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News Archive 2001 - 2010


UTA Engineering Professor Named Fellow of ASME

November 22, 2002

Dr. Seung-Mun You, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Fellow is the highest elected grade of membership within the ASME, the attainment of which recognizes exceptional engineering achievements and contributions to the engineering profession.

Medical Device Developed at UTA Utilized in New Procedure for Infants

November 18, 2002

The American Heart Association has recognized research involving a bioresorbable vascular stent developed by Drs. Robert Eberhart and Shih-Horng Su for possible treatment, without major surgery, of aortic coarctation in infants.

Engineering Grads Honored by Alumni Association

November 13, 2002

Two graduates of the College of Engineering were among 13 individuals honored as Distinguished Alumni by the Alumni Association. Congratulations to Robert C. Davis (Ph.D., CE, ’73), representing the College of Engineering, and Sharon P. Neece (BSAE, ’91), representing the Honors College!

UTA Intelligent Home Technologies Previewed

November 8, 2002

Researchers in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington will present a preview of the operating technologies that are being developed for the “smart home” to be constructed on the UTA campus. Several demonstrations and a research video will be presented.

UTA Professor Co-Chair of International Conference

November 8, 2002

Dr. Frank L. Lewis, professor of electrical engineering, Moncrief-O'Donnell Endowed Chair and associate director of Research of the Automation & Robotics Research Institute at The University of Texas at Arlington, is the co-chair of the 2003 Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED'03). The conference will take place June 18-20 on the Isle of Rhodes, Greece. Lewis’ co-chair for the conference is Professor Kimon P. Valavanis of the Technical University of Crete.

Aerospace Professor Co-editor and Author of Hypersonic Testing Book

November 7, 2002

Dr. Frank Lu, a professor of aerospace engineering at The University of Texas in Arlington, has announced the publication of his book Advanced Hypersonic Test Facilities. Lu’s co-editor is Dan Marren, lead hypersonic investigator at the USAF’s Arnold Engineering Development Center in White Oak, Maryland. Both men also contributed chapters to the book.

CSE Teams Improve in Intercollegiate Competition

October 31, 2002

The CSE@UTA programming teams made their best showing in recent years in the Regional Intercollegiate Computer Programming Contest held on Saturday, November 2 on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Preliminary results show that the three teams placed 7th, 9th and 15th competing against 71 other teams from 35 universities in a four state region.

Engineering Students Take Challenge to Solve Aircraft Design Problems

October 24, 2002

Students in various engineering disciplines will form teams during the week of November 18 – 21 in a challenge to find solutions to real-world problems in aircraft design and manufacturing. The challenge, presented by engineers from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, will involve more than 350 students in the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Engineering.

UTA to be Home of Regional High-Performance Computing System

October 7, 2002

Computer Science & Engineering Professor Sharma Chakravarthy is leading a team of engineers and scientists at UTA and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas to create a distributed-memory cluster system with 200+ processors linked to enormous amounts of storage – in the hundreds of terabytes (1012). The high-performance computing and high-bandwidth storage infrastructure facility is being created to promote multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional research.

UTA Student Enters and Wins Her First National Auto Racing Competition

September 23, 2002

Angie Hamilton, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has only been driving UTA’s Formula SAE race cars for about a year, but her skills are good enough for her to win her class at a national event sanctioned by the Sports Car Club of America. Competing in the A-Modified Ladies class, Hamilton drove in heats that included high-powered cars such as Mustangs and Camaros, and she turned in faster times. She won the national title by completing the course five seconds ahead of her nearest competitor.

UTA Engineering to Host State-wide Conference on Nanotechnology

September 13, 2002

Engineers and scientists at universities and commercial research centers across Texas will gather on The University of Texas at Arlington campus on Saturday, September 28 to be brought up-to-date on current developments in nanotechnology and solid-state electronics.

Engineering Professor Retires After 33 years at UTA

September 5, 2002

Fred R. Payne, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, spent his last official day at The University of Texas at Arlington on Friday, September 6. He was instrumental in the early development of the aerospace engineering program and is noted for his 1980 invention of a differential equation solver.

Advanced Device to Evaluate Soil Stresses/Strain Responses

August 22, 2002

Civil Engineering Professor Laureano Hoyos has received a $316,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct an investigation of unsaturated soils under simultaneous strain-, temperature- and suction-controlled conditions. Results from the study will aid engineers in improving the design, safety and lifetime of civil infrastructure resting on these types of soils.

$738,000 in Grants to Automation & Robotics Research Institute

August 1, 2002

Researchers at The University of Texas at Arlington's Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) have received four major grants to investigate micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and advanced manufacturing/industrial controls. Professor Frank L. Lewis, associate director for research at ARRI, professor of Electrical Engineering and Moncrief-O'Donnell Endowed Chair, is the principal investigator on all of the projects.

