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Manufacturing Automation and Robotic Systems Lab

The Manufacturing Automation and Robotic Systems Lab is a dual-purpose lab, catering to both academic research and industry-sponsored research. Academically, it is used as a teaching environment for manufacturing, automation and robotics based classes and/or research where hands on robotic instruction is encouraged at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Industry-funded research projects involve automated workcell studies using state of the art hardware and software tools. These interactions provide not just additional educational and research opportunities to the student, but also provide valuable research to the sponsoring company. This interaction helps to bring university and corporate resources together in benefical ways for both.

The real beneficiaries, however, are the students who graduate better prepared in the fields of robotics, manufacturing, automation and controls.

The laboratory is a dual-use laboratory where in addition to the advanced research activities, educational activities utilizing the resources of the lab relating to robotics, manufacturing, automation and controls take place.

Research focuses on the general areas of robotics, biomedical, manufacturing, microsystems, automation and controls as they apply to the betterment of society.

Current and recent research projects include:

  • Cornea graft transplantaton by understanding associated issues through theoretical analysis of the cornea tissue graft
  • Magnetotaxis of micro-nano particles in a fluidic environment
  • Micro-nano particle controlled translocation and manipulation based on active surface concept
  • Automated path planning with force control application of robotic devices based on digitally acquired data for surgical and other operations
  • Automated path planning of flexible surgical instruments and HRI in surgical environments
  • Human-robot interaction and haptics through the development of upper arm prosthesis device to be setup in a master-slave configuration
  • Analysis of denture devices
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing) through the development of a modular expandable printing environment for research on the use of various materials with applications for biomedical implantable devices and other custom personalized devices
  • Scoliosis rehabilitation devices
  • Lower extremity device for hip surgery rehabilitation for children
  • Control the in-house developed magnetic levitation research and teaching system/testbed using myRIO real time control device from National Instruments
  • Investigation in the development of educational and research platforms for robotics, manufacturing, dynmics, real time controls, etc.

Personnel

Panos Shiakolas, Ph.D., Lab Director

Current Students

  • Chris Abrego (Ph.D.)
  • Prashanth Ravi (Ph.D.)
  • Tushar Saini (Ph.D.)
  • Samson Adejokun (M.S.)
  • Kashish Dhal (M.S.)
  • Abdul Hafiz (M.S.)
  • Phillip James (M.S.)
  • Parimal (M.S.)
  • Compton Cooper (B.S.)

Alumni

  • Hasan Abu, Ph.D.
  • Sunil Belligundu, Ph.D. and M.S.
  • Salman Khan, Ph.D.
  • Mohammad Mayyas, Ph.D. and M.S.
  • Mohsin Rizwan, Ph.D.
  • Nitin Uppal, Ph.D. and M.S.
  • Michael Abraham, M.S.
  • Shashank Kumat, M.S.
  • Utshav Shah, M.S.
  • Matt Heuser, M.S.
  • Tushar Sanai, M.S.
  • Shahid Faizee, M.S.
  • Ryan Neufeld, M.S.
  • Shruti Gandhi, M.S.
  • Eric Olson, M.S.
  • Raghu Mandayam, M.S.
  • Joonas Ponkala, M.S.
  • Nikhil Kavadia, M.S.
  • Varun Sood, M.S.
  • John Henley, M.S.
  • Po Shiun Chen, M.S.
  • Venkat Raghavan, M.S.
  • Vikram Patil, M.S.
  • Akash Deodhar, M.S.
  • Gaurav Keswani, M.S.
  • Deshmukh Aditya, M.S.
  • Arvind Ramachandran, M.S.
  • Vinay Chandra, M.S.
  • Rajkumar Thanu, M.S.
  • Joel Gorman, M.S.
  • Omideh Taghavi, M.S.
  • Dipanjan Ghosh, M.S.
  • Darmesh Koladiya, M.S.
  • Damrongrit Piyabongkarn, M.S.
  • Les Strickland, M.S.
  • Srinivasan Laxman, M.S.
  • Kevin L. Conrad, M.S.
  • Glen Oliver, M.S.
  • Naresh Rajanna, M.S.
  • Syed Faisal, M.S.
  • Bharath Krishnaswami, M.S.
  • Kranthi Rao, M.S.
  • Todd Sharpe, M.S.
  • Divya Shah, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Apoorv Patwardham, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Pradeep Mohan, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Khaled Suleiman, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Vishal Sarode, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Kshitjia Suryavanshi, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Reggie Watt, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Adil Ahmed Riaz, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Musab Bari, M.E. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Katrina Wagner, M.E. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Ben Witherspoon, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Amit Thanekar, , M.E. (Electrical Engineering)
  • David Wilhite, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Nathan Evans, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Vijay Sarathy, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Rachel Hamilton, M.E. (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Stephanie Autrey, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Rachmat Sofian, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Gianfranco Rios, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Ketankumar Patel, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Xin Xie, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Michael Gandy, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Detchai Weoprasert, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Radu Jitariu, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Santipon Phluthura, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Sarun Nilprapa, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Maneerat Suthampitak, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Kyle Wilkes, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Hong Lee, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Bryan Simmons, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Stephen Robert Van Schenck, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Brad McCreight, M.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Saul Gutierrez, B.S.
  • Fayruz Quazi, B.S.
  • Kersasp Ceswani, B.S.
  • Mohammed Aliakbar, B.S.
  • Harris Enotiades, B.S.
  • Erin Smith, B.S.
  • Orvil Thapa, B.S.
  • Samer Malaabi, B.S.
  • Santosh Gurung, B.S.
  • Oluwafemi Shotunde, B.S.
  • Neha Gada, B.S.
  • Asvin Peiris, B.S.
  • Sergio Gutierrez, B.S.
  • Husain Lohawala, B.S.
  • Jacob Oberg, B.S.
  • Andrew Dierdorf, B.S.
  • Ryan Moody, B.S.
  • Toby Anderson, B.S.
  • Russell Collins, B.S.
  • Daniel Lain, B.S.
  • Timothy Edmonson, B.S.
  • Shawn Simonson, B.S.
  • Jesse Bowles, B.S.
  • Samavia Javed, B.S.
  • Rameez Muneeb, B.S.
  • Munazza Fatima, B.S.
  • Quratulain Massood, B.S.
  • Brenna Burris, B.S.
  • Keilon Lathan, B.S.
  • Andrew Watkins, B.S.
  • Richard Margolin, B.S.
  • Joshua Jach, B.S.
  • Jonathan Nichols, B.S.
  • Elizabeth McClellan, B.S.
  • Nancy Prathoumvanh, B.S.
  • Eduardo Banda, B.S.
  • Joseph LaCour, B.S.
  • Melissa Phothisane, B.S.
  • Shih Teng, B.S.
  • Ashu Balimba, B.S.
  • Gabriela Guzman, B.S.
  • Vladimir Sosa, B.S.
  • Garrett Wright, B.S.
  • Brian Amond, B.S.
  • Derek Cannon, B.S.
  • Rahman Yousef, B.S.
  • Amy Smaistrla, B.S.
  • Bryan Baron, B.S.
  • Brent Scott, B.S.
  • Jason McPeak, B.S.
  • Jessica Weir, B.S.
  • Gregory Pasienski, B.S.
  • William Mann, B.S.
  • Randall Saunders, B.S.
  • Patrick R. Brown, B.S.
  • Stephen Duncan, B.S.
  • Nathan C. Leigh, B.S.
  • Alfredo Valdez, B.S.
  • Matthew Schmitz, B.S.
  • Jeff Dublin, B.S.
  • Radu Jitariu, B.S.
  • Jack Murphy, B.S.
  • Nick Burtea, B.S.
  • John Havens, B.S.

