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UTA In The News — Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

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Revealing thermal characteristics

Automation.com reported that Ankur Jain, UTA assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and director of the Microscale Thermophysics Laboratory, is using FLIR cameras to reveal thermal characteristics of microelectronic devices. “Thermal phenomena in devices of interest to us occur very rapidly, and we need full field information as opposed to single-point measurements,” Dr. Ankur Jain said.

'Texas' crazy

Laurel Stvan, UTA associate professor of linguistics, published an article on New Republic about an interesting phenomenon in Norway, where the word “Texas” is slang for crazy. For several years Norwegians have used the word “Texas” to describe a situation that is chaotic, out of control or excitingly unpredictable. The piece originally appeared in The Conversation.

New blood sugar testing research

ASEE First Bell reported that Kyungsuk Yum, UTA assistant professor of materials science and engineering, is developing an internal nanotechnology device to simplify blood sugar testing.

Speed advantage

Narayan Janakiraman, assistant professor of marketing in the UTA College of Business, was quoted in an Entrepreneur article on how companies are using speed as a competitive advantage. “The need for instant gratification is not new, but our expectation of ‘instant’ has become faster, and as a result, our patience is thinner,” Janakiraman said. The article also appeared on RealWise.com.