New Engineering Dean a Renowned Researcher

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Khosrow Behbehani is committed to moving UT Arlington’s College of Engineering to the top tiers of engineering schools.

We will be a center of innovation for solving the world’s most pressing problems and the first choice for the best students who want to pursue careers in engineering,” says the newly appointed dean.

An accomplished researcher and administrator, Dr. Behbehani joined the UT Arlington faculty in 1985 and had chaired the Bioengineering Department since 2002. He holds nine patents, with a 10th pending, and is a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

His work has attracted support from the Department of Education, the Department of Energy, and the National Institutes of Health. In recent years he has garnered recognition for developing a portable ultrasonic sleep apnea detection system.

Behbehani earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana State University, his master’s degree in systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his doctorate in engineering science from the University of Toledo.

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.

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