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News Topic energy was found in 8 news releases in the year 2016.

October 2016

  • UTA researchers earn phase II TxDOT funding to model geothermal de-icing of bridges
    Heating up

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, faculty, transportation, weather

    UTA researchers are devising a way to use geothermal energy to de-ice Texas bridges and overpasses through funding from a Texas Department of Transportation Innovation Project. The research is being done in UTA’s Organized Research Center of Excellence on Sustainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure.

June 2016

  • UTA, EPA sign MOU to enhance workforce in key areas of national need
    Environmental help

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, sustainability

    The University of Texas at Arlington and the Environmental Protection Agency have signed a memo of understanding that continues to support EPA education and outreach programs, while building strengths in areas of mutual interest and increasing opportunities for student mentorship and internships.

March 2016

  • UTA engineer earns NSF CAREER grant to develop safer lithium ion batteries through better understanding of heat flows within materials
    Battery safety

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, research

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a CAREER grant to Ankur Jain, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. Jain will study how heat flows in materials within a lithium ion battery so that those batteries can be used safely in more applications.

February 2016

  • Greenway Innovative Energy gift establishes new UTA laboratory to accelerate gas-to-liquid fuel technology
    Alternative fuel

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, research, science, sustainability

    A generous gift from Greenway Innovative Energy will allow UTA researchers to build a new lab that will scale up their gas-to-liquid technology that can provide high-grade fuel that is cost-efficient and more environmentally friendly.

    Environmental impact

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, energy, sustainability

    UTA has decreased campus water usage by 13 percent since 2009 through a focused water conservation program that has avoided $1.1 million in costs, allowing the University to focus more resources on providing students a world-class education

  • UTA researchers devise one-step process to convert carbon dioxide and water directly into renewable liquid hydrocarbon fuels
    Renewable fuels

    Monday, February 22, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, energy, engineering, research, science

    UTA chemists and engineers have proven that concentrated light, heat and high pressures can drive the one-step conversion of carbon dioxide and water directly into useable liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Their findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • UTA engineers pursuing applications for new ultra-thin semiconductor lasers in the medical field, consumer arena
    Laser efficiency

    Monday, February 1, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, Internet, research

    Weidong Zhou, a University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering professor, is working to develop a new ultra-thin semiconductor laser that could be integrated into consumer electronics to increase speed and capacity of the chips.

January 2016

  • UTA civil engineers shaping sustainable solutions, increasing energy production at Denton landfill
    Alternative power

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, innovation, research, science, sustainability

    A UTA civil engineering professor is working with the city of Denton to generate more energy through already closed landfill cells. Sahadat Hossain will share his research and techniques with global, national and North Texas solid waste leaders at a winter school that runs through Jan. 29 here at UTA and at the Denton landfill.