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Aerospace Engineer Featured in Office of Naval Research Newsletter

Monday, June 3, 2013

Dr. Andrew Makeev

Andrew Makeev, associate professor of aerospace engineering, was featured in an article in the Spring 2013 issue of Innovation, the newsletter of the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

The article, entitled, "Composite Structures: A View From the Inside" explains how an experimental approach developed by Makeev and his team allows scientists to "look inside composite structures to improve their understanding of the internal structural behavior of such materials."

"To be selected among ONR's Breakthrough technologies is a superb recognition and visibility of our cutting-edge research in advanced material and structures! This article is a view of UTA's prominence for the rest of the world," said Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Chair Erian Armanios.

Makeev heads the recently created Advanced Materials and Structures Lab (AMSL). He, his team at UTA, and a team at Bell Helicopter are working on an ONR project, "Integration of Design and Manufacturing Processes to Improve Performance of Composites."

In addition to the ONR program, AMSL researchers are working on a number of projects in materials and structures. In particular, Makeev represents the University in the Vertical Lift Consortium (VLC), a national organization comprised of the U.S. rotorcraft industry and academic institutions involved in the vertical lift aircraft research with the common goal of providing long-term advancement of rotorcraft. He leads the Advanced Materials Technology Research at VLC and participates in a number of other VLC efforts including the durability and damage tolerance and the condition based maintenance technology. Makeev also represents UT Arlington in the Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence, a multi-university organization funded by the U.S. Army to conduct fundamental research in the rotorcraft areas.