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News Releases by Herb Booth

Media Contact Herb Booth was found in 59 news releases in the year 2016.

December 2016

  • CAPPA student wins statewide bullet train station design competition
    Top design

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, awards, student life, students, transportation, urban and public affairs

    A UTA graduate student in architecture has won a statewide competition for design of a Dallas high-speed rail station. Her winning design is an elevated station to easily traverse Dallas' many highways with parking retail shops and restaurants underneath the station.

  • UTA chief information officer named CIO of the year finalist
    Tops at information

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    News Topics: awards, staff

    Dallas CIO Leadership Association names UTA executive as a finalist in its chief information officer of the year award.

November 2016

  • UTA researchers earn TxDOT contract to use unmanned aerial systems to inspect highways, railroads
    Aerial inspection

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    UTA's new agreement with the Texas Department of Transportation will use unmanned aerial vehicles to allow for easier, more efficient and less costly inspection of roads and bridges. The contract will inspect roads and bridges on U.S. Highway 67 and U.S. Highway 82 in North Texas.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor is named IEEE Fellow
    High honors

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016

    News Topics: awards, engineering

    A UTA electrical engineering professor was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his work in an area called fuzzy logic, which is used to create efficient computing methods that are tolerant of imprecise inputs. Qilian Liang, the new IEEE Fellow, also is an expert in radar and wireless sensor networks, wireless communications, compressive sensing and smart grids.

October 2016

  • UTA Computer Science and Engineering professor to use data mining to benefit individual diagnosis, treatment for cancer patients
    Precision medicine

    Monday, October 31, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, health and fitness, innovation, medicine, research, science

    A UTA computer science and engineering professor will develop big data mining tools using a National Science Foundation grant that will use large amounts of complex patient data to better aid doctors in determining what medical action is necessary. The research also could lead to discovering paths in which certain diseases might be remedied.

  • UTA Police Department garners annual UT System award
    Pacesetter Award

    Thursday, October 27, 2016

    News Topics: awards, staff

    The UTA Police Department has been named the 2016 Pacesetter Police Department of the Year, an honor presented to the police department within the UT System that demonstrates a strong and professional commitment to public safety and contemporary policing.

  • UTA researchers earn phase II TxDOT funding to model geothermal de-icing of bridges
    Heating up

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, faculty, transportation, weather

    UTA researchers are devising a way to use geothermal energy to de-ice Texas bridges and overpasses through funding from a Texas Department of Transportation Innovation Project. The research is being done in UTA’s Organized Research Center of Excellence on Sustainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure.

  • UTA researchers use artificial intelligence to assess, enhance cognitive abilities in school-aged children
    Computer learning

    Thursday, October 13, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, health and fitness, research

    UTA researchers, led by Professor Fillia Makedon, will use artificial intelligence and advanced computational models to help experts assess learning difficulties in children at a very early age, leading to help for these children. The project uses the latest technology in computer vision, machine learning and data mining.

September 2016

  • TMAC receives $2.6 million award to transition defense industry companies
    Business assist

    Thursday, September 29, 2016

    News Topics: business, economics, education, employment, manufacturing, research

    A federal grant received by UTA's TMAC is aimed at helping defense industry contractors steer away from that shrinking defense industry dollar and retrofit their businesses to more productive, sustainable and profitable uses.

  • UTA researchers developing novel model to help data center service providers guarantee service-level objectives
    Guaranteed service

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research

    UTA computer science engineer receives National Science Foundation grant to mesh data center service level objectives with actual resources needed by computer consumers.

  • TxDOT implementation contract with UTA aims to reduce pavement cracking, improve slope stabilization
    Road improvement

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research, sustainability, transportation

    A UTA civil engineering professor is implementing a system for the Texas Department of Transportation that will help reduce cracking in highway pavement and stabilize highway slopes when soil begins to shift.

  • UTA researcher using nanotechnology to target inoperable tumors from the inside out
    Tackling tumors

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, medicine, research

    A UTA professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department is working on research through a National Institutes of Health grant that would create better nanotechnology to treat inoperable cancer tumors.

  • UTA bioengineer earns inaugural Embracing Challenge Award from Materials Today magazine
    High honor

    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, faculty

    A UTA bioengineer's perseverance throughout her life has earned her the inaugural Embracing Challenge Award from Materials Today magazine and the Elsevier Materials Science Council. Kytai Nguyen, the UTA bioengineering professor, will be honored at the Materials Research Society conference Nov. 29 in Boston, Mass.

