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.
The CART facility is one of the most sophisticated of its kind for research involving materials synthesis and analysis, from atomic to macro scales.
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.
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.
For 20 years, LARC has been performing cutting-edge research in game programming and procedural content generation by students in the Game Development Group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Other laboratories include:
The Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes Institute brings together a diverse group of faculty members who focus on advanced manufacturing processes, computational equipment, functional materials and structural materials.
Autonomous System Laboratory and Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory
These two labs provide opportunities to research new ways of helping first responders in times of crisis. Through cellular networks or wi-fi, both labs use drones as a method of establishing connectivity and offer students an inside look at one of today’s modern technologies.
"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."
Materials Science and Engineering student