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News Archive 2014

November

Advancing Cancer Detection, Combating Toxic Algae in Water Resources
Advancing Cancer Detection, Combating Toxic Algae in Water Resources

Friday, November 21, 2014

Yuan and Choi received two highly competitive Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program awards from the texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Doctoral Student Mirza Wins ASME EPPD Award
Doctoral Student Mirza Wins ASME EPPD Award

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fahad Mirza, a mechanical engineering doctoral student, is the 2014 recipient of ASME’s Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division (EPPD) “Student Member of the Year Award.”

CSE's Wright Wins NSF Grant to Bolster Online Privacy
CSE's Wright Wins NSF Grant to Bolster Online Privacy

Monday, November 10, 2014

Computer Science Associate Professor Matt Wright is studying smarter route selection and adaptive cover traffic as ways of protecting computer privacy. 

Research Uses Artificial Lymph Nodes to Attract Prostate Cancer Cells
Research Uses Artificial Lymph Nodes to Attract Prostate Cancer Cells

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Liping Tang, bioengineering professor and interim chair of the Bioengineering Department, has received a $533,650 U.S. Army grant to build the lymph nodes that attract the cancer cells. [CBS 11 News Report]

October

Alumnus Earns Lex Frieden Employment Award
Alumnus Earns Lex Frieden Employment Award

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

William Hernandez (BSME '96) has been honored with the Lex Frieden Employment Award by the Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities.

CSE Students Win Challenge for Real-Time Traffic App
CSE Students Win Challenge for Real-Time Traffic App

Monday, October 27, 2014

Three Computer Science and Engineering students have won a $10,000 prize in the NTx Apps Challenge for a smart traffic light network that adjusts traffic light schedules to make traffic flow more efficient.

Device Could Detect Vapors in Room, Environment, or a Person's Breath
Device Could Detect Vapors in Room, Environment, or a Person's Breath

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EE assistant professor Alice Sun earned an NF grant to build a handheld device that could analyze a person’s breath to reveal whether certain dangerous gases are present that need more immediate medical attention. 

Seo Uses Varied Tools to Predict Urban Water Issues
Seo Uses Varied Tools to Predict Urban Water Issues

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DJ Seo has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to improve sustainability of large urban areas from extreme weather, urbanization and climate change.

UTA Launches National Academy of Inventors Chapter
UTA Launches National Academy of Inventors Chapter

Friday, October 17, 2014

UTA's eight National Academy of Inventors Fellows, including four Charter Fellows, have launched a local chapter.

Research Will Predict Fatigue in Aircraft Parts at Micro, Nanoscale
Research Will Predict Fatigue in Aircraft Parts at Micro, Nanoscale

Friday, October 17, 2014

Engineering professors have received an Air Force Office of Scientific Research grant to examine the material surface at the micro- and nano-scale level that will provide clues for predicting fatigue in aircraft parts. 

CSE Researchers Win Award at VLDB Conference
CSE Researchers Win Award at VLDB Conference

Friday, October 17, 2014

A team of researchers from the Computer Science and Engineering Department recently won an award at the 40thInternational Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) in China.

University Fab Lab Opens
University Fab Lab Opens

Monday, October 13, 2014

UTA opened the Fab Lab, a state-of-the-art Fabrication Laboratory featuring cutting-edge technology for research in digital fabrication and data visualization, on October 8 at the Central Library. 

NASA Selects UTA, 3 Others to Develop Oxygen Recovery Process
NASA Selects UTA, 3 Others to Develop Oxygen Recovery Process

Friday, October 10, 2014

UTA is one of four partners selected by NASA to develop technologies with the potential to increase the oxygen recovery rate aboard human spacecraft to at least 75 percent.

Tibbals Book Wins Award
Tibbals Book Wins Award

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Harry Tibbals’ book, “Medical Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine” received a “Chinese Annual Award of Excellent Technology Imported Book” for 2013.

Researchers Build Wearable Interface to Make Prosthetics More Comfortable
Researchers Build Wearable Interface to Make Prosthetics More Comfortable

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

UTA researchers have been awarded a $744,300 grant from the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthapaedic Research Program to create an adaptive interface for prosthetics.

Big data analytics could yield better treatment for pain management
Big data analytics could yield better treatment for pain management

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A UT Arlington multi-disciplinary team is optimizing and integrating volumes of data in a National Science Foundation research project to help physicians make better, more informed decisions about treating patients’ pain.

EE Student Wins TECHCON 2014 Best in Session award
EE Student Wins TECHCON 2014 Best in Session award

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mohamed Nour, a doctoral student in Zeynep Çelik-Butler’s lab, won the Best in Session award for his paper that characterized and detected problems in analog devices.

