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Research News - February 2022

Four people stand in front of a large red and blue telescope.

UA Students Confirm Errant Rocket's Chinese Origin, Track Lunar Collision Course

Students studying the object's composition confirmed that it is most likely a Chinese booster and not a SpaceX booster, as previously reported.
Front of the Old Engineering Building

Stanley Pau, Judith Su Named to the National Academy of Inventors

Engineering professors recognized for achievements in fiber optic switching and high-tech optical sensors.
Roberto Furfaro and Vishnu Reddy stand in front of a piece of telescope equipment, a cylinder about 3-4 feet in diameter.

$7.5M Effort Seeks to Prevent Lunar Traffic Jams

University of Arizona researchers are developing ways to detect, characterize and track objects in cislunar space, or the space between Earth and the moon.
Nisha Rajakrishna and Collin Preszler in the background. Collin is holding up a black prosthetic arm in the foreground.

Biomedical Engineering Students Build Neuroprosthetic Arm

With funding from the W.A. Franke Honors College, the two developed a concept and built a prototype.
Betsy Cntwell on a construction site, wearing a white hard hat with a Block A logo. She is smiling and holding the bill of the hat.

Building for Research: A Conversation With Betsy Cantwell

The senior vice president for research and innovation, also a professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, on the role the Applied Research Building plays in the university's research puzzle.