Collaborators

  • Pranesh Aswath, Ph.D. - MSE Department, UTA
  • Subhash Banerjee, M.D. - UT Southwestern Medical Center and VA Hospital
  • Jonathan Bredow, Ph.D. - EE Department, UTA
  • Manos Brilakis, M.D. - UT Southwestern Medical Center and VA Hospital
  • Eftychios Christoforou, Ph.D. - University of Cyprus
  • Robert Eberhart, Ph.D. - UT Southwestern Medical Center and UTA
  • Kristine Guleserian, M.D. - Children's Hospital
  • Yaowu Hao, Ph.D. - MSE Department, UTA
  • Samir Iqbal, Ph.D. - UT Rio Grande Valley (previously professor of EE at UTA)
  • Shiv Joshi, Ph.D. - CTO at NextGen Aeronautics (previously Professor of AE at UTA)
  • Elias Kontogiorgos, D.D.S. - Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Tom Lawley, Ph.D. (retired)
  • Kent Lawrence, Ph.D. - MAE Department, UTA
  • Edward Livingston, M.D. - (while at UT Southwestern Medical Center)
  • Mohammad Mayyas, Ph.D. - Engineering Department, Bowling Green University
  • Sara McClaslin, Ph.D. - ME Department, UT Tyler
  • William Nagy, D.D.S. - Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Lynne A. Opperman, Ph.D. - Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Mohsin Rizwan, Ph.D. - Mechatronics Dept., U. of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Danniel J. Scott, M.D. - UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Dipen Shah, Ph.D. - HLA Engineers Inc.
  • Harry Stephanou, Ph.D. - UTA (deceased)
  • Venu Varanasi, Ph.D. - Baylor College of Dentistry
  • Alfredo Valadez - Wynright Robotics
  • Tre Welch, Ph.D. - UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Jian Yang, Ph.D. - BE Department, Pennsylvania State University (while at UTA)

Patents

  • L. Blanco, K. Godfrey, C. Grace, C. Alberts, A. Patin, P. S. Shiakolas, and P. A. Aswath, Controlled release nanoparticulate matter delivery system.U.S. Patent Number 9,522,241 awarded December 20, 2016
  • M. Mayyas and P. S. Shiakolas, Method and apparatus for detethering of mesoscale, microscale and nanoscale components and devices. U.S. Patent Number US 8,739,398 B2 awarded June 3, 2014.

