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UTA In The News — Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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Smart controller

UT Arlington electrical engineers have patented an innovative method that improves a controller's ability to make real-time decisions,, eScience News, Measurement Devices in Industry and Science, and many other media outlets reported. Frank Lewis, a professor in the Electrical Engineering Department and at the UT Arlington Research Institute, heads up the multi-institutional and industry team. 

Treasure in a landfill

UT Arlington Civil Engineering Professor Sahadat Hossain talked to KERA 90.1 FM on his work with the city of Denton’s landfill to make it more sustainable. Hossain and his colleague, Melanie Sattler, have used sensors at the landfill to make methane gas production more efficient and productive for Denton. That gas is then converted to energy to power thousands of Denton’s homes.

Eye on engineering

Trinity Christian Academy alumnus Parker Mays recently completed and presented his Senior Aerospace Engineering Design Project at The University of Texas at Arlington, Weatherford Living reported. Mays will receive his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering with a minor in mechanical engineering this December. Mays and his team designed modifications to an YB-49 bomber into a present-day passenger airliner.

Cuban know-how

Self-made billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will give advice on how to promote North Texas at noon Thursday at the North Texas Commission’s 44th Annual Members Luncheon at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas, The Dallas Morning News reported. UT Arlington is one of the sponsors of the event.