Research Lab

Researchers developing an internal sensor for total knee replacement surgeries

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.

UNT's Philosophy and Religion Professor is releasing his third book: Dharma in America: A Short History of Hindu-Jain Diaspora

Dr. Pankaj Jain is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas. Dr. Jain is widely consulted by various media and is interview and/or quoted for various news reports in BBC, Dallas Morning News, NBC, Fox News, LA Times, National Geographic Channel, and others.

Professor Reid Ferring, Department of Geography and the Environment

UNT scientist helps advance archaeology millions of years

Reid Ferring, a professor in the University of North Texas Department of Geography and the Environment, is part of an international team of scientists who have developed a breakthrough method of identifying the sex and species of animal in fossils more than a million years old. "Through palaeoproteomics, the study of ancient proteins, we can now look back over a million years,” said Ferring.

UNT professors receive grant to fight opioid abuse in Native Americans.

UNT professors receive grant to fight opioid abuse in Native Americans

Drs. Stan Ingman and Elias Mpofu of the University of North Texas College of Health and Public Service Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services were awarded a $50,000 grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration to address opioid overdoses among Native Americans in Oklahoma.

Professor Kent Chapman, Regents Professor of Biology

Unlocking the Secrets of Plant Energy at UNT's BioDiscovery Institute

Dr. Kent Chapman, Regents Professor of Biology and director of the UNT BioDiscovery Institute, is questioning decades-old assumptions in plant biochemistry to find better ways of utilizing lipids, the energy molecules found in all plants.

"Biofuels are the future, and lipids are the key," But, unlike petroleum molecules, the lipids in plants can be a more efficient, sustainable fuel." Chapman says.

UNT cook cooking in new Kitchen West

UNT opens dining hall free of 'Big 8' food allergens

The University of North Texas has transformed the dining hall at West Hall into one of the nation’s first allergen-free dining experiences on a college campus. Kitchen West is the second all-you-care-to-eat collegiate dining hall in the nation and first in Texas to be completely free of the “Big 8” food allergens, which are milk, eggs, fish, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and shellfish.  

Abdulrahman Habib

How UNT Research Is Using Data to Help Build Smart Cities

When cities first began dipping their toes into the largely untested waters of autonomous vehicles, Abdulrahman Habib ('13 M.S., '19 Ph.D.) was ready for the ride.The UNT at Frisco-based clinical assistant professor in the Interdisciplinary Program of Analytics and Computational Science (IPACS) -- a joint venture among UNT's College of Science, the Toulouse Graduate School, and the New College in Frisco -- was instead intrigued by collecting data on how residents would react to the potential deployment of the futuristic fleet.