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

Refereed Journal Publications

  • P. Ravi, P. S. Shiakolas and T. Welch, Poly-L-lactic Acid: Pellets to Fiber to Fused Deposition Modeled Scaffolds, and Scaffold Weight Loss Study, Journal of Additive Manufacturing, Elsevier, ADDMA_182, Accepted for publication June 2017 (link to In Press Pre-publication version) Click for Abstract
  • Md Abu Hasan and P. S. Shiakolas, Comparative Stress Analysis of Lingualized and Conventional Balanced Occlusion Schemes in a Full-Arch Fixed Implant Prosthesis ussing Finite Element Analysis, Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, JMMB-D-16-00156, https://doi.org/10.1142/S0219519417500749, Accepted for publication March 1, 2017
  • P. Ravi, P. S. Shiakolas, and A. Thorat, Analyzing the Effects of Temperature, Nozzle-Bed Distance and their Interactions on the Width of Fused Deposition Modeled Struts using Statistical Techniques Towards Precision Scaffold Fabrication, Accepted to appear in July 2017 issue: J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. 139, 071007 (2017) (9 pages);   Paper No: MANU-16-1576;  doi:10.1115/1.4035963 (link to article info)
  • Salman N. Khan & Panos S. Shiakolas: Finite Element Analysis of Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) Surgery Allograft to Predict Endothelial Cell Loss, Current Eye Research, June 1, 2016. Link to article: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02713683.2016.1151052
  • S. N. Khan and P. S. Shiakolas, To Study the Effects of Intrastromal Corneal Ring Geometry and Surgical Conditions on the Postsurgical Outcomes through Finite Element Analysis, Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 5 April 2016, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219519416501013.
  • S. N. Khan, P. S. Shiakolas, and V. Mootha, Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) Tissue Insertion Devices: A Review, Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research, 2015; 10(4); 461-468, DOI: 10.4103/2008-322X.176899 (http://www.jovr.org/article.asp?issn=2008-322X;year=2015;volume=10;issue=4;spage=461;epage=468;aulast=Khan)
  • M. Rizwan and P. S. Shiakolas, On the Acceleration Limits for Sliding and Detachment between Contacting Rough Surfaces for Micropart Manipulation in a Dry Environment, Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, 1, 011005 (2013) (8 pages); DOI: 10.1115/1.4023531
  • M. Rizwan and P. S. Shiakolas, On the Optimum Synthesis of a Microconveyor Platform for Micropart Translocation using Differential Evolution, Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, Feb. 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17415977.2013.764293
  • S. N. Khan, P. S. Shiakolas, and M. Rizwan, An Overview of Performance Characteristics of Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis Using Lasers, Journal of Micro and Nanosystems, Volume 4, Number 4, 2012, ISSN: 18764029
  • S. E. McCaslin, P. S. Shiakolas, B. H. Dennis, and K. L. Lawrence, Closed-Form Matrices for Higher Order Tetrahedral Finite Elements, Advances in Engineering Software and Computers & Structures, Volume 44, Issue 1, February 2012, Pages 75-79
  • M. Rizwan and P. S. Shiakolas, Motion Analysis of Micropart in Dry Friction Environment due to Surface Excitation Considering Microscale Forces, ASME Transactions on Tribology, Vol. 133, Issue 4, October 2011, DOI: 10.1115/1.4004455
  • N. Uppal and P. S. Shiakolas, Process sensitivity analysis and resolution prediction for the two photon polymerization of micro/nano structures , ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, DOI:10.1115/1.4000097, October 2009 -- Volume 131, Issue 5, 051018 (9 pages)
  • M. Mayyas, P. S. Shiakolas, W. H. Lee and H. Stephanou, Thermal Cycle Modeling of Electrothermal Microactuators, Sensors and Actuators: A. Physical, 152 (2), p.192, Jun 2009, doi:10.1016/j.sna.2009.03.015
  • M. Mayyas and P. S. Shiakolas, Microsurface Reverse Engineering and Compensation for Laser Micromachining, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, DOI: 10.1109/TASE.2008.2009090, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2009
  • N. Uppal and P. S. Shiakolas, Modeling of Temperature Dependent Diffusion and Polymerization Kinetics and their effects on Two Photon Polymerization Dynamics
    1. SPIE Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS and MOEMS, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 043002 (10 pages), Oct-Dec 2008
    2. Selected to appear in the January 2009 issue of Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science published by the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics
  • N. Uppal and P. S. Shiakolas, Micromachining Characteristics of NiTi based Shape Memory Alloy using Femtosecond Laser, MANU-07-1338, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 130, Issue 3, pp. 31117 (7 pages), June 2008
