Materials Science and Engineering

Faculty Recognition

The College of Engineering proudly announces that three faculty members have been honored by the university for their achievements in teaching, research, and service.

Materials Science and Engineering Researchers Confirm Long-held Assumption about Brittleness of Materials

 

Until now, researchers and professionals in the materials science field have only assumed that as a material becomes more brittle, it also becomes less tough. University of North Texas researchers have confirmed that assumption and will present their work at the 23rd annual World Forum on Advanced Materials in Lincoln, Nebraska, in May.

Engineering Graduate Student Wins First Prize at International Conference

Jessica Rimsza, a graduate student from the Materials Science and Engineering Department (MSE), won first prize in student poster contest at the U.S.-Germany joint conference on glass and optical materials held in Aachen, Germany, in May.

Materials Science and Engineering Researcher Receives Department of Energy Grant

Dr. Jincheng Du, an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been awarded a Department of Energy (DOE) grant to study the corrosion and chemical durability of glasses through the Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP).

Engineering Faculty Participate in Faculty Abroad Seminar to Mexico

A group of UNT faculty and staff traveled to Mexico for an enriching time of discovery and professional growth through the 2014 Faculty Abroad Seminar (FAS). FAS, a 10-day professional development seminar, is sponsored by UNT-International in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Office for Faculty Success.

UNT Researchers Create New, Stronger Plant-based Carbon Fiber

Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants that can replace common petroleum and coal-based products in wide range of goods including parts for cars, aircraft, electronics and sports equipment. The patent-pending carbon fiber also is stronger and lighter than similar products on the market.

The new carbon fiber is made from C-lignin, a linear polymer that was discovered by UNT Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon and Research Professor Fang Chen in 2012 and reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

CINVESTAV Saltillo Researchers Visit UNT College of Engineering, Explore Possible Research Collaborations

Two researchers from the CINVESTAV (Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional) Saltillo visited the UNT College of Engineering on June 23-24, 2014, to explore possible research collaborations.

Two UNT TAMS students named 2014 Goldwater Scholars

Annabel Wang and Sivabalan Manivasagam, two Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science students at the University of North Texas, have been named 2014 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars.

New, High-tech Engineering Laboratories to Advance Research at UNT

Engineering researchers at the University of North Texas have new, cutting-edge equipment and laboratory spaces to discover new biomaterials and to test the latest in energy-efficient products.

The College of Engineering celebrated the opening of 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research laboratory and teaching space at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 25, 2014, at Discovery Park.

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