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News Topic engineering was found in 62 news releases in the year 2017.

December 2017

November 2017

  • Donor establishes endowed chair at UTA to promote research and innovation in automotive design, mechanical engineering, and Formula SAE team
    Endowed Chair

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, research, transportation

    The University of Texas at Arlington will establish an endowed chair to promote innovation in automotive engineering and design, mechanical engineering, and the Formula SAE (FSAE) racing team through a gift from entrepreneur Paul E. Andrews, Jr.

  • UTA professor wins Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Liaoning China Friendship Award, named Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Scholar
    Lifetime Achievements

    Friday, November 3, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research, robotics

    Frank Lewis, Moncrief-O'Donnell Endowed Chair at the University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute and professor in UTA’s Department of Electrical Engineering, has added to his many achievements two new awards, the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and the Liaoning China Friendship Award.

October 2017

  • UTA, CARCON Industries & Construction honored for collaboration to enhance education in construction engineering and management
    Collaborative effort honored

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    News Topics: Arlington, engineering

    The Regional Hispanic Contractors Association presented its 2017 Vanguard Award to CARCON Industries owner/CEO and member of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Arcilia Acosta and University of Texas at Arlington President Vistasp Karbhari.

  • UTA aerospace engineer receives Army Research Lab grant to advance limitations of computed tomography
    Creating better scans

    Monday, October 16, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research

    An aerospace engineering professor is working with a U.S. Army grant to develop new techniques that will better recognize manufacturing flaws and structural damage to composites in aircraft.

  • UTA researchers earn grant to help Texas city prioritize post-Harvey debris cleanup
    Mapping a mess

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, research

    UTA researchers have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to use unmanned aerial vehicles to create highly accurate 3D and profile maps of the storm debris in Beaumont, Texas, so the city knows the full extent of what it needs to remove.

  • UTA researcher earns grant to develop gas sensor to detect lung cancer from breath
    Cancer detector

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, medicine, research

    An assistant professor in the Electrical Engineering Department has received a Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas grant to develop a non-invasive means to detect early stage lung cancer through biomarkers in a patient’s breath instead. CPRIT grants reward high-risk, high-impact research that can result in major breakthroughs in detecting and treating cancer.

  • UTA bioengineering team to collaborate with UT Southwestern neonatal team to facilitate bedside monitoring with advanced analysis that helps assess brain problems
    Neonatal help

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    News Topics: biology, engineering, medicine, research

    A UTA bioengineering team will integrate a portable brain imaging system with an advanced signal-processing technique to better measure babies' neurophysiology, which would provide physicians the analysis needed to treat encephalopathy or brain swelling more quickly.

  • UTA develops cutting-edge lubricant technologies that can improve gas mileage while reducing wear and emissions
    Cutting-edge technologies

    Friday, October 6, 2017

    News Topics: chemistry, engineering, research

    Researchers at UTA have developed a pipeline of new vehicle lubricant technologies that lower emissions, reduce wear and improve gas mileage, as part of an 18-year collaboration with ESL TEKnologies and its predecessor companies in Dallas.

  • First UTA Undergraduate Research Showcase highlights students’ projects
    Research opportunities

    Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    News Topics: art, astronomy, biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, education, energy, engineering, environment, genetics, geology, history, humanities, innovation, Internet, labs, lectures, liberal arts, physics, psychology, research, science, social work

    The University of Texas at Arlington is organizing the first Undergraduate Research Showcase Week to promote undergraduate research opportunities and encourage students to engage in undergraduate research from Monday through Friday, Oct. 16-20.   

  • UTA civil engineer earns grant to implement hyper-resolution modeling for the National Water Model
    Precision forecasting

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, research, weather

    D.J. Seo, a professor in UTA’s Civil Engineering Department, is using a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant to implement the National Weather Map at a street-resolving resolution for a model domain in Arlington and Grand Prairie.

September 2017

August 2017

  • UTA assists Texans in need after historic natural disaster
    Helping Harvey’s victims

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, engineering, giving, student life, students, weather

    Texas is in need, and The University of Texas at Arlington is stepping up to help, as we extend our thoughts and heartfelt prayers to everyone impacted by recent storms.