  • S. Belligundu, P. S. Shiakolas, P. B. Aswath and A. Pandey, A Systemic Approach Towards Optimization of the Hot Embossing of Poly L-Lactic Acid for Biomedical Applications, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, Volume 85B, Issue 2, pp.  469-477; May 2008, Published Online: Dec 12 2007, DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.30967
  • P. M. P. Silva, H. R. B. Orlande, M. J. Colaço, P. S. Shiakolas and G. S. Dulikravich , Identification and Design of Source Term in a Two-Region Heat Conduction Problem, Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering,  Vol. 15, No. 7, October 2007, 661-677
  • S. Belligundu and P. S. Shiakolas, A Study on Two Stage Hot Embossing Micro-Replication: Silicon-to-Polymer-to-Polymer, Journal of Microlithography, Microfabrication, and Microsystems (JM3), Special section on Bio-MEMS and Microfluidics, Vol. 5, 021103, May. 10, 2006, DOI:10.1117/1.2198794
  • N. Uppal, P. S. Shiakolas, and S. Priya, Bulk Micromachining of PZT using Femtosecond Laser, Journal of Ferroelectrics Letters, Vol. 32, Number 3-4/2005, June 2005, pp. 67-77
  • P. S. Shiakolas, D. Koladiya, and J. Kebrle, On the Optimum Synthesis of Six-Bar Mechanisms Using Evolutionary Techniques and the Geometric Centroid of Precision Positions Technique, Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 40, Issue 3, March 2005, pp. 319-335
  • P. S. Shiakolas, R. S. Van Schenck, D. Piyabongkarn, and I. Frangeskou Magnetic Levitation Hardware in the Loop and MATLAB Based Experiments for Reinforcement of Neural Network Control Concepts, IEEE Transactions on Education, February 2004, Vol. 47, Number 1, pp. 33-41
  • P. S. Shiakolas, and D. Piyabongkarn, Development of a Real-Time Digital Control System with a Hardware in the Loop Magnetic Levitation Device for Reinforcement of Controls Education, IEEE Transactions on Education, February 2003, Vol. 46, Number 1, pp.79-87
  • P. S. Shiakolas, D. Koladiya and J. Kebrle, On the Optimum Synthesis of Four-bar Linkages using Differential Evolution and Geometric Centroid of Precision Positions, The International Journal of Inverse Problems In Engineering, 2002, Vol. 10, No. 6, pp. 485-502
  • P. S. Shiakolas, V. Chandra, and J. Kebrle, An Environment for Engineering Design, Analysis, and Simulation for Education Using MATLAB via the World Wide Web: Part I - Environment Description and Development International Journal of Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Volume 10, Number 3, pp. 99-108, 2002
  • P. S. Shiakolas, V. Chandra, J. Kebrle and D. Wilhite, An Environment for Engineering Design, Analysis, and Simulation for Education Using MATLAB via the World Wide Web: Part II - Representative Examples - System Simulation and Planar Mechanism Synthesis and Analysis International Journal of Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Volume 10, Number 3,  pp. 109-120, 2002
  • P. S. Shiakolas, K. L. Conrad, and T. C. Yih, On the Accuracy, Repeatability and Degree of Influence for Industrial Robots, Journal of Modeling and Simulation, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp. 245-254, 2002
  • P. S. Shiakolas, D. Koladiya, and J. Kebrle, Optimum Robot Design Based on Task Specifications Using Evolutionary Techniques and Kinematic, Dynamic, and Structural Constraints, International Journal of Inverse Problems in Engineering, 359-375, Volume 10, Number 4, 2002
  • S. N. Muthukrishnan, P. S. Shiakolas, R. V. Nambiar and K. L. Lawrence, Simple Algorithm for the Adaptive Refinement of Three Dimensional Problems with Tetrahedral Meshes, AIAA Journal, Vol. 33, No. 5, 928-932, 1995
  • K. T. Schuetze, P. S. Shiakolas, S. N. Muthukrishnan, R. V. Nambiar and K. L. Lawrence, A Study of Adaptively Remeshed Finite Element Problems using Higher Order Tetrahedra, Computers and Structures, Vol. 54, No. 2, 279-288, 1995
  • M. A. Moetakef, S. P. Joshi, P. S. Shiakolas, and K. L. Lawrence, Closed form Expressions for Higher Order Electroelastic Tetrahedral Elements, AIAA Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, 136-142, 1995
  • P. S. Shiakolas, R. V. Nambiar and K. L. Lawrence, Closed Form Expressions for the Linear and Quadratic Strain Tetrahedron Finite Elements, Computers and Structures, Vol. 50, No. 6, 743-747, 1994
  • P. S. Shiakolas, R. V. Nambiar and K. L. Lawrence, Closed form Error Estimators for the Linear strain and Quadratic strain Tetrahedron Finite Elements, Computers and Structures, Vol. 47, No. 6, 907-915, 1993
  • P. S. Shiakolas, R. V. Nambiar, K. L. Lawrence and W. A. Rogers, Closed form Stiffness Matrices for the Linear strain and Quadratic strain Tetrahedron Finite Elements, Computers and Structures, Vol. 42, No. 2, 237-242, 1992

