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News Archive 2017

October

MAE's Makeev Working to Advance Limitations of Computed Tomography

MAE's Makeev Working to Advance Limitations of Computed Tomography

Monday, October 16, 2017

Andrew Makeev will improve reconstruction algorithms and software techniques to produce breakthroughs in computed tomography scanning, which will lead to better recognition of manufacturing flaws and structural damage of composites.

UTA Team Helping Texas City Prioritize Post-Harvey Cleanup

UTA Team Helping Texas City Prioritize Post-Harvey Cleanup

Monday, October 16, 2017

A team from UTA is using unmanned aerial vehicles to create highly accurate 3D and profile maps of storm debris in Beaumont, Texas, so the city knows the full extent of what it needs to remove.

EE's Sun Developing Way to Detect Lung Cancer Biomarkers in Breath

EE's Sun Developing Way to Detect Lung Cancer Biomarkers in Breath

Friday, October 13, 2017

Yuze “Alice” Sun is developing a non-invasive means to detect early stage lung cancer through biomarkers in a patient’s breath instead, saving the patient from needle biopsies and extended waits for a diagnosis.

BE's Liu Working to Facilitate Neonatal Monitoring to Assess Brain Problems

BE's Liu Working to Facilitate Neonatal Monitoring to Assess Brain Problems

Monday, October 9, 2017

Hanli Liu and her team will integrate a portable brain imaging system with an advanced signal-processing technique for newborns to better measure babies’ neurophysiology in real time so doctors can treat encephalopathy more quickly.

UTA Helping TRA Determine Whether to Convert Joe Pool Lake Flood Storage

UTA Helping TRA Determine Whether to Convert Joe Pool Lake Flood Storage

Monday, October 9, 2017

Converting flood storage to water supply in Joe Pool Lake could help North Texas weather droughts, but first the Trinity River Authority must determine if there is a benefit to doing so.

UTA Develops Cutting-Edge Lubricant Technologies

UTA Develops Cutting-Edge Lubricant Technologies

Friday, October 6, 2017

Researchers have developed a pipeline of new vehicle lubricant technologies that lower greenhouse gas emissions, reduce wear and improve gas mileage with ESL TEKnologies and its predecessor companies in Dallas.

CE's Seo Earns Grant to Implement NWM at Street-Resolving Resolution

CE's Seo Earns Grant to Implement NWM at Street-Resolving Resolution

Monday, October 2, 2017

D.J. Seo will use a two-year, $281,790 NOAA grant to implement the National Water Model at a street-resolving resolution for a model domain in Arlington and Grand Prairie. 

September

CE's Noh Earns Grant to Improve Quality of Streamflow Modeling

CE's Noh Earns Grant to Improve Quality of Streamflow Modeling

Friday, September 29, 2017

Seongjin Noh will use a two-year, $209,564 NOAA grant to create a streamflow data assimilator to improve the National Weather Service’s ability to monitor and predict floods and droughts in the nation’s rivers and streams.

MAE's Makeev Earns Boeing Grant to Test Composite Aircraft Structures

MAE's Makeev Earns Boeing Grant to Test Composite Aircraft Structures

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Andrew Makeev has received a $600,000 grant from Boeing to test composite components that officials believe will lead to longer-lasting aircraft and identify when those components may fail.

CSE's Athitsos Teams With Industry to Provide Facial Recognition Software

CSE's Athitsos Teams With Industry to Provide Facial Recognition Software

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Vassilis Athitsos is working with Macnica Americas to evaluate existing deep learning methods for face detection and facial recognition to determine how to make better technology available to the company’s customers.

MAE Professor Wen Chan Passes Away

MAE Professor Wen Chan Passes Away

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wen Chan, a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and director of the Center for Composite Materials, has passed away after a brief battle with cancer.

CSE's Huang Earns Grant to Combine Methods for Better Brain Data Analysis

CSE's Huang Earns Grant to Combine Methods for Better Brain Data Analysis

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Junzhou Huang will use a National Science Foundation to develop a method to combine topology and machine learning to make analysis of brain image data faster and more complete.

CSE's Das Earns Grant to Allow Third-Party Users to Use Location-Based Data

CSE's Das Earns Grant to Allow Third-Party Users to Use Location-Based Data

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Gautam Das will use a $199,346 Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research, or EAGER, from the National Science Foundation to show that it is possible to perform data analytics with only local views of location-based services.