September

Researchers develop transparent nanoscintillators for radiation detection
Researchers develop transparent nanoscintillators for radiation detection

Monday, September 29, 2014

Electrical Engineering senior lecturer Rasool Kenarangui co-authored a paper that identifies radiation detection properties of a light-emitting nanostructure.

Forming better database queries at heart of NSF research project
Forming better database queries at heart of NSF research project

Friday, September 26, 2014

CSE Associate Professor Chengkai Li is helping design a system that will ask better questions when querying databases and lead to improved decision-making in our data-driven society.

CSE Doctoral Student Wins Symantec Intern Competition
CSE Doctoral Student Wins Symantec Intern Competition

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Shabnam Aboughadareh, a doctoral student in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, won her division in Symantec’s 7th Annual Intern Showcase Competition.

Shorebird’s beak inspires UTA research on water collection
Shorebird’s beak inspires UTA research on water collection

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Cheng Luo, professor in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, and Xin Heng, PhD candidate have designed a device that can accumulate water collected from fog and dew.

Armanios, Makeev Author ASC Best Paper Winner
Armanios, Makeev Author ASC Best Paper Winner

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Drs. Erian Armanios and Andrew Makeev of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department received the Best Paper Award from the American Society for Composites (ASC).

College Enrollment Over 6,000 as UTA Enrollment Reaches 34,899
College Enrollment Over 6,000 as UTA Enrollment Reaches 34,899

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Preliminary census reports this week show the College of Engineering enrollment is up 25% from Fall 2013, and UT Arlington enrollment is up 65% since 2001.

Nanotechnology Aids in Cooling Electrons Without External Sources
Nanotechnology Aids in Cooling Electrons Without External Sources

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to -228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very little energy.

UTA, College to Offer Online Intro to Engineering for High School Students
UTA, College to Offer Online Intro to Engineering for High School Students

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

UTA and the College of Engineering are developing a two-part, 12-week “Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Mathematics” course as part of the edX program announced this week.

Genomic data-mining framework helping manufacturers discover materials
Genomic data-mining framework helping manufacturers discover materials

Monday, September 8, 2014

Junzhou Huang, an assistant professor of Computer Science has won a $250,000 NSF grant to develop a scalable data-mining framework to help manufacturers quickly discover materials for building products.

August

Research Team's Work Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis, Treatment
Research Team's Work Could Lead to Earlier Diagnosis, Treatment

Friday, August 15, 2014

A computer science and engineering associate professor and her doctoral student graduate are using a genetic computer network inference model that eventually could predict mental illness.

First Cohort of BUPT Students Earns Degrees
First Cohort of BUPT Students Earns Degrees

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Thirteen students from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications earned joint master's degrees in Computer Science and Engineering

Welcome Bash Will Greet New and Returning Students
Welcome Bash Will Greet New and Returning Students

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Annual Welcome Bash will be held Wednesday, September 3, to welcome new students and greet returning ones.

CSE Students Win Project Competition at IRSS
CSE Students Win Project Competition at IRSS

Monday, August 4, 2014

Two CSE students won first prize at the IRSS conference in Greece in July.

July

CSE Alum Earns Honorable Mention Award in ACM Contest
CSE Alum Earns Honorable Mention Award in ACM Contest

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Computer Science and Engineering alumna Mahashweta Das received Honorable Mention in the 2014 ACM SIGKDD Doctoral Dissertation Award competition.

Big Data Team Wins $600,000 NSF Grant for Gene Expression Database
Big Data Team Wins $600,000 NSF Grant for Gene Expression Database

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CSE professor with an expertise in big data and bioinformatics to develop an interactive database of gene expressions of the fruit fly.

FSAE Team Competes in Nationals and Autocross
FSAE Team Competes in Nationals and Autocross

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

UTA's FSAE team competed at the FSAE Solo Nationals and hosted the Texas Autocross this summer.

New Sustainable Engineering Minor to be Offered in Fall
New Sustainable Engineering Minor to be Offered in Fall

Friday, July 11, 2014

The College of Engineering is starting a minor in sustainable engineering in the fall to help students become smarter about using dwindling resources.

NSF Awards 3-Year Grant on Hazard Mitigation
NSF Awards 3-Year Grant on Hazard Mitigation

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Federal grant will match six undergraduate students with a Spanish technical institute to learn how to prepare civil infrastructure for disasters and how to recover quickly from such events.

June

Rogers Named IIE Fellow
Rogers Named IIE Fellow

Friday, June 27, 2014

Jamie Rogers, Ph.D., P.E., was named a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) during the IIE Annual Conference & Expo in Montréal. 

MSE Adds SEM Equipment
MSE Adds SEM Equipment

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Two new pieces of high-tech equipment in the Materials Characterization Facility will advance state-of-the-art research on campus.