Conference Publications

Peer Reviewed Conference Published

  • (2015) P. Ravi, P. S. Shiakolas, J. Oberg, A. Batra, and S. Faizee, On the Development of a Modular 3D Bioprinter for Research in Biomedical Device Fabrication, ASME IMECE2015-51555, Nov. 13-19, 2015, Houston, Texas, USA
  • S. N. Khan and P. S. Shiakolas, To Understand Myopic Alleviation by Conducting Finite Element Structural Analysis of the Cornea with an Intrastromal Corneal Ring Implant, ASME IMECE2015-51515, Nov. 13-19, 2015, Houston, Texas, USA
  • H. Md Abu and P. S. Shiakolas, 3D Finite Element Stress Analysis of an Implant Supported Verdenture Under Bruxism and Lingualized Loading Conditions ASME IMECE2015-51688, Nov. 13-19, Houston, Texas, USA
  • C. E. Abrego, P. S. Shiakolas and M. R. Sobhy, Developing an educational and research human robot interaction environment for a mechanical finger/hand, ASME IMECE2015-52305, Nov. 13-19, 2015, Houston, Texas, USA
  • C. E. Abrego and P. S.Shiakolas, Augmenting an Educational and Research Human Robot Interaction Environment with a Multi Obstacle Avoidance Algorithm, ASME IMECE2015-50969, Nov. 13-19, Houston, Texas, USA
  • Md Hasan, Effects of lingualized and linear occlusion schemes on the stress distribution of an implant supported overdenture using finite element analysis, ASME IMECE2015-52265, Nov. 13-19, Houston, Texas, USA
    P.S. Shiakolas could not be listed as co-author due to the limitation on the number of papers one could be listed as co-author
  • C. Ashley, A. Bowling and P. S. Shiakolas, Mechatronics Experiential Learning for Broadening Participation in Engineering, Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and in the NSF Grantees' Poster Session, Seattle, WA, June 2015
  • (2014) T. Anderson, R. Collins, A. Dierdorf, R. Moody, J. Oberg, P. S. Shiakolas (advisor), K. Guleserian, J. Forbess, T. Welch, Multi-Polymeric 3D Print Head for Use in BioProsthetic Research, 60 Annual ASAIO Conference, Washington DC, June 2014
    Note: this capstone design project was selected as one of eight winners among 48 national and international entries
  • H. Enotiades, S. Phan, C. Mcmurrough, F. Makedon, P. Shiakolas, Assistive Robotic Platform - Poster Presentation, 7th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2014, Rhodes, Greece
  • (2013) C. Abrego and P. S. Shiakolas, Adding Obstacle Avoidance to a Robotic Platform for Human Robot Interaction, PETRA Conference, Rhodes Island, Greece, May 2013
    Note: Mr. Abrego was awarded an NSF Scholar Award to Attend Doctoral Consortium of PETRA 2013
  • 63. (2012) E. Olson, P. S. Shiakolas, M. Rizwan and A. Thanekar, A LabVIEW based platform for mobile robotics teaching and experimentation, IMECE 2012, Houston, TX, Nov 2012
  • 62. L. Blanco, P. S. Shiakolas, P. Aswath, et al., On the design and experimental evaluation of a thermoresponsive hydrogel for controlled drug delivery applications, IMECE 2012, Houston, TX, Nov 2012
  • 61. S. N. Khan and P. S. Shiakolas, Spot bonding of transparent materials, IMECE 2012, Houston, TX, Nov 2012, DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2012-88046
  • 60. P. S. Shiakolas, D. C. Wilhite and S. McCaslin, Comparison of Computer Algebra Systems, IMECE 2012, Houston, TX, Nov 2012
  • 59. M. Riswan and P.S. Shiakolas, Sensitivity Analysis of micropart motion on a deformable surface, IMECE 2012, Houston, TX, Nov 2012
  • 58. M. Riswan and P.S. Shiakolas, Towards the realization of a conveyor platform for microparts employing a deformable surface, IMECE 2012, Houston, TX, Nov 2012
  • 57. J. Ponkala, M. Riswan and P.S. Shiakolas, On the design of a biodegradable POC-HA polymeric cardiovascular stent, IMECE 2012, Houston, TX, Nov 2012
  • 56. C. Sophocleous, E. G. Christoforou, P. S. Shiakolas, I. Seimenis, N. V. Tsekos, and C. C. Doumanidis, Development and initial testing of a prototype concentric tubes robot for surgical interventions, 12th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, Larnaca, Cyprus, November 11-13, 2012
  • 55. (2011) S.E. McCaslin, P.S. Shiakolas, B.H. Dennis, and  K.L. Lawrence, A New Approach to Obtaining Closed-Form Solutions using Modern Computer Algebra Systems, ASME IDETC/CIE, Washington, DC, August 2011
  • 54. L. Blanco, C. A. Grace, C. B. Alberts, A. E. Patin, K. C. Godfrey, P. S.Shiakolas, P. B. Aswath, Design, Fabrication and Analysis of a Thermoresponsive Drug Delivery Device, 27 Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, UT Arlington, April 29 - May 1, 2011
  • 53. S. S. Gandhi, K. Nguyen, P. S. Shiakolas, P. B. Aswath , Effect of Thermal Cycling, Device Geometry and Drug Concentration on Drug Delivery from a Thermoresponsive Hydrogel, 27 Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, UT Arlington, April 29 - May 1, 2011
  • (2010) S.E. McCaslin, B.H. Dennis, P.S. Shiakolas, W.S. Chan, S. Nomura, B.P. Wang,and  K.L. Lawrence, The Use of Symbolic Processing and Explicit Formulations in Computational Mechanics Tenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Funchal, Madeira Island, September 2010
  • (2009) S.E. McCaslin, P. S. Shiakolas, B.H. Dennis, K.L. Lawrence, Closed-form Matrices for Higher Order Tetrahedral Finite Elements, The Twelfth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Funchal, Madeira Island, September 2009
  • S. E. McCaslin, B. Dennis, P. S. Shiakolas, and K. L. Lawrence, Control of Expression Growth in Symbolic Processing of Finite Element Matrices, The First International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Funchal, Madeira Island, September 2009
  • Joonas I. Ponkala, Panos S. Shiakolas, Richard Tran, Jian Yang, Mohsin Rizwan, Emmanouil Brilakis, Subhash Banerjee, On the development of a biocompatible biodegradable coronary stent, 2009 ECTC Proceedings, ASME Early Career Technical Conference, April 17-19, Arlington, TX, 2009
  • N. Uppal and P. S. Shiakolas, Experiments and characterization of two photon polymerization using 1 KHz femtosecond laser system, SPIE Symposium on MOEMS-MEMS 2008 Micro and Nanofabrication, San Jose, California, Jan. 2008, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6883, 688311 (2008); DOI:10.1117/12.763715
