Accomplishments: College of Sciences

February 1, 2023
The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration announced the establishment of a $25 million cooperative agreement with a University of Florida-led consortium of 16 universities for research in topical areas relevant to nuclear forensics. This long-term investment will support the consortium at $5 million per year for five…
January 24, 2023
Monika Neda and Jorge Reyes (both Mathematical Sciences) co-authored a publication with colleagues Leo Rebholz (Clemson), Sean Ingimarson (Clemson), and An Vu (U of Houston) titled, "Improved long time accuracy for projection methods for Navier-Stokes equations using EMAC formulation," in the International Journal of Numerical Analysis &…
January 12, 2023
Pejmon Sadri (Mathematical Sciences) recently published a paper titled, "Lessons From Gathering of Crop Production Statistics in India: A Comparison of Methods Used Before and After the Bengal Famine of 1943 – 1944," in the Journal of Applied Statistics and Machine Learning.
January 9, 2023
Tashauna Stewart (Business), Morgan Maunakea (Sciences), Maria Aladjova (Health Sciences), Al Hastings (Honors College), and Tiffany Schmier (Academic Success Center) are the winners of the 2022-23 UNLV Academic Advising Awards presented by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and the Academic Advising Council Leadership Team…
January 2, 2023
A research article by Ph.D. candidate Joel Castillo, his advisor and program director Artem Gelis (both Radiochemistry), and collaborators from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory was recently published in Inorganic Chemistry. The article, "Multiplicity of Th(IV) and U(VI) HEH[EHP] Chelates at Low Temperatures from Concentrated Nitric Acid…
December 12, 2022
Each year during the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, OUR recognizes and honors UNLV undergraduate researchers who demonstrate and exemplify excellence in research. OUR awards one undergraduate researcher in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (AHS) and one undergraduate researcher in Health and…
December 7, 2022
Art Gelis, Ken Czerwinski, and Dan Koury (Radiochemistry) have been notified that their proposal, "Research Traineeship for Nuclear Forensics," has been selected for a Nuclear Forensics Research Award from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office. The $1,395,000 award, which is expected to start in…
November 17, 2022
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Chemistry) was invited and participated in a workshop hosted by the US-EU Trade and Technology Council to discuss Russian disinformation in Africa and Latin America. Blankenship has appeared in the media numerous times discussing disinformation and misinformation, and has published…
November 16, 2022
Hyunhwa "Henna" Lee (Nursing) presented a paper at the 2022 International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) World Congress on Nov. 12, 2022. Her paper is titled, "Cognitive-Psychological Functioning and Saliva MicroRNA Expression after Home-based Dual-Task Exercise in Asians and Pacific Islanders with History of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury."…
November 16, 2022
Hui Zhang and Hong Sun’s (both Chemistry and Biochemistry) biochemistry laboratories recently published a research article titled “The Assembly of Mammalian SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodeling Complexes is Regulated by Lysine-Methylation Dependent Proteolysis,” in Nature Communications. This research revealed for the first time how the mammalian SWI/SNF…
November 7, 2022
Krishnakumar Nangeelil, Peter Dimpfl, Zaijing Sun (all Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences), Shichun Huang (currently faculty at UTK, a former member of the department of geosciences at UNLV), and Mayir Mamtimin (Halliburton) published an article titled, "Preliminary Study on Forgery Identification of Hetian Jade with Instrumental Neutron…
October 31, 2022
UNLV researchers Pedro Santos-Florez, Byungkyun Kang, and Qiang Zhu (all Physics and Astronomy) recently published a paper, "Size-Dependent Nucleation in Crystal Phase Transition from Machine Learning Metadynamics," in the journal Physical Review Letter (PRL). This work has also been featured in the cover of the latest issue of PRL. In addition to…