UTA, DART Partner to Offer Transformational Learning Experience

UTA, DART Partner to Offer Transformational Learning Experience

Friday, September 1, 2017

UTA and Dallas Area Rapid Transit today launched a first-of-its-kind partnership offering select undergraduate students valuable experiential learning opportunities in engineering and other fields.

August

Grant will Allow Engineers to Safely Send, Receive High-Speed Data

Grant will Allow Engineers to Safely Send, Receive High-Speed Data

Friday, August 25, 2017

Michael Vasilyev, an electrical engineering professor, has earned $498,981 grant to build an ultra-high-speed platform for very high information exchange rates and ultrafast data processing.

UTA Adds Transfer Students to List of Scholarship Recipients

UTA Adds Transfer Students to List of Scholarship Recipients

Friday, August 25, 2017

UTA welcomes its first class of Transfer Terry Foundation scholarship recipients and its third class of Traditional Terry Foundation scholarship recipients.

Student Team Earns Award at National Convention

Student Team Earns Award at National Convention

Friday, August 25, 2017

A team of students earned a Rising Star Award in the System Selection category recently for the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers’ Student Design Competition.

CSE's Li Works to Refine Automated Fact-checking System

CSE's Li Works to Refine Automated Fact-checking System

Friday, August 25, 2017

A team of UTA researchers and their collaborators at Duke University, led by CSE's Chengkai Li, recently earned a three-year, $500,000 NSF grant to expand ClaimBuster, a tool they developed to verify facts reported in the media.

Bioengineer Developing Tool for Non-invasive Neuromodulation of Human Brain

Bioengineer Developing Tool for Non-invasive Neuromodulation of Human Brain

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hanli Liu, UTA bioengineering professor, will lead a team that will develop a novel, non-invasive, infrared-light-based, neuro-stimulation tool with imaging.

Donors Establish Endowed Chair to Promote Research and Innovation

Donors Establish Endowed Chair to Promote Research and Innovation

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A gift from Sunny and Mike Dolabi, who studied electrical engineering at UTA and is now the president and owner of National Autobody Parts Warehouse, established an endowed chair to promote research and innovation in business and engineering.

Engineer Developing Airborne Network Computing Platform for UAVs

Engineer Developing Airborne Network Computing Platform for UAVs

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Yan Wan, an associate professor of electrical engineering, is team lead on a three-year, $998,803 NSF grant developing a networked airborne computing platform for multiple unmanned aerial systems.

Pipe Research Could Lead to Standards Used in Future Infrastructure

Pipe Research Could Lead to Standards Used in Future Infrastructure

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Civil engineers will model the behavior of large-diameter water transmission pipes’ behavior in different types of soils to establish modeling standards that can be used by the industry in future infrastructure projects.

ASCE Graduate Student Chapter Named Chapter of the Year

ASCE Graduate Student Chapter Named Chapter of the Year

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Engineering Institute honored UTA’s ASCE Graduate Student Chapter as its graduate student chapter of the year.

UTA Researcher’s Book Explores the Design of Long-Range Space Vehicles

UTA Researcher’s Book Explores the Design of Long-Range Space Vehicles

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bernd Chudoba, an associate professor of aerospace engineering, is co-author of “Future Spacecraft Propulsion Systems and Integration: Enabling Technologies for Space Exploration.” 

Researchers Designing Robot-Based Vocational Assessment, Training

Researchers Designing Robot-Based Vocational Assessment, Training

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Fillia Makedon, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, is leading a team of researchers who will use a $999,638 NSF grant to develop iWork, a smart, robot-based system that assesses workers’ skills.

CE Researchers Inspecting City of Ennis Sewer Pipes

CE Researchers Inspecting City of Ennis Sewer Pipes

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

UTA and the city of Arlington have taken sewer robot technology to Ennis to help that city inspect its pipes for corrosion. The collaboration is the first outside of Arlington, with UTA's robot inspecting several miles of its pipes.

Engineer Seeks to Minimize Risks for UAVs in Populated Areas

Engineer Seeks to Minimize Risks for UAVs in Populated Areas

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Atilla Dogan, an associate professor of aerospace engineering, will use a $550,000 NSF grant to quantify risks posed by UAVs and create algorithms to reduce those risks.

