March 1, 2018
University of North Texas

Research by UNT PACCAR director impacts future of high performance photodetectors

UNT PACCAR director's research impacts high performance photodetectors

Anupama Kaul, director of the University of North Texas College of Engineering’s PACCAR Technology Institute, and her research group have developed ultra-high performance optoelectronic devices based on molybdenum disulfide – or MoS2 – which shows excellent performance compared to prior studies. Kaul’s Ph.D. student, Gustavo Lara Saenz, is the lead author of the study, which was funded with a $450,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Kaul’s group is the first to experimentally report that molybdenum gives a small Schottky barrier, which makes it easier for charge carriers to be collected efficiently at the molybdenum contacts and is just one reason the device yields a higher responsivity. Read more.

UNT College of Engineering receives grant to further Biomedical Engineering research, teaching

College of Engineering receives grant to further Biomedical Engineering research

The University of North Texas College of Engineering received a $300,000 grant from the Hoblitzelle Foundation to build upon the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s research and teaching.

“The goals and objectives of our biomedical laboratories directly relate to the Hoblitzelle Foundation’s passion for supporting the educational, scientific and medical needs of North Texans,” said College of Engineering Dean Costas Tsatsoulis. “Providing world-class instrumentation will transform the educational experiences of more than 200 Biomedical Engineering students in addition to cultivating research and innovations vital to discovering solutions for a variety of diseases on a regional, state and national scale.” Read more.

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