UTA continues to move steadily toward Tier 1 status, graduating more than 200 doctorates for the third year in a row and generating research expenditures in excess of $85 million, up nearly nine percent from the year before.
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.
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.
Dr. Troy Johnson, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Illinois State University, joins UTA this November as the new Vice President for Enrollment Management.
An initial UTA study has found abnormalities in drinking water in the Eagle Ford Shale region, indicative of some contamination from industrial or agricultural activities in the area. The research, led by Professor Kevin Schug, was published recently in the journal "Science of the Total Environment."