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Winter 2016

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.



Decades devoted to creating life-altering advancements have earned these professors the title of fellow  

Eusebius Small, assistant professor in the School of Social Work, was named a Fulbright Scholar for the Republic of Sierra Leone at the University of Sierra Leone's College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences.

Three faculty were named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors: Duane Dimos, vice president for research; David Nygren, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Physics; and Kenneth Reifsnider, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Their appointments bring the total number of UTA fellows to 13, the highest for a Texas university and the second-highest in the nation.

Pranesh Aswath, vice provost for academic planning and policy and a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, was named a fellow of ASM International, the world's largest association of metals-centric materials scientists and engineers.

Landscape architecture Professor Pat Taylor was elected to the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows for 2016. The fellowship is among the highest honors the organization awards its members.

Yi "Leaf" Zhang, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, was named one of four 2016 Greater Texas Foundation Faculty fellows.

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