EE's Wetz Will Study Challenges of High-Power, Intermittent Load Sources

EE's Wetz Will Study Challenges of High-Power, Intermittent Load Sources

Thursday, August 3, 2017

David Wetz will utilize a $689,335 ONR DURIP award to design, build, and install a distributed generation source testbed that will integrate high-voltage AC power sources and DC energy storage.

July

MAE's Ladani Invited to NAE Symposium

MAE's Ladani Invited to NAE Symposium

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Leila Ladani, a professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and a lead scientist at UTARI, has been chosen to take part in the National Academy of Engineering 2017 EU-U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

MAE's Adnan Publishes Findings Showing Cavitation Could Cause Brain Damage

MAE's Adnan Publishes Findings Showing Cavitation Could Cause Brain Damage

Monday, July 17, 2017

MAE's Ashfaq Adnan recently published research findings in Nature’s Scientific Reports revealing that battlefield blasts may cause cavitation in the brain’s perineuronal nets, which, in turn, may collapse and cause neuronal damage.

MAE's Reifsnider Earns ICCES Lifetime Achievement Award

MAE's Reifsnider Earns ICCES Lifetime Achievement Award

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Ken Reifsnider, a National Academy of Engineering member and professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, was honored by ICCES with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

June

BE's Hong Named American Heart Association Fellow

BE's Hong Named American Heart Association Fellow

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Yi Hong has been named a Fellow of the American Heart Association, one of the most prestigious professional organizations for outstanding contributions in science, medicine, volunteerism and leadership in heart health.

Greer Lab Will Increase Yield, Viability of Converting Natural Gas to Fuel

Greer Lab Will Increase Yield, Viability of Converting Natural Gas to Fuel

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

UTA’s Conrad Greer Lab was officially showcased this week. Researchers intend to fill a profitable niche in the energy field by converting natural gas to high-grade diesel and jet fuel.

UTA Researchers Contribute to Exploration, Understanding of Space

UTA Researchers Contribute to Exploration, Understanding of Space

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Space has long been the subject of science fiction and the dreams of many who gazed up at the moon and stars, and UTA researchers are contributing much to our exploration and understanding of it.

Jeff Smith, CSE Alumnus and Entrepreneur, Follows His Passion

Jeff Smith, CSE Alumnus and Entrepreneur, Follows His Passion

Monday, June 26, 2017

Jeff Smith has been on the leading edge of technology for his entire life. His passion lies in robotics and artificial intelligence and the experience gained in a wide-ranging career helps him pursue that passion.

CSE Researchers Ensure Data Center Optimization, Quality of Experience

CSE Researchers Ensure Data Center Optimization, Quality of Experience

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Hao Che and Hong Jiang believe they can allow outstanding user experiences while balancing computing and network resource allocation and will use a National Science Foundation grant to prove that it works. 

UTA Drives Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

UTA Drives Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

UTA is developing an environment and culture that eliminates obstacles so that results of research and creative activity can be moved from our studios and laboratories into the economy for the benefit of society.

Jones Named Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Jones Named Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Friday, June 16, 2017

Erick Jones, a professor in the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department, has been named the College’s new associate dean for graduate studies, effective September 1.

Pair of Students Win Material Handling Education Foundation Scholarships

Pair of Students Win Material Handling Education Foundation Scholarships

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Two engineering students, rising senior April Horton and master's student Chibueze Enyinnaya, have received scholarships from the Material Handling Education Foundation.

UTA-led Team to Construct Computer Program to Identify Fake News

UTA-led Team to Construct Computer Program to Identify Fake News

Monday, June 12, 2017

A UTA-led team is building computer tools to detect social bots within the worldwide web that create and spread fake news.

CE's Choi Receives Grant to Rid Water of PFCs

CE's Choi Receives Grant to Rid Water of PFCs

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Hyeok Choi is working to prove a concept that would allow scientists to efficiently transform PFCs such as perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) into chemicals that could be broken down easily and with as little expense as possible.

Recent Grad Made the Most of Opportunities

Recent Grad Made the Most of Opportunities

Monday, June 5, 2017

Alex Preisser’s journey to his graduation from UTA was a winding road, but he took advantage of all of the opportunities that presented themselves along the way.

EE's Zhou Earns Grant to Develop Power-Scalable Compact Semiconductor Laser

EE's Zhou Earns Grant to Develop Power-Scalable Compact Semiconductor Laser

Friday, June 2, 2017

Conventional high-power lasers are bulky and require equipment that makes them difficult to use in portable platforms, but EE's Weidong Zhou is working to develop a semiconductor laser that addresses these issues.

