Research News

See the latest news about discoveries, inventions, designs and scholarly achievements at UT Dallas – breakthroughs that are taking the University toward its goal of becoming one of the nation’s best public research universities.

Bioengineers Develop Quick, Saliva-Based Detection Test for Marijuana

A research team led by Dr. Shalini Prasad created a sensor that uses saliva to rapidly report — within one minute — a subject’s level of THC, the psychoactive component in marijuana. read more

Scientists Uncover Cool, New Technological Twist for Refrigeration

Ray Baughman An international team of researchers led by Dr. Ray Baughman found that by untwisting supercoiled fibers they can decrease surface temperatures of the materials. read more

Physicists Shine Light on Properties of Potential Solar Cell Material

Researchers altered the understanding of the fundamental properties of perovskite crystals, a class of materials with great potential as light emitters and solar cells. read more

Center for Values Project Puts Student Lab Experience Under Microscope

The Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study how learning and mentoring occurs in a research lab. read more

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