Dr. Miguel F. Acevedo

Saving the world's water

UNT research is leading international efforts to save the world's water. Focused on turning brackish water into water suitable for irrigation for farmers, UNT researcher Dr. Miguel F. Acevedo is leading an international team to help solve worldwide problems of food security and lack of drinking water. One of only three teams worldwide selected in April at the Desal Prize competition, UNT now will put its solution to work in a pilot implementation.


Creating industry field tools

Creating industry field tools

Environmental scientists and crime investigators now can more readily collect data on the spot, in real time. Dr. Guido Verbeck, an associate professor of chemistry, has created yet another "real-world" solution. His portable "lab" supports chemical analysis in the field, and it easily fits onto vehicles. Verbeck is on a roll. He previously created solutions for companies, including Inficon and 1st Detect.

Engineering solutions

Engineering solutions

The fastest growing college at UNT? The College of Engineering. The college is establishing itself as a pacesetter with cutting-edge facilities, faculty who are pioneering technologies and students who have the opportunity to work with corporations to solve industry problems. The college is tackling everything from new electrical engineering standards to the development of better, safer construction materials. And if that weren't enough, the college's computer science degree now is ranked fourth in the nation as a "top return on investment" by PayScale.com. Watch a short video.


Research Spotlight
Replenishing quail populations
Replenishing quail populations

Bountiful rains are great for lakes and crops. The rains also are great for northern bobwhite quail populations. The North Texas region’s quail population is getting a boost this spring as rains and milder weather typically lead to an increase in quail reproduction. Quail are popular in Texas, and with the game bird population decreasing 80 percent since 1966, Dr. Kelly Reyna, executive director of UNT Quail, is working to find solutions to preserve quail.


Demonstrating business savvy
Demonstrating business savvy

The spring 2015 Northwestern Mutual Integrated Business Case Competition is complete, and three UNT College of Business teams won cash prizes. UNT student teams created winning solutions for a hypothetical corporate challenge at IBM.


The catwalk featured many exciting fashion designs during UNT's ArtWear 2015
Catwalk worthy
Chic and edgy designs. The catwalk featured many exciting fashion designs during UNT's ArtWear 2015. As usual, UNT's nationally-recognized fashion design program dazzled the Dallas-Fort Worth community. This year's show was sponsored by Neiman Marcus. A 30-year tradition, ArtWear features the designs of graduating seniors. Graduates have gone on to work on to work in fashion houses such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Nicole Miller and Monique Lhuillier, among others.


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