News Archive 2001 - 2010
November 22, 2002
Dr. Seung-Mun You, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Fellow is the highest elected grade of membership within the ASME, the attainment of which recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.
November 18, 2002
The American Heart Association has recognized research involving a bioresorbable vascular stent developed by Drs. Robert Eberhart and Shih-Horng Su for possible treatment, without major surgery, of aortic coarctation in infants.
November 13, 2002
Two graduates of the College of Engineering were among 13 individuals honored as Distinguished Alumni by the Alumni Association. Congratulations to Robert C. Davis (Ph.D., CE, 73), representing the College of Engineering, and Sharon P. Neece (BSAE, 91), representing the Honors College!
November 8, 2002
Dr. Frank L. Lewis, professor of electrical engineering, Moncrief-O'Donnell Endowed Chair and associate director of Research of the Automation & Robotics Research Institute at The University of Texas at Arlington, is the co-chair of the 2003 Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED'03). The conference will take place June 18-20 on the Isle of Rhodes, Greece. Lewis co-chair for the conference is Professor Kimon P. Valavanis of the Technical University of Crete.
November 8, 2002
Researchers in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington will present a preview of the operating technologies that are being developed for the smart home to be constructed on the UTA campus. Several demonstrations and a research video will be presented.
November 7, 2002
Dr. Frank Lu, a professor of aerospace engineering at The University of Texas in Arlington, has announced the publication of his book Advanced Hypersonic Test Facilities. Lus co-editor is Dan Marren, lead hypersonic investigator at the USAFs Arnold Engineering Development Center in White Oak, Maryland. Both men also contributed chapters to the book.
October 31, 2002
The CSE@UTA programming teams made their best showing in recent years in the Regional Intercollegiate Computer Programming Contest held on Saturday, November 2 on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Preliminary results show that the three teams placed 7th, 9th and 15th competing against 71 other teams from 35 universities in a four state region.
October 24, 2002
Students in various engineering disciplines will form teams during the week of November 18 21 in a challenge to find solutions to real-world problems in aircraft design and manufacturing. The challenge, presented by engineers from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, will involve more than 350 students in the University of Texas at Arlingtons College of Engineering.
October 7, 2002
Computer Science & Engineering Professor Sharma Chakravarthy is leading a team of engineers and scientists at UTA and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas to create a distributed-memory cluster system with 200+ processors linked to enormous amounts of storage in the hundreds of terabytes (1012). The high-performance computing and high-bandwidth storage infrastructure facility is being created to promote multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research.
September 23, 2002
Angie Hamilton, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has only been driving UTAs Formula SAE race cars for about a year, but her skills are good enough for her to win her class at a national event sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America. Competing in the A-Modified Ladies class, Hamilton drove in heats that included high-powered cars such as Mustangs and Camaros, and she turned in faster times. She won the national title by completing the course five seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.
September 13, 2002
Engineers and scientists at universities and commercial research centers across Texas will gather on The University of Texas at Arlington campus on Saturday, September 28 to be brought up-to-date on current developments in nanotechnology and solid-state electronics.
September 5, 2002
Fred R. Payne, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, spent his last official day at The University of Texas at Arlington on Friday, September 6. He was instrumental in the early development of the aerospace engineering program and is noted for his 1980 invention of a differential equation solver.
August 22, 2002
Civil Engineering Professor Laureano Hoyos has received a $316,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct an investigation of unsaturated soils under simultaneous strain-, temperature- and suction-controlled conditions. Results from the study will aid engineers in improving the design, safety and lifetime of civil infrastructure resting on these types of soils.
August 1, 2002
Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington's Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) have received four major grants to investigate micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and advanced manufacturing/industrial controls. Professor Frank L. Lewis, associate director for research at ARRI, professor of Electrical Engineering and Moncrief-O'Donnell Endowed Chair, is the principal investigator on all of the projects.
July 20, 2002
Cheng-Jen "Charles" Chuong, a biomedical engineering professor with The University of Texas at Arlington, has received a $195,000, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of mechanical stimuli on cells. Chuong's research is an essential step in the discovery of strategies that promote controlled wound healing and facilitate tissue engineering -- the growth of skin, muscles and organs.
July 19, 2002
Sabre, Inc. has provided $20,000 to computer science and engineering student organizations at The University of Texas at Arlington to support outreach activities, scholarships and mentoring targeted to underrepresented minority populations and women. The student organizations involved in the programs are the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).
July 1, 2002
Professor Mohnan Kumar in the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington has secured a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop software architectures that will enable automatic, real-time communications and collaborations among hardwired devices such as mainframe and personal computers and wireless devices such as laptops, PDAs and cell phones.
June 21, 2002
The Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlingtons College of Engineering and the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers are co-sponsoring the first international conference in the emerging field of pervasive computing and communications. The conference, PerComm 2003, is scheduled for March 23 - 26 next year in Fort Worth, Texas.
UTA to Participate in NASA-funded Research in Bio-Nanotechnology Materials and Structures for Aerospace Vehicles
June 18, 2002
Electrical Engineering Professor Wiley Kirk and other UTA researchers will assist NASA in the development of new technologies using silicon-based devices for integrated multifunctional intelligent systems. The work is part of effort by six Texas universities.
June 7, 2002
Khosrow Behbehani, Ph.D., P.E., has been named director of the Biomedical Engineering program within The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Engineering. The appointment was announced by Dean of Engineering Bill Carroll and became effective June 1. Behbehani had been interim director of the program since September of last year.
May 29, 2002
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) inspects the surface conditions of each mile of state-maintained roads every year. That's more than 79,000 miles of roadway, a daunting task even with the help of modern monitoring equipment. University of Texas at Arlington Computer Science and Engineering Professor Roger Walker has designed computer systems and software that can speed the process and produce a better picture of road surface conditions.
May 2, 2002
What are the workable solutions to intercity passenger and freight transportation problems foreseen for Texas over the next 20 to 50 years? Civil engineering students at The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Engineering are solving that puzzle.
April 8, 2002
Another disposable medical product is on the horizon, one that could revolutionize the current testing-diagnosis-treatment procedure. People needing to continually monitor their medical condition will be able to use a "lab on a chip" that tests blood/liquid samples and immediately sends the results to a physician's computer via the Internet. All for less than $10.
March 15, 2002
Imagine driving 10,000 to 12,000 miles between oil changes. That's the goal of two Materials Science and Engineering professors at The University of Texas at Arlington. It's a goal they expect to reach later this year.
March 12, 2002
Paul Schulte, a mechanical engineering senior at The University of Texas at Arlington, received outstanding recognition from the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, including Player of the Year. Schulte helped his team win the 2002 national collegiate championship on his way to winning these accolades.
February 15, 2002
Fiber-optic cable may speed the transmission of information, but switching and processing integrated circuits using existing technology at the cable ends often slow the signals. Two separate but related research projects underway at The University of Texas at Arlington will provide vast improvements in optical device fabrication, operation, durability and cost.
January 17, 2002
The Computer Science and Engineering Department's Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN) received a boost today from Cyneta Networks, a Richardson-based provider of advanced switching solutions to wireless network operators. Officers of Cyneta visited with a group of faculty members, research assistants and students in Woolf Hall and presented CReWMaN's director, Professor Sajal Das, with a check for $30,000.
January 15, 2002
Training procedures utilizing computer-generated simulations are in common use, especially by airlines, manufacturers, the military and the medical fields. What's lacking in today's surgery simulators is realistic feedback to the surgeon in training. Electrical Engineering Professor Venkat Devarajan and his team are developing a VR training system that provides the look and feel that laparoscopic surgeons require.