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In a Texas First, UT Arlington Team Is Using Plastics To Repair Roads

by | Feb 8, 2023
"One word: plastics." That's the famous career advice from the movie The Graduate. A professor at UT Arlington must have gotten the same message, because 56 years later he's making history by using plastics to repair and stabilize roadways in the DFW area. Dr. Sahadat Hossain—a UTA civil engineering professor and director of the school's Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability—got a grant of around $950,000 from the Dallas district of the Texas Department of Transportation to achieve the first use of “plastic road” material in Texas. The project will begin with work on roads near Kaufman, southeast of Dallas.
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The Last Word: UTA’s Maria Konsta-Gdoutos on Getting a $1.5M NSF Grant to Turn Concrete Into a Clean Source of Energy
Konsta-Gdoutos is exploring a way to turn one of the world's biggest polluters—concrete, which accounts for at least 8% of global energy-related CO2 emissions—into a source of clean, renewable energy. “We will pioneer TE-CO2NCRETE, a thermoelectric carbon-neutral concrete, that will exhibit a high carbon dioxide uptake potential and storage capacity,” Konsta-Gdoutos said in a statement. “Engineering the nanostructure of concrete also will allow the material to capture thermal energy from the surroundings and convert it into usable electrical energy, leading to the development of a novel technology for renewable electricity and higher efficiency power source.”
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The Last Word: UT Arlington’s Yi Hong on Landing $400K to Develop New ‘Bioactive Materials’ for Heart Research
Hong has received the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association, receiving $400,000 in research funding support for five years. The award is given to established investigators in rapid growth phases of their careers, whose accomplishments continue to show promise. Hong's promise centers around his research on new "bioactive materials" to mimic the natural state of a body for heart research. That's important because cardiovascular disease remains the world's No.1 killer in the world, claiming nearly 18 million lives per year, UT Arlington says.
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The Last Word: UTA’s Allison Sullivan on Winning a $490K NSF Grant for Her Software Update Study
Sullivan, an assistant professor in the Computer Science and Engineering department at UT Arlington, was recently awarded a three-year, $490,000 grant from the National Science Foundation "to explore testing software updates without testing unchanged parts of the code."
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UT Arlington, Texas A&M Partner to Advance Aerospace Manufacturing in Texas

by | Aug 11, 2022
From Lockheed Martin to NASA to SpaceX, Texas is a hotbed of aerospace activity. Now UT Arlington and Texas A&M want to make that hotbed even hotter—by collaborating to advance the state's aerospace defense manufacturing community.
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Blackstone LaunchPad Blasts Off at UT Arlington
by | May 11, 2022
The program enables student entrepreneurs to earn national recognition and startup resources through a national network. Here's a look at several innovations students have developed within the program—from 3D-printed rock-climbing grips to autonomous drone software and more.
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The UTA team includes, from left, Alexandra Hansard, Sanjay Gokhale, and George Alexandrakis.
UTA Team Develops Device That Can ‘Read the Blood Through the Skin’
by | Nov 2, 2021
The noninvasive technology—developed in collaboration with Austin-based Shani Biotechnologies—may enable real-time monitoring of vital blood parameters like hemoglobin, without taking blood samples or using expensive equipment. It could be especially useful for monitoring people of color, helping to close racial disparities in health care diagnostics.
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Meet the Six UT Arlington Student Startups Awarded $85K at the Maverick Entrepreneur Program and Award Fund’s MavPitch Competition
by | Sep 1, 2021
Established by an anonymous alumnus to encourage UT Arlington students to explore their business ideas, the Maverick Entrepreneur Program and Award Fund is one of the few student-focused entrepreneurship programs in the country that awards these levels of cash funding to assist emerging startups.
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Fasten Your Seatbelts: Arlington Launches First On-Demand Public Self-Driving Shuttle Service

by | Mar 23, 2021
The City of Arlington has partnered with Via, May Mobility, and UT Arlington to launch the RAPID pilot program, the first autonomous driving shuttle initiative to integrate with an existing public transportation service.
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Discovery: UTD Creates Virtual Reality ‘Patients’ for Med Students, UTA Professor Leads Upgrade of Large Hadron Collider
by | Feb 14, 2020
In this weekly roundup of research and development activity in North Texas, you'll also find out abut a University of North Texas professor researching how very young children see their world through photography.
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DFW Universities Rank Among Nation’s Top Online Educational Programs
by | Jan 31, 2020
North Texas universities ranked in the U.S. News & World Report's top 100 online educational programs in multiple categories.
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First-Of-Its-Kind Event Aims to Connect The North Texas Life Science Community
by | Apr 23, 2019
Don't miss the North Texas Life Science Career Symposium taking place tonight at the Community Beer Company in Dallas.
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Discovery: E-Whiskers May Lead to Electronic Human Skin, $750K Grant to Fund Neutrino Research

by | Jun 29, 2018
Also, a collaborative study looks at how important exercise is to good health for those diagnosed with depression. Here are some of the research projects underway in North Texas aimed at making our lives better.
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Fort Worth Startup Harnessing Nanotech to Increase Crop Yields
by | Jun 20, 2018
SolGro's special greenhouse material uses nanotechnology to convert incoming sunlight from all colors of the spectrum into red and blue light.
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Applications Open for Fort Worth Business Contest Awarding $50K in Cash, Services
by | May 9, 2018
The eighth annual competition will allow Tarrant County companies to present developing or pre-existing business plans. The deadline to apply is June 15.
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Discovery: Your Opinion of Your Memory Could Help You, Wearable Fitness Trackers May Aid Cancer Assessments
by | May 4, 2018
Plus, local researchers are looking into how ovarian hormones and blood cholesterol may affect cardiovascular health. Find out more in the weekly roundup of research and development in Dallas-Fort Worth.
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