For the love of glass: Du receives three awards

UNT professor receives awards for glass research

UNT Materials Science and Engineering professor Jincheng Du’s glass research is a labor of love that has resulted in a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award, sponsored by the Department of State, the International Commission on Glass’s W.E.S. Turner Award and Corning’s 2019 Gordon S. Fulcher Distinguished Scholar Award.

Through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award, Du will conduct fundamental glass research at the Federal University of São Carlos in Brazil, home to the Center for Research, Technology and Education in Vitreous Materials – one of the top research centers on glass materials in the world.

The International Commission on Glass is the largest organization in the field of glass science and technology. For the last eight years, Du has served as the chair of an ICG technical committee. The W.E.S. Turner Award recognizes the notable contributions he made through his work to grow the committee and promote the modeling and simulation of glass at the atomic level among the scientific community.

Corning, an internationally-recognized innovator in materials science, selected Du for its Gordon S. Fulcher Sabbatical Program. As a Fulcher Distinguished Scholar, Du will spend three months performing collaborative research at Corning’s Sullivan Park Science and Technology Center in Corning, New York. Learn more.

Reserchers developing internal sensor for total knee replacement surgeries

Researchers to develop internal sensors

UNT Engineering professor Wonbong Choi and associate professor Gayatri Mehta are developing a sensor system for use in rebuilding and balancing the human knee.

Total knee arthroplasty is a surgical procedure that replaces the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve pain and correct disability. In order for the knee to work properly, orthopedic surgeons must ensure that everything in the joint is in balance.

Mehta and Choi submitted an Early-Concepts Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) proposal for their sensor project in May 2019 and, as a result, received $150,000 from the National Science Foundation to begin developing the sensor system. Learn more.