2023 Electrochemical Society’s Nanocarbons Division Robert C. Haddon Research Award

Congratulations Professor Francis D'Souza for being selected as the winner of the 2023 Electrochemical Society’s Nanocarbons Division Robert C. Haddon Research Award. This honor is in recognition of Dr. D’Souza’s work in advancing the knowledge of nanocarbon materials built on supramolecular principles for the fundamental understanding of the process of light-induced charge-separation to building light energy harvesting devices from fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene. Formal recognition of this honor will take place during the 243rd Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in May 2023.

Dr. Francis D’Souza Receives 2022 UNT Research Leadership Award

Chemistry professor Dr. Francis D'Souza has been named the recipient of the 2022 UNT Research Leadership Award by the UNT Division of Research & Innovation. The award will be presented to Dr. D'Souza at the Salute to Faculty Excellence awards dinner and celebration on April 21, 2022.

According to the website, this award is given to "a full-time University faculty member whose research excellence and leadership at UNT has made substantial contribution to their respective discipline and achieved national and/or international recognition."

Next generation nuclear power

Next-generation nuclear power plants have the potential to address future energy needs and the global climate crisis. Designed to be more efficient and safer than traditional nuclear reactors, these new reactors will operate at higher temperatures and use alternate cooling methods. Proposed designs using molten salt instead of water to cool the reactor show some of the most promise.

New equipment could reshape the future of high entropy alloys

A new $250,000 grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) will allow UNT materials scientists to delve deeper into the world of High Entropy Alloys (HEAs).

Rajarshi Banerjee, a University Regents Professor and Presidential Professor, and Rajiv Mishra, a University Distinguished Research Professor, believe a custom-built casting system will give them the ability to screen a large number of compositions of HEAs in a more efficient and cost-effective manner.