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UTA In The News — Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

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GURI recruit

Gov. Greg Abbott announced that Surendra Shah, National Academy of Engineering member, has joined the departments of Materials Science and Engineering and Civil Engineering at UTA through the Governor’s University Research Initiative, the San Marcos Corridor News reported.

Bike planning

Kate Hyun, UTA assistant professor of civil engineering, is exploring data fusion techniques that will provide planners with better data on potential bicycle volumes for a city, Engineering Business Daily reported.

Biodiversity loss

Luke Frishkoff, UTA assistant professor of biology, explores how human land use expedites biodiversity loss, and his research holds implications for the impact of climate change, Science Magazine and Bioengineer.org reported.

Florida highway troubles

Michael Fairchild, associate professor of civil engineering, said the rising toll of injuries and deaths on a Florida highway construction project could be an indicator of improper training or equipment, The Orlando Sentinel reported.

Food transportation

Caroline Krejci, an assistant professor in the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department at UTA, will use a $299,310 grant to show how farmers and ranchers can make food transportation more efficient, Engineering Business Daily reported.

Efficient lasers

Weidong Zhou, an electrical engineering professor at UTA, will use a $450,000 grant from the Army Research Office to determine the minimum amount of energy required to develop high-speed and energy-efficient lasers based on nanophotonic cavities and nanostructured materials, Technology Business Daily reported.

Higher ed internationalization

With the UTA Executive MBA in Taiwan in its fourth year of enrolling students, Jeffrey McGee, UTA associate professor of management, recently visited the vice president of Beijing University of Science and Technology to discuss internationalization of higher education, United Daily News: Money reported.