Solving real-world logistics issues

UNT faculty members — like Terry Pohlen, director of UNT’s Center for Logistics Education and Research (above) — are partnering with top transportation and health care companies to provide real-world solutions. UNT is helping companies more efficiently manage distribution of goods and services and respond more quickly to emergencies. Favorably positioned in the Dallas-Fort Worth area — one of the world’s most competitive logistics and distribution hubs, UNT’s nationally ranked logistics program has a growing presence at the AllianceTexas development within Denton and Tarrant counties and is an ideal learning lab for students and a resource for logistics and international trade.


Treating cancer at the nano level

In science, the smallest details matter. With funding from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), Guido Verbeck is using his patented technology — the nanomanipulator — to take cancer research one step further: examining the chemistry of individual cancer cells to create personalized medical treatments.

Tim Love and President Smatresk

Seeking sustainable solutions with plants

With grants from national agencies and a number of corporations, UNT plant researchers are exploring sustainable solutions to increase crop production, develop alternate fuels and create new, stronger building materials with significant energy savings properties.

Research Spotlight
Securing water for farming

UNT researcher Miguel F. Acevedo, Regents Professor of electrical engineering and a researcher with the Institute of Applied Science, is leading an international team to solve worldwide problems of food security and lack of drinking water. The team’s project will compete against researchers from MIT and other major organizations as a finalist for the Desal Prize, a worldwide competition focused on finding solutions for the Securing Water for Food program of USAID and other international partners.

Developing advanced, recyclable building materials

Engineering technology associate professor Cheng Yu leads a UNT research team as part of an international consortium to explore and realize the full potential of cold-formed steel as a strong, economical and recyclable choice for buildings and structures. His work could help make buildings more structurally sound and less susceptible to damage brought by natural disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes.

Creating drone networks to save lives

By creating Internet hotspots to provide Wi-Fi access in areas where connections may have been destroyed, electrical engineering professors Yan Wan and Shengli Fu developed a drone-carried Wi-Fi communication system that allows those in disaster areas to reach out to emergency workers or first responders. This technology could be used to save lives in areas too dangerous or inaccessible to humans.

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