  • N. Uppal, P. S. Shiakolas, and M. Rizwan, Three dimensional waveguide fabrication in PMMA using femtosecond laser micromachining system, SPIE Symposium on MOEMS-MEMS 2008 Micro and Nanofabrication, San Jose, California, Jan. 2008, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6882, 68820I (2008); DOI:10.1117/12.763824
  • N. Uppal and P. S. Shiakolas An Ablation Parameter Study and Micromachining of NiTi Based Shape Memory Alloy using a Femtosecond Laser, IMECE 2007 - 43610, Seattle Washington, Nov. 2007
  • J. Henley, P. S. Shiakolas, and K. Subbarao, On the Application of Extended Kalman and Continuous Discrete Extended Kalman Filter for a HIL Magnetic Levitation Device, IMECE 2007 - 43605, Seattle Washington, Nov. 2007
  • P. Zhang, M. Mayyas, W. H. Lee, D. Popa, P. S. Shiakolas, H. E. Stephanou, J. Chiao An active locking mechanism for assembling 3D microstructures, Paper 6414-89, SPIE Smart Materials, Nano- and Micro-Smart Systems, 10-13 Dec., Adelaide, Australia, 2006
    Note: This paper received The Best Symposium Paper Award
  • N. Uppal, P. S. Shiakolas, and S. Belligundu, Femtosecond Laser Micromachining as a Rapid Prototyping Environment - System Development and Initial Results, IMECE2006-14456, Nov. 5-10, Chicago, Illinois, 2006
  • S. Belligundu, P. S. Shiakolas, P. Aswath, and N. Uppal, Study of Hot Embossing Behavior and Comparison at Normalized Temperatures of PolyCarbonate , PolyMethylMethAcrylate & Poly L-Lactic Acid, IMECE2006-14478, Nov. 5-10, Chicago, Illinois, 2006
  • M. Mayyas, and P. S. Shiakolas, A Study On The Thermal Behavior Of Electrothermal Microactuators Due To Various Voltage Inputs, IMECE2006-15321, Nov. 5-10, Chicago, Illinois, 2006
  • M. Mayyas and P. S. Shiakolas, Micro-Surface Construction and Characterization from Digital Elevation Model Using Thin Plate Splines in MATLAB Environment, IMECE2006-13471, Nov. 5-10, Chicago, Illinois, 2006
  • M. Mayyas, P. S. Shiakolas, W. H. Lee, D. Popa, and H. Stephanou, Static and dynamic modeling of thermal microgripper, The 14th  IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation, Ancona, Italy, June 2006 (session WEA4-5)
  • M. Mayyas, P. S. Shiakolas, Woo Ho Lee, Dan Popa, and Harry Stephanou, Static and dynamic modeling of thermal microgripper, The 14th  IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation, Ancona, Italy, June 2006 (session WEA4-5)
  • P. M. P. Silva, H. R. B. Orlande, M. J. Colaco, and P. S. Shiakolas, Estimation of Spatially and Time Dependent Source Tterm in a Two-region Problem Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Inverse Problems in Engineering: Theory and Practice, Cambridge, UK, 11-15th July 2005
  • A. Deodhar, P. S. Shiakolas, and S. Belligundu,  Development and Verification of an AI Based Controller for Temperature Control of a Hot Embossing System, 13th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED'05), Limassol, Cyprus, June 27-29, 2005
  • M. Mayyas and P. S. Shiakolas, On the Application of Thin Plate Splines for Workpiece Surface Reverse Engineering and Compensation for Femtosecond Laser Micromachining, 13th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED'05), Limassol, Cyprus, June 27-29, 2005
  • P. S. Shiakolas, S. R. Van Schenck, and I. Frangeskou, A Real-Time Digital Control Environment Based on MATLAB, xPC-Target along with a Magnetic Levitation Device for Neural Network Control Law Implementation and Verification, ASME IMECE 2003, Washington DC, Nov. 15-21, 2003
  • O. Taghavi, P. S. Shiakolas, O. Kulaja, Fuzzy Logic Real-time Digital Control of a Hardware in the Loop Maglev Device using MATLAB xPC Target, ASME IMECE 2003, Washington DC, Nov. 15-21, 2003
  • D. Koladiya, P. S. Shiakolas, and J. Kebrle, On the Application of Differential Evolution and Geometric Centroid of Precision Positions to the Optimum Synthesis of Four-bar Linkages, ASME IMECE 2003, Washington DC, Nov. 15-21, 2003
  • D. Koladiya, P. S. Shiakolas, and J. Kebrle, On the Optimum Synthesis of Six-bar Linkages Using Differential Evolution and the Geometric Centroid of Precision Positions Technique, ASME IMECE 2003, Washington DC, Nov. 15-21, 2003
  • M. Sarkar, S. P. Josh, P. S. Shiakolas, A. Bulusu, Analysis of Focusing and Intensity Mechanisms for a Spot Bonding Process using Femtosecond Laser, ASME IMECE 2003, Washington DC, Nov. 15-21, 2003
  • A. Bulusu, S. P. Joshi, and P. S. Shiakolas, High Precision Femtosecond Laser Micromachining for Rapid Manufacture of MEMS Devices, ASME IMECE 2003, Washington DC, Nov. 15-21, 2003
  • P. S. Shiakolas, D. Koladiya, and J. Kebrle, Optimum Robot Design Based on Task Specifications Using Evolutionary Techniques and Kinematic, Dynamic, and Structural Constraints, ASME IMECE 2002, Advances in Robot Dynamics and Controls, Paper No. DSC-9B-2, New Orleans, Nov. 17-22, 2002
  • P. S. Shiakolas and S. Belligundu, Design and Prototyping of an Artificial Finger with a Novel Actuation Mechanism and Quick Connect Disconnect Capabilities, ASME IMECE 2002, Advances in Robot Dynamics and Controls, Paper No. DSC-9B-4, New Orleans, Nov. 17-22, 2002
  • P. S. Shiakolas, J. Kebrle, V. Chandra, and D. Wilhite. Design, Analysis, and Simulation of Engineering Systems Over the World Wide Web For Educational Use, 22nd ASME International Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Paper No. DETC/CIE 34410, Montreal, Canada, Sept. 29- Oct. 2, 2002
  • J. Kebrle, P. S. Shiakolas, W. T. Adams, and T. J. Lawley, Kinematic Synthesis of Planar and Spatial Linkages Using Gradients and Superposition of Scalar Fields, ASME Design and Engineering Conference, Paper No. DETC 2002/MECH-34242, Montreal, Canada, Sept. 29- Oct. 2, 2002
  • P. S. Shiakolas, J. Kebrle, and V. Chandra, Synthesis, Analysis, and Simulation of Mechanisms Over the World Wide Web For Educational Use, The International Symposium on Multibody Systems and Mechatronics - IFToMM 2002 Conference, Mexico City, Sept. 15-22, 2002