Graduate Team Wins RASC-AL Competition
Graduate Team Wins RASC-AL Competition

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A team of Aerospace Engineering graduate students won their category at the 2014 NASA/NIA Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) forum in June.

Two Student-Engineering Teams Win International Challenges
Two Student-Engineering Teams Win International Challenges

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Two student-engineering teams captured first-place honors at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Hong Kong.

NSF Grant Funds Electrical Engineer's Bladder Cancer Detection Device
NSF Grant Funds Electrical Engineer's Bladder Cancer Detection Device

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Research team to build device that uses nanotechnology and a simple urine test to detect bladder cancer cells.

Portable Brain-Mapping Device May Help Veterans With PTSD
Portable Brain-Mapping Device May Help Veterans With PTSD

Thursday, June 12, 2014

UTA researchers have shown limited prefrontal cortex activity among student veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in recall tests. 

Former UTA President, Engineering Professor Woolf Dies
Former UTA President, Engineering Professor Woolf Dies

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Former UT Arlington President and engineering professor Jack Woolf died June 10.

May

Componation Named IMSE Chair
Componation Named IMSE Chair

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New industrial engineering department chair sees University as launching pad for new jobs.

NSF Program Directors Give Proposal Submission Workshop
NSF Program Directors Give Proposal Submission Workshop

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Faculty and students will gain a unique perspective on how to submit winning proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF) when NSF Program Directors visit UTA for a pair of workshops.

Construction Management Degree Answers Industry, Student Needs
Construction Management Degree Answers Industry, Student Needs

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The college will offer a new Master of Construction Management degree this fall with an option to take courses online, helping meet industry demand.

More than 400 Students Participate in Commencement
More than 400 Students Participate in Commencement

Friday, May 9, 2014

More than 400 students will cross the stage at the College's spring commencement May 10.

Faculty Honored for Research, Teaching, and Mentoring
Faculty Honored for Research, Teaching, and Mentoring

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Several members of the Engineering faculty recently were honored with University awards for research, teaching, and mentoring.

CE Department Hosts LID Workshop
CE Department Hosts LID Workshop

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Civil Engineering Department hosted the 2014 Low Impact Development (LID) in North Texas Workshop on May 2.

April

Dereje Agonafer to Receive 2014 iTherm Achievement Award
Dereje Agonafer to Receive 2014 iTherm Achievement Award

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dereje Agonafer is the recipient of the 2014 iTherm Achievement Award.

Pair of AE Grad Students to Participate in TAP-YTL
Pair of AE Grad Students to Participate in TAP-YTL

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wendy Okolo and Andrew Mizener, AE Ph.D. students, will travel to Germany this summer as part of the TAP-YTL delegation.

CE Learning Center Opens
CE Learning Center Opens

Monday, April 21, 2014

Civil engineering students have a new resource for finding help in mathematics and fundamental engineering courses.

Researchers Looking to Create New Bone Graft Technique
Researchers Looking to Create New Bone Graft Technique

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UTA and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital are investigating whether bone grown from the body’s own stem cells can replace traditional bone grafts.

College to Add UAV Certificate for Fall 2014
College to Add UAV Certificate for Fall 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

UTA has announced a new unmanned vehicle systems undergraduate certificate for students interested in careers in one of the nation's most exciting engineering fields.

AE Student to Intern With AFRL This Summer
AE Student to Intern With AFRL This Summer

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Jeremiah Sanders, a senior aerospace engineering student, will intern this summer at Kirtland Air Force Base through the prestigious Phillips Scholars Program. 

AE Professor Frank Lu Named to AIAA Board
AE Professor Frank Lu Named to AIAA Board

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Frank Lu, professor of aerospace engineering, has been elected Vice President – Publications of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Employees Honored for Years of Service to UTA
Employees Honored for Years of Service to UTA

Monday, April 7, 2014

Seventeen College of Engineering faculty and staff were honored for their combined 325 years of service to UT Arlington at an April 3 banquet, including three who each have 40 years at the University.

Multi-disciplinary Team is Tops in Global Health Competition
Multi-disciplinary Team is Tops in Global Health Competition

Monday, April 7, 2014

A multi-disciplinary team of students from UTA, UT Southwestern and UT Dallas won first place in the Global Health competition at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University March 31.

Three Countries Added to Hall of Banners
Three Countries Added to Hall of Banners

Monday, April 7, 2014

The banners of three countries were added to the rafters of the Nedderman Hall Atrium.

AE Ph.D. Student Quillen Will Intern With AFRL This Summer
AE Ph.D. Student Quillen Will Intern With AFRL This Summer

Friday, April 4, 2014

Paul Quillen will work for the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) this summer as an intern at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque.

