Exceptional Faculty and Research

Learn from the Best

1,600 Faculty Experts

Distinguished scholars, researchers and artists who are widely recognized in their field for excellence and mentorship:

  • More than 70 Fulbright Scholars
  • 13 National Science Foundation CAREER award winners
  • 12 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement awards
  • 8 Grammy and Emmy Award winners and nominees
  • 6 members of National Academies, including Engineering, Sciences and Inventors

Research in Action

Join our family of award-winning innovators. At UNT, you’ll have access to top resources, facilities and industry-changing interdisciplinary research. From developing powerful educational technology through the NetDragon Digital Research Centre to engineering crops that treat neurological disorders through the BioDiscovery Institute, your opportunities to change the world are limitless.

Tier One research university

23 Research Centers and Institutes

Center for Play Therapy
The largest play therapy training program in the world, attracting graduate students from all 50 states as well as Canada, Mexico, China and other countries

Castleberry Peace Institute
The only peace science regional institute in the southern U.S.

Murphy Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
UNT’s new sustainable business platform and startup incubator, connecting entrepreneurial ventures with industry leaders and corporate partners


Collaborative Research, Collective Benefit

Studying AIR POLLUTANT EFFECTS on cardiovascular disease and obesity
» Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology

Using BIG DATA ANALYSIS and logistics research to support a sustainable global economy
» Marketing, Logistics and Operations Management, Computer Science and Engineering

Combining ARTS AND SCIENCE by photographing bird feathers to measure biomonitors
» Geography, Photography, Biology

Join Our Standout Students

Melissa Collini

Christopher Haney, M.S. student, Engineering Technology
As a researcher in UNT’s Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing, he was chosen for a new study abroad experience in 3D printing and zero waste manufacturing methods in which he’s exploring biomimetic walking surfaces that reduce risk of injury and improve safety .

Shanshan Ma, Ph.D. student, Learning Technologies
One of six finalists in the Ed Tech Ascend competition sponsored by the U . S .-China Smart Education Conference in 2019, she’s creating an app that will develop critical thinking skills in school-aged children


José Torres-Ramos, Ph.D. student, Ethnomusicology
Winner of the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, he’s researching mariachi and masculinity in performance in Mexico .

State-Of-Art Facilities, Including

Business Leadership Building

Certified LEED Gold for sustainability and home to the Jim McNatt Institute for Logistics Research and the Complex Logistics Systems Laboratory, among others

Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing

Newly established with $10 million in funding from the Texas Legislature, and part of one of the nation's most advanced university research facilities for materials processing and additive manufacturing

Assistantships and Fellowships

The graduate school and individual departments offer thousands of options to teach or complete research with faculty members.

Learn more about resources for teaching and research excellence.