UTA In The News — Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Micro nuclear reactor research
Researchers from UT Arlington and Texas A&M have received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to conduct experiments and simulations of liquid metal heat pipes for micro nuclear reactors, Space Daily, India’s News R and Nuclear Power Daily reported. Dereje Agonafer, UT Arlington Presidential Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Yassin A. Hassan, Texas A&M University Distinguished Professor and Regents Professor in the Departments of Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering, are leading the project.
Daniel Armstrong, Purnendu "Sandy" Dasgupta and Kevin Schug, all UT Arlington chemistry professors, have been named among the top 100 scientists in the world by The Analytical Scientist magazine, U.S. Fed News reported.
Alumni help fund lab
The UTA Alumni Association, Architecture Chapter, helped celebrate the opening of the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs' new Community Design Lab with a generous $25,000 gift to support student-led projects, U.S. Fed News and ArlingtonTX.gov reported.
Coping better with big storms
Nick Fang, a UT Arlington civil engineering researcher, has received a grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, to develop better methods to characterize, predict and cope with large Texas storms growing more unpredictable due to climate change, the Environmental News Network reported.
Rebecca Deen, UT Arlington associate professor and chair of political science, talked about how the 2020 Texas election audit could benefit Republicans even though it revealed no significant voter fraud, KERA 90.1 FM reported.
State of analytical chemistry
Kevin Schug, UT Arlington Shimadzu Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, wrote a column for The Analytical Scientist about his views on the future of the field.