Exceptional research facilities

UNT’s College of Engineering students are preparing to solve many of today’s problems through hands-on learning in cutting edge facilities and labs. Students work with some of the most modern equipment in the nation.


Center for Advanced Research and Technology

The CART facility is one of the most sophisticated of its kind for research involving materials synthesis and analysis, from atomic to macro scales.
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Center for Network Neuroscience

With the formation of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the College of Engineering is now home to the Center for Network Neuroscience. The addition of CNNS brings more opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to work on exciting design projects and research in the mechanisms and strategies underlying the phenomena of pattern generation, recognition and storage in neuronal ensembles.
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Computational Epidemiology Research Laboratory

CERL’s primary focus is the application of computational concepts to problems related to public health. Work at the laboratory will provide tools to epidemiologists and scientists that can be used in the prediction and analysis of how disease manifests and spreads.
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Laboratory for Recreational Computing

For 20 years, LARC has been performing cutting-edge research in game programming and procedural content generation by students in the Game Development Group.
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Nanofabrication Cleanroom

Nanofabrication Cleanroom Facility

The College of Engineering’s newly constructed cleanroom has 3,000 square feet of clean space for nano and micro device development and thin film techniques.
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Nanofabrication Cleanroom

Structural Testing Lab

Construction Engineering Technology students working in this lab can perform both static and dynamic structural tests on beams, columns and shear walls in order to investigate the behavior and strength of those building components or systems.
>> Learn more about the Structural Testing Lab

Nanofabrication Cleanroom

Vision, Robotics and Control Systems Laboratory

This lab in the Department of Electrical Engineering supports research in the areas of pattern recognition, image processing, computer vision, computational intelligence and robotics. The laboratory contains simulation tools for computer vision and pattern recognition applications and control systems design.
>> Learn more about the VRCS Lab

Zero Energy Laboratory

Zero Energy Laboratory

The only one of its kind in Texas, the Zero Energy Laboratory is used to test various energy technologies that aim to achieve a net-zero consumption of energy.
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Nonso Chetuya

"What I love about UNT is that it feels like home. Engineering professors are easy to talk to and willing to help, and you can get involved in research projects. Also, the machinery and technology at Discovery Park is fascinating."

Nonso Chetuya
Materials Science and Engineering student

Hands-on discovery

Even as you pursue your bachelor’s degree you can participate in research. Some areas of recent UNT engineering student research include:

  • Computational epidemiology
  • Computational modeling of materials
  • Computational science and engineering
  • Computer gaming
  • Cyber security
  • Game programming and development
  • Multi-scale surface engineering
  • Nanotechnology and nanomechanics
  • Natural language processing
  • Renewable bioproducts
  • Sustainable and renewable energy solutions
  • Wireless sensor networks

The latest Carnegie Classification Report has ranked UNT as one of nation’s 115 top-tier research universities.