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News + Events 2017 Archive

November

UT Arlington professor wins awards
UT Arlington professor wins awards

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.

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UAV Research and Natural Disasters
UAV Research and Natural Disasters

Research conducted at UT Arlington using unmanned aerial vehicles could help cities save time and money after a natural disaster, WFAA ABC 8 reported. The project is currently focused on Beaumont, Texas as it continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey.

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September

Innovation is helping Senior Living
Innovation is helping Senior Living

The NAO Robot traveled to Brookdale Senior Living to conduct a trial to see "if a theatre arts intervention with a human-robot model would be successful in promoting the well-being of an older adult," said Dr. Julinee Greer, assistant professor of theater arts at UT Arlington.

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August

Airborne Network Computing Platforms for UAV
Airborne Network Computing Platforms for UAV

Yan Wan, an associate professor in UTA’s Department of Electrical Engineering, is the team lead on a three-year, $998,803 grant from the National Science Foundation that will develop...

July

Green City Challenge Camp
Green City Challenge Camp

In a week-long camp at the East Arlington Branch Library, students aged 10 to 18 learned the fundamentals of robotics and computer programming and also heard from specialists in those fields.

National Academy of Engineering 2017
National Academy of Engineering 2017

Dr. Leila Ladani, a professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and one of the lead scientists of UTARI/IPPM has been chosen to take part in National Academy of Engineering 2017 EU-US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium...

ICCES Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
ICCES Lifetime Achievement Award 2017

The International Conference on Computation and Experimental Engineering and Sciences awarded Dr. Kenneth Reifsnider the 2017 ICCES Lifetime Achievement Award; in recognition of his pioneering contribution to the science and applications of composite materials.

June

From Discovery to Commercialization
From Discovery to Commercialization

“UTA is committed to developing an environment and culture that eliminates obstacles to innovation and entrepreneurship so that results of research and creative activity can be moved from our studios and laboratories into the economy for the benefit of society,” UTA President Vistasp Karbhari...

Rising Tide Initiative
Rising Tide Initiative

Rising Tide Initiative, a community innovation hub, met at UTARI on Tuesday, June 2. The initiative includes entrepreneurs, investors, universities, government, corporations and community leaders, working together to improve our community.

April

National Robotics Week at UTARI
National Robotics Week at UTARI

Fox 4 News, STEM students, and distinguished guests attended The University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute's National Robotics Week Showcase. UTARI revealed many of today’s most leading-edge robotic technology.

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February

Dr. Gouma's Flu Virus Breath Monitor Featured in Journal
Dr. Gouma's Flu Virus Breath Monitor Featured in Journal

Perena Gouma, Principal Research Engineer at UTARI and professor in UTA’s Materials Science and Engineering Department has a published article in the journal Sensors. This article describes Gouma’s invention for a hand-held breath monitor that can detect the flu virus. 

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