College of Engineering Advisory Council

News and Announcements

Boeing, StandardAero adding jobs in San Antonio

Companies now use materials that contribute to greater fuel efficiency, which drives down costs, said Chris Combs, an assistant aerodynamics professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Dee Howard Foundation fellow. Read more...

UTSA colleges receive grants to foster student success

The UTSA Office of Information Technology (OIT) has announced the recipients of its annual Academic Support Solutions Fund awards. The College of Engineering was awarded funding for a hands-on motor design project for Engineering Education and Research and software support for education and research in Industrial Control Systems and IoT Security. Read more...

New tech lab at UTSA offers students, career professionals unique learning experience

New technology researchers say will change the way students learn and help solve problems in the workplace is now available to everyone in the community at a lab at the University of Texas at San Antonio's main campus. Read more...

Additional press coverage can be found at Fox San Antonio, News4 San Antonio, and News4 San Antonio (again).

Intelligent automation brings benefits for petroleum refining, healthcare, finance, and more

The critical role of industrial safety, and automation's role in modernizing safety practices, took center stage at the Intelligent Automation Week (Dec. 3-6; Austin, TX) with a presentation by Adel Aleaddini, a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Krishnan Krishnaiyer, the director of enterprise business improvement at Marathon Petroleum Corp., entitled "Keep Humans Safe - Predicting Safety Incidents." Read more...

UTSA recognizes faculty for innovation

This year's startup Rehabilit8-TwAS, an alternative treadmill design to be used for rehabilitation, was awarded $50,000 in September for the NSF I-CORPS project. The treadmill design adjusts the stiffness of the walking surface during exercise in hopes to offer an alternative for those in treatment. The principal investigator for the project is Amir Jafari, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at UTSA. Read more...

Attack of the Cyborgs

Teams of engineering undergraduates showcased their mechatronic creations at the UTSA Biotechnology and Sciences Engineering Building. Read more...

Additional press coverage can be found on News4 San Antonio.


Unique filament extruder takes top prize at UTSA engineering competition

FilaWorks, one of 40 student-led design teams, won the top prize at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Fall Tech Symposium.  The challenge, sponsored by the UTSA College of Engineering showcased innovative student projects and research across multiple engineering disciplines, preparing participants to launch scalable entrepreneurial ventures. Read more...

UTSA Fall 2018 Tech Symposium showcases students' innovation

This year, 98 teams from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) College of Engineering presented their innovative projects at the Fall 2018 Tech Symposium. Read more...

Additional press coverage can be found at The San Antonio Business Journal and KSAT12.

Meet a Roadrunner: Abhijit Majumdar is the prototype king

Abhijit Majumdar is an electrical engineering graduate student at UTSA. Not only does he mentor students and teach the fundamentals of robotics, but he also works in the Autonomous Controls Engineering (ACE) Lab on campus which develops capabilities for self-driving vehicles. Read more...

2018 HENAAC Award Winner: Dr. Krystel Castillo

Dr. Krystel Castillo, Director of TSERI, was counted among 27 outstanding scientists, engineers, and other STEM professionals as Great Minds in STEM 2018 HENAAC Award Winners at the 30th Anniversary HENAAC Conference. Read more...

Kiran Bhaganagar elected AIAA Associate Fellow

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has elected Kiran Bhaganagar, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, to the grade of Associate Fellow. Read more...

UTSA acquires microscope to write code into the brain

Obtaining this microscope required a multi-disciplinary team across the Colleges of Science and Engineering. Biology professor Fidel Santamaria collaborated with Gabriela Romero Uribe, from biomedical engineering, to secure the winning grant. Read more...

Additional press coverage can be found at EurekAlert!, Chemical Industry, News Medical Life Sciences, and Infosurhoy.

The UTSA Brain Health Consortium and the College of Engineering support the next generation of brain health researchers with $90,000 in grant awards

"Molding and advancing the next wave of regenmed and neuroscience investigators, research areas for which UTSA and the city are renowned, is critical as we build the talent pipeline," says Dean JoAnn Browning. Read more...

 

UTSA team tapping 3D printing tech in fight against cancer

A 3D printer could one day produce a tiny device that would be injected into the body, deposit a drug in a specific location, and disappear. A team of biomedical engineering graduate students, under the direction of Dr. Lyle Hood, and in partnership with engineers from SwRI are making this happen. Read more...

Additional press coverage can be found at 3D Printing Progress.

UTSA using virtual reality to teach students studying medicine

Dr. Mark Appleford and UTSA's Office of Information Technology were showcased in a recent KSAT Tech SA segment. Click here to watch the video and read its accompanying story.

