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Two Professors Promoted to Interim Leadership Positions

December 8, 2003

Dean of the Engineering Dr. Bill Carroll has announced promotions in two departments. Dr. Roger Goolsby will direct the Materials Science & Engineering Program and Dr. Zeynep Çelik-Butler will direct the Nanotechnology Research & Teaching Facility.

Pickett Named Distinguished Engineering Alumnus

November 4, 2003

George F. Pickett, founder, chairman and CEO of Atlantic Southeast Airlines, was named UTA's Distinguished Engineering Alumnus for 2003-04. Pickett earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering in 1967.

UTA Civil Engineering Grad Receives National Award

November 3, 2003

Rebecca Patterson Guthrie received the first Outstanding Young Water Environment Professional Award presented by the Water Environment Federation. The award was presented October 14 during the federation’s national convention in Los Angeles.

$2.2 Million Grant to Develop Communications Devices for Disabled

October 28, 2003

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has awarded $2.2 million to researchers in the Computer Science and Engineering Department to develop customized, smart devices and related services to help disabled people more fully use telecommunications services, live more independently and have greater remote access to health care services.

UTA Cars/Drivers Sweep Class in SCCA Solo II Nationals

September 12, 2003

Mechanical Engineering students Ken Hassler and Erick Kohler and Professor Bob Woods took 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Formula SAE class at the Sports Car Club of America’s Solo II Nationals, September 9-10 in Topeka, Kansas. Hassler also turned the fourth quickest time of all categories.

UTA, Arlington ISD Team for More Science/Technology Programs

September 11, 2003

Three Colleges within The University of Texas at Arlington – Education, Engineering and Science – will provide assistance to the Arlington Independent School District (AISD) as they create and conduct new courses and activities that generate more student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

New Scholarship Fund to Benefit Biomedical Engineering Students

September 4, 2003

Dr. Robert C. Eberhart, former director of the Biomedical Engineering Program, and his wife, Carol, have established an endowed scholarship fund in their names to support outstanding undergraduate and graduate students majoring in biomedical engineering at UTA. The Robert and Carol Eberhart Scholarship Fund was established to recognize the growth in size and stature of the Biomedical Engineering Program at UTA and the excellence of the student body.

Wei-Jen Lee Selected to Direct Energy Systems Research Center

August 14, 2003

Dr. Wei-Jen Lee has been named director of UTA's Energy Systems Research Center. The ESRC is one of the world’s leading research and training facilities for power generation, transmission and distribution.

Early Computers and Parts Needed for Developing Museum at UTA

August 14, 2003

Faculty members of the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department at The University of Texas at Arlington are searching for items to enlarge their collection of early computing systems and parts. They hope to secure enough equipment and software to establish a permanent exhibit open to the public.

Biomedical Engineer Receives Patent for Drug-Releasing Fibers

August 13, 2003

Kevin Nelson, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a patent for his drug releasing, biodegradable fibers. The fibers carry drugs or chemicals to targeted areas of the body, and then harmlessly dissolve once their work is completed. The fibers have potential uses in battling cancers and in repairing damaged nerve and organ tissue.

Biomedical Professor Secures $1 Million Cancer Research Grant

July 15, 2003

Dr. Hanli Liu has received the initial funding of a $1.036 million research grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop an imaging tool that will assist physicians in selecting the optimal method of tumor treatment and evaluating its effectiveness. The four-year project will involve researchers at UTA and UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Personal Comments Highlight K. C. Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony

June 27, 2003

More than 150 people gathered June 26 at the site of the future Kalpana Chawla Hall, a living/learning community honoring the UTA engineering alumna. The event included personal reminiscences, a presentation of traditional Indian dance and a ceremonial blessing of the building project.

TxDOT Testing Recycled Reinforcers for Roadway Shoulders

June 13, 2003

Civil Engineering researchers have begun field tests on two unusual mediums - manure compost and biosolids compost - to determine their effectiveness in mitigating shrinkage cracks on unpaved shoulders. The tests are being conducted along State Highway 108 near Stephenville.

International Symposium Explores New Business Vulnerabilities

June 13, 2003

Three area universities are sponsoring an international symposium July 28 - 30 at UTA’s Automation & Robotics Research Institute in Fort Worth to explore these challenges and discover potential solutions. The symposium will be of great interest to civic and industry leaders responsible for formulating first-response policies.

Dallas ISD Students Attend Engineering Summer Camp at UTA

June 13, 2003

Fifty 9th and 10th grade students from 20 middle and high schools within the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) will participate in the final week of the Engineering Summer Camp program conducted by the University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Engineering. Four math and science teachers will also attend the camp.

Wilson Steps Down as Chair of UTA’s Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department; Chan Named Interim Chair

May 23, 2003

Professor Don Wilson is stepping down from his position as chair of the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department. Dr. Wen Chan, currently the associate chair, will become interim chair, effective July 31.

