Andrew Makeev, a UTA professor of aerospace engineering, received a grant from the Office of Naval Research to purchase equipment that will allow his team to better understand material properties including defect formation in composites as a function of manufacturing process. The ONR grant is part of the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program.
The University has appointed Peter E. Crouch as the new dean of the College of Engineering. In past posts as dean, Crouch has led significant enrollment growth, established strong partnerships with businesses leaders, elevated the colleges’ national rankings, helped secure millions of dollars in federal research support, has led international expansion efforts and enhanced online offerings.
Students from CAPPA’s Institute of Urban Studies are embarking on an analysis of pedestrian traffic in downtown Dallas. The student researchers will evaluate characteristics including density, block size, noise levels, parks and landscapes, building uses, active storefronts and other aspects in the downtown area.
The 16th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend, scheduled July 9-10 on The University of Texas at Arlington campus, will feature a student-designed, all-electric vehicle for the first time in competition. Dozen of college teams will compete for bragging rights that weekend in formula-style cars.
A UTA electrical engineering professor says a new technology he's working on could greatly enhance transmission speeds by easing the limitations inherent in current electrical technology, make cameras and infrared technology less expensive, and improve sensing instruments.
Students from the UTA College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs Institute of Urban Studies produced a study showing how Fair Park might become a more neighborhood-friendly amenity that could draw more visitors and increase revenue.
The University of Texas at Arlington and the Environmental Protection Agency have signed a memo of understanding that continues to support EPA education and outreach programs, while building strengths in areas of mutual interest and increasing opportunities for student mentorship and internships.
A UTA civil engineer has released a cell phone app that encourages people to report flash flooding in area creeks and waterways. At the same time, the engineer has been installing innovative wireless sensors to improve high-resolution modeling of urban water systems.
A UTA aerospace engineer has received an Air Force Research Laboratory grant to create an algorithm that will allow cooperative control of multiple spacecraft. The research ultimately could be used on any unmanned platform.
A UTA professor of computer science and engineering is leading a project that uses scanning lasers to evaluate the materials making up Texas roads. The project results could lead to safer, more durable roads.
A faculty transportation planning expert and smart-growth advocate has shown the real impact transportation costs have on affordable housing. Shima Hamidi's findings are published in the journal Housing Policy Debate.
She directs UTA's Institute of Urban Studies.
A UTA multi-disciplinary team from the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs and the College of Engineering is blending health decisions and impacts into the regional transportation decision-making process. The research is funded through a North Central Texas Council of Governments grant.
A team of UTA engineering and business school graduates is designing a hands-on, reconfigurable robots education tool that will stimulate STEM learning in kindergarten through 12th grades. The project is funded through the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research program.
Ioannis Schizas, an assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, is creating a low-cost framework through an NSF grant to create a low-cost sensing system that will generate supercomputer power for applications in surveillance and defense, healthcare applications or structural monitoring for bridges and buildings.
Wendy Casper, a College of Business professor, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Casper's research examines how organizations can support employees in balancing work with their personal lives and how that support relates to human resource outcomes such as recruitment and retention effectiveness.
A generous gift from Greenway Innovative Energy will allow UTA researchers to build a new lab that will scale up their gas-to-liquid technology that can provide high-grade fuel that is cost-efficient and more environmentally friendly.
AT&T Chief Technology Officer Krish Prabhu has been inducted into the UTA Engineering Hall of Achievement and joins the computer science and engineering faculty. He will remain at AT&T while serving as a resource for UTA as it bolsters its expertise in data-driven discovery and cyber security.
An engineering researcher is designing a computational model that will measure the impact of battlefield shockwaves on neurons inside the brain. Ashfaq Adnan, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, is conducting the Office of Naval Research project.
Muthu Wijesundara, UTA Research Institute's principal research scientist, is working with researchers at the Human Engineering Research Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh to develop a smart seat cushion that will help relieve painful pressure ulcers for wheelchair users.
A UTA electrical engineering associate professor has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry for his work in chemical and biological analysis in a world that blends chemistry, nanotechnology, bioengineering and electrical engineering. His latest research centers on cellular cancer detection.
Yi Hong, an assistant professor of bioengineering, has won a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to create conductive, single-component and biodegradable elastomers that will help advance biomedical applications like tissue repair.
A UTA electrical engineer has developed a cancer detection device that uses nanotextured walls to diagnose disease early and at the cellular level. His findings are published in Nature's Scientific Reports.
Military Times named UTA's College of Business as one of the best 50 business schools in the nation for veterans. The University serves more than 3,000 student veterans or dependents of military veterans.
An electrical engineering assistant professor is developing an all-liquid, optofluidic laser that could lead to quicker cancer detection of patients in doctors' offices. Yuze "Alice" Sun received an NSF Early CAREER Award grant to perform the research.
Weidong Zhou, a University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering professor, is working to develop a new ultra-thin semiconductor laser that could be integrated into consumer electronics to increase speed and capacity of the chips.
A UTA civil engineering professor is working with the city of Denton to generate more energy through already closed landfill cells. Sahadat Hossain will share his research and techniques with global, national and North Texas solid waste leaders at a winter school that runs through Jan. 29 here at UTA and at the Denton landfill.
Hanli Liu, a University of Texas at Arlington bioengineering professor, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering for her work in the field of medical instrumentation and imaging.
More than 500 engineers, executives and professionals from the concrete pipe and drainage industry gathered on the UTA campus to learn about the university’s cutting-edge, civil engineering research during the American Concrete Pipe Association’s inaugural Pipe Show and School Jan. 4 -7.
UTA’s Division of Enterprise Development has won a highly competitive, two-year $1.8 million grant to operate the Texas Local Technical Assistance Program, which provides technical assistance and workforce training that many smaller or rural Texas counties and cities do not have.