Engineering Research

UTA is classified as a Research-1 "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Engineering Research at UTA

$40.1M

Total College Research Expenditures in FY '19

108

Doctoral Degrees in FY '19

4

National Academy of Engineering Members

52

Fellows of one or more professional organizations

16

Primary Research Focus Areas

11

Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Material Science and Engineering Department

College of Engineering Research

UTA is classified as a Research-1 "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and has achieved all of the benchmarks necessary to become Texas' next Tier One research university.

University-wide expenditures for engineering research are more than $55 million per year, with the College of Engineering contributing the majority of that total, at $40 million.

Aerodynamics and Aeropropulsion

Hypersonics, computational fluid dynamics, vertical lift/rotorcraft aerodynamics, wind turbine aerodynamics, formation flight aerodynamics

Aerodynamics and Aeropropulsion Research

AI/ML and Big Data Analytics

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computer Vision , Data Analytics, Databases, Human-Computer Interfaces

AI/ML AND BIG DATA ANALYTICS

Automation/Autonomous Systems

Robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, assistive technologies, unmanned vehicle systems, flight dynamics and control

Automation/Autonomous Systems

Built Infrastructure

Sustainable and resilient structures, pipeline engineering, earthquake engineering and hazard mitigation, solid waste, structural health monitoring, pavements

Built Infrastructure

Communications and Networks

Radar and sensor networks, optical communications, computer networks, mobile communications

Communications and Networks

Cyber-Infrastructure

Hardware, Software and Information Security, Radar and Sensor Networks, Mesh Communications, Distributed Processing, HPC and Cloud and Edge Computing, Cyber-Physical Systems

Cyber-Infrastructure

Energy Management and Sustainability

Oil/gas excluding extraction, renewable energy, batteries, power electronic conversion, electric power grids, waste to energy, thermal management of electronic devices

Energy Management and Sustainability

Healthcare

Large scale analysis of genome, proteome, gene sequencing and functionality, protein production and modification, omics, tissue regeneration/repair, cancer therapy, biomedical imaging, diagnostic arrays, soft tissue replacement

Healthcare

Manufacturing

Composites, sustainable manufacturing, micro/nano manufacturing, automation, simulation, additive manufacturing and certification

Manufacturing

Materials

Composites, biomaterials/tissue engineering, electronic/bio/nanomaterials, sustainable materials (protection, management), materials for advanced sensing, bioscaffolds, medical devices

Materials

Photonics

Semiconductor Optoelectronics, Optical Lattices, Photonic crystals and Metamaterials, Optofluidics and Optics Sensors, Nonlinear and Quantum Optics, Silicon Photonics and System on a Chip, Biosensing

Photonics

Smart Transportation

Planning and Policy, Traffic, Transportation Systems (underground, ground, air), Airports, Infrastructure, Freight, Mixed-Mode Transportation, Transportation Equity

Smart Transportation

Structural and Mechanical Systems Simulation

Computational Mechanics, Computational Fluid dynamics, Failure Analysis and Simulation, Diagnostics and Prognostics, Biomechanics Modeling, Multiscale Simulation

STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION

Water

Flood mitigation, health impact, water resources, water supply and demand, hydrology, environmental health, wastewater

Water