Professor to Study Cellular Response to Mechanical Stimuli

July 20, 2002

Cheng-Jen "Charles" Chuong, a biomedical engineering professor with The University of Texas at Arlington, has received a $195,000, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of mechanical stimuli on cells. Chuong's research is an essential step in the discovery of strategies that promote controlled wound healing and facilitate tissue engineering -- the growth of skin, muscles and organs.

Sabre Funds Additional Programs to Recruit/Retain Minority Students

July 19, 2002

Sabre, Inc. has provided $20,000 to computer science and engineering student organizations at The University of Texas at Arlington to support outreach activities, scholarships and mentoring targeted to underrepresented minority populations and women. The student organizations involved in the programs are the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Software Development to Automatically Link Different Devices

July 1, 2002

Professor Mohnan Kumar in the Computer Science and Engineering Department of the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington has secured a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop software architectures that will enable automatic, real-time communications and collaborations among hardwired devices such as mainframe and personal computers and wireless devices such as laptops, PDAs and cell phones.

CSE@UTA to Host International Pervasive Computing Conference

June 21, 2002

The Computer Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Engineering and the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers are co-sponsoring the first international conference in the emerging field of pervasive computing and communications. The conference, PerComm 2003, is scheduled for March 23 - 26 next year in Fort Worth, Texas.

UTA to Participate in NASA-funded Research in Bio-Nanotechnology Materials and Structures for Aerospace Vehicles

June 18, 2002

Electrical Engineering Professor Wiley Kirk and other UTA researchers will assist NASA in the development of new technologies using silicon-based devices for integrated multifunctional intelligent systems. The work is part of effort by six Texas universities.

Behbehani Named Director of Biomedical Engineering at UTA

June 7, 2002

Khosrow Behbehani, Ph.D., P.E., has been named director of the Biomedical Engineering program within The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Engineering. The appointment was announced by Dean of Engineering Bill Carroll and became effective June 1. Behbehani had been interim director of the program since September of last year.

Computer Programs Increase Accuracy, Reduce Time of Roadway Inspections

May 29, 2002

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) inspects the surface conditions of each mile of state-maintained roads every year. That's more than 79,000 miles of roadway, a daunting task even with the help of modern monitoring equipment. University of Texas at Arlington Computer Science and Engineering Professor Roger Walker has designed computer systems and software that can speed the process and produce a better picture of road surface conditions.

Major Changes Envisioned for Texas' Transportation Network

May 2, 2002

What are the workable solutions to intercity passenger and freight transportation problems foreseen for Texas over the next 20 to 50 years? Civil engineering students at The University of Texas at Arlington's College of Engineering are solving that puzzle.

Small Machines May Lead to Big Benefits for Medical Patients

April 8, 2002

Another disposable medical product is on the horizon, one that could revolutionize the current testing-diagnosis-treatment procedure. People needing to continually monitor their medical condition will be able to use a "lab on a chip" that tests blood/liquid samples and immediately sends the results to a physician's computer via the Internet. All for less than $10.

Perfecting High-Performance, Long-Life Lubricants

March 15, 2002

Imagine driving 10,000 to 12,000 miles between oil changes. That's the goal of two Materials Science and Engineering professors at The University of Texas at Arlington. It's a goal they expect to reach later this year.

ME Senior Wins National Ranking in Wheelchair Basketball

March 12, 2002

Paul Schulte, a mechanical engineering senior at The University of Texas at Arlington, received outstanding recognition from the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, including Player of the Year. Schulte helped his team win the 2002 national collegiate championship on his way to winning these accolades.

UTA Researchers to Create Improved Electro-Optic Devices

February 15, 2002

Fiber-optic cable may speed the transmission of information, but switching and processing integrated circuits using existing technology at the cable ends often slow the signals. Two separate but related research projects underway at The University of Texas at Arlington will provide vast improvements in optical device fabrication, operation, durability and cost.

Cyneta Networks Provides $30,000 for Wireless Computing Research

January 17, 2002

The Computer Science and Engineering Department's Center for Research in Wireless Mobility and Networking (CReWMaN) received a boost today from Cyneta Networks, a Richardson-based provider of advanced switching solutions to wireless network operators. Officers of Cyneta visited with a group of faculty members, research assistants and students in Woolf Hall and presented CReWMaN's director, Professor Sajal Das, with a check for $30,000.

UTA Researchers Create New Look and Feel to Virtual Surgery

January 15, 2002

Training procedures utilizing computer-generated simulations are in common use, especially by airlines, manufacturers, the military and the medical fields. What's lacking in today's surgery simulators is realistic feedback to the surgeon in training. Electrical Engineering Professor Venkat Devarajan and his team are developing a VR training system that provides the look and feel that laparoscopic surgeons require.