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April

Pollution solution

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Technology developed by Sahadat Hossain, a UTA civil engineering professor, was recognized as a potential way to prevent plastic and other trash from reaching oceans in an opinion column by Don C. Brunell for The Sequim Gazette and The Courier-Herald in Washington. Hossain developed a method for taking plastic from landfills to manufacture giant pins that can stabilize roadbeds from failing soil.

Healing glove milestone

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The team at the UTA Research Institute behind the REHEAL Glove has successfully developed a manufacturing process for the technology, Orthopedic Design & Technology Magazine reported. Muthu Wijesundara, head of the Biomedical Technologies Division at UTARI, is the project leader.

Healing glove milestone

Monday, April 15, 2019

The revolutionary bioengineered healing glove created at the UTA Research Institute has completed another key step on the road toward commercialization, Dallas Innovates reported.

REHEAL glove

Friday, April 12, 2019

The revolutionary bioengineered healing glove created by researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute and the University of Washington has completed another key step on the road toward commercialization, Medica Magazine, BioPortfolio, Bioengineer.org, Scienmag and Science and Technology Research News reported.

Recycled plastic roads

Monday, April 8, 2019

Sahadat Hossain, UTA professor of civil engineering, discussed the potential of future roads being made of recycled plastic or a slurry that includes recycled plastic on the FutureTech podcast. Hossain is also the director of the UTA Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability.

Lessening natural disaster impact

Monday, April 8, 2019

UTA researchers are examining how to understand and lessen the impact of catastrophes similar to Hurricane Harvey in the future, HPCwire reported. The UTA team reanalyzed the flooding in Houston using dynamic wave modeling and high-resolution terrain data to publish a new paper on the subject in MDPI, an academic journal.

Rehab glove

Friday, April 5, 2019

The UTA Research Institute, Neuro Rehab VR and the UNT Health Science Center are collaborating on a National Science Foundation Small Business Technology Transfer Fund grant that will build soft, robotic gloves for stroke patient rehabilitation, Science & Technology Research News reported.

Robotics in steelmaking

Friday, April 5, 2019

Daejong Kim, a UTA associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was awarded a grant from POSCO—one of the world’s largest steelmakers—to help fund a one-year feasibility study into using intelligent robot systems for inspection and maintenance of steelmaking facilities, South Korea Daily Report reported.

Student receives scholarship

Friday, April 5, 2019

UTA student Casey Matsler was one of several students awarded a 2019 Vertical Flight Foundation scholarship, WSIL ABC 3 in Illinois, PR Web and other media outlets reported.

Rehab glove

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

The UTA Research Institute, Neuro Rehab VR and the UNT Health Science Center are collaborating on a National Science Foundation Small Business Technology Transfer Fund grant that will build soft, robotic gloves for stroke patient rehabilitation, BioPortfolio, Industrial Equipment News and Orthopedic Design & Technology reported.

Sustainable mining

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Kate Smits, a UTA associate professor of civil engineering, is part of a team of engineers and social scientists working with researchers and educators in South American countries to find ways to increase sustainability and lessen negative effects of mining while allowing communities to continue their ancestral way of life, Ecology Daily News reported.

Rehab glove

Monday, April 1, 2019

The UTA Research Institute, Neuro Rehab VR and the UNT Health Science Center are collaborating on a National Science Foundation Small Business Technology Transfer Fund grant that will build soft, robotic gloves for stroke patient rehabilitation, Dallas Innovates reported.

Recycled asphalt

Monday, April 1, 2019

UTA researchers wrote a piece about reclaimed asphalt pavement, or RAP, and using geocell-reinforced RAP material for future roads in Geosynthetic Magazine. Anand Puppala, a UTA distinguished professor in civil engineering and associate dean for research in the College of Engineering, and Aritra Banerjee, a UTA research associate and adjunct professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, were part of the team that wrote the article.

Safety certification

Monday, April 1, 2019

Ray Gonzales, Bee County, Texas, road administrator, said he will seek UTA’s help in certifying county employees for safety who are involved in road construction, the Beeville Bee-Picayune reported.

March

Rehab glove

Friday, March 29, 2019

The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute is making flexible soft robotic gloves that will aid in rehabilitating stroke patients through virtual reality gaming, Science and Technology Research and Targeted News Service reported. UTARI is partnering with Neuro Rehab VR and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in the $224,893 National Science Foundation grant to use robotic-assisted, virtual reality-based therapy for stroke patients.

Women in Technology honoree

Friday, March 29, 2019

Fillia Makedon, UTA professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, will be honored at the Dallas Business Journal’s annual Women in Technology Awards on May 14.

Collaborative farming

Friday, March 29, 2019

Caroline Krejci, an assistant professor in the UTA Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department, will use a $299,310 grant from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program to explore how to solve the problem of getting products to market through collaborative transportation and aggregation, opening avenues for cost savings and easier delivery, Infosurhoy.com reported.

Structural health

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Haiying Huang, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UTA, has earned a pair of grants worth nearly $900,000 to monitor structural health in ships’ hulls and detect when and where damage happens, Engineering Business Daily reported.

National academy election

Monday, March 25, 2019

UTA’s Dererje Agonafer, the Jenkins Garrett Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was one of the 27 Sigma Xi members elected to the National Academy of Engineering recently, Targeted News Service reported. Agonafer was elected for contributions to computer-aided electro/thermo/mechanical design and modeling of electronic equipment.

