College of Engineering Advisory Council

News and Announcements

UTSA add Master of Science in Biomedical Technology Commercialization

The College of Engineering and College of Business at UTSA