Khosrow Behbehani, a noted
biomedical researcher, inventor and chairman of the UT Arlington Department of
Bioengineering, has been appointed dean of the University’s College of
Behbehani joined The University
of Texas at Arlington in 1985 and has served as chairman of his department
since 2002. He holds nine patents, with one patent pending, and is a fellow of
the National Academy of Inventors, the American Institute for Medical and
Biological Engineering and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
His work has attracted
significant support from the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of
Energy and the National Institutes of Health. In recent years, Behbehani has garnered
recognition for his work to develop an ultrasonic sleep apnea detection system,
a portable device that improves detection and ultimately treatment for patients.
Behbehani succeeds Jean-Pierre
Bardet, who will continue as a member of the civil engineering faculty.
“Dr. Behbehani has played an integral
role in the development of our research program, and we are pleased that he has agreed to lead the pioneering and
cutting-edge work of our College of Engineering faculty and students,”
President James D. Spaniolo said. “Dr. Behbehani has a long-standing passion
for this University and understands the impact it has had – and will have – on
Arlington College of Engineering serves
more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students and includes more than 200
faculty members. The College has an annual budget of $26.3 million and total
research expenditures exceeding $30.6 million.
includes seven departments and more than 23,000 alumni, many of whom lead major
national and international corporations.
“We have a
tremendous amount of talent among our faculty members and students, and we are
committed to moving the UT Arlington College of Engineering to the top tiers of
engineering schools,” Behbehani said. “We will be a center of innovation for solving
the world’s most pressing problems and the first choice for the best students
who are want to pursue careers in engineering.”
earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State
University, a master’s degree in systems engineering from Georgia Institute of
Technology and his doctoral degree in engineering science from the University
He spent five
years with the Puritan Bennett Corp., then a California-based manufacturer of
critical care respiratory devices, before returning to the world of academic
research at UT Arlington.
work is representative of research excellence at The University of Texas at
Arlington, a comprehensive research institution of 33,800 students and more
than 2,200 faculty members in the heart of North Texas. Visit www.uta.edu to learn more.