Zhang part of new DOE grant to create sensor for additive manufacturing process

Haifeng Zhang in his lab

Haifeng Zhang, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is a co-principal investigator in a new $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

He, along with researchers at Penn State University, will develop and fabricate an in-situ sensor that will be used to assess the quality of the part and material properties of a microstructure during the additive manufacturing process. Learn more.

Jiang earns prestigious Powe award

Steven Jiang

UNT Engineering assistant professor Yijie (Steven) Jiang earned the prestigious 2020 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities for his research into passive control of internal structures in 3D printed composites.

Jiang and his team of researchers will explore a new method of the 3D printing process that could result in better performance of composite materials. The new method, working together with direct ink writing 3D printing, involves controlling the orientation of the materials internally through designed channels, rather than using traditional methods that require very strong external mechanical interventions to make the fibers align in the desired direction. Learn more.

UNT SWE recognized with national award

SWE lockup

The UNT Society of Women Engineers student chapter recently received the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Mission Collegiate Bronze Award, a national honor that recognizes SWE groups that embody SWE core values and demonstrate continuous improvement and growth as they work to achieve the Society's strategic goals.

During fiscal year 2019-20, SWE held numerous events, including industry panels and guest speakers, company tours and study sessions. They also conducted multiple outreach events, such as visiting K-12 classrooms to show students how to build mini electric cars, hosting an engineering day for Girl Scouts and tabling at multiple community events and demonstrating STEM activities and principles. Learn more.

Alumnus named to 40 under 40 in Cancer list

Eric Lim

Kian Huat (Eric) Lim, the UNT Engineering alumnus was recently named to the national 40 under 40 in Cancer list. It’s a prestigious list of rising stars and emerging leaders contributing to the study and treatment of cancer, and is sponsored by The Lynx Group, Upstream Partners, Swim Across America and The National Community Oncology Dispensing Association.

Locked away in his home since March thanks to the global pandemic, the computational biologist has been plugging away at pursuing disease-modifying treatments for genetic epilepsies, collaborating with fellow researchers as a member of COV-IRT – the COVID-19 International Research Team – and toying with the idea of starting his own business. Read more.