March

Engineers Take Prizes at ACES
Engineers Take Prizes at ACES

Friday, March 28, 2014

Engineering students took 11 of 29 prizes and faculty advisor Samir Iqbal was honored as the Outstanding ACES Faculty Mentor at UTA's annual ACES competition

MAE's Adnan Named an ONR Summer Fellow
MAE's Adnan Named an ONR Summer Fellow

Thursday, March 20, 2014

MAE's Ashfaq Adnan will be a Summer Fellow in the Multifunctional Materials Branch of the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

AE Ph.D. Student Will Intern With AFRL This Summer
AE Ph.D. Student Will Intern With AFRL This Summer

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lex Gonzalez, a doctoral student, will help examine the impacts of new technologies on spacecraft performance during an internship this summer.

AE Team Will Compete in RASC-AL Competition
AE Team Will Compete in RASC-AL Competition

Friday, March 7, 2014

A team of graduate students from the Aerospace Engineering Department will compete at the 2014 RASC-AL competition in June.

CSE Student Takes Third in Pearson Coding Contest
CSE Student Takes Third in Pearson Coding Contest

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tracy Oguni, a senior software engineering student, recently finished third in the Pearson Student Coding Contest with her Android app, “Study Buddy.”

Bioengineering to Celebrate 40th Anniversary
Bioengineering to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Monday, March 3, 2014

The Department of Bioengineering at The University of Texas at Arlington is celebrating 40 years of bioengineering on campus. Our day to celebrate is March 19!

Empowering Energy Consumers
Empowering Energy Consumers

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Researcher creating system to help homeowners track their power usage, potentially lower their energy bills 

Building a Better Radar
Building a Better Radar

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Professor's processing system could provide U.S. Navy and Marine Corps with more efficient radar and surveillance systems

February

Agonafer Receives NSBE Golden Torch Legacy Award
Agonafer Receives NSBE Golden Torch Legacy Award

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Jenkins Garret Professor of mechanical engineering was named the recipient of the National Society of Black Engineers' Golden Torch Legacy Award.

Awards Banquet Ends E-Week Activities
Awards Banquet Ends E-Week Activities

Monday, February 24, 2014

The College wrapped up a successful E-Week with its annual awards banquet.

From Trash to Treasure
From Trash to Treasure

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Associate Professors Sahadat Hossain and Melanie Sattler transform potentially dangerous landfill gas emissions into power for 1,600 households.

Innovating Infrastructure
Innovating Infrastructure

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Discovering new ways to repair, maintain, and update the nation's roadways, pipelines, and other infrastructure could save lives and millions of dollars.

College Will Host Many Events for Engineers Week
College Will Host Many Events for Engineers Week

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

This year's Engineers Week is full of opportunities to celebrate engineering.

The Eureka Engineers
The Eureka Engineers

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Decades devoted to creating life-altering advancements in health care, transportation, and other critical fields have earned four professors induction into the National Academy of Inventors.

UTARI Faculty to Play Key Roles in FAA Research
UTARI Faculty to Play Key Roles in FAA Research

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

EE, MAE, and IMSE faculty members to play roles in unmanned aircraft systems research in project hailed as potential economic boon for state and nation.

Engineering Helps Boost UTA Enrollment Above 34,000 for First Time
Engineering Helps Boost UTA Enrollment Above 34,000 for First Time

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

UTA enrollment for the Spring 2014 semester has climbed to a record 34,249 students, buoyed by strong growth in the College of Engineering. 

BE's Nguyen to Create New Nanoparticle System to Shore Up Arterial Walls
BE's Nguyen to Create New Nanoparticle System to Shore Up Arterial Walls

Monday, February 3, 2014

Kytai Nguyen has received a $1.4 million NIH grant to create a nanoparticle system to shore up arterial walls.

Puppala Tabbed to Chair NRC Committee
Puppala Tabbed to Chair NRC Committee

Monday, February 3, 2014

Anand Puppala, associate dean of research for the College of Engineering, has been named chair of the National Research Council’s soil mechanics unit.

January

Bowling Proves Newton's Second Law Can't Be Ignored
Bowling Proves Newton's Second Law Can't Be Ignored

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

 Alan Bowling (MAE) has proven that the effect of mass is important, can be measured and has a significant impact on any calculations and measurements at the sub-micrometer scale.

Technology Uses Micro-Windmills to Charge Cell Phones
Technology Uses Micro-Windmills to Charge Cell Phones

Friday, January 10, 2014

Researcher Smitha Rao and Professor J.-C. Chiao have designed a micro-windmill that generates wind energy.

FSAE Team Ranked Fifth in the World
FSAE Team Ranked Fifth in the World

Thursday, January 9, 2014

UTA's FSAE team is fifth in the world and the top U.S. team, according to the latest world rankings.

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