  • P. S. Shiakolas and D. Piyabongkarn, On the development of a real-time digital control using xPC Target and a magnetic levitation device, 40th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control - CDC, Orlando, FL, Volume 2, Pages 1348-1353, December 2001
  • S. Belligundu and P. S. Shiakolas, Technologies in Medical Robotics, ASME IMECE 2001 Congress in the Symposium on Advances in Robot Dynamics and Controls, New York, November, 2001
  • J. Kebrle, W. T. Adams, P. S. Shiakolas, and T. J. Lawley, Solving Motion Generation Problems Using a Gradient Method Part I: Planar Kinematic Synthesis, 8th International Federation for the Advancement of the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, IFToMM, International Symposium on Theory of Machines and Mechanisms - SYROM 2001, Bucharest, Romania, (Vol. 2, pp. 155-161), Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2001
  • J. Kebrle, W. T. Adams, P. S. Shiakolas, and T. J. Lawley, Solving Motion Generation Problems Using a Gradient Method Part II: Spatial Kinematic Synthesis and the Cone Angle Principle, 8th International Federation for the Advancement of the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, IFToMM, International Symposium on Theory of Machines and Mechanisms - SYROM 2001, Bucharest, Romania, (Vol. 2, pp. 161 - 167), Aug. 28 - Sept. 1, 2001
  • P. S. Shiakolas, D. Wilhite, J. Kebrle and P. Trogos, Educational Simulations using MATLAB/Web toolbox over the World Wide Web, 3rd WSES / IEEE CSCC Multiconference - Session on Mathematics and Computers in Mechanical Engineering, Crete, Greece, July 2001
  • J. Kebrle, W. Adams, P. S.  Shiakolas, and T. J. Lawley, Similarities Between a New Gradient Method and the Superposition Method for Generating Burmester Curves, Canadian Committee for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, CCToMM, Symposium on Mechanisms, Machines and Mechatronics, Canadian Space Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 2001
  • T. C. Yih, P. S. Shiakolas, B. L. Burks,B. Thompson, and B. S. Eluri, On the Kinematics and Dynamics of Dual-Gripper Robot Manipulator, 8th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Patras, Greece, July 17-19, 2000
  • K. L. Conrad, P. S. Shiakolas, and T. C. Yih, Robotic Calibration Issues: Accuracy, Repeatability and Calibration, 8th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Patras, Greece, July 17-19, 2000
  • P. S. Shiakolas, and S. Faisal, Optimum Module Selection and Design Based on Kinematic and Dynamic Task Requirements Using DADS and Genetic Algorithms, Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Robotic Systems II, SPIE Symposium on Intelligent Systems and Advanced Manufacturing, Boston, MA, 19-22 September, 1999
  • P. S. Shiakolas, D. Labalo, and J. M. Fitzgerald, RobSurf: A Near Real Time OLP System for Robotic Surface Finishing, The 7th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation, Haifa, Israel, June 28-30, 1999
  • G. C. Oliver, P. S. Shiakolas and T. J. Lawley, Basic Fairing Principles of Fiberglass Pits and Patches, The 7th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation, Haifa, Israel, June 28-30, 1999
  • Javidinejad, S. P. Joshi, and P. S. Shiakolas, Application of Thermoplastic Conductive Film for Design and Manufacturing of Smart Composite Structures, SPIE 6th Annual International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, Newport Beach, California, 1-5 March, 1999
  • P. S. Shiakolas and T. J. Lawley, Automated Robotic Surface Finishing for Rotor Blades, 54th American Helicopter Society Conference, Washington, DC, May 20-23, 1998
  • P. S. Shiakolas, T. W. Sharpe, and T. J. Lawley, On the Development of a Quick Connect Disconnect Coupler for Rapidly Reconfigured Modular Robots, 5th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Systems, Paphos, Cyprus, July 1997
  • B. Krishnaswami, S. C. Arun, P. S. Shiakolas, and K. L. Lawrence, On the Development of a Virtual Prototyping Environment for Robot Design Using a Genetic Algorithm based Optimization/Expert System, 4th IEEE Mediterranean Symposium on New Directions in Control and Automation, Chania, Crete, Greece, June 1996
  • S. Jagannathan and P. S. Shiakolas, A Comparison of Neural Network Controllers for a Mobile Robot with an On-board Manipulator, 10th IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Monterey California, Pages 405-410, 27-29 August, 1995
  • P. S. Shiakolas and S. Jagannathan, Motion Control of a Mobile Robot with Onboard Arm Using Neural Networks, 3rd IEEE Mediterranean Conference on New Directions in Control and Automation, Limassol, Cyprus, July 1995
  • P. S. Shiakolas and S. Jagannathan, Motion Control of a Mobile Robot with Onboard Manipulator, IEEE/IAS International Conference on Industrial Automation and Control, (I A & C'95), (Cat. No.95TH8005) , 5-7Jan 1995 Page(s): 351 -356, Hyderabad, India, 5-7 January 1995
  • D. Babu, P. S. Shiakolas, S. N. Muthukrishnan, B. P. Wang and K. L. Lawrence, Shape Design Sensitivity Analysis in Finite Element Analysis using Tetrahedral Finite Elements, The Second International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Athens, Greece, August 1994
  • S. N. Muthukrishnan, P. S. Shiakolas, K. T. Schuetze, R. V. Nambiar, K. L. Lawrence, Adaptive Techniques for 3-D Meshes Using Linear and Quadratic Strain Tetrahedral Finite Elements, 7th World Congress on Finite Element Methods, Monte-Carlo, Monaco, November 1993
  • S. N. Muthukrishnan, R. V. Nambiar, K. L. Lawrence and P. S. Shiakolas, An Algorithm to Adaptively Refine 3-D Tetrahedral Meshes for Finite Element Problems, IMACS International Conference on Mathematical Modeling and Scientific Computing, Bangalore, India,December 1992
  • S. N. Muthukrishnan, R. V. Nambiar, K. L. Lawrence and P. S. Shiakolas, A Simple Algorithm for Adaptive Refinement of Tetrahedral Meshes, US Army Office Sponsored Workshop for Adaptive Methods of Partial Differential Equations, Troy, NY, May 1992
  • V. S. Joshi, R.V. Nambiar, K. L. Lawrence and P. S. Shiakolas, An Algorithm for Adaptive Refinement of Tetrahedral Meshes, 33rd Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Dallas, TX, April 1992

