UTA In The News — Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023 • Media Contact : UT Arlington Media Relations

Rocket advancement

A UT Arlington team is working with a next-generation technology called rotating detonation rocket engines that could advance in-space propulsion to the Moon and beyond, Dallas Innovates, News ES Euro, Space Daily, WN.com, Italy 24, .Theultramods and Mirage News reported. Liwei Zhang, assistant professor in UTA’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is leading the project.

Helping coastline communities

Michelle Hummel, a civil engineering assistant professor, is using a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grant to determine what strategies are most effective at lessening flooding in coastal communities, Scienmag reported.

Mexico to elect first female president

Mexico will elect its first female president in 2024, barring any surprises between now and then, UTA political science faculty members Xavier Medina Vidal and Christopher Chambers-Ju, wrote in an article republished by SFGate.com and The Times of Frankfort and Clinton counties in Kentucky. The original column ran in The Conversation.

Supply chain improvements

The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center at The University of Texas at Arlington was awarded a grant of nearly $800,000 to enhance the Department of Defense supply chain through advanced manufacturing technology services, CompsMag.com and .Theultramods reported.