Robots in steelmaking

Monday, March 25, 2019

Daejong Kim, a UTA associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was awarded an $80,000 grant from South Korea-based POSCO–one of the world’s largest steelmakers–to help fund a one-year feasibility study of intelligent robot systems for inspection and maintenance of steelmaking facilities, SatoshiNakamotoBlog.com reported.

Alumna named president

Monday, March 25, 2019

Emerson, a global engineering and technology company, has appointed Vidya Ramnath as the new president for its automation solutions business in the Middle East and Africa, OilandGas.com reported. Ramnath earned her master’s degree in industrial engineering from UTA.

GURI recruit

Friday, March 22, 2019

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that Surendra Shah, National Academy of Engineering member, has joined the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Civil Engineering at UTA through the Governor’s University Research Initiative, the San Marcos Corridor News reported.

Bike planning

Friday, March 22, 2019

Kate Hyun, UTA assistant professor of civil engineering, is exploring data fusion techniques that will provide planners with better data on potential bicycle volumes for a city, Engineering Business Daily reported.

Florida highway troubles

Friday, March 22, 2019

Michael Fairchild, associate professor of civil engineering, said the rising toll of injuries and deaths on a Florida highway construction project could be an indicator of improper training or equipment, The Orlando Sentinel reported.

Food transportation

Friday, March 22, 2019

Caroline Krejci, an assistant professor in the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department at UTA, will use a $299,310 grant to show how farmers and ranchers can make food transportation more efficient, Engineering Business Daily reported.

Efficient lasers

Friday, March 22, 2019

Weidong Zhou, an electrical engineering professor at UTA, will use a $450,000 grant from the Army Research Office to determine the minimum amount of energy required to develop high-speed and energy-efficient lasers based on nanophotonic cavities and nanostructured materials, Technology Business Daily reported.

Leading alumna

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wendy Okolo, a NASA aerospace research engineer, became the first black woman to earn a doctoral degree in aerospace engineering when she graduated from UTA in 2015, The Philadelphia Tribune and All Together by the Society of Women Engineers reported. Okolo also received her bachelor’s degree at UTA.

One-of-a-kind wind tunnel

Friday, March 15, 2019

Luca Maddalena, UTA associate professor of aerospace engineering and director of the Aerodynamics Research Center, successfully created an arc-heated hypersonic wind tunnel, the only one of its kind at a university in the United States, InComplianceMag.com reported.

Consortium leads to innovations

Friday, March 15, 2019

A technology consortium including the city of Arlington and UTA has spawned new innovative methods using advanced pipeline assessment technology to help cities better manage and understand their underground infrastructure, TrenchlessTechnology.com reported.

Ultrasound waves grants

Friday, March 15, 2019

Haiying Huang, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UTA, has earned a pair of grants worth nearly $900,000 to monitor structural health and use ultrasound waves to detect structural damage in ships' hulls, Phys.org reported.

Food transportation efficiency

Friday, March 15, 2019

Caroline Krejci, an assistant professor in the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department at UTA, will use a $299,310 grant from the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education program to show how farmers and ranchers can make food transportation more efficient, Bioengineer.org and Phys.org reported.

STEM festival

Friday, March 15, 2019

UTA participated in the Pi Day Math Festival in the Dallas Arts District on March 14. The event is designed to show how STEM fields connect to most spheres of human activity, including the arts, humanities and design, ScientificAmerican.com reported.

Strengthening 3D printing

Friday, March 15, 2019

Rhugdhrivya Rane, a UTA mechanical and aerospace engineering doctoral student, offered in his thesis some ways to improve the strength of parts in 3D printing for use in many applications, 3DPrint.com reported.

Recycled roadways

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sahadat Hossain, director of UTA's Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability and civil engineering professor, said in a Houston Chronicle story that widespread adoption of an asphalt mix that includes post-consumer recycled plastic on roadways could happen soon if policymakers act quickly.

Bicycle planning

Monday, March 11, 2019

Kate Hyun, UTA assistant professor of civil engineering, is exploring data fusion techniques that will provide planners with better data on potential bicycle volumes for a city, Phys.org reports. Hyun is one of the researchers on a $200,000 grant from the National Institute for Transportation and Communities at Portland State University.

UTA energy achievements

Monday, March 11, 2019

An O.K. Carter column in the Fort Worth Business Press highlights UTA’s recent noteworthy grants and research achievements in the energy spectrum as the university’s efforts continue to be recognized as a top tier research university.

Warren selected

Friday, March 8, 2019

Kelcy Warren, a UTA alumnus, has been appointed to the UT System Board of Regents by Gov. Greg Abbott, KYTX CBS 19 in Tyler/Longview, The Daily Texan and the Guidry News reported. Warren is chairman and CEO of Energy Transfer Partners. Gubernatorial appointments have to be confirmed by the Texas Senate.

Efficient lasers

Friday, March 8, 2019

Weidong Zhou, a UTA electrical engineering professor, will use a $450,000 grant from the Army Research Office to determine the minimum amount of energy required to develop high-speed and energy-efficient lasers based on nanophotonic cavities and nanostructured materials, Satoshi Nakamoto Blog reported.

Pi Day Math Festival

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

UTA is one of many universities and organizations participating in the third annual Pi Day Math Festival at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Dallas Weekly reported.

Design team takes second

Monday, March 4, 2019

A UTA student design team took second place in a competition at an International Corrugated Packaging Foundation conference, FlexoGlobal reported.

Nationally ranked

Friday, March 1, 2019

UTA’s master of Construction Management degree program was ranked nationally by OnlineMasters.com, Targeted News Service reported.

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