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UTA In The News — Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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Al Jazeera America reported on the Unmanned Vehicles Consortium conference held recently at the UT Arlington Research Institute and focused on the work Frank Lewis, electrical engineering professor, is doing on an unmanned aerial vehicle called the quad-rotor.

Daniel Armstrong, UT Arlington's Robert A. Welch Chair in Chemistry, was named a 2014 American Chemical Society National Winner, C&EN reported. Chemical & Engineering News reported that Armstrong is often called the father of the pseudophase separations and well known for developing ways to separate chiral compounds. C&EN honored him for significant contributions in the field of analytical separations.

A UT Arlington bioengineer has received a four-year, $1.4 million National Institutes of Health grant to create a nanoparticle system that can shore up arterial walls following angioplasty and stenting procedures performed to treat coronary arterial disease, Hispanic Business and Renewable Energy World reported. Kytai Nguyen, a UT Arlington associate professor of bioengineering, said the research looks to improve established procedures used to open blocked arteries and blood vessels. Nguyen’s work also was mentioned in Medical Express and BioTexas News, along with additional work of a co-principal investigator, Jian Yang, a current bioengineering associate professor at Penn State and a former UT Arlington bioengineering associate professor.

The recent FAA selection of test sites for unmanned aerial systems sets in motion the process that will eventually get these systems airborne, AIN Online reported. The UT Arlington Research Institute is part of the Texas network named by the FAA as one of the nationwide UAS test sites.