News Archive 2001 - 2010
December 22, 2008
Sajal Das, professor of computer science and engineering and director of the Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN) has joined the National Science Foundation as a Program Director in the Division of Computer and Network Systems (CNS). Dr. Das will play a critical role in seeking new research directions and innovative ways to address current and future challenges in wireless and sensor networks.
December 15, 2008
Six engineering research projects received $275,000 from the Texas Ignition Fund of The University of Texas System to stimulate commercialization of research discoveries. In all, the UT System awarded nearly $1.2 million to 39 projects at the 15 UT System institutions.
December 9, 2008
Erian Armanios, professor of aerospace engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and director of the Georgia Space Grant Consortium, has been selected to lead the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department. He will begin his duties in mid-January of 2009.
November 19, 2008
An interdisciplinary team of engineering researchers is conducting three diverse technology research and demonstration projects designed to increase regional competitiveness in logistics and distribution: Vehicle painting for the General Motors Assembly Plant, package tracking for American Airlines and runway operations safety for the DFW International Airport.
November 16, 2008
Dr. Nur Yazdani, professor and chair of the Civil Engineering Department, has been elected a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) in recognition of his outstanding and significant contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products and structures.
November 12, 2008
Teague Nall and Perkins, Inc. has established an endowed scholarship fund honoring Gary J. Teague, the firms founder, president and chairman of the board who passed way in August. The fund will provide a $1,000 scholarship each year for a civil engineering student who graduated from a high school in the North Central Texas area.
November 12, 2008
Pain management system research being conducted by Electrical Engineering Professor J. C. Chiao and Psychology Associate Professor Yuan-Bo Peng has received funding from Intel. This support supplements funding by the National Science Foundation on neurostimulation to inhibit pain signals to the brain.
October 29, 2008
Electrical Engineering Professor Wei-Jen Lee has been selected to lead a multi-year, national study arc flashes and blasts. Every year, approximately 2,000 electrical workers suffer serious burns and/or other injuries as a result of arc flashes. The project is expected to cost between $6 million and $7 million.
October 10, 2008
A team led by MSE Professor Seong Jin Koh has developed fabrication designs and processes that will allow integrated circuit chip manufacturers to go beyond existing limits of size and operating efficiency by packing huge numbers of circuits in a small space.
October 9, 2008
The Formula SAE auto racing team continued their demonstration of overpowering designing and driving skills as they finished first and took four of the top five places in the 2008 Solo Nationals held in Topeka, Kansas. Mechanical Engineering senior Eric Leichtle posted the quickest average times, taking first place and the Dr. Bob Woods Cup.
October 8, 2008
Many medical implants have to be removed because of the bodys rejection responses to foreign materials. To overcome these problems, Bioengineering Professor Liping Tang is leading a team developing investigative tools and methods to prevent biomaterial-induced reactions.
September 29, 2008
New imaging laboratories for UT Arlington bioengineering and electrical engineering researchers opened new avenues for exciting collaborative investigations and discoveries with UTSW biomedical engineers and medical doctors.
September 24, 2008
Electrical Engineering Professor Robert Magnusson has been appointed to the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, a $5 million endowed chair. Dr. Magnusson taught at UT Arlington from 1984-98 and served as chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering here from 1998-2001. We are so pleased that Dr. Magnusson has returned to Maverick country, UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo said. Texas Instruments always an insightful player in future technology recognizes the value of Dr. Magnussons research."
September 10, 2008
An improved model of electron microscope will allow researchers to view images of the lattice structures of materials, according to MSE Chair & Professor Stathis Meletis. The high-resolution Transmission Electron Microscope, a $640,000 purchase, will be housed in the new Characterization Center for Materials and Biology.
August 28, 2008
Computer Science & Engineering Professors Vassilis Athitsos and Gautam Das, along with collaborator Professor George Kollios at Boston University, are working to improve and expand subsequence matching capabilities for wider and scientifically productive uses in areas such as stock market modeling, seismic activity analysis and sensor-based health monitoring.
August 21, 2008
Computer Science & Engineering Drs. Mohan Kumar and Yonghe Liu will recreate virtual scenes of events from the immediate past, thanks to a program they are developing that gathers information from various sensors and devices and combines them to create a virtual observation. They will be collaborating with the Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia.
