2018 News

Drs. Arturo Ayón, Miguel José Yacamán, and Arturo Ponce-Pedraza Recognized at UTSA’s 2018 Innovation Awards
All three were recognized as recipients of issued intellectual property.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Elizabeth Sooby Wood is Leading an $800,000 Department of Energy-Nuclear Energy University Programs Project
Dr. Sooby Wood is collaborating with Dr. Kurt Terrani at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to investigate the oxidation behavior of TRISO particles and a matrix material under a range of atmospheres that incorporate incremental additions of H2O, O2, H2, and CO2 at high temperatures.

Dr. Elizabeth Sooby Wood is the Recipient of a $450,000 Nuclear Regulatory Commission Faculty Development Grant
Dr. Arturo Ayón is the principal investigator and Dr. Sooby Wood's mentor for the award. The purpose of this grant is to expand the capabilities of Dr. Sooby Wood's laboratory, encourage collaboration, and attract high caliber students interested in nuclear materials science.

Dr. Elizabeth Sooby Wood Awarded a $97,769 Industry Subcontract from Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
Dr. Sooby Wood will be synthesizing and testing prototypic nuclear reactor fuel forms. The work is part of a larger campaign lead by the U.S. Department of Energy and industry partners.

Dr. Carlos Monton Awarded NSF Grant to Fabricate and Test 1-Dimensional Systems
The three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) award worth $279,976 will fund the collaborative project with Dr. Ivan Schuller at UC-San Diego
» UTSA Today

Astronomy for Future STEM Teachers Program Held May 14-25
The two-week program provided new and interesting materials that will be useful to teach students in STEM fields. Participants learned about galaxies, dark matter, exoplanets, telescopes, and the future of astronomy. It included fieldtrips to the McDonald Observatory, the Scobee Education Center, and the Witte Museum.
» Event Website

David Cadena Received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based Master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.
» UTSA Today

Arturo Galindo Received Best-in-Show Award at the 2018 Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Showcase
The Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Showcase highlights undergraduate student research and creative endeavors from all disciplines.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Kelly Nash Received the UTSA President's Distinguished Diversity Award
The UTSA University Excellence Awards program honors outstanding UTSA employees who demonstrate excellent work performance.
» UTSA Today

SciCoder Workshop Held March 10-14
The five-day workshop introduced participants to modern programming practices, languages, and tools specifically applicable to scientific research.
» Event Flyer

Dr. Miguel José Yacamán Is the 2018 Edward A. Bouchet Award Recipient
The award promotes the participation of under-represented minorities in physics by identifying and recognizing a distinguished minority physicist who has made significant contributions to physics research.
» American Physics Society  |  UTSA Today

Dr. Chris Packham is Part of the Team Whose Research Reveals the Clearest Infrared Image Yet of the Center of Our Galaxy
The team has published a study that reveals a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy.
» EurekAlert!  |  UTSA Today

Meet a Roadrunner: Postdoctoral Lindsay Fuller
Lindsey perfected her astrophysics expertise as a doctoral student at UTSA, and now she’s exploring the great unknown.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Chris Packham’s Research Collaboration Challenges Existing Models of Black Holes
Dr. Packham and astronomers from the University of Florida have collaborated on a new study that expands the scientific community’s understanding of black holes in our galaxy and the magnetic fields that surround them.
» UTSA Today

Dr. Kelly Nash Selected as an Honoree of San Antonio Business Journal 2018 40 Under 40 Award
40 Under 40 honors young and ambitious rising stars in San Antonio who are leading in their industries while giving back to the community.
» San Antonio Business Journal

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