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OU Researcher Unveils Book of Oklahoma’s Ghost Towns

May 13, 2024

Ghost towns have fascinated Jeffrey Schmidt, an associate professor of marketing and innovation at the University of Oklahoma, since the late 1990s. Now, after four years of academic research and road trips across the state, he has published Here Today: Oklahoma’s Ghost Towns, Vanishing Towns, and Towns Persisting against the Odds – a book that examines 100 interesting towns from the panhandle to the Red River.

Saroj Karki, Hanping Ding, and Shuanglin Zheng together in their laboratory.

New Study Finds Carbon-free Approach for Methane Transformation

May 08, 2024

A recent study, led by University of Oklahoma researcher Hanping Ding, Ph.D., has revealed a new way to convert methane into hydrogen and benzene, a finding that could reduce carbon emissions produced during chemical manufacturing.

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May 13, 2024

OU Researcher Unveils Book of Oklahoma’s Ghost Towns

Ghost towns have fascinated Jeffrey Schmidt, an associate professor of marketing and innovation at the University of Oklahoma, since the late 1990s. Now, after four years of academic research and road trips across the state, he has published Here Today: Oklahoma’s Ghost Towns, Vanishing Towns, and Towns Persisting against the Odds – a book that examines 100 interesting towns from the panhandle to the Red River.


May 08, 2024

New Study Finds Carbon-free Approach for Methane Transformation

A recent study, led by University of Oklahoma researcher Hanping Ding, Ph.D., has revealed a new way to convert methane into hydrogen and benzene, a finding that could reduce carbon emissions produced during chemical manufacturing.


May 06, 2024

Zhou Elected to International Academic Academy

Jizhong Zhou, Ph.D., George Lynn Cross Research Professor and Presidential Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Oklahoma, has been elected to Academia Europaea as one of the 365 elected eminent scholars in 2024. This election is another on a long list of accolades for Zhou, one of OU’s most prominent scientists, demonstrating his international impact and reputation.


May 06, 2024

FAA Taps OU Psychologists to Study Air Traffic Controller Training

Researchers at the University of Oklahoma have received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Aviation Administration to examine and offer suggestions about the training U.S. air traffic controllers receive during their classroom, simulation and field-training learning experiences.


April 30, 2024

Machine Learning for Maternal Health: OU Engineer Receives NSF CAREER Award for Preeclampsia Study

Talayeh Razzaghi, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, has won a National Science Foundation award to develop a machine learning-based system for early preeclampsia detection in underserved populations. Preeclampsia, a serious pregnancy complication, affects 8-10% of U.S. pregnancies annually.


April 29, 2024

Understanding Disaster Response: NSF CAREER Award Supports OU Engineer’s Research on Information Sharing

Arif Sadri, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, has received a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to study how communities communicate during disasters like storms, floods, tornadoes and earthquakes. His project, funded by multiple NSF programs, seeks to improve disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts.


April 29, 2024

University of Oklahoma Receives $4M Grant for Supply Chain Resiliency Research

The University of Oklahoma has received a nearly $4 million congressional appropriation for supply chain risk management research from the 448th Supply Chain Management Wing of the U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center.


April 24, 2024

IREES Hosts Environmental Experts from National Science Foundation

The Institute for Resilient Environmental and Energy Systems hosted Jeanne VanBriesen and Karl Rockne from the National Science Foundation’s Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems from Jan. 29-31, 2024.


April 22, 2024

Researchers Earn $2.3 Million Grant to Study Generational Cycle of Maternal Obesity, Liver Disease

Research increasingly suggests that when a woman with obesity becomes pregnant, a process of “fetal reprogramming” increases the risk that her baby will face problems like obesity, Type 2 diabetes and liver disease earlier in life. To better understand how that reprogramming occurs, University of Oklahoma researchers recently earned a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.


April 18, 2024

No More Pain: Study Evaluates No-Pain Exercise To Help Peripheral Artery Disease Patients

A researcher with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health National Institute on Aging — more than $2.4 million over five years — to study the efficacy of a new painless exercise protocol to treat the symptoms of PAD and ultimately increase patients overall physical activity. The research effort is led by Andrew Gardner, Ph.D., a professor in the cardiovascular section of the OU College of Medicine.


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