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Research Centers and Labs

Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, & Statistics

Research Labs in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringThe Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, & Statistics (COSMOS) is a world leader in developing analytics that integrate ideas from statistics, mathematical optimization, and stochastic modeling, and applying these methods for decision-making in complex real-world systems. COSMOS includes collaborations with faculty across UTA in the Colleges of Engineering, Science, Business, Nursing, and the School of Urban and Public Affairs as well as UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. COSMOS professors are a highly collaborative and enthusiastic group that educate and supervise intelligent students who are interested in the challenge of real world problems.

Systems Engineering Research Center

Research Labs in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringThe Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) supports Systems Engineering focused research. Systems Engineering is recognized as an essential engineering discipline that enables the successful design, development, and sustainment of complex systems to meet mission and organizational objectives. Examples include large sophisticated government and defense/national security systems, healthcare, communications, transportation and other systems. SERC’s vision is to be a premier industry and government collaborator, fostering mutually beneficial and ongoing relationships with our partners. SERC is prepared to address the continuously emerging, complex, and multi-faceted challenges that are at the frontiers of world needs.

Radio Frequency & Auto Identification Labs

Research Labs in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringThe Radio Frequency & Auto Identification (RAID) Labs is made up of two high-class facilities, the RFID Lab and the Auto ID Lab, with a mission is to provide integrated solutions in logistics and other data-driven environments through automatic data capture, real-world prototypes, and analysis. RAID Labs's vision is to enhance the Industrial Engineering field by utilizing research methodologies to provide solutions in the areas of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Supply Chain Logistics, and Engineering Management and to support project initiatives like RFID, Logistics, Manufacturing (Six-Sigma and Lean initiatives), and Information Technology (ERP, WMS).

Manufacturing Systems Laboratory

Research Labs in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringThis laboratory has a joint teaching / research mission in three areas: (a) industrial automation and automated manufacturing systems, (b) rapid product development technologies, and (c) the use of autonomous systems technologies in industrial and defense applications. This laboratory is used to support both the undergraduate and graduate introduction to industrial automation classes as well as a two-course sequence in Autonomous Vehicle Systems Design. The lab also supports senior design projects, independent studies projects, and also supports funded research in the areas of automated process development, rapid prototyping, and workforce development activities.

Micro Manufacturing Lab

Research Labs in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringThe micro manufacturing lab has research and teaching capability for fabricating very small, high precision mechanical parts. The lab is capable of fabricating plastic, aluminum, and steel parts. It is currently being used to fabricate micro reactors for bio fuels and coal liquidification. Funding for projects have included private companies as well as The Department of Energy. 

Human Factors and Ergonomics Lab

Research Labs in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems EngineeringThe Human Factors and Ergonomics laboratory is used mainly for instruction in IE 5338 (Human Engineering), IE 5331 (Industrial Ergonomics), IE 5335 (Advanced Occupational Environmental Hygiene Engineering), IE 5326 (Biomechanics) and IE 5391 (Independent Research in Ergonomics). It is equipped mainly for empirical studies in the assessment of physical workload analysis, physiological work stress, environmental work stress, and cognitive work assessment. These apparatuses are also used to conduct ergonomics research.

Center for Renewable Energy and Science Technology

Center for Renewable Energy and Science TechnologyThe Center for Renewable Energy and Science Technology is at the forefront of UT Arlington's effort to find a cheaper, more environmentally-friendly source of energy. CREST is a collaborative group effort across various disciplines in the College of Science and the College of Engineering to find solutions for a sustainable energy future.