Director's welcome

Dr. Anupama Kaul
Prof. Anupama B. Kaul

PACCAR Professor of Engineering
Director, PACCAR Technology Institute
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
University of North Texas

Tel: (940) 369-7715

Welcome to the PACCAR Technology Institute (PTI) in the College of Engineering at the University of North Texas!

Our research and educational goals within PTI are organized into the following four Focus Areas:

  1. Flexible Electronics and Manufacturing
  2. Electronics, Opto-electronics, Sensing and Biomedical Devices
  3. Energy Harvesting, Storage and Lighting
  4. Composites, Coatings and Structural Applications

The PTI will lead research innovations in the above Focus Areas (1) – (4), which have the potential to help address critical societal challenges for sectors such as Defense and Homeland Security, Aerospace and Automotive, Energy and Environment, Manufacturing, and Healthcare.  Faculty affiliated with PTI are working on diverse research topics, examples of which include: nanoelectronics and advanced materials; photonics; flexible and printed electronics; solar cells and renewable energy technologies using organic and inorganic materials; advanced batteries; sensors and actuators often in low-power, miniaturized, light-weight platforms; fuel cells; biomedical devices for healthcare to address sleep apnea, stimulate neural activity, optogenetics and cancer research, as some examples; nano-electro-mechanical-systems (NEMS); microfluidics; shape memory alloys; high-strength, light-weight, wear-resistant materials for coatings and composites, including using 3D-printed structures of hybrid organic-inorganic composites.  Given this diversity of activities, at the same time, PTI serves an important educational need to train graduate and undergraduate students to conduct interdisciplinary research in the STEM fields broadly.  Promoting outreach to K-12 students is also an important aspect of PTI.  Through the student training activities conducted across the education pipeline with the involvement of world-class faculty affiliated with the PTI, we will help produce the next generation of STEM leaders for workforce development, alongside promoting basic, applied and translational research related to Nanomaterials and Microsystems Technology.

We welcome you to peruse our site and engage with the PTI in the College of Engineering at UNT to discuss opportunities of mutual interest.    

Thank you!

Prof. Anupama B. Kaul

Director, PTI