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News Archive 2016

December

BE's Nguyen Named AIMBE Fellow
BE's Nguyen Named AIMBE Fellow

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Bioengineering professor Kytai Nguyen has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

204 Students Named to Dean's List
204 Students Named to Dean's List

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Fifty-six undergraduate engineering students earned perfect 4.0 grade-point averages and 204 were named to the dean’s list for the recently completed fall semester. 

#MavGrad 2016: Mayank Jain
#MavGrad 2016: Mayank Jain

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mayank Jain says UTA transformed his life. He came to UTA to study under Professor and Associate Chair of Computer Science and Engineering Ramez Elmasri, whose research he had admired for years.

Civil Engineering, CAPPA Earn Major USDOT Grants
Civil Engineering, CAPPA Earn Major USDOT Grants

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Civil Engineering Department and the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs have won three national U.S. Department of Transportation grants that could be worth about $12 million in funding during the next five years.

EE's Lewis Named AAAS Fellow
EE's Lewis Named AAAS Fellow

Monday, December 5, 2016

Frank Lewis, a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

November

Engineers to Use Unmanned Aerial Systems to Inspect Highways, Railroads
Engineers to Use Unmanned Aerial Systems to Inspect Highways, Railroads

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Civil Engineering Professor Anand Puppala is the primary investigator on a two-year, $770,909 TxDOT agreement that includes teams from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Texas A&M's Texas Transportation Institute.

Liang Named IEEE Fellow
Liang Named IEEE Fellow

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Qilian Liang, a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

15 New Engineering Faculty Hired
15 New Engineering Faculty Hired

Monday, November 7, 2016

The College of Engineering has experienced unprecedented growth since 2013, and has hired 15 new faculty to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

CE Doctoral Student Earns EREF Scholarship
CE Doctoral Student Earns EREF Scholarship

Monday, November 7, 2016

Gomathy Radhakrishna Iyer, a doctoral student in the Civil Engineering Department, has earned the first-ever Evergreen Surety Bond Scholarship from the Environmental Research & Education Foundation.

CE's Seo Will Use New Algorithms to Improve Precipitation Maps
CE's Seo Will Use New Algorithms to Improve Precipitation Maps

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Civil engineering professor DJ Seo expects to improve the accuracy of rainfall maps produced by the National Weather Service by 10 to 20 percent for heavy-to-extreme rainfall events through a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant.

IMSE Chair Named Executive Director of Epsilon Mu Eta
IMSE Chair Named Executive Director of Epsilon Mu Eta

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Paul Componation has been named Executive Director of Epsilon Mu Eta, the Engineering Management Honor Society.  

Christine Nichols Named Sr. Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Christine Nichols Named Sr. Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Christine Nichols, a veteran Silicon Valley development officer with extensive experience in higher education and the non-profit sector, has been named Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations for the College of Engineering.

October

EE's Madani Wins INFORMS ENRE Best Paper Award
EE's Madani Wins INFORMS ENRE Best Paper Award

Monday, October 31, 2016

A paper by UTA assistant professor of electrical engineering Ramtin Madani won the 2016 Best Publication Award in Energy from the INFORMS Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment.

CSE's Heng Huang Working to Better Predict Clinical Outcomes
CSE's Heng Huang Working to Better Predict Clinical Outcomes

Monday, October 31, 2016

Professor's $1.32 million NSF grant will lead to data mining tools that will integrate multiple modalities of very large, complex patient data to allow scientists and doctors to better predict clinical outcomes and work toward cures for diseases.

EE's Lee Helping Formosa Utilities Increase Power Plant Efficiency
EE's Lee Helping Formosa Utilities Increase Power Plant Efficiency

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wei-Jen Lee will help Formosa Utility Venture, Inc., buy and sell electricity more efficiently and comply with regulations on the market side, with the help of a $181,000 grant.

Student Teams Earn Multiple Awards at Hackathons
Student Teams Earn Multiple Awards at Hackathons

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Students from the Computer Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering Departments have taken home top prizes lately in several “hackathons” across the state.

EE's Lee Elected VP of IEEE-Industry Application Society
EE's Lee Elected VP of IEEE-Industry Application Society

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wei-Jen Lee, a professor in UTA’s Electrical Engineering Department, has been elected to a two-year term as vice president of the Industry Application Society of IEEE.

