The new building will employ the modern concept of research lab “neighborhoods” to drive cross-disciplinary collaboration.

“We’re going to have a number of investigators in one area, on one floor, attacking a problem—disease, an abnormality, whatever it might be,” says Paul Fadel, associate dean of research for the College of Nursing and Health Innovation. “What that means is we can take it from the whole human body, physiology, down to the cellular and molecular levels, and I think that is really going to advance our research capabilities in quite a distinct way from other places.”

In addition, the building will house the North Texas Genome Center, a key research hub that will help meet the growing demand for whole genome sequencing.


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