  • UTA researchers to develop new method, device for controlling blood pressure levels automatically
    Blood pressure control

    Monday, September 19, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, medicine, research

    UTA researchers are using a National Institutes of Health grant to develop a new method and device for automatically controlling blood pressure levels in cardiac care environments that use targeted electrical stimulation rather than drugs.

  • UTA enrollment climbs 7.3 percent, closing in on 40,000 Texas-based students
    Record numbers

    Thursday, September 15, 2016

    News Topics: alumni, faculty, staff, student life, students

    The University of Texas at Arlington enrollment climbs 7.3 percent, closing in on 40,000 Texas-based students. Enrollment is anticipated to surpass 57,000 by the end of this academic year, making UTA potentially the largest campus in The University of Texas System.

  • Two grants to fund UTA design, installation of fiber-reinforced concrete pipes under roads
    Longer lasting roads

    Friday, September 9, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, manufacturing, transportation

    UTA is working with the Texas Department of Transportation to install a brand new standard in fiber-reinforced concrete pipes that is more durable and longer lasting than current pipes. The UTA civil engineering team also is working to develop 100-year service life protocols for synthetic fiber pipes for the Florida Department of Transportation.

  • UTA researchers’ papers find proven concept of using light to image and potentially treat PTSD
    Bright light

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, medicine, research, science

    A UTA bioengineering professor shows the benefits of near infrared light treatment on brains traumatized through post traumatic stress disorder, suffered many times by U.S. veterans. The interdisciplinary team includes representatives from the College of Science, the College of Engineering,

August 2016

  • UTA engineer working to develop bioinks for use in 3-D printing of tissues, organs
    Printing 3-D tissues

    Monday, August 29, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, medicine, research

    Kyungsuk Yum, a UTA assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, has received a $100,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop nanocomposite hydrogel bioinks that could be used for printing 3-D tissue and organs.

  • UTA Mavericks welcomed, challenged to “find their path”
    MavsMeet Convocation

    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    News Topics: College Park Center, community service, faculty, staff, student life, students

    Convocation keynote speaker Ya'Ke Smith challenged students to be extraordinary in finding their academic paths while at The University of Texas at Arlington. Thousands of students attended the 2016 MavsMeet Convocation and AfterParty

  • Office of Naval Research grant will allow UTA researchers to mimic performance of multiple shipboard systems while testing batteries
    Shipboard testing

    Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering associate professor received an Office of Naval Research grant to purchase a machine that will allow him to use simulations to test how well a battery will perform as part of a full shipboard system.

  • UTA engineering researcher to develop tools to better analyze complex patient data
    Big data

    Monday, August 8, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, health and fitness, innovation, medicine, research

    An assistant professor of Computer Science and Engineering is the fourth UTA professor to receive a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, grant. Junzhou Huang will employ multiple methods to access and analyze very large, complex patient data. This research could ultimately allow scientists and doctors to make better clinical predictions and work toward cures for diseases.

  • UTA aerospace engineering graduate first to successfully flight test unmanned aerial vehicle with mass-actuated controls
    Weighted flight

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research, students

    A UTA team has designed, built and flight tested an unmanned aerial vehicle that uses a mass actuation system or weights that move back and forth within the wings to maneuver the aircraft. The findings were disclosed in a paper that was presented at a recent American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics conference.

July 2016

  • UTA engineers earn three best paper awards
    Papers expertise

    Monday, July 25, 2016

    News Topics: engineering

    The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers has awarded the organization’s 2016 Power and Energy Society Prize Paper Award to a team of electrical engineering professors and students at The University of Texas at Arlington.

  • Office of Naval Research grant fuels efforts to improve safety, reduce manufacturing costs of aircraft composite parts
    Composite testing

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    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.

  • UTA taps seasoned administrator and academic leader as new dean of the College of Engineering
    Crouch named new COE dean

    Monday, July 18, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research, staff, students

    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.

  • UTA Institute of Urban Studies to investigate walkability of downtown Dallas
    Friendlier streets

    Friday, July 1, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, research, sustainability, urban and public affairs

    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.

June 2016

  • Electric motor FSAE car to make competitive debut at 16th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend July 9-10
    Battery powered

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, innovation, manufacturing, research, student life

    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.

  • UTA marketing study shows lenient return policy may increase sales
    Retail policies

    Friday, June 17, 2016

    News Topics: business, research

    New meta-analysis by UTA marketing researcher Narayanan Janakiraman shows return policies that offer consumers more monetary rewards are likely to increase their consumer purchases.