Researchers Earn TxDOT Funding to Model Geothermal De-icing of Bridges
Researchers Earn TxDOT Funding to Model Geothermal De-icing of Bridges

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Xinbao Yu, an assistant professor of civil engineering, is the lead investigator on a two-year, $743,000 award from the Texas Department of Transportation.

Researchers Use AI to Assess, Enhance Cognitive Abilities in Children
Researchers Use AI to Assess, Enhance Cognitive Abilities in Children

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Professor Fillia Makedon and Associate Professor Vassilis Athitsos received $1.27 million of a total $2.7 million NSF grant for the project, which will use an advanced computational approach in compiling the data.

BE's Tang Named First BOA Endowed Professor
BE's Tang Named First BOA Endowed Professor

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Bioengineering professor Liping Tang has been selected as the first recipient of the UTA College of Engineering Board of Advisors Endowed Professorship.

September

Computer Scientist Developing Model to Help Data Center Service Providers
Computer Scientist Developing Model to Help Data Center Service Providers

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hao Che earns three-year, $799,950 NSF grant to develop a model for service providers to guarantee service-level objectives without unneeded resources.

TxDOT and UTA Aim to Reduce Pavement Cracking, Slope Stabilization
TxDOT and UTA Aim to Reduce Pavement Cracking, Slope Stabilization

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Civil engineering has received a $1.2 million TxDOT contract to improve sub-base repair of roads that would reduce pavement cracking and thus improve pavement maintenance.

MSE's Hao Using Nanoseeds to Battle Inoperable Tumors From Inside Out
MSE's Hao Using Nanoseeds to Battle Inoperable Tumors From Inside Out

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Yaowu Hao has earned a $477,000 R15 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop radiotherapeutic nanoseeds that will work from inside inoperable solid tumors and cause less damage to healthy cells.

Bioengineer Earns Inaugural Embracing Challenge Award from Materials Today
Bioengineer Earns Inaugural Embracing Challenge Award from Materials Today

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Kytai Nguyen, a professor of bioengineering, wins award recognizing materials science and engineering researchers who overcome difficult circumstances to pursue career and are bringing new knowledge to the field.

BE Researchers to Develop New Method, Device to Automatically Control BP
BE Researchers to Develop New Method, Device to Automatically Control BP

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

UTA bioengineers are developing a new method and device for controlling blood pressure levels in cardiac care environments that use targeted electrical stimulation rather than drugs.

IMSE's Componation Earns NSF Grant to Sponsor Manufacturing Workshop
IMSE's Componation Earns NSF Grant to Sponsor Manufacturing Workshop

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Paul Componation has received an NSF grant to sponsor a workshop focused on developing research opportunities in advanced manufacturing for undergraduate students interested in a career in the aerospace industry.

Two Grants to Fund UTA Design, Installation of Fiber-reinforced Pipes
Two Grants to Fund UTA Design, Installation of Fiber-reinforced Pipes

Friday, September 9, 2016

UTA researchers have earned two grants that will install longer-lasting, sturdier fiber-reinforced concrete pipes developed in UTA labs in actual highway projects in Texas and develop the 100-year service life protocol testing criteria for built pipes for Florida.

Liu's Papers Find Proven Concept of Using Light to Possibly Treat PTSD
Liu's Papers Find Proven Concept of Using Light to Possibly Treat PTSD

Thursday, September 8, 2016

A team led by BE's Hanli Liu has published groundbreaking research in Nature’s Scientific Reports that could result in an effective, long-term treatment for brain disorders.

August

Yum Working to Develop Bioinks for use in 3D Printing of Tissues, Organs
Yum Working to Develop Bioinks for use in 3D Printing of Tissues, Organs

Monday, August 29, 2016

Kyungsuk Yum has earned a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop nanocomposite hydrogel bioinks that could be used to 3D print human tissue and organs.

Students Earn Several Achievements Over Summer
Students Earn Several Achievements Over Summer

Monday, August 29, 2016

While many engineering students spent their summers working, in summer school, or enjoying a much-needed break, several distinguished themselves by winning prestigious awards and competitions

CE Grad is First Woman to Lead Arlington Public Works
CE Grad is First Woman to Lead Arlington Public Works

Monday, August 29, 2016

Mindy Gowdy Carmichael has been named director of public works for the City of Arlington, the first woman to hold the post. Video.

Engineer Will Use Data Mining to Improve Diagnosis, Treatment of Depression
Engineer Will Use Data Mining to Improve Diagnosis, Treatment of Depression

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Heng Huang, a CSE, won a $500,000 NSF grant to use data mining to efficiently catalog and track depression patients’ “thought records” so that doctors and therapists can better identify patients’ treatment needs.

