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MAE Dissertation and Thesis Defense Calendar -
Spring 2020


Student Name

Time & Location



Tuesday, April 21, 2020 MD Ishak Khan 2:00 p.m.
Woolf Hall Rm 413
Comprehensive Exam

Past Dissertations and Theses 

CLICK HERE to view the database for Dissertations & Theses from the UTA Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
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3D PAC 2020

4th Annual 3D Printed Aircraft Competition

Event Details, Flyer, FAQs, Sponsorship

UTA will host its 4th Annual 3D Printed Aircraft Competition July 11, 2020 at Maverick Stadium in Arlington, Texas. As 3D printing technologies have expanded the design space for many applications, the challenge of leveraging this design freedom for improved performance while satisfying fabrication process constraints has likewise increased. This competition challenges students to
• Integrate design and advanced manufacturing to maximize mission performance
• Design within 3D printing process and material constraints
• Develop lightweight, manufacturable airframe configurations
• Leverage direct digital manufacturing technologies
• Develop team and hands-on design experience

Registration deadline: January 31, 2020
Design Submission deadline: May 31, 2020

Aircraft check-in date: July 10, 2020 by 4:00 pm
Fly-off date: July 11, 2020
Fly-off location: UTA Football Stadium

Thanks to our generous sponsors for making this event possible:



Senior Design Presentations

2019 Senior Design Presentations

The Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department Senior Design teams make their project presentations including innovative work in areas as diverse as automated aquaponics, battle robots, and composite pressure cylinders.

Brown Bag Seminars:
Every Wed. noon-1:00 pm, Woolf Hall room 402

Date, Speaker, Title, (Advisor)

(Coming soon for spring 2020)

Graduate Seminar Series: 
Every Friday 2:00-2:50 pm, Nedderman Hall, room 110

January 31: Dennis Finley (Lockheed Martin)

CFD-based Flowfield Sensitivities Using Perturbation Theory

February 7: Haifeng Zhang (University of North Texas)

Ultrasonic Through-Wall Data Communication for Nuclear Environments

February 14: TBD
February 21: TBD
February 28: Sanjiv Sinha (University of Illinois)

From Fundamental to Components Research in Thermal Transport: Nanostructures, 2-D Materials, Plastic Heat Transfer Devices and Living Cells

March 6: Jose Lage (Southern Methodist University)

High Heat Transfer with Negligible Pressure-Drop Penalty: Sweeping Convection

March 13: Spring Break - No Seminar
March 20: TBD
March 27: David Huitink (University of Arkansas)

Isolating Interacting Failure Mechanisms in Accelerated Reliability Testing for Electronics Packaging

April 3: Hyeonu Heo (University of North Texas)

Multifunctional Acoustic Metamaterials and Their Engineering Applications

April 10: Paul Cherukuri (Rice University)

Teslaphoresis and the Future of Bioelectronics

April 17: Diganta Bhattacharjee (UTA)

Applications of Non-Linear Control and Estimation Theory for Engineering Problems

April 24: Rassel Raihan (UTA)

Performance and Durability of Adhesively Bonded Joints

May 1: TBD
May 8: TBD


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AHS Student Chapter

The AHS International UT Arlington Chapter belongs to the premier professional organization for Vertical Lift Technology. This includes military and civilian helicopters, tilt-rotors, tilt-wings, VTOL aircraft, and UAV's.

The chapter at UT Arlington is the oldest in the nation, initiated in 1967. It was re-initiated in 2016 by Amber Zuehl, and since then has toured Bell Helicopter, had professional speakers, volunteered at STEM outreach events, and had members attend forums. Members have gained knowledge in this field of engineering, and have had several opportunities to highlight their college career with volunteering and networking outside of pure academics.

There are no dues required; members of AHS are automatically members of the UTA Chapter once they contact the recruitment officer.

For more information, contact: Leonardo Piñero, Chapter President: or Ikenna Okoye, Chapter Recruiter:

To learn more about the AHS: 


Aero Mavericks Weekly Meetings

  • The Rocketry Division meets on Mondays at noon in Woolf Hall 308
  • The Fixed Wing Division meets on Wednesdays at noon in Woolf Hall 208
  • The Research Division meets on Fridays at 5 pm in Woolf Hall 210

Contact AeroMavs President Vicente Zierk for additional information.






Formula SAE:
Every Wed. 7:00 pm, Woolf Hall room 100

  • Weekly Meetings, interested students are welcome to attend



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R.O.V.E.R. Society: 
Weekly Meetings, Woolf Hall room 200 or 410

  • Controls/Visions Systems, Wednesdays: 5:00-5:30 pm
  • Drive/Suspension, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Arm and Gripper, Mondays: 12:00 noon-1:00 pm
  • Proof of Life Sample Return, Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 11:00-12:30 pm


For additional information, contact