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Spring 2016

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.



Faculty research is gaining attention in national and international publications  

Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Krishnan Rajeshwar's research on new, high-performing materials for cells that harness sunlight to split carbon dioxide and water into usable fuels was the cover article of ChemElectroChem Europe in February 2016.

Electrical engineering Associate Professor Samir Iqbal developed a novel cancer cell detection method that improves early diagnosis by tracking cellular behavior in real-time. His work was published in Nature.

In Physiological Genomics, biologist Todd Castoe and Ph.D. student Audra Andrew describe how dramatic changes in the anatomy and physiology of the Burmese python after it eats a large meal are controlled by a series of alterations in its gene expression.

Stephanie Cole, associate professor of history, co-edited the book Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives.

Education Assistant Professor Kathryn Pole published a study in The Reading Teacher, journal of the International Literacy Association, showing that young children who write letters to extended family members can improve their literacy skills.

Brian Dennis, mechanical and aerospace engineering professor, and Frederick MacDonnell, chemistry and biochemistry chair, published a study on their new fuel conversion process in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

A study in Archives of Sexual Behavior led by Distinguished Professor of Psychology William Ickes and graduate student Eric Russell explores why many heterosexual women develop close friendships with gay men.

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