EE's Wetz Lands DURIP Grant
EE's Wetz Lands DURIP Grant

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

David Wetz earned a DURIP grant from the Office of Naval Research to purchase an OPAL-RT Hardware in the Loop platform that will allow him to use simulations to test how well a battery will perform as part of a full shipboard system. 

CSE's Junzhou Huang Earns CAREER Award
CSE's Junzhou Huang Earns CAREER Award

Monday, August 8, 2016

Junzhou Huang is the fourth engineering faculty member to earn an NSF CAREER Award this year, the most ever earned at UTA in one year.

AE Grad First to Flight Test UAV That Uses Moving Weights to Turn
AE Grad First to Flight Test UAV That Uses Moving Weights to Turn

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A recently graduated master's student is the first person to successfully flight test an unmanned aerial vehicle that uses moving weights in its wings instead of traditional control surfaces or ailerons to turn.

July

Electrical Engineers Earn Three Best Paper Awards
Electrical Engineers Earn Three Best Paper Awards

Monday, July 25, 2016

A team of electrical engineering professors and students \has won three “Best Paper” Awards from IEEE, including the organization’s 2016 Power and Energy Society Prize Paper Award. 

CE Undergrad Earns NTTA Scholarship
CE Undergrad Earns NTTA Scholarship

Friday, July 22, 2016

Tran Duong, an undergraduate student in the Civil Engineering Department, has been awarded the the North Texas Tollway Authority's Jere W. Thompson Jr. Scholarship.

Makeev Earns DURIP Grant From ONR
Makeev Earns DURIP Grant From ONR

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

AE’s Makeev will use a $181,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research to purchase an ARES-G2 integrated axial-torsional platform that will allow his team to better understand material properties.

Peter Crouch Named Dean of Engineering
Peter Crouch Named Dean of Engineering

Monday, July 18, 2016

Peter E. Crouch, dean of engineering for the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and the former dean of Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, has been named dean of the nationally ranked College of Engineering.

SEIR Building Could Transform Life Science Research
SEIR Building Could Transform Life Science Research

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

UTA will break ground this fall on the $125 million next-generation Science and Engineeering Innovation and Research Building, a cutting-edge facility with the potential to transform health science research.

UT System ranks 4th globally for most U.S. patents granted
UT System ranks 4th globally for most U.S. patents granted

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Breakthroughs in medicine and technology at The University of Texas System have earned UT a spot among the world’s top universities that receive U.S. patents for inventions.

June

Annual Autocross Weekend Returns to Campus
Annual Autocross Weekend Returns to Campus

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The familiar revving of student-designed and built FSAE racecars will be the norm at the 16th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend scheduled July 9-10 on UTA's campus.

Engineer Awarded NSF Grant for Integrated Silicon Photonics Technology
Engineer Awarded NSF Grant for Integrated Silicon Photonics Technology

Friday, June 10, 2016

Robert Magnusson, UTA’s Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics and professor of electrical engineering, has received a $370,000 NSF grant to create the engineered nanoscale amplifiers and lasers.

More Than 230 Engineering Students Earn Dean's List Honors
More Than 230 Engineering Students Earn Dean's List Honors

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

More than 230 undergraduate engineering students were named to the dean’s list for the recently completed fall semester. Sixty-one earned perfect 4.0 grade-point averages.

BE Researcher Wins NIH Grant to Use Light to Treat Brain Diseases
BE Researcher Wins NIH Grant to Use Light to Treat Brain Diseases

Friday, June 3, 2016

Fenghua Tian, a research associate in the Bioengineering Department, will study the neurophysiological effects of transcranial laser stimulation, which is a non-invasive treatment that could prove beneficial for neurological diseases.

May

Civil Engineer Creates Phone App to Gather Public Input on Flash Flooding
Civil Engineer Creates Phone App to Gather Public Input on Flash Flooding

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

D.J. Seo launched a cell phone app called iSeeFlood to encourage the public to file timely reports when they see flooding.

MAE Professor Earns Air Force Grant to Help UVSs Work Together
MAE Professor Earns Air Force Grant to Help UVSs Work Together

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Kamesh Subbarao has received a three-year, $201,000 grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory to create an algorithm that will allow cooperative control of multiple spacecraft and address uncertainties and time delays in the information received.
CSE Professor Measures Microtexture of Aggregates in Pavement with Lasers
CSE Professor Measures Microtexture of Aggregates in Pavement with Lasers

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Roger Walker is is leading the two-year, $671,011 project to assess whether scanning lasers can accurately measure microtexture of aggregates, which are used in asphalt and concrete mixtures.

