Young Kim

Two Koreas: UNT professor researches how to bring a divided community together again

Sixty-plus years after the Korean Peninsula was officially split into two separate governments, a University of North Texas professor is looking for ways to bring the two countries together. Hospitality associate professor Young Hoon Kim, a UNT researcher born in South Korea, is studying how tourism and destination development can bring people together and reunify the two nations.

Assistant Professor Xiangnan Zhong, department of electrical engineering

Researcher Teaching Robots to Learn by Themselves

Department of Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Xiangnan Zhong is researching ways to make robots smarter. The UNT Engineering faculty member recently received a $175,000 Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Research Initiation Initiative (CRII) grant from the National Science Foundation, an award that recognizes up-and-coming faculty in the career pathway that is expected to lead to research independence and a subsequent stream of projects, discoveries, students and publications.

2019 Salute to Faculty Excellence Celebration

Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated our AMAZING faculty members! And congratulations to all the award winners! Check out photos and videos from this INCREDIBLE night!

Professor Jincheng Du in laboratory

Du to Study Advanced Glass Materials with Fulbright Scholarship

Department of 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.“Biomedical applications of inorganic glasses represents one of the most exciting developments in glass science and technology that has the potential to help to solve the healthcare problems of our aging population," said Du.

It stands to reason-and our research shows-that criminal justice practitioners need to continue to expand our skillset to evolve with technology and tech-savvy criminals. -Dr. Scott Belshaw, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Three UNT Researchers say the Future of Cybersecurity is in the Hands of Criminal Justice Education

Dr. Scott Belshaw, associate professor; Dr. Brooke Nodeland, assistant professor and online master of science in criminal justice degree coordinator; and Dr. Mark Saber, lecturer, recommend that cybersecurity courses be integrated into criminal justice programs to bridge the gap between traditional law enforcement expectations and responding to new cyber threats.

Mentor and Mentee standing in front of research poster

UNT Math Professor and Mentee Develop New Tool for Cancer Research

Dr. Xuexia Wang, an associate professor and researcher of statistics in UNT's Department of Mathematics, and Julia Christina Ayalde Camacho, a student in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, are working together as mentor and student to explore new ways to apply computational biology and statistics to cancer research.

Congratulations, Bob Bland! He has been awarded the funding of the Recruitment Program of Top-Level Foreign Experts.

UNT Endowed Professor Bob Bland heading to China as top-level foreign expert

Dr. Bob Bland, Endowed Professor of Local Government and interim chair of the University of North Texas College of Health and Public Service (HPS) Department of Criminal Justice has been selected to teach at Renmin University of China as part of their Recruitment Program of Top-Level Foreign Experts.

Hanchen Huang

Hanchen Huang named Fellow of ASM International

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.

Jincheng Du, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, USA

Professor Jincheng Du, 2018 Winner of the Turner Award of International Commission on Glass

Congratulations to Professor Du, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, on winning the W.E.S. Turner Award. Professor Du will be honored this June in Boston during the ICG Congress for his achievements. We are lucky to have you Professor Du. Congratulations!

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Program

The Office for Faculty Success is accepting nominations for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend Program for projects. These awards provide support to individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. UNT has the opportunity to nominate up to two faculty members for the summer stipend awards.