Professor Mo-Shing Chen to Retire After 42 Years at UTA

April 18, 2003

Dr. Mo-Shing Chen, professor of electrical engineering and founder and director of the Energy Systems Research Center (ERSC), is retiring at the end of August after 42 years of service to The University of Texas at Arlington.

Engineering Student Wins National Science Foundation Fellowship

April 17, 2003

Natalya Dallas, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in electrical engineering, has been selected to receive one of the National Science Foundation’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships for 2003. She was one of only 900 students in the nation to be chosen from among 7,788 applicants in this highly competitive, merit-based program.

ME Student Nominated for International Sports Award

April 4, 2003

Paul Schulte, a mechanical engineering senior at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been nominated to receive the “World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability” award from the Laureus World Sports Awards.

Engineering Students Win Excellence Award

April 4, 2003

Jae Gwan Kim, a Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering, won the Sigma Xi Award for Best Poster during presentations for UTA’s Annual Celebration of Excellence by Students (ACES).

Water Treatment Courses Provide Valuable Information in Short Time

April 4, 2003

Civil Engineering Professor Syed Qasim will conduct these popular courses on water and wastewater treatment facilities. Presentations cover facility design, considerations for future expansion and knowledge of the requirements for everyday and emergency operations and maintenance.

Variety in Research Appeals to Civil Engineering Professor

April 2, 2003

Virtual reality, hard steel, undergraduate research programs, terrorist blasts – these are some of the numerical simulation projects that currently interest University of Texas at Arlington Civil Engineering Professor Ali Abolmaali. His funding sources are just as varied; the National Science Foundation (NSF), the State of Texas and a civilian research foundation are supporting these projects.

Outstanding Individuals Honored at Engineering Awards Banquet

March 19, 2003

An engineer from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, several members of the faculty and one staff member were recognized for their outstanding performance during the College of Engineering’s annual Awards Banquet, which capped the activities of Engineering Week

Engineers Build Tiltable Roadway to Study Water Flow

March 7, 2003

Researchers have been known to go to extremes to get accurate measurements for their projects. At UTA, they've constructed a 20’ by 68’ section of roadway in the basement of Nedderman Hall.

New Institute Promotes Sharing of Knowledge, Ideas, Resources

March 7, 2003

Is it possible to determine the temperature of something so hot it would melt a probe, or design a more efficient turbine blade or aircraft wing? Those are some of the things that will be investigated at the Multidisciplinary Analysis, Inverse Design and Optimization (MAIDO) Institute, created and directed by Professor George S. Dulikravich of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA).

Professor Works to Reduce Effects of Terrorist Actions

March 6, 2003

Professor Frank Lu normally investigates the mysteries of hypersonic flight, but now he’s using his knowledge of shock waves to study the blast effects of terrorist-type explosions. And he’s doing it with the help of a Russian scientist.

Cappuccio Selected for UTA Engineering Hall of Achievement

March 6, 2003

Frank J. Cappuccio, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs, has been inducted into the College of Engineering’s Hall of Achievement. The award honored Cappuccio’s record of accomplishments in the aviation industry, especially his leadership of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics’ successful campaign to develop and build the multi-role F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

Engineering Alumni Co-Author Book on Wireless Networking

February 28, 2003

Three UTA College of Engineering graduates are among the seven authors of "IP in Wireless Networks," “the first network professional's guide to integrating IP in 2G, 2.5G, and 3G wireless networks,” according to the publisher. The book presents rhw future evolution of the wireless IP networks with emerging applications and the role of standardization bodies.

Engineering Dean Named “Engineer of the Year”

February 20, 2003

The DFW Mid-Cities Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) has named University of Texas at Arlington Dean of Engineering Dr. Bill D. Carroll “Engineer of the Year.” Carroll will receive the award during an awards banquet February 20 in conjunction with National Engineers Week.

UTA Engineering Professor Honored by Office of Naval Research

February 18, 2003

Dr. Qilian Liang, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has received the prestigious Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Along with the award, Liang will receive a research grant of up to $100,000 per year for three years. He is one of only 26 awardees selected from 220 candidates.

Civil Engineering Announces Research Program for Undergraduates

January 30, 2003

The College of Engineering will offer its third research program for undergraduates this summer, this time for civil engineering majors. The program is open to all undergraduate students – freshmen to seniors – who are enrolled in a B.S. engineering degree program. Participating students may select one of four projects for study.

Texas Researchers to Gather for Micro-machines Workshop

January 30, 2003

University and industry researchers will gather at UTA's Automation and Robotics Research Institute in May for TEXMEMS V, a one-day meeting that encourages an interaction and dialog among scientists and engineers who are working in the rapidly-developing field of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

Engineering Professor Keeping Busy with Six Grant Projects

January 27, 2003

One sign of a successful university research program is the number and quality of funded projects undertaken by the faculty members. The projects being conducted by Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Anand Puppala are an outstanding example.