Hanchen Huang named Fellow of ASM International

Hanchen Huang

Hanchen Huang, new dean of UNT's College of Engineering, recently was elected Fellow of the ASM International for his distinguished contributions to the fields of materials science and engineering.

Elected by his peers, Huang received the ASM International Fellow for his scientific contributions in developing a theoretical framework of nanorod growth, technological contributions in inventing metallic glue and entrepreneurship in commercializing the metallic glue. The research led to a new way of sticking items together, such as a computer’s central processing unit to a printed circuit board, without soldering or heat. Learn more.

Du to study advanced glass materials with scholarship

UNT faculty Jincheng Du

Materials Science and Engineering Professor Jincheng Du recently received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to research the nature of phase separations in glass materials and their biomedical applications.

Du, an expert on glass and amorphous materials, will focus particularly on two research areas under the Fulbright Scholar Award: microscale phase separation in glasses and inorganic glasses for biomedical applications.

The Fulbright Scholar Program was established in 1946 by Senator J. William Fulbright to increase the mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries through international educational exchange programs. Learn more.

Clearing the dust in Kuwait

UNT faculty Kuruvilla John

Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering Chair Kuruvilla John traveled to Kuwait as part of the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Speaker Program. The trip was aimed at increasing awareness associated with air quality issues in Kuwait, including adverse health impacts of exposure to poor air quality.

As part of his program, John would engage with government policy-makers, members from non-profit scientific organizations, academics, local officials, and the media to help bring public awareness to Kuwait’s air pollution problem and its impact on public health. Learn more.

Students create AR program for spacesuits

Students interviewed about the program

Computer Science and Engineering juniors David Woodward, Tim Stern and Juan Ruiz are reaching for the stars with an augmented reality program that could change the way astronauts communicate in space.

Their work is part of the NASA Spacesuit User Interface Technologies (SUITS) Design Challenge, which tasked students to develop a system to provide real-time visual communication via an astronaut’s helmet visor. Learn more.