CE's Sattler Evaluating Arlington Manholes

CE's Sattler Evaluating Arlington Manholes

Friday, June 2, 2017

CE's Melanie Sattler and her team will inspect 350 concrete manhole shafts for corrosion in the city of Arlington and develop a method to prioritize which manholes need protection from corrosion the most. 

May

CSE's Li, Jimenez Win Awards at ACM SIGMOD

CSE's Li, Jimenez Win Awards at ACM SIGMOD

Friday, May 26, 2017

CSE associate professor Chengkai Li and his undergraduate student, Damian Jimenez, won awards at the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGMOD conference held in Chicago May 14-19.

265 Students Earn Spring Dean's List Honors

265 Students Earn Spring Dean's List Honors

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Seventy-nine undergraduate engineering students earned perfect 4.0 grade-point averages and 265 were named to the dean’s list for the recently completed spring semester. 

Laura Nedderman Carries on Her Family Legacy

Laura Nedderman Carries on Her Family Legacy

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

When Laura Nedderman accepted her diploma at Commencement in May, it was an extension of her family’s legacy at UTA. 

CE's Hossain Publishes Book About Using Recycled Plastic to Shore Up Roads

CE's Hossain Publishes Book About Using Recycled Plastic to Shore Up Roads

Thursday, May 18, 2017

CE Professor Sahadat Hossain’s research into using recycled plastic to shore up roads has helped lead toward his publishing a book titled: “Sustainable Slope Stabilisation using Recycled Plastic Pins,” which will release on CRC Press and Amazon on June 6. 

Makeev, Colleagues Earn AHS Best Paper Award

Makeev, Colleagues Earn AHS Best Paper Award

Thursday, May 18, 2017

AE’s Andrew Makeev and his colleagues earned the best paper award in structures and materials at the 73rd American Helicopter Society Forum in Fort Worth May 9-11.

Alumnus Ken Hall Has Renewed His Connection to UTA

Alumnus Ken Hall Has Renewed His Connection to UTA

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Ken Hall chose UTA because it offered the best engineering program at the lowest cost in Texas. He learned valuable skills that he has applied to his career at CH2M, where he is a vice president.

MAE's Woods Wins Prestigious Minnie Stevens Piper Award

MAE's Woods Wins Prestigious Minnie Stevens Piper Award

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Bob Woods, a longtime mechanical engineering professor and founder of the UTA FSAE racing team, has been named a 2017 Piper Professor by the San Antonio-based Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.

April

BE's Nguyen Wins NIH T-32 Grant to Recruit, Train Doctoral Students

BE's Nguyen Wins NIH T-32 Grant to Recruit, Train Doctoral Students

Monday, April 17, 2017

Kytai Nguyen recently was awarded an NIH T-32 grant totaling more than $1 million over five years to recruit and train outstanding doctoral students in healthcare applications for nanotechnology.

BE's Hong Earns Grant to Develop Materials for 3-D Printed Blood Vessels

BE's Hong Earns Grant to Develop Materials for 3-D Printed Blood Vessels

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Yi Hong has been awarded a $211,000 R21 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop materials that will allow doctors to use a 3-D printer to create unique new blood vessels for children with vascular defects. 

NAE Member, Distinguished Research Professor NY Chen Passes Away

NAE Member, Distinguished Research Professor NY Chen Passes Away

Monday, April 3, 2017

Nai Yuen Chen, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a distinguished research professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, passed away March 30 at the age of 91.

March

CSE Team Wins Best Student Paper Award at IUI Conference

CSE Team Wins Best Student Paper Award at IUI Conference

Friday, March 31, 2017

A team of computer science students and their advisors won the Best Student Paper Award at the 22nd Intelligent User Interfaces Conference in Cyprus March 13-16.

CE's Kermanshachi Named ENR Texas/Louisiana Top Young Professional

CE's Kermanshachi Named ENR Texas/Louisiana Top Young Professional

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Sharareh Kermanshachi, an assistant professor in the Civil Engineering Department, has been named an ENR Texas/Louisiana Top Young Professional.

CE Teams Finish Strong at ASCE Geotech Competition

CE Teams Finish Strong at ASCE Geotech Competition

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Four teams of civil engineering students earned top-three finishes at the ASCE Geotechnical Frontiers Conference in Orlando March 12-15.