Legislature Approves Design of SEIR Building
Legislature Approves Design of SEIR Building

Friday, May 13, 2016

The UT System Board of Regents has approved the design for UTA's new Science and Engineering Innovation and Research building. 

April

Aswath, Blackmon Named to STLE Board of Directors
Aswath, Blackmon Named to STLE Board of Directors

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Professor Pranesh Aswath and alumnus Micheal Blackmon have been elected to the STLE Board of Directors.

March

Engineering Students Win Awards in ACES Competition
Engineering Students Win Awards in ACES Competition

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Engineering graduate students four awards at the 2016 ACES competition.

UTA, L-3 Partnership Leads to Master's Degrees
UTA, L-3 Partnership Leads to Master's Degrees

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

UTA’s longstanding relationship with L-3 yielded a cohort of the company’s employees who earned master of software engineering degrees.

College Mourns Passing of CSE's Donggang Liu
College Mourns Passing of CSE's Donggang Liu

Friday, March 25, 2016

Donggang Liu, an associate professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department, passed away March 20 after a long battle with brain cancer.

College Moves Up 8 Spots in US News Grad Rankings
College Moves Up 8 Spots in US News Grad Rankings

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

U.S. News and World Report's 2017 Best Graduate Schools list marked a steady rise for UTA graduate engineering programs, now ranked No. 82 among 215 doctoral-granting engineering schools surveyed. 

Research Blends Public Health Measures in Regional Transportation Plan
Research Blends Public Health Measures in Regional Transportation Plan

Friday, March 11, 2016

Two UTA researchers are formulating recommendations for the North Texas Council of Governments that take into account public health measures in a regional transportation plan.

Alumni Receive NSF Grant to Spur K-12 STEM Interest
Alumni Receive NSF Grant to Spur K-12 STEM Interest

Friday, March 11, 2016

A team of UTA engineering and business school graduates is designing a hands-on, reconfigurable Build-Teach-Play Robots package to stimulate STEM learning in kindergarten through 12th grades. 

EE's Schizas Transforming Sensor Network Into Supercomputing Device
EE's Schizas Transforming Sensor Network Into Supercomputing Device

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Ioannis Schizas is working to develop a framework for a network of simple sensors that could be as powerful as a supercomputer, but smaller and less costly. 

MAE's Jain Earns CAREER Award to Study Thermal Transfer in Batteries
MAE's Jain Earns CAREER Award to Study Thermal Transfer in Batteries

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The National Science Foundation has awarded a CAREER grant to Ankur Jain, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, to develop a fundamental understanding of how heat flows in materials within a Li-ion battery. 

February

Entrepreneur, Inventor Andrew Green Donates $500,000 to Composites Program
Entrepreneur, Inventor Andrew Green Donates $500,000 to Composites Program

Monday, February 29, 2016

Andrew Green, founder of his own engineering and manufacturing company, is sharing his passion for composites with the next generation of materials engineers through a gift of $500,000 to the College of Engineering.

AT&T CTO Prabhu Named to Hall of Achievement, Will Join Faculty
AT&T CTO Prabhu Named to Hall of Achievement, Will Join Faculty

Monday, February 29, 2016

Krish Prabhu, president of AT&T Labs and chief technology officer, has been named to The College’s Hall of Achievement and appointed a research professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Three Assistant Professors Earn CAREER Awards
Three Assistant Professors Earn CAREER Awards

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Three assistant professors in the College of Engineering — Yi Hong, Ankur Jain and Alice Sun — have earned National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, grants in 2016.

EE Associate Professor Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
EE Associate Professor Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Samir Iqbal, associate professor of electrical engineering, has been named a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry, the United Kingdom-based association representing more than 50,000 of the world’s leading chemical scientists.

Researchers to Develop Automated Seat Cushion to Aid in Ulcer Prevention
Researchers to Develop Automated Seat Cushion to Aid in Ulcer Prevention

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Researchers from UTARI and the University of Pittsburgh are developing a solution in an automated seat cushion designed to prevent pressure ulcers in wheelchair users.

