Awards Posts

January 25th, 2023

2022 Research Day Poster Competition

On October 14th 2022, the Office of Research celebrated the 2022 Research Day Poster Competition. UTD graduate students from a variety of disciplines were nominated by faculty and showcased their graduate poster for attendees to vote on. First place winner Nursadul Mamun, second place winner Yalini Wijesundara (not pictured) and third place winner Satwik Dutta, …read more

December 6th, 2022

Dr. Chadwin Delin Young awarded nearly $400,000 from the NSF.

Dr. Chadwin Delin Young has been awarded $389,870 from the National Science Foundation for his REU Site: Electronic Materials Evaluation Research for Greater Exposure to Future Technology Careers (EMERGE). This REU will establish an engaging exploration into the research methods for the evaluation and fundamental understanding of electronic materials and devices for use in energy, …read more

November 22nd, 2022

Dr. Stefano Leonardi receives nearly $400,000 from the NSF

Dr. Stefano Leonardi has received $391,703 from the National Science Foundation for his REU site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Wind Energy Systems. Undergraduate students will engage in a variety of projects that lead to a greater understanding of wind energy systems and their competitive design. This includes seeking to uncover the impact of turbulence …read more

November 14th, 2022

Fall 2022 HSR HIVE Recipient: Hyun-Woong Kim

The Human Subjects Research Office is pleased to announce that Hyun-Woong Kim, member of the Speech, Language, Music (SLAM) Lab, has been selected as the recipient of the Fall 2022 HIVE Award!   Mr. Kim is currently a graduate student in the Cognition and Neuroscience PhD program with a Master’s degree in Psychology from Korea …read more

November 8th, 2022

Dr. Crystal Engineer awarded $400,000 from the Eagles Autism Foundation

Dr. Crystal Engineer has been awarded $400,000 from the Eagles Autism Foundation for her research Restoring Auditory Processing in a Rat Model of Rett Syndrome. The objective of this proposal is to determine whether auditory training paired with neuromodulator release can reverse the neural and behavioral auditory processing deficits observed in heterozygous Mecp2 rats.

October 25th, 2022

Dr. Julia Wan-Ping Hsu earns nearly $500,000 from the NSF

Dr. Julia Wan-Ping Hsu has received $482,831 for her research BRITE Pivot: Machine Learning Accelerated Optimization of Flash Lamp Processed Thin-films for Flexible Optoelectronic Applications from the NSF. This project investigates the use of light from a flash lamp instead of furnace heating for thin film processing and adopts machine learning approaches to accelerate process …read more

September 27th, 2022

Dr. Justin Ruths lands over $500,000 from the NSF

Dr. Justin Ruths has received $521,374 from the National Science Foundation for his research CAREER: Going Beyond Linear Models for Attack Detection and Defense in Control Systems. This project will contribute new knowledge related to the security of automation and control systems. This award supports fundamental research for the development of detectors that aptly recognize, …read more

September 13th, 2022

Dr. Wei Yang receives over $500,000 from the NSF

Dr. Wei Yang has received $527,130 from the National Science Foundation for his research CAREER: Enhancing Deep-Learning-based Code Analyses via Human Intelligence. The broad goal of this proposal is to design a general framework that improves deep-learning models’ handling of input programs by incorporating human intelligence. Specifically, two main issues are faced by existing deep-learning …read more

August 30th, 2022

Dr. Millie Rincón-Cortés awarded over $600,000 from the NIH

Dr. Millie Rincón-Cortés has been awarded $642,500 from the National Institutes of Health for her research on Environmental Modulation of Maternal Behavior and Mesolimbic DA Function. This application will examine the impact of postpartum adversity on motivated maternal behaviors and mesolimbic dopamine function in the rat dam by employing an integrated approach.

August 16th, 2022

Dr. Jung-Mo Ahn earns over $950,000 from UTHSCSA

Dr. Jung-Mo Ahn has received $956,625 from The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio for his research on Enhancing Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in Ovarian Cancer. His team has identified a new molecular target protein for treating multiple cancers that have been challenging to kill, and developed novel molecules for stopping the protein and inhibiting …read more