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

Automation/Autonomous Systems

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

Automation/Autonomous Systems

Big Data/HPC

Machine learning and deep learning, data analytics, data mining and databases, HPC and cloud computing, image and signal processing

Big Data/HPC

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

Energy

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

Energy

Engineering of Biomedical Systems

Regenerative tissue engineering, medical and biosensors, medical/bio simulations, bioinstrumentation, optical imaging, surgical microscopy, biomechanics, traumatic brain injury models

Engineering of Biomedical Systems

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

Internet of Things

Radar and sensor networks, mesh communications, distributed processing, cyber-physical systems

Internet of Things

Logistics

Radar and sensor networks, mesh communications, distributed processing, cyber-physical systems

Logistics

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

Nanotechnology

Nanoelectronic devices, nanopore electronics, optical resonant surfaces, optical ring resonators, photonic devices, nonlinear and quantum optics, self-assembled structures, nanoparticles, drug delivery systems, biosensing, bionanotechnology

Nanotechnology

Security

Hazardous substance detection, radar/sensor networks, cybersecurity, hardware, software and information security

Security

Smart Cities

Underground transportation systems, smart transportation systems, traffic mitigation, livable communities, pipeline systems, resilient infrastructure, disaster recovery, integration of community services, energy utilization, public safety

Smart Cities

Water

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

Water

Other

Other areas of engineering research conducted by faculty in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington

Other Areas