  • UTA researcher’s data on Brays Bayou helps Houston area prepare, initiate effective emergency plans
    Bayou connection

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, environment, global, research, weather

    A UTA civil and environmental engineer is using his radar-based flood warning system on a Houston bayou to provide data for emergency planners.

  • Equipment grant will allow UTA researchers to safely send, receive high-speed data
    Securing data

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, Internet, research, sustainability

    A UTA electrical engineering professor will use an equipment grant from the Department of Defense to significantly upgrade researchers’ ability to send and receive encrypted high-speed data securely through optical cables.

  • Student team earns award at national competition
    Rising Star

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, students, sustainability

    A UTA student senior design team won a national award from the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers’ Student Design Competition recently.

  • UTA researchers are refining their automated fact-checking system
    Finding fake news

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    News Topics: communications, computer science, engineering, liberal arts, research

    A UTA computer science and engineering researcher and his team will use a National Science Foundation grant to further develop a tool that automatically checks claims that have not been checked before against knowledge databases and report if they are truthful.

  • UTA researchers working to develop new tool for non-invasive neuromodulation of human brain
    Making (brain) waves

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, health and fitness, research

    A UTA bioengineering professor is leading a multi-institution team to develop a tool to be used for non-invasive, neuromodulation of the brain using infrared light. The research is funded through a highly competitive National Institutes of Health research grant.

  • Donors establish endowed chair to promote research and innovation in business and engineering
    Endowed chair

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    News Topics: business, engineering, innovation, research

    A gift from a local couple will create an endowed UTA chair that will promote research, innovation and development in business logistics, supply chain management, systems engineering and operations management.

  • UTA researcher developing airborne network computing platform for UAVs
    Aerial computing

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, research, sustainability

    A UTA electrical engineering researcher is leading a National Science Foundation-funded multi-institution project that will develop a networked airborne computing platform for multiple unmanned aerial systems.

  • Water agencies' funded pipe research could lead to standards used in future infrastructure
    Pipe behavior

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, research, sustainability

    The Tarrant Regional Water District and Water Research Foundation have issued a grant to a UTA civil engineering professor that will model large-diameter water transmission pipes in various types of soil. Results could lead to modeling standards in the industry.

  • UTA researchers earn grant to design robot-based vocational assessment, training
    Automated training

    Wednesday, August 9, 2017

    News Topics: computer science, engineering, manufacturing, research

    A UTA computer science and engineering professor is designing iWork, a smart, robot-based system that assesses workers’ skills while they perform simulated manufacturing tasks.

  • UTA team brings robotic main inspections to Ennis
    Budding collaboration

    Tuesday, August 8, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research, sustainability

    UTA and the city of Arlington have taken sewer robot technology to Ennis to help that Ellis County city inspect its pipes for corrosion. The collaboration is the first outside of Arlington, which UTA's robot is using to inspect several miles of its pipes.

  • UTA researcher seeks to minimize risks for unmanned aerial systems over populated areas
    Flying safely

    Monday, August 7, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, research

    Atilla Dogan, a UTA associate professor of aerospace engineering, will use a $550,000 National Science Foundation grant to quantify risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, especially in urban areas.

  • Office of Naval Research grant to allow UTA researcher to study configuration, integration challenges of high-power, intermittent load power sources
    Battery tester

    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    News Topics: energy, engineering, research

    A UTA electrical engineering associate professor will study the configuration and integration challenges the U.S. Navy will face as it attempts to operate high-power, intermittent loads on its future ships.

  • American Society of Civil Engineers name UTA’s graduate student chapter tops in 2017
    Top chapter

    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, student life, students, sustainability

    The University of Texas at Arlington’s ASCE Graduate Student Chapter has been named the chapter of the year by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Structural Engineering Institute.

July 2017

  • Regents to honor five UTA faculty as system’s best
    Teaching excellence

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    News Topics: awards, education, engineering, faculty, liberal arts, science

    Five University of Texas at Arlington faculty members are among University of Texas System educators honored with 2017 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards for excellence in the classroom.

  • UTA mechanical engineer publishes findings that show brain damage that could occur from blast-induced cavitation
    Neural knowledge

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, innovation, medicine, research

    UTA published research findings in Scientific Reports that shows a link between battlefield blasts, bubbles in the brain and neuronal damage. Ashfaq Adnan led the published research, which stems from an Office of Naval Research Warfighter Performance grant.