Conference and Symposia Publications/Presentations

  • Christopher Abrego (Panos S. Shiakolas), Research Towards the Development of a HRI Environment: Current Status for a Mechanical Finger and Mechanical Palm, Poster Presentation at ACES Symposium, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, March 25 2015
  • Prashanth Ravi (Panos S. Shiakolas), Development of a modular 3D bioprinter for fabricating tailorable biomedical implants using a combination of Inkjet, Viscous Extrusion and Fused Filament Fabrication print technologies, Oral Presentation at ACES Symposium, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, March 25 2015
  • Hasan Md. Abu (Panos S. Shiakolas), Effect of Occlusal Loading Conditions on the Biomechanical Behavior of a Full-arch Implant Supported Overdenture Using Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Poster Presentation at ACES Symposium, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, March 25 2015
  • Salman Nasir Khan (Panos S. Shiakolas), Finite Element Structural Analysis of the Human Cornea to Understand and Alleviate Myopia, Oral Presentation at ACES Symposium, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, March 25 2015
  • Salman Nasir Khan, Panos S. Shiakolas, A Study of Finite Element Structural Analysis of Allograft for Endothelial Keratoplasty, 2014 IEEE Medical Device Symposium, The University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas, TX, Nov 7, 2014
  • Chaudhry M. A. Arafat, Mohammad R. Hasan, Panos S. Shiakolas, and Samir M. Iqbal, Auto-imaging, Predefined Stepping and Exposure through Submicron 3-Axis Inspection Microscope, ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference, Arlington, TX, March 21-23, 2013
  • J. Ponkala, P. S. Shiakolas, J. Yang, E. Brillakis, and S. Banerjee, Design, Fabrication and Porcine Evaluation of a Biodegradable POC-HA Polymeric Cardiovascular Stent, 9th Annual Cardiovascular Research Symposium, Frontiers in Interventional Cardiology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Oct. 26-27, 2009
  • P. Zhang, M. Mayyas, W. H. Lee, D. Popa, P. S. Shiakolas, H. Stephanou, and J. C. Chiao, Design of an Active Lock for Integrating 3D Micro Structures, TexMEMS VIII - 2006, Dallas, TX, October 9, 2006
  • M. Mayyas, P. Zhang, P. S. Shiakolas, W. H. Lee, D. Popa, and H. Stephanou , Issues in the Current and Thermal Distribution for a Probed Electrothermal MEMS Actuator of Parallel Resistive Structure, TexMEMS VIII - 2006, Dallas, TX, October 9, 2006
  • P. S. Shiakolas and N. Uppal, MicroManufacturing Laboratory FLM and HEMM - Resources, Experience and Current Research Activities, Technical Oral Presentation and Poster, UTA Research Day, October 2006
  • M. Mayyas and P. S. Shiakolas, A Study on the Thermal Behavior of Electro-thermal MicroActuators Due to Various Inputs, Technical Oral Presentation and Poster, UTA Research Day, October 2006
  • Nitin Uppal and Panos S. Shiakolas, Femtosecond Laser Micromachining of PZT Microactuator, TexMEMS VIII - 2006, Dallas, TX, October 9, 2006
  • M. A. Mayyas, W. H. Lee, D. Popa, P. S. Shiakolas, P. Zhang, and H. E. Stephanou, Comprehensive Electrothermal Modeling of a Thermal Microgripper, TEXMEMS-VII Conference, El Paso, TX, Sept. 21-22, 2005. Note: This paper received the 2nd place award for student paper contest
  • S. Belligundu, P. S. Shiakolas, and N. Uppal, Rapid prototyping of polymer microdevices utilizing femtosecond laser for mold making & hot embossing, TEXMEMS-VII Conference, El Paso, TX, Sept. 21-22, 2005
  • N. Uppal, S. Belligundu, and P. S. Shiakolas, Femtosecond laser Micromachining:System Development, Ablation Studies & Microcomponent Manufacturing, TEXMEMS-VII Conference, El Paso, TX, Sept. 21-22, 2005
  • M. A. Mayyas, and P. S Shiakolas, Transient Thermal Model of an Attached Lateral Thermal Actuator, TEXMEMS-VII Conference, El Paso, TX, Sept. 21-22, 2005
  • N. Uppal, P. S. Shiakolas, and S. Priya Micromachining of PZT using Ultrafast Femtosecond Laser, U.S. Navy Symposium, Technical Oral Presentation and Poster, May 2005
  • N. Uppal, S. Belligundu and P. S. Shiakolas, MicroRapid Prototyping Using a Femtosecond Laser Micromachining System and a Hot Embossing Microreplication System, First North Texas Materials Symposium, U. T. Arlington, Oral and Poster Presentations - Poster Presentation awarder 2nd place, April 10, 2005
  • S. P. Josh, P. S. Shiakolas, A. Bulusu, S. Belligundu, Status and Activities for BioMEMS Manufacturing at MAE-UTA: Femtosecond Laser Micromachining and Hot Embosssing Microfabrication, TexMEMS Workshop, ARRI-UTA, Arlington, TX, May 6, 2003
  • P. S. Shiakolas, R. Van Schneck, D. Piyabongharn, and I. Frangeskou, An Educational Environment for Reinforcement of Dynamic System Modeling and Controls Concepts Utilizing MATLAB, xPC-Target and a Hardware in the Loop Magnetic Levitation Device, ASEE Gulf-Southwest, Arlington, TX, March 19-21, 2003
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