Kyle Quinn, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Arkansas, has published a review highlighting recent advances in autofluorescence imaging and discussing its role in evaluating cell metabolism.
Obesity is concentrated in “high-risk communities, where residents have limited access to healthy foods, limited open/green space, a lack of quality and accessible health care,” the report states, a so-called “ecology of disadvantage.”
Transportation researchers at the University of Arkansas and their collaborators at five other research institutions will continue to lead the nation in maritime and multimodal transportation research with an additional $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant will be used on a wide range of ongoing research.
Bioethanol is a $1 trillion industry, but advances could make production more efficient and less reliant on food stocks such as corn.
Gary Prinz, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, has received a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development award from the National Science Foundation to develop mathematical models to predict micro-level material fractures in steel alloys made by additive manufacturing, popularly referred to as 3-D printing. The research could lead to building components that are better able to resist the damaging effects of earthquakes.
Tim Muldoon, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program award from the National Science Foundation to continue his work on an endoscopic probe that can be used in colonoscopies. The device is intended to provide superior images of living tissue within the gastrointestinal tract and other structures.
Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have moved closer to developing an alternative method of detecting and possibly treating breast cancer. The researchers work with pulsed, terahertz imaging, a type of electromagnetic radiation technology previously used to find land mines. They adapted the technology to detect tumors and provide highly specific images.
Researchers from the University of Arkansas’ Terrorism Research Center are using Risk Terrain Modeling to investigate links between terrorism events and their precursors.
U of A engineering and agriculture faculty are working with the National Cattleman’s Beef Association to identify practices that will increase efficiency and sustainability in the beef industry.
A new study by geologists at the University of Arkansas provides a new framework for assessing why and where river deltas branch and will help government agencies plan for sustainable development in environmentally sensitive areas.
U of A faculty member Er-Gene Kahng, along with the Arkansas Philharmonic Orchesta, will debut a previously unknown violin concerto by African-American composer Florence Price in honor of Black History Month. The concerto will also be released on CD by Albany Records Feb. 1.
Last week’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Puebla, Mexico, killed and injured hundreds of people and caused widespread damage to structures in Mexico City. Civil engineering professor Clint Wood, a geotechnical-engineering specialist, will travel to Mexico City this week to study the earthquake’s impact on buildings and infrastructure in the area.