August 20, 2008
Structured hidden databases are widely prevalent on the Internet. Computer Science & Engineering Drs. Gautam Das and Nan Zhang are searching for ways to access hidden information, gathering more comprehensive views of the data to improve search queries.
July 14, 2008
Collegiate racing teams will gather here July 26 and 27 for the 8th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend, testing their skills in a challenging autocross competition. Approximately 20 cars from 10 universities will be speeding through a twisting path, each driver trying to achieve the lowest time around the course.
July 11, 2008
A student team from the Autonomous Vehicles Laboratory (AVL) was awarded first place in several categories and third place overall at the Student Unmanned Aerial System Competition. Teams from 14 universities from around the globe participated in the competition.
July 3, 2008
The University of Texas System has approved changes to the titles of undergraduate and graduate degrees offered by the Computer Science & Engineering Department. This will result in three degrees provided by the department at the undergraduate level.
June 24, 2008
The electricity distribution system in New York City is the most sophisticated of its type in the world, but it's also subject to failure. Two engineering researchers are working to reduce the chances of a power outage by identifying problems before they cause a system shutdown.
June 19, 2008
EE Assistant Professor Babak Fahimi and his students have developed processes to create hydrogen using solar and wind power and ethanol or other renewable biofuels, resulting in an uninterruptable power source.
June 18, 2008
Although advances of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine show great promise in laboratory and small-scale tests, the transition to large-scale manufacturing of tissue-engineered products is limited due to the lack of reliable storage methods. Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Bumsoo Han's research will make a significant impact on tissue engineering and transplantation surgeries.
June 5, 2008
Findings of a study led by Civil Engineering's Dr. Ali Abolmaali have led to the adoption of new design specifications for certain types of concrete bridges. The results of his study have been incorporated into the Load and Resistance Factor Design Specifications for both Concrete Design and Culvert Structures, replacing the current national bridge design codes.
June 5, 2008
Materials Science & Engineering Professor Stathis Meletis, along with associates at Harvard University and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, has organized the 1st International Conference from Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems (IC4N) to be held June 15-19 in Halkidiki, Greece.
June 5, 2008
A team of industrial and civil engineers led by IE's Dr. Jay Rosenberger has received another grant from Luminant (formerly the generation division of TXU) to enhance the capabilities of a software package that optimizes the management of emission controls at Luminants existing and proposed coal-fueled power plants.
June 3, 2008
Engineers have generally only considered the initial construction costs associated with new roadways when designing them. Now, in a two-year study, Civil Engineering Professors Sia Ardekani and Stefan Romanoschi will incorporate fuel consumption and emissions savings as part of the life-cycle cost analysis for evaluating various paving material alternatives.
May 28, 2008
The International Neural Network Society (INNS) has notified Professor Frank L. Lewis that he will receive the Societys Gabor Award for 2009. The Gabor Award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the field of neural networks.
May 22, 2008
A sensor network designed by CSE Assistant Professor Youngh Liu is monitoring environmental factors of the newly-installed green roof on the Life Science Building. The sensors will help determine the best soils, plants, and roofing systems for this and future projects.
May 20, 2008
Three projects have each received $50,000 through the Texas Ignition Fund in an effort to stimulate the commercialization of products and processes developed in College of Engineering laboratories. The projects include a health monitoring system, solar energy collection and crude oil from lignite coal.
May 16, 2008
Kristy Cloyd will be spending a year in London, thanks to a prestigious Whitaker Foundation fellowship she received. She will be conducting tissue engineering and biomaterials research under the direction of Professor Molly Stevens at the Imperial College London.
May 16, 2008
Five College of Engineering faculty members will receive almost a half-million dollars in funding through the University of Texas Systems Advanced Research Program to further their research projects. Their work spans individual projects to interdisciplinary, interinstitutional studies.
May 16, 2008
CSE Professor and Chair Fillia Makedon is leading a NSF Cybertrust-funded project to design robust, privacy preserving and efficient recommendation systems to prevent the malicious manipulation of commercial systems and any application that involves an overload of information.
May 1, 2008
Christopher Harrison, an aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering senior , was recognized as an Outstanding Engineering Senior by the Technical Club of Dallas. Earlier this year, Chris received the UT Arlington College of Engineerings Outstanding Student Leader Scholarship
May 1, 2008
CSE Professor and Chair Fillia Makedon is one of the main organizers of the first international conference devoted to examining different types of technology to address important social and healthcare issues. The Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) will be held in Athens, Greece in July.