Researchers Devise 1-step Process to Convert Carbon Dioxide, Water to Fuel
Researchers Devise 1-step Process to Convert Carbon Dioxide, Water to Fuel

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Chemists and engineers have proven that concentrated light, heat and high pressures can drive the one-step conversion of carbon dioxide and water directly into useable liquid hydrocarbon fuels.

Lonestar 3D Wins E-Week Challenge, Futurista is Fan Favorite
Lonestar 3D Wins E-Week Challenge, Futurista is Fan Favorite

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Lonestar 3D won the third-annual E-Week Student Challenge for their 3D food printer system, and Futurista was voted "Fan Favorite."

BMES Hosts Medical Hackathon
BMES Hosts Medical Hackathon

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Some 150 students from universities around the U.S. recently converged on UTA for a medical hackathon to propose solutions for cancer.

Bioengineer Earns NSF CAREER Grant to Develop Conductive Bioelastomers
Bioengineer Earns NSF CAREER Grant to Develop Conductive Bioelastomers

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Yi Hong, an assistant professor of bioengineering, is developing a polymer that will allow engineers to develop a scaffold that is flexible, conductive and biodegradable for biomedical applications such as tissue repair.

Iqbal Develops Device to Diagnose Cancer Rapidly at the Cellular Level
Iqbal Develops Device to Diagnose Cancer Rapidly at the Cellular Level

Monday, February 15, 2016

Samir Iqbal has developed a novel cancer cell detection method that will improve early diagnosis through a tool that tracks cellular behavior in real time using nanotextured walls that mimic layers of body tissue.

Former Associate Dean Patterson Passes Away
Former Associate Dean Patterson Passes Away

Monday, February 15, 2016

John Patterson, a former associate dean of the College of Engineering, passed away February 10 after a long illness.

Electrical Engineer Earns NSF CAREER Grant
Electrical Engineer Earns NSF CAREER Grant

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

An electrical engineer at The University of Texas at Arlington is developing an all-liquid optofluidic laser that could better detect cancer in the comfort of a doctor’s office.

Engineers Pursuing Applications for New Ultra-thin Semiconductor Lasers
Engineers Pursuing Applications for New Ultra-thin Semiconductor Lasers

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A new type of ultra-thin semiconductor laser under development at The University of Texas at Arlington can be integrated with mainstream electronics on the same silicon substrate with increased capacity and energy efficiency.

UTA Named Elite Research - 1 University in Carnegie Classification
UTA Named Elite Research - 1 University in Carnegie Classification

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The University of Texas at Arlington was named today in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

January

Engineering Professor Receives Five Patents in One Year
Engineering Professor Receives Five Patents in One Year

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Professor Robert Magnusson, UTA’s Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair in Nanoelectronics, currently leads the University’s Nanophotonics Device Group and received five patents in less than one year.

UTA Hosts Federal Interagency Water Management Workshop
UTA Hosts Federal Interagency Water Management Workshop

Thursday, January 21, 2016

More than 60 representatives from several agencies gathered at UTA for a Federal Interagency Water Management Workshop. 

Hossain Shaping Sustainability Solutions at Denton Landfill
Hossain Shaping Sustainability Solutions at Denton Landfill

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

UTA and the City of Denton are partnering on a groundbreaking landfill mining project that is the first-ever landfill mining project in Texas and first-ever landfill mining project as part of sustainable waste management system in the country.

American Concrete Pipe Association Holds Inaugural School, Show at UTA
American Concrete Pipe Association Holds Inaugural School, Show at UTA

Friday, January 15, 2016

Population growth, construction booms, and extreme weather events put major stress on urban infrastructure. UTA is home to cutting-edge, civil engineering research that will lead to new and better development plans for urban communities.

BE Professor Liu Named AIMBE Fellow
BE Professor Liu Named AIMBE Fellow

Friday, January 8, 2016

Bioengineering professor Hanli Liu, a nationally recognized expert in brain imaging, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

College Mourns Loss of Associate Professor Desheng "Dennis" Meng
College Mourns Loss of Associate Professor Desheng "Dennis" Meng

Friday, January 8, 2016

Desheng "Dennis" Meng, an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Department, passed away suddenly January 6.

Nearly 200 Engineering Students Earn Dean's List Honors
Nearly 200 Engineering Students Earn Dean's List Honors

Monday, January 4, 2016

Nearly 200 undergraduate engineering students were named to the dean’s list for the recently completed fall semester. Thirty-two earned perfect 4.0 grade-point averages.

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