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Nine New Faculty Join College of Engineering

August 25, 2005

The University of Texas at Arlington‘s College of Engineering has added nine faculty members this fall, each recognized for outstanding research and teaching abilities. Their addition is the result of the continuing increase in the number of engineering students and the college’s goal of providing an exceptional learning and research experience.

Bernd Chudoba is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in aircraft design from Cranfield University, England. His research interest is in aerospace vehicle design. Dr. Chudoba will teach a course on aerodynamics of incompressible flows.

Yaowu Hao is an Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from MIT. His research interests are micro/nano fabrication; electrical, optical and magnetic properties; nanobiotechnology; magnetic materials and electronic thin film technology. This fall, Dr. Hao will teach an Introduction to Materials Science course.

Michael Jin is an Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Jin’s research interests include photovoltaic material and devices, polycrystalline semiconductors, conducting polymers and soft lithography. He will be teaching a Polymer Materials Science course this fall.

Seoung Bum Kim is an Assistant Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering in 2005 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining UTA, he had worked at the Emory University Medical School as a post-doctoral fellow. He was awarded the Jack Youden Prize as the best expository paper in Technometrics for the Year 2003. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science and Institute of Mathematical Statistics. His research interests include machine learning algorithms and multiple hypotheses testing in large-scale problems. A special focus of his work involves the application of statistic and data mining techniques to biomedical and environmental problems.

Donggang Liu is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. His research interests are information security and problems in wireless sensor networks. Dr. Liu will be teaching a course on sensor network security.

Mingyu Lu is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests are microwave and electromagnetics engineering, time domain electromagnetic simulation, fast algorithms and parallelization. He will be teaching a course on electromagnetics.

Kytai Truong Nguyen is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering. She received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and was formerly with the Department of Biological Engineering at Utah State University. Dr. Nguyen’s research interests are tissue engineering strategies to reduce implants’ adverse reactions; nanoparticles as drug and gene therapy delivery systems to treat cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and cancer; and the effects of biomechanical and biochemical factors on the regulation of vascular cells. She will teach a course on drug delivery.

Dan Popa is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering who received his Ph.D. in Computer & Systems Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research interests are mobile robotics, sensor networks, motion planning, intelligent control, virtual reality, micro-technology and MEMS. He will teach a course on nonlinear and adaptive control and conduct research at the Automation & Robotics Research Institute, playing a leading role in strengthening the micro-manufacturing research program and laboratory infrastructure.

Zhou Wang is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to UTA, Dr. Wang was a Howard Hughes Research Associate in the Laboratory for Computational Vision at New York University’s Center for Neural Science and Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. His research interests are in signal/image/video/multimedia processing and computational vision. He will be teaching a course on digital signal processing.

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