News Archive 2001 - 2010
December 19, 2006
Electrical Engineering Ph. D. student Mandhir S. Sahni has been honored with an All-American Scholar Award from the United States Achievement Academy. An outstanding student, Sahni has maintained an immaculate 4.0 GPA during his masters and doctoral studies. By receiving the award, Sahni is eligible to receive an educational grant of up to $10,000.
December 19, 2006
A memorial service for Emeritus Professor Dr. Tseng Huang will be held on Saturday, January 6. Dr. Huang retired from the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department in January 2001 after 40 years of service to the university.
December 11, 2006
The Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education, formerly at Michigan State University, is now located at UT Arlington. The Center will promote research, development and training in underground infrastructure construction and renewal technologies.
Construction Engineering and Management Tracks Now Offered under the Masters Programs by Civil & Environmental Engineering Department
November 10, 2006
The Civil & Environmental Engineering now offers emphasis areas in Construction Engineering or Construction Management focusing on engineering aspects such as construction research and the application aspects of construction and leading to either M.S. or M.E. degrees.
October 26, 2006
University of Texas at Arlington Computer Science & Engineering alumnus Jeff Smith (MS 88, Ph.D. 04) was recently presented with the Kauffman Foundations Community Award in recognition of his successful efforts to improve the economic conditions of the citizens of Magote, a mountain village in Honduras.
October 25, 2006
Fillia Makedon, Ph.D., is the new chair of the Computer Science and Engineering Department. She comes from Dartmouth College, where she was a professor of computer science and the director of Dartmouths Experimental Visualization Laboratory. She was also a program officer in the National Science Foundations Office of Cyberinfrastructure.
October 11, 2006
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $208,974 grant to researchers in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department to develop mechanisms and processes to predict when soils reach a point of developing landslides and mudslides. Drs. Laureano Hoyos, the principal investigator, and Anand Puppala, the co-principal investigator, will create a novel ring-shear testing apparatus that will be the first of its kind to ever be implemented at any geotechnical research institution in the U.S. and will constitute a major advancement in soil testing.
October 3, 2006
The Materials Science & Engineering Program has been elevated to departmental status and Professor Stathis Meletis, the programs director, was named department chair. The new department is concurrently celebrating its 40th year as a component of the College of Engineering.
October 3, 2006
The Colleges of Engineering and Science are conducting Research Day 06 in a joint effort to promote awareness of research activities currently in progress at UT Arlington. Research Day provides a venue for faculty, students and industry researchers to explore the exciting world of research activities and to share their discoveries with other researchers and possibly develop cooperative projects.
August 31, 2006
The College of Engineering will add nine faculty members this fall and one in the spring, each recognized for outstanding research and teaching abilities. Their addition is the result of the colleges mandate to provide its students with an exceptional learning and research experience.
August 30, 2006
Researchers in theEnergy Systems Research Center will be able to improve and expand their studies into protecting power system failures, thanks to an in-kind donation of six microcomputer-based protective relays. Center Director Dr. Wei-Jen Lee says the systems will .
August 30, 2006
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has announced the creation of an endowed professorship honoring Professor Emeritus Tseng Huang, who retired in January 2001 after 40 years of service to the university. During his tenure at UT Arlington, he served as a teacher, mentor, advisor, researcher and friend to countless numbers of students, professionals and faculty.
August 18, 2006
A full-body laser scanner and evaluating software, developed by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington and UT Southwestern Medical Center, will change a tedious and time-consuming procedure into one that is not only quicker, but also more accurate. The device utilizes computer-assisted scanning techniques that automatically detect changes in the shape, color and texture of pigmented skin lesions.
August 3, 2006
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July 31, 2006
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Jean Gao is the principal investigator in a project to identify and profile biomarkers for the presence of diseases. She is working with researchers at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas on this NSF-funded project.
July 11, 2006
A team of mechanical and aerospace engineering students took third place overall at the Fourth Annual AUVSI Student Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Competition. In addition to taking third place (with a $3150 prize), the team also took third place in mission performance and fifth place in oral presentation.
