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UTA In The News — Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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To the moon

UT Arlington physicists have published a paper showing how they believe tracking radio waves can determine where exomoons are located in the universe, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sci-Tech Today, CIO Today and the Digital Journal reported. Zdzislaw Musielak, UT Arlington professor of physics in the College of Science, and Joaquin Noyola, a Ph.D. graduate student in Musielak’s research group, teamed up on the paper.

Research in the marketplace

Commercialization of research was the subject in a Waterbury, Ct., Republican-American story that centered on a UT Arlington invention of an arsenic analyzer for water. Purnendu Dasgupta, Jenkins Garrett Professor of Chemistry, and Aditya Das, senior research scientist at the UT Arlington Research Institute, built and developed the device. The story, which originally appeared in The Dallas Morning News, also noted that UT Arlington has partnered with startup incubator Tech Fort Worth to enhance its efforts.

Protecting health and the environment

Melanie Sattler, a UT Arlington environmental associate professor in the Civil Engineering Department, was interviewed in a KXAS NBC 5 story about old buses being used in Plano school district. She said the old buses could lead to more pollution and health risks. Nearly half of Plano school district's buses were built before 2007, the year in which clean air agencies say engine and pollution improvements were made to the buses.