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ADM Program Director, Associate Professor - Apparel Design and Manufacturing, College of Human Sciences

Su-Jeong Hwang Shin partnered with RPS Solutions to design coveralls for Halliburton. Creating specialized clothing for groups with specialized needs is nothing new for Su-Jeong Hwang Shin. she led a research team, including Department of Design associate professor Kristi Gaines and undergraduate research assistants, that developed clothing for children with autism spectrum disorder.  More...

Employee photo: Su-Jeong Hwang Shin Ph.D. Associate Professor - ADM Program Director


Horn Professor and John R. Bradford Chair in Engineering - Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering

Horn Professor Greg McKenna received a $345,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to research ring molecules. Greg has received a three-year, $345,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science to study ring molecules in the hope of producing more fuel-efficient tires in the future.  More...

Employee photo: Greg McKenna Ph.D. - Horn Professor


Associate Professor - Department of Geosciences

Many in the online media have reacted to the recent publication of a study in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, which shows that Apollo astronauts' activity likely contributed to slight, local lunar surface warming. One of the study's lead researchers would like to clear up misunderstandings that have resulted, particularly in light of the millions of views these reports have since received.   More...

Employee photo: Seiichi Nagihara, Associate Professor - Geophysics

Jungkyu (Jay) Kim, PH.D.

Assistant Professor - Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
Adjunct Professor - School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Dr. Kim collaborated with Dr. Ted Reid, a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences in the School of Medicine, to develop an artificial, human cornea-on-a-chip. The findings were recently published in the Royal Society of Chemistry's scientific journal, "Lab on a Chip."  More...

Employee photo: Jungkyu (Jay) Kim, Assistant Professor - Mechanical Engineering