July 7, 2006
Student auto racing teams from across the U.S. will test their skills in a challenging autocross competition on Saturday, July 22. Approximately 20 cars from 10 universities will be speeding around a twisting course set up on a parking lot on the south side of the campus.
June 21, 2006
Researchers in the Colleges of Engineering and Science at The University of Texas at Arlington are using a grant from the National Institutes of Health to reduce a bodys rejection of medical implants and drugs. Dr. Liping Tang of the Bioengineering Department in the College of Engineering and Dr. Richard Timmons of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department in the College of Science have teamed for a three-year project.
June 7, 2006
Electrical Engineering doctoral student Mahesh Krishnamurthy has received the prestigious 2006 Transportation Electronics Fellowship presented by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. Krishnamurthy received the award for his research accomplishments and interests, which include the design of high-efficiency and fault-tolerant electromechanical energy converters that are used in electric and hybrid-electric vehicles.
June 7, 2006
MAE Assistant Professor Brian Dennis has developed a microreactor that will dramatically reduce the time needed to process biodiesel fuel. The process will also reduce the cost of production by as much at 30-to-40 cents per gallon.
May 5, 2006
Electrical Engineering seniors Brian Hendryx and Reginald Golightly and Computer Science & Engineering junior Chris McMurrough built a robot that successfully competed with more than 30 larger teams in a challenge sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). The first and second place teams (LSU and Arkansas Tech) both had 12 students on their teams.
May 3, 2006
Materials Science & Engineering doctoral student Rashed Islamwill be attending the Pan American Advanced Studies Institute on Transmission Electron Microscopy in Materials Science this summer. He is one of only 48 students in all the Americas chosen to attend.
May 1, 2006
Civil Engineering Professor Anand Puppala experienced a rewarding first quarter; he is the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on four grants totaling almost $800,000. Two of the grants are from the Texas Department of Transportation and other two are from the City of Arlington.
May 1, 2006
Jenish Gheewala is serious about earning a masters degree in electrical engineering. Hes enrolled in three courses this semester, and hes completing his course assignments while working in Basel, Switzerland.
April 25, 2006
Six College of Engineering researchers will be receiving more than $533,000 in funding from the State of Texas Advanced Research Program. The competitive, peer-reviewed grants program funds scientific and engineering research projects of faculty members at Texas higher education institutions.
April 14, 2006
Michael Byron Webb has been awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation. This is the second time this semester that an aerospace engineering graduate student has received a national award.
April 7, 2006
Researchers in the Colleges of Engineering and Science think they have a way of improving the management of chronic pain. A three-year, $269,984 grant from the Integrative, Hybrid and Complex Systems program in the National Science Foundation will support investigative efforts by Electrical Engineering Associate Professor J-C. Chiao and Assistant Professor Sungyong Jung and Psychology Assistant Professor Yuan B. Peng.
April 6, 2006
Mechanical Engineering Professor Bob Woods has been selected to receive the Chancellors Teaching Award for 2006. Dr. Woods teaches several undergraduate- and graduate-level courses and is the advisor for the Formula SAE racing team.
March 9, 2006
Computer Science & Engineering Professor Sharma Chakravarthy has received a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation to create a program to integrate the processing of different kinds of information.
March 8, 2006
The man who started the UTA/UTSW biomedical engineering program, several members of the faculty and one staff member were recognized at the College of Engineerings annual Awards Banquet, which capped the activities of Engineering Week.
February 1, 2006
A new textbook co-authored by Electrical Engineering Professor K. R. Rao has just been released. Titled Introduction to Multimedia Communications: Applications, Middleware, Networking, the book outlines the technology and skills needed to design integrated multimedia systems that combine text, graphics, audio and video.
January 17, 2006
CSE Assistant Professor Jean Gao has received a prestigious CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to study four-dimensional, sub-cellular structure tracking and modeling for cell dynamics. CAREER grants are designed to promote faculty early career development and are awarded to scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.