Accomplishments: College of Sciences

October 3, 2022
Junggab Son (Computer Science) was the corresponding author for the paper, "3-Multi Ranked Searchable Encryption with Enhanced Security in Cloud Computing," which has been published in the Digital Communications and Networks journal (IF=6.348). 
September 14, 2022
Seungman Park (Mechanical Engineering) received the prestigious NIH Career Award (NIA K25 Mentored Quantitative Research Career Development Award). This five-year grant supports Park’s ongoing research to investigate the relation between tissue viscoelasticity and tumor progression in aging tissues. Park is currently an assistant professor in the…
September 7, 2022
Edward Huynh and Keoni Castellano (both Mathematical Sciences) recently published their work, "Remarks on the Preservation and Breaking of Translational Symmetry for a Class of ODEs," to the journal, Examples and Counterexamples. They studied a particular class of boundary value problems with periodic boundary conditions and proved that the…
September 5, 2022
Bowen Liu (Mathematical Sciences) published an article titled, "Impact of COVID-19 on college students at one of the most diverse campuses in the USA: a factor analysis of survey data," in BMJ Open. He and his team conducted a university-level survey study on UNLV students, which is the first study that assessed the perceived stress of university…
September 1, 2022
Simon Jowitt and Brian McNulty (Geoscience) recently published a paper in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews on critical metals – often discarded as a byproduct of mining operations – that are vital components in the global push for low-carbon energy generation, storage, and transport. Researchers explored the current global supply and…
August 24, 2022
Kelly Tseng (Life Sciences) was awarded a four-year $747,500 National Institutes of Health grant titled, "Regulation of Eye Regrowth in Xenopus laevis." The goal of this grant is to understand the mechanisms of eye regeneration. She was also awarded a Research Infrastructure grant from the Nevada NASA Space Grant Consortium to study the role of…
August 19, 2022
Bowen Liu and Malwane M.A. Ananda (both Mathematical Sciences) published an article titled, "A Generalized Family of Exponentiated Composite Distributions" in Mathematics. This paper proposed a new family of distributions. Two special models within this family were introduced, and both models demonstrated great performance when fitting to…
August 16, 2022
Cory Rusinek (Chemistry and Biochemistry) was awarded $315,000 from Batelle Savannah River Alliance, LLC for his project titled, "Long-term monitoring of pertechnetate and other radionuclides in groundwater using passive sampling and a novel elecrochemical sensor." The funding comes from the Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP…
July 28, 2022
Harry Jang (Chemistry and Biochemistry) has been awarded a prize in the Innovations in Nuclear Technology R&D Awards sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, office of nuclear fuel and supply chain. Jang's award is in the Competition for Students at Universities with Less than $600 Million in 2020 R&D Expenditures. His award-winning…
July 26, 2022
Art Gelis, Dan Koury, and Kelly Seeley (all Chemistry and Biochemistry) recently were published in JACS, the Journal of the American Chemical Society for their work, "Transuranium Sulfide via the Boron Chalcogen Mixture Method and Reversible Water Uptake in the NaCuTS3 Family." This research, in collaboration with University of Columbia, South…
July 21, 2022
Kelly Tseng, (Life Sciences) is the recipient of a new sponsored research program with Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, a clinical-stage biotechnology company. The project is to investigate and characterize the effects of Provectus' drug product on vertebrate tissue regeneration and repair.
July 20, 2022
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Economics, Chemistry) recently had her research on Twitter posts featured in a Las Vegas Review-Journal story and on a City Cast Las Vegas podcast episode. She collects and studies varying public responses on Twitter that occur after a mass shooting. After reviewing tweets responding…