  • UTA engineering professor earns lifetime achievement award from ICCES
    Faculty honor

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty, innovation, manufacturing, research, sustainability

    The International Conference on Computational and Experimental Engineering and Sciences honored UTA's Kenneth Reifsnider for his lifetime achievement in his pioneering contributions to science and applications of composite materials.

  • 17th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend to bring in teams from across the country
    Start your engines

    Monday, July 3, 2017

    News Topics: alumni, Arlington, engineering, faculty

    Collegiate auto racing teams from across the country will converge on The University of Texas at Arlington campus to rev their engines and compete against the clock at the 17th Annual Texas Autocross Weekend July 8-9.

June 2017

May 2017

  • UTA civil engineer’s book illustrates the power of recycled plastic in shoring up roads
    Soil reinforcement

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, research, sustainability, transportation

    A UTA civil engineer has written a book about his research concerning the use of recycled plastic pins to bolster soil strength surrounding Texas highways. His research has yielded positive results in some parts of North Texas.

  • Woods named 2017 Minnie Stevens Piper professor
    Piper professor

    Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, faculty, staff

    A San Antonio foundation has named Bob Woods a Piper Professor, a prestigious honor that recognizes outstanding college professors across Texas. Woods joined the UTA College of Engineering in 1974. He founded the student racing program in 1982.

April 2017

  • Rick Perry, U.S. Secretary of Energy, keynote speaker at UTA’s ‘Responsible Shale Energy Extraction’ Conference tomorrow as part of Earth Day Texas 2017
    Energy expertise

    Thursday, April 20, 2017

    News Topics: biology, chemistry, energy, engineering, environment, faculty, research, science

    U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry is inaugural speaker at UTA’s “Responsible Shale Energy Extraction” Conference April 21-22 at Fair Park in Dallas, as part of Earth Day Texas. This free event is chaired by UTA’s Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation or CLEAR lab.

  • UTA bioengineer wins grant to train top doctoral students to use nanotechnology to battle cardiovascular, pulmonary ailments
    Nano leader

    Monday, April 17, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, students

    UTA has received a highly valued National Institutes of Health grant that will help the university train doctoral students in using and developing more nanotechnology tools that will battle cardiovascular and pulmonary ailments.

  • UTA Esports team wins top prize of free tuition
    Gaming for tuition

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    News Topics: admissions, business, engineering, liberal arts, science, student life, students

    Five students from The University of Texas at Arlington ESports Club have won free tuition for the remainder of the collegiate careers after winning the Heroes of the Dorm video gaming tournament.

  • UTA engineer earns grant to develop materials for 3-D printed blood vessels for children
    Healing hearts

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, faculty, innovation

    An engineer at The University of Texas at Arlington has been awarded a $211,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop materials that will allow doctors to use a 3-D printer to create unique new blood vessels for children with vascular defects.

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

  • UTA materials scientist invents breath monitor to detect flu
    Flu fighter

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, research

    A UTA Materials Science and Engineering professor has developed a device that can single out biomarkers in a person's breath to determine whether they have the flu. Perena Gouma's work about the device has been published recently in an academic journal.

  • UTA aerospace engineering professor named Fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Faculty honor

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering

    Frank Lu, a UTA professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, has been named a fellow of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics for sustained contributions in gas dynamics and detonation-based technologies.

  • Engineering doctoral student earns NASA Pathways internship
    Aerospace intern

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    News Topics: engineering, student life, students

    An aerospace doctoral student has received the prestigious Pathways internship at NASA Langley Research Center. Cody Ground will explore hypersonic mixing and injection for scramjet applications.

  • UTA awarded $6 million in 2016 to find new ways to identify and treat cancer
    Leading in cancer

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    News Topics: biology, computer science, engineering, genetics, medicine, science

    UTA is becoming a major cancer research institution, receiving more than $6 million dollars in new grants in 2016 to strengthen its integrated cancer research program and improve outcomes across the complete spectrum of the patient experience.

  • UTA electrical engineering professor earns society’s highest award
    Faculty honor

    Monday, January 23, 2017

    News Topics: awards, engineering, research

    A longtime UTA electrical engineering professor has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. J.-C. Chiao was recognized for achievements in micro medical devices and systems. He has 11 patents and will be formally inducted as a Fellow Jan. 30.