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UTA In The News — Thursday, July 16, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

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New composites

A University of Texas at Arlington professor is collaborating with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. through a $1.35 million grant to design more durable materials and accelerate their implementation in composite aircraft, reported.

Additive manufacturing

America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, announced that UT Arlington is among the awardees of its Project Call #3 for additive manufacturing applied research and development projects, Prototype Today reported. Up to $8 million in funding will be awarded to a total of nine teams.  The project, “A Design Guidance System for AM” is led by the Georgia Institute of Technology, in conjunction with UT Arlington, UT Austin, Siemens Corporate Technology, MSC, Senvol, Lockheed Martin, GKN Aerospace, Woodward, Siemens Energy, and Siemens PLM. 

New solar cell

One of the drawbacks of current solar technology is the inability to store energy under dark conditions, Energy Manager Today reported. A team of researchers at UT Arlington has addressed this limitation by developing an energy cell that can store large-scale solar energy even when it’s dark.

Moritz chair in nursing appointed

FYI reported that the UT Arlington College of Nursing and Health Innovation recently appointed Mark Haykowsky as the Moritz Chair of Geriatric Nursing Research. Haykowsky is a nurse and an internationally renowned researcher in exercise physiology and rehabilitation medicine at the University of Alberta, Canada. The Moritz Chair of Geriatric Nursing Research was established through a gift from the Moritz family, founders of Moritz Dealerships in automotive sales.

Music professor interviewed

NPR affiliate, WMUK 102.1 FM (Kalamazoo, MI), interviewed Jack Unzicker, assistant professor of double bass at UT Arlington, about the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck. Unzicker and his wife, Martha Walvoord, a UT Arlington associate professor of violin, are premiering Duo No. 3, a new work written by Michigan composer Tom Knific.

UTA grad named regional manager

The Alaska Journal of Commerce reported that Erickson Inc., a global provider of aviation services, named Michael Williams as the company’s Alaska regional manager. Erickson is expanding its presence in the Alaskan market and has created this leadership position to directly serve local customers. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering business management from UT Arlington.