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Winter 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 aircraft safety to social services 

Mechanical and aerospace engi­neering Assistant Professors Luca Maddalena and Luca Massa were awarded a three-year, $640,000 NASA National Research Award to study novel injector designs to support com­bustion at hyper­sonic speeds.

Through a grant from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the UT Arling­ton Library was awarded a collec­tion of materi­als to educate readers about Muslim cultures in America and around the world.

Physics profes­sor Zdzislaw E. Musielak was awarded a three-year, $301,339 National Science Foundation grant to investigate Alfvén waves in the sun, a phe­nomenon vital to understanding Earth’s nearest star.

Aerospace engineering Associate Profes­sor Andrew Makeev received a $559,427 grant from the Office of Naval Research to study ways to improve how composite aircraft structures are designed and manufactured.

Michael Vasilyev, associate profes­sor of electrical engineering, is participating in an $8 mil­lion research project funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency to study advanced quantum communications.

Yue Deng, an assistant physics professor, was awarded more than $400,000 in NASA funding to develop a 3-D look at how electrodynamic energy from solar winds enters and moves throughout the Earth’s upper atmosphere.

The Simmons Family Founda­tion gave $1 million to the School of Social Work’s Innovative Community Aca­demic Partner­ship program to initiate, support, and fund research ideas to help social service agencies develop better evidence-informed practices.

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