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Research News - June 2019

Taehee Lee applies a blower to the desert dirt.

Startup Licenses UA-Engineered Solutions to Control Dust in a Dry World

Using technology developed by a UA engineer, startup Clean Earth Tech plans to provide a novel solution to a common problem in arid climates: air pollution caused by dry air and blowing dust.
A multicar accident on a dusty roadside

Road Runner: UA Students' Tool Could Be Key Part in Dust Storm Research

Mechanical engineering student Ruby O'Brien-Metzger is part of a team of scientists researching what soil types and wind conditions cause blowing dust.
A man holds up a small 3D-printed black sphere in one hand, a penny in the other. The sphere is only about 3 times the size of the penny.

Self-Driving Could Get a Big Boost If This Automotive Radar Startup Is on the Right Track

A product developed by electrical and computer engineer Hao Xin could speed the development of driverless technology.
Dirt explosion

Team Uses 'Magic' Microbes, Chemical Processes to Render Toxic Explosives Harmless

With $1.7 million in DOD funding, UA engineers and scientists are developing game-changing chemical reaction processes and biodegradation methods to quickly and easily decontaminate soil and water.
Bradley Williams in a white safety suit in front of a spacecraft.

Flinn-Brown Fellow Blends Aerospace Aspirations, Political Practicality

Engineering alumnus and UA employee started his deep space journey at 10, viewing command of the Mars Polar Lander’s failed descent. Now he’s extending his problem-solving skills behind the scenes.
Tosiron Adegbija stands at a whiteboard with a diagram of computer memory caching written on it in black marker

NSF Early Career Award Winner Is Caching In on More Memory

UA electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Tosiron Adegbija will use $500,000 to make computers more energy-efficient and conduct STEM outreach.