May 1, 2008
IE researchers led by Dr. Victoria Chen are teaming with the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to develop decision-making tools to optimize physical resources and monitor the discharge of spent chemicals during aircraft deicing operations at the airport.
April 30, 2008
Two faculty members of the College of Engineering Electrical Engineering Professor K. R. Rao and Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering Senior Lecturer Bonnie Boardman received prestigious honors from The University of Texas at Arlington during the Spring Faculty Meeting on April 24.
April 24, 2008
MSE Ph.D. student Hande Demirkiran has received an esteemed scholarship to attend a leadership-training program sponsored by the materials society ASM International (ASM). The ASMs Materials Education Foundation presented only six of these scholarships worldwide.
April 17, 2008
Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Weidong Zhou is part of a multidisciplinary, multi-university team investigating various photonic and electronic devices based on silicon nanomembranes. Dr. Zhous nanophotonics group will develop photonic crystal-based nanophotonic devices for silicon photonics and infrared sensing applications.
April 17, 2008
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Michael Vasilyev has been recognized by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as one of 39 rising stars in university microsystems research to receive its Young Faculty Award. Dr. Vasilyev is developing a device that converts mid-infrared into visible light without loosing critical information.
April 9, 2008
An interdisciplinary summer program will provide area high school teachers tools to develop course materials on issues ranging from natural disasters to information security. This Research Experience for Teachers in Engineering (RET) program is being funded by a three-year, $512,000 National Science Foundation grant.
April 8, 2008
Electrical Engineering Frank L. Lewis has been elected a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control. Dr. Lewis was cited for his contributions in Neural Network Control, Systems Structure and Control Systems Education.
April 4, 2008
Fluor Corporation Chairman & CEO Alan L. Boeckmann was inducted into the colleges Hall of Achievement at the annual awards banquet. Drs. Hanli Liu, Yonghe Liu and David Hullender and staff member Donna Woodhead were also honored during the event.
April 2, 2008
EE junior Nahum Torres-Arenas has been awarded a $6,000 scholarship and an internship with an international engineering firm is part of an awards program conducted the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
April 2, 2008
Aerospace engineering graduate student Jolanta Matusewicz has been awarded an Amelia Earhart Fellowship from Zonta International. The $10,000 Fellowships were established in honor of the famed pilot and Zonta club member.
March 28, 2008
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering Kytai Nguyen has received $352,000 from the National Institutes of Health to continue her research to develop platelet-mimicking nanoparticles that can carry drugs to injured blood vessel walls after cardiovascular interventions such as angioplasty.
March 27, 2008
In an unusual occurrence, papers submitted by two MSE graduate students tied for the Best Paper Award presented at the 2008 meeting of TMS, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society. Both papers dealt with the development of ultra-small devices.
March 14, 2008
Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dereje Agonafer has received the Thermi award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society. The award honors a history of significant contributions to thermal issues affecting the performance of semiconductor devices, optoelectronics, and microelectromechanical and related systems.
February 1, 2008
Computer Science & Engineering Assistant Professor Nan Zhang has been awarded a CAREER Award by the National Science Foundations. Dr. Zhang proposes to analyze, understand and optimize tradeoffs between privacy protection, data utility and system resources in privacy-preserving data mining.
February 1, 2008
A research project led by CSE Assistant Professor Vassilis Athitsos will develop methods to aid the learning of American Sign Language (ASL) by both deaf and hearing individuals. The three-year, $900,000 project will involve two significant developments: search technologies for looking up the meaning of an unknown sign, and a visual database and automatic search tool for identifying occurrences of signs in large video databases.
January 31, 2008
The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering has changed its name to the Department of Civil Engineering to more accurately reflect the current status of the department. The change will allow the department to be recognized as one where all areas of civil engineering are represented and valued equitably, said Dr. Nur Yazdani, professor and chair of the department.
January 30, 2008
The first stage in a massive undertaking to improve teaching and research facilities has begun. Construction has begun on the new, $9.8 million Civil Engineering Laboratory Building (CELB) situated on the west side of the UT Arlington campus.
January 2, 2008
The Society of Automotive Engineers has honored Electrical Engineering Assistant Professor Babak Fahimi with its Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award for 2008. The award is part of a program to stimulate contacts between younger engineering educators and practicing engineers in industry and government.