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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.



These grants cover everything from artificial intelligence to pavement cracking on highways 

The National Science Foundation awarded a $1.27 million grant to civil engineering Professor Fillia Makedon and Associate Professor Vassilis Athitsos to use artificial intelligence to help experts assess learning difficulties in children very early in their lives.

Hao Che, computer science and engineering associate professor, earned a three-year, $799,950 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a model that will make it possible for service providers to guarantee service-level objectives without unneeded resources.

TxDOT awarded a $1.2 million contract to civil engineering Professor Sahadat Hossain to devise a system that would reduce pavement cracking and slope stabilization on state highways.

Civil engineering Assistant Professor Xinbao Yu is lead investigator on a two-year, $743,000 grant from TxDOT to test concepts he and his team developed that use geothermal energy to make Texas bridges and overpasses safer during winter weather.

The National Institutes of Health awarded bioengineering Associate Professor Young-Tae Kim and Professor Khosrow Behbehani a $440,670 grant to develop a new method and device for controlling blood pressure levels in cardiac care environments that use targeted electrical stimulation rather than drugs.

Junha Jeon, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, received a three-year, $424,720 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to develop new methods to synthesize groups of chemical compounds for future use in medical drug discovery and development.


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