Tier One Talent

The research that can be undertaken with Tier One resources offers an institution the chance to pursue important, even ground-breaking work. Meanwhile, professors and students alike are already forging a path to a bright future that includes using science and engineering to forge new discoveries.

Walter VoitResearcher Hopes to Improve Prosthetics with $1 Million Award

Dr. Walter Voit, assistant professor of materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas, has been awarded $1 million to create medical devices that will lead to greater control of prosthetics in wounded soldiers.  read more


UT Dallas Scientists to Work on NASA Weather Mission

Ion Velocity MeterDr. Rod Heelis, director of UT Dallas’ William B. Hanson Center for Space Sciences, and his colleagues recently were chosen to design and build an experiment that will fly onboard a new NASA satellite mission called the Ionospheric Connection Explorer. read more


Anxiety Disorders Study Receives $423K Grant

Dr. McIntyre-Rodriguez and Dr. KroenerTwo Behavioral and Brain Science faculty members are studying the mechanisms behind a proposed new treatment for anxiety disorders. The National Institute of Mental Health grant will provide $423,000 to Dr. Christa McIntyre-Rodriguez and Dr. Sven Kroener to fund their research. read more


‘Robojelly’ Draws Inspiration From Under the Sea
Dr. Yonas Tadasse

Dr. Yonas Tadasse, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UT Dallas, is working on a team that has created an undersea vehicle inspired by the common jellyfish. The underwater robot runs on renewable energy and could be used in ocean rescue missions. read more

Team Creates Powerful Muscles From Fishing Line

Nanomuscle experimentAn international team led by The University of Texas at Dallas has discovered that ordinary fishing line and sewing thread can be cheaply converted to powerful artificial muscles.The new muscles can lift 100 times more weight and generate 100 times higher mechanical power than a human muscle of the same length and weight. read more


Prof Working on Wearable Computers to Monitor Health

Chip invented by Dr. Roozbez JafariDr. Roozbeh Jafari is developing wearable wireless computers that are about the size of a button. These systems can be easily worn on the body, opening possibilities to improved health monitoring for the elderly and more. read more


UT Dallas Trial Results Positive for Tinnitus Sufferers

VNS FigureUT Dallas researchers have demonstrated that treating tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, using vagus nerve stimulation-tone therapy is safe and brought significant improvement to some of the participants in a small clinical trial. The new method pairs vagus nerve stimulation with auditory tones to relieve symptoms. read more


Chips Could Help Cellphones See Through Walls
Dr. Kenneth O

A UT Dallas team has designed an imager chip that could turn mobile phones into devices that can see through walls, wood, plastics, paper and other objects by tapping the power of the terahertz range of the spectrum. read more