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Master of adaptation

November 4, 2019

Ronit Freeman’s research crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and has potential applications in diagnostics, drug delivery and more.

A Leading Research Institution

November 4, 2019

University Research Week, November 4-8, is an annual celebration of Carolina’s research excellence and an effort to increase participation by students, of all levels, in research activity. Through lectures, workshops, lab tours, and more, the campus community will become more familiar with our world-class research and the strategic initiatives that make Carolina one of the top research institutions in the world.

Legant named 2019 Packard Fellow

October 16, 2019

Wesley Legant of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the UNC School of Medicine is one of 22 early-career scientists and engineers who will each receive $875,000 over five years from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to pursue their research.

Research UNCovered: Eleftheria “Ria” Kontou

September 4, 2019

Eleftheria “Ria” Kontou is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of City and Regional Planning. She uses transportation models to uncover whether ride-sourcing platforms like Uber and Lyft affect city road crashes, injuries, fatalities, and DUI rates to help urban planners identify solutions for safe, efficient mobility.

Augmented Health Care

April 18, 2019

Henry Fuchs is always looking 20 years ahead, and two decades from now the computer scientist thinks augmented-reality eyeglasses will be the norm. Fuchs and his team of students and colleagues are developing an augmented-reality program to aid in laparoscopic surgery training and, maybe one day, revolutionize minimally invasive surgery.

The Survivors

January 9, 2019

Heat-resistant. Cold-weather tough. Outer space savvy. If anything, tardigrades are survivors above all else. But what makes them so resilient? Thomas Boothby strives to figure that out and discover how these microscopic animals can be used to preserve biological samples … Continued

Ready, Set, Brake

November 29, 2018

While autonomous vehicles begin to appear on roadways, gaps in knowledge are blocking the way to their full integration. Researchers at UNC are asking the tough questions to ensure that the driverless car picking you up will be safe for passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians alike.