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What’s Happening

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Aug. 3, 2022

Newly published research builds on team’s landmark 2020 discovery of a room-temperature superconductor by replicating results with even greater efficiency. 

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Aug. 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

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Jul. 26, 2022

Scholarships and career-readiness support help talented students succeed at UNLV and beyond.

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Jul. 11, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV experts who made headlines locally, nationally, and around the world.

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Jul. 7, 2022

Qiang Zhu receives NSF CAREER Award for his work to guide the development of organic materials important to energy and memory storage.

 

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Jun. 23, 2022

Here's how UNLV's radiochemistry program is building a diverse workforce for the nation's nuclear energy sector.

 

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In the News

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Aug. 4, 2022
Those seeking a dystopian postcard for the effects of long-term megadrought and human-caused climate change will find a dandy at Lake Mead.
Science Mag
Aug. 4, 2022
Less than two years after shocking the science world with the discovery of a material capable of room-temperature superconductivity, a team of UNLV physicists has upped the ante once again by reproducing the feat at the lowest pressure ever recorded.
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Aug. 3, 2022
Less than two years after shocking the science world with the discovery of a material capable of room-temperature superconductivity, a team of UNLV physicists has upped the ante once again by reproducing the feat at the lowest pressure ever recorded.

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Accomplishments

Jul. 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…
Jul. 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…

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Experts

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Associate Professor of Geoscience

An expert in planetary science, igneous petrology, and Martian geology.

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Professor, Life Sciences

Brian Hedlund in an expert in microbial ecology at high temperatures, biofuels and genomics. 

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Research Professor, Office of the Vice President for Research

An expert in climate resilience and sustainability.

 

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