Research Centers, Labs and Groups

Centers and Institutes

Aerodynamics Research Center

The Aerodynamics Research Center has existed at the university in one form or another since the 1930s, when it was originally an aircraft maintenance and fabrication facility. The present ARC was built in 1986, allowing for a large expansion of equipment which now includes low-speed, transonic, supersonic, arc jet, and hypersonic tunnels. Current research has focused on experimental high-speed and high-temperature aerodynamics, shock/boundary layer interaction, and detonation. In addition to the experimental facilities, we have extensive capabilities to study and test aerodynamic models using computational fluid dynamics. The experimental test results can be used to validate the CFD models, and vice-versa. Our clients and sponsors include both corporate and government organizations.

Aerodynamics Research Center

Center for Assistive Technologies to Enhance Human Performance (iPerform)

The iPerform Center is an NSF-funded Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) that represents collaborations of professors and scientists at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas. Upcoming planned sites include UT San Antonio, UT Health Sciences Center San Antonio, and University of South Florida. iPerform's primary mission is to bring together university and industry researchers to advance basic and applied research in Assistive Technologies to enhance human performance.

Center for Assistive Technologies to Enhance Human Performance (iPerform)

Center for Stochastic Modeling, Optimization and Statistics

The Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, and Statistics (COSMOS) researches the design and modeling of complex real-world systems, in particular, to develop new methods for making sound decisions. COSMOS methods seek to integrate statistics, optimization, and simulation/stochastic modeling to achieve better solutions more efficiently, and COSMOS applications customize approaches to match the needs of the decision-maker.

Center for Stochastic Modeling, Optimization and Statistics

Electronics, MEMS and Nanoelectronics Systems Packaging Center

The EMNSPC is a partner in the NSF I/UCRC Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems, working with government, industry and academia to develop systematic methodologies for efficiently operating electronic systems.

Electronics, MEMS and Nanoelectronics Systems Packaging Center

Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies

IPPM includes faculty members in Mechanical and Aerospace and Materials Engineering Departments, and offers education, research, and development experience in simulation, design, and manufacturing of composite materials, sensors and other bioengineering devices, nanomaterial design and fabrication, characterization of material properties and performance under mechanical (including high rate loading), thermal, and electrical / dielectrical applied environments.

Institute for Predictive Performance Methodologies

Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability

The Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability (SWIS) is an Organized Research Center of Excellence (ORCE) dedicated to developing clean and healthy urban cities through sustainable waste management.

Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability

UTA Research Facilities

Characterization Center for Materials and Biology

The Characterization Center for Materials and Biology is available to faculty, students and researchers from UTA, other institutions and industry. The objective is to provide state-of-the-art instrumentation for use by the university research community to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and strengthen research activities.


Shimadzu Nanotechnology Research Center

The Nanotechnology Research & Education Center is an interdisciplinary resource open to scientists within and outside of the University. Research activities are conducted through mutually-beneficial associations of chemistry, electrical engineering, mechanical and aerospace engineering, materials science and physics faculty, graduate students and research assistants at UTA, as well as collaborative efforts with investigators at other universities and in the private sector.



Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC)

TMAC delivers hands-on business management, technology and operations solutions to a wide range of businesses, including manufacturing, distribution, logistics, construction, health care and government. We have a wide array of services that accelerate profitable growth by developing and improving products, processes and people. Focus areas include Strategic Management, Technology and Operations.


UTA Research Institute (UTARI)

UTARI's mission is to perform research and development linking discovery and technology commercialization to ultimately benefit society. Building sustainable relationships with regional business and industry is key to our success.