College Celebrates Faculty-Staff Awards

College Celebrates Faculty-Staff Awards

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Several College of Engineering faculty and staff were honored for achievements in the previous year at the College’s annual faculty/staff awards luncheon March 28.

Ewing Earns ASEE-GSW Best Faculty Paper Award

Ewing Earns ASEE-GSW Best Faculty Paper Award

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

David Ewing, a senior lecturer who oversees the Engineering 1300 course for freshmen, recently won the Best Faculty Paper Award at the ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference. 

EE Doctoral Student Wins Best Student Paper Award at SAS2017

EE Doctoral Student Wins Best Student Paper Award at SAS2017

Monday, March 27, 2017

Md Sohel Mahmood, a doctoral student in the Electrical Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, recently won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium. 

AE Alumnus Named to UTA Military Science Hall of Honor

AE Alumnus Named to UTA Military Science Hall of Honor

Monday, March 27, 2017

Floyd Wine, an aerospace engineering alumnus and retired Bell Helicopter engineer, was inducted into UTA's Military Science Hall of Honor on March 25.

AeroMavs Mentor High School Students

AeroMavs Mentor High School Students

Monday, March 27, 2017

UTA's student newspaper, The Shorthorn, recently featured the Aero Mavericks' rocketry division and the students' work with a local high school team.

Housing Assessment Study to Foster Collaboration Across Region

Housing Assessment Study to Foster Collaboration Across Region

Thursday, March 16, 2017

CE's Steve Mattingly is leading an interdisciplinary project to assess fair housing issues across jurisdictional lines for the North Texas region.

Engineering Graduate Program Continues Rise in National Rankings

Engineering Graduate Program Continues Rise in National Rankings

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The College of Engineering’s graduate program continued its recent upward trajectory, moving up nine spots to #73 of 198 doctoral-granting universities in the recently-released U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Student Team Earns Patent From Senior Project

Student Team Earns Patent From Senior Project

Friday, March 3, 2017

A team of five mechanical engineering students, two of their professors, and Raytheon has secured a patent for a smart bandage device that the students developed years ago.

February

CE Department adds Undergrad Construction Management Program

CE Department adds Undergrad Construction Management Program

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Civil Engineering Department is now offering a new bachelor’s degree in construction management to help meet increasing workforce demands in the bustling, construction-laden North Texas area.

UTA Leading in Cancer Research

UTA Leading in Cancer Research

Monday, February 20, 2017

UTA is harnessing expertise from across campus to discover new ways to find, treat, and prevent cancer. View the Cancer Crusaders video.

CE's Puppala Earns TxDOT Contract to use Geocells to Improve Highways

CE's Puppala Earns TxDOT Contract to use Geocells to Improve Highways

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CE's Anand Puppala is working to determine the benefits of using recycled materials and geocells to improve Texas highways through a two-year, $360,000 Texas Department of Transportation interagency contract.

January

MSE's Gouma Invents Flu-detecting Breath Monitor

MSE's Gouma Invents Flu-detecting Breath Monitor

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Materials Science and Engineering Professor has published an article in the journal Sensors that describes her invention of a hand-held breath monitor that can detect the flu virus. View UTA video. View CBS 11 storySee NBC News' story. 

AE Professor Named AIAA Fellow

AE Professor Named AIAA Fellow

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Frank Lu, a professor in the Aerospace Engineering Department, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.

MAE Doctoral Student Embarks on NASA Internship

MAE Doctoral Student Embarks on NASA Internship

Thursday, January 26, 2017

MAE doctoral student Cody Ground has earned a prestigious Pathways internship with the Hypersonic Air-Breathing Propulsion Branch at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

EE's Chiao Named SPIE Fellow

EE's Chiao Named SPIE Fellow

Monday, January 23, 2017

J.-C. Chiao, a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. 

EE's Chiao Named IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer

EE's Chiao Named IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer

Thursday, January 19, 2017

J.-C. Chiao, Mike and Janet Greene Endowed Professor and Jenkins Garrett Endowed Professor of Electrical Engineering, has been appointed as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Sensors Council for the period of 2017-19. 

222 Students Named to Dean's List

222 Students Named to Dean's List

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Fifty-seven undergraduate engineering students earned perfect 4.0 grade-point averages and 222 were named to the dean’s list for the recently completed fall semester. 

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