Additional press coverage can be found on KLRN.

Dr. Bing Dong presented IBPSA-USA Emerging/Young Contributor Award

Congratulations to Bing Dong, recipient of the very prestigious International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)-USA Region Emerging/Young Contributor Award! Read more...

Dr. Taposh Banerjee receives award in first month at UTSA

Dr. Taposh Banerjee is already breaking records! In less than a month of employment at UTSA, Dr. Banerjee was awarded a $280K contract with the US Army on September 13th. The award will fund his research on Real-Time Anomaly Detection Using Multi-Modal Data. Congratulations, Dr. Banerjee!

UTSA expands Downtown Campus with National Security Collaboration Center and planned new School of Data Science

When construction is completed, the $57 million School of Data Science building will comprise 138,000 square feet of classrooms, laboratories, and research space, and will include UTSA's existing departments of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics & Data Sciences, Information Systems and Cyber Security, and the UTSA Open Cloud Institute. Read more...

Additional press coverage can be found at San Antonio Express News, KSAT 12, WOAI, The Austin American-Statesman, Kens5, CurbedRivard Report, and InfoSecurity Magazine.

UTSA VPREDKE awards $495,000 in seed grants to 33 UTSA faculty members for collaborative research

College of Engineering recipients include Lide Duan, Electrical & Computer Engineering: A Full-Stack Solution for NVM-Based Deep Learning Acceleration, and Sara Ahmed, Electrical & Computer Engineering: Enhanced Stability, Protection, and Control for Low-Interia Power Grids. Read more...

Additional press coverage can be found at San Antonio Express News, KSAT 12, WOAI, The Austin American-Statesman, Kens5, Curbed, and Rivard Report.

UTSA receives $1.5 million to support STEM student success

UTSA has received a four-year, 1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation's Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Program to improve student success and diversity of students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Read more...

Additional press coverage can be found at KSAT12.

UTSA and Cibolo Preserve renew research collaboration agreement

The UTSA Vice President for Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprise (VPREDKE) and the Cibolo Preserve have renewed their research collaboration master agreement for another five years. Read more...

Additional press coverage can be found at KSAT12.

Three UTSA COE faculty earn tenure, promotion this fall

UTSA Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Kimberly Andrews Espy announced the promotion of 34 faculty members on August 31st. Read more...

Dean JoAnn Browning honored with 2018 San Antonio Business Journal Women's Leadership Award

JoAnn Browning is on a mission to create a top-tier engineering program that excels in innovation and education. She is an outstanding researcher, administrator, and collaborative educator. Read more...

Dr. Amar Bhalla Selected as The American Ceramic Society 2018 Distinguished Life Member

The Distinguished Life Member Award is the highest honor accorded to members of the scientific and technical organization and recognizes eminent contribution to the ceramic and glass profession. Read more...

UTSA enters Guinness World Records with Smallest Medical Robot

It can't be seen with a human eye. It doesn't look anything like C-3PO or R2-D2, or even BB-8. But, nevertheless, it is a robot (all 120nm of it) and its creators from The University of Texas at San Antonio are now world record holders in the Guinness World Records for creating the Smallest Medical Robot. Read more...

Click here to view the original submission.

Additional press coverage can be found at KSAT 12.

DNA-based tracers to help researchers map aquifer for groundwater modeling

Researchers from UTSA and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) are using unique DNA-based tracers to characterize the recharge and flow patterns in the Edwards Aquifer. Read more...

Researchers at UTSA and SwRI design biodegradable device to treat illnesses

Researchers at UTSA and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) are developing a 3D printed implant that, when injected in a patient's body, could deliver a personalized dose of medicine to treat infections and ailments such as arthritis, cancer, and AIDS. Read more...

Additional press coverage can be found at Medical Device Network, Texas Public Radio, and KSAT12.

UTSA research confirms fecal bacteria contaminated surface water quality following Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey was an unprecedented rain event that delivered five consistent days of flooding and storms to Texas last August. Now, research from UTSA Assistant Professor Vikram Kapoor in civil and environmental engineering has substantiated that the storm caused high levels of fecal contamination. Read more...

Additional press coverage can be found at EurekAlert!, Phys.org, Midland Reporter-Telegram, Technology Networks, and Houston Public Media.

 

UTSA researchers develop tools to predict the dispersal of chemical plumes, pollutants

On April 4, 2017, the town of Khan Sheikhoun in northwest Syria experienced one of the worst chemical attacks in recent history. Horrified by the attack, but also inspired to do something useful, Kiran Bhaganagar, professor of mechanical engineering at UTSA, and her team from Laboratory of Turbulence Sensing and Intelligence Systems, read more...

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