Illuminating Discoveries Through Boundless Exploration
Researchers at UTA are at the forefront of discovery, working to solve the world’s most urgent challenges and turning ideas into products and systems that benefit society. Their explorations range from battling serious diseases like cancer and diabetes to devising novel methods of ensuring cleaner energy, air, and water. By encouraging an environment of relentless investigation, the University is making major breakthroughs that will drive the Texas economy and offer hope for future generations.
Ten faculty members have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors for creating devices and processes that improve the quality of life.
UTA is one of only six universities nationwide to be named a “Next Generation University” by the New America Foundation. The report cites the University’s position as an emerging research institution.
UTA’s world-renowned scientists and state-of-the-art laboratories sparked a record rise in total research expenditures in 2013 to $77.7 million.
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies UTA as a Research University/High Research Activity.
Electrical engineering researchers are participating in an $8 million Defense Department grant to significantly increase the amount of information that can be securely transmitted via the Internet and the distance it can travel.
About 100 UTA professors possess patents on various devices, processes, or technologies.
UTA Research Institute faculty members are devising ways to enable the safe and reliable deployment of unmanned aircraft systems for civilian, law enforcement, military, and other uses.
Bioengineers are using part of a $3.4 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop a nanoparticle drug-delivery system to stimulate lung growth and function.
The Center of Excellence for High Energy Physics played a key role in the discovery of the elusive Higgs boson. The center’s physicists recently received a $2.5 million Department of Energy grant to continue their research.
Renewable energy initiatives by researchers in science and engineering include building a better electric automobile and converting natural gas to clean-burning synthetic fuel.
The Center for Sustainable and Resilient Civil Infrastructure focuses on designing and constructing better highways, runways, dams, levees, and other core essentials.
The Security Advances Via Applied Nanotechnology, or SAVANT, center pursues nanotechnology innovations to combat threats to homeland security.
Electrical engineering researchers have designed a micro-windmill that generates wind energy and could become an innovative method of powering cellphone batteries.
Engineers working with U.S. Army surgeons are developing a Biomask embedded with electrical, mechanical, and biological components that can speed healing from facial burns often suffered by soldiers.
A $1.35 million National Science Foundation grant is helping researchers develop smart skin applications and sensor garments to make robots more lifelike.
UTA scientists working in the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies have developed a new method for detecting trace amounts of estrogen, an advancement that will aid health researchers.
Using innovative physical rehabilitation programs, the Center for Healthy Living and Longevity works to improve the quality of life for older adults.
Good as Gold
Three students recently earned national Goldwater Scholar recognition while two others received prestigious Amelia Earhart Fellowships.