Discover RED: Good Vibrations

Discover RED: Good Vibrations
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U of A physics professor Paul Thibado has been studying graphene since its discovery in 2004. A single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice structure, graphene exists in a state of constant motion. Thibado’s breakthrough discovery was that the energy it produces from this motion could be harvested and stored in tiny batteries. These batteries are ideal for sensors embedded in hard-to-access places, such as underground pipe systems or interior aircraft cable ducts. The power these batteries provide is clean and potentially limitless.

Discover RED is a new video series produced by University Relations and its Arkansas Research and Economic Development communications team that sheds light on the impactful research and economic development stories taking place at the U of A and how they are helping to build a better world. More of these stories will be shared throughout the year. You can find other news stories and podcasts by visiting


Stephen Lair Gifts Fulfill Education Dreams for Fay Jones School Students

U of A alumnus has established four scholarships that provide funds for students in undergraduate and graduate programs, totaling more than $1.25 million.

Walton College Professor to Be Awarded Outstanding Accounting Educator

The American Accounting Association's Outstanding Accounting Educator Award recognizes educators who have contributed significantly to accounting education or other accounting educators.

UA Power Group Faculty Ranked Among Top 2% of Scientists Worldwide

Yue Zhao, Alan Mantooth, Jingxian Wu, Juan Carlos Balda and Xiangbo Meng are named in a Stanford University report as being among the top researchers based on outcomes, citations and influence.

Razorbug Zipping Through Arkansas Countryside Delivering Diplomas to Online Students

The Razorbug is back on the road for the third Razorbug Diploma Tour, traveling scenic backroads in bucolic settings to deliver framed diplomas to U of A graduates who earned their degrees online.

Honors Arkansas Publishes Multi-Disciplinary Book on Human Privacy

The alliance of honors programs across the state, Honors Arkansas, has published a comprehensive discussion on human privacy inspired by an honors intersession course.

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