  • UTA professor awarded National Science Foundation grant to develop lasers, amplifiers for integrated silicon photonics technology
    New technology

    Friday, June 10, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    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.

  • UTA Institute of Urban Studies’ students propose major changes for Dallas’ Fair Park
    Urban partners

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, research, urban and public affairs

    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.

  • UTA, EPA sign MOU to enhance workforce in key areas of national need
    Environmental help

    Friday, June 3, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, sustainability

    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.

May 2016

  • UTA civil engineer creates phone app to gather public input on flash flooding conditions
    Weather data

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, environment, research, sustainability, weather

    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.

  • UTA engineer wins Air Force grant to help unmanned vehicle systems work together
    Cooperative control

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research, transportation

    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.

  • Small Business Administration grant establishes UTA center to help veterans with entrepreneurial skills
    Veterans aid

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    News Topics: business, research, student life, students

    A Small Business Administration grant to the College of Business will create the Veterans Business Outreach Center that will provide UTA veterans with skills needed to start entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • UTA researcher to employ scanning laser to measure microtexture of aggregates in Texas pavement
    Data-driven discovery

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    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.

  • More than 5,600 UTA students to earn degrees during Spring 2016 commencement exercises May 12-14
    Commencement 2016

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    News Topics: admissions, commencement, student life, students

    UTA congratulates a record class of spring 2016 graduates, and welcomes friends, family and supporters to commencement ceremonies this week at College Park Center.

April 2016

March 2016

  • UTA researcher shows affordable housing not so affordable when transportation costs soar
    Transportation impacts

    Monday, March 21, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, research, transportation, urban and public affairs

    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.

  • UTA research blends public health measures in regional transportation plan
    Livable communities

    Friday, March 11, 2016

    News Topics: architecture, engineering, transportation, urban and public affairs

    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.

  • UTA alums receive NSF small-business grant to spur K-12 STEM interest through technology
    STEM education startup

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016

    News Topics: business, engineering, manufacturing, robotics, science

    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.

  • UTA researcher would transform sensor network into device with supercomputer power
    Computing power

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research

    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.

  • UTA management professor named Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    Business leadership

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    News Topics: awards, business, faculty

    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.

February 2016

  • Greenway Innovative Energy gift establishes new UTA laboratory to accelerate gas-to-liquid fuel technology
    Alternative fuel

    Monday, February 29, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, research, science, sustainability

    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 joins UTA faculty, named to College of Engineering Hall of Achievement
    Big data

    Sunday, February 28, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, global, innovation, research

    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.

  • Engineering researcher wins Naval Research support to measure when and how battlefield blasts injure brain neurons
    Neuron damage

    Friday, February 26, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, research

    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.

  • UTA Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh researchers to develop automated seat cushion to aid in ulcer prevention
    Smart technology

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, faculty, manufacturing, medicine, research, science

    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.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
    High honor

    Tuesday, February 23, 2016

    News Topics: chemistry, engineering, faculty, science

    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.

  • UTA engineer earns NSF CAREER grant to develop conductive bioelastomers for more effective, safer tissue engineering
    Tissue repair

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, medicine, research

    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.

  • UTA electrical engineers develop device to diagnose cancer rapidly at the cellular level, improve early detection
    Medical diagnostics

    Saturday, February 13, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, health and fitness, innovation, medicine, research

    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 ranks UTA Top 50 Business School for 2016
    Best for Vets

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    News Topics: business, student life, students

    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.

  • UTA engineer earns NSF CAREER grant to develop all-liquid, optofluidic laser to better detect diseases
    Laser diagnosis

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, medicine

    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.

  • UTA engineers pursuing applications for new ultra-thin semiconductor lasers in the medical field, consumer arena
    Laser efficiency

    Monday, February 1, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, Internet, 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.

January 2016

  • UTA civil engineers shaping sustainable solutions, increasing energy production at Denton landfill
    Alternative power

    Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    News Topics: energy, engineering, environment, innovation, research, science, sustainability

    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.

  • UTA bioengineering professor named Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
    High honor

    Friday, January 8, 2016

    News Topics: biology, engineering, faculty, social work

    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.

  • National association selects UTA for inaugural show, school
    Building sustainable infrastructure

    Wednesday, January 6, 2016

    News Topics: engineering, exhibitions, faculty, sustainability, transportation, urban and public affairs, weather

    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.

  • Free transportation education and training now at UTA
    Transportation assistance

    Tuesday, January 5, 2016

    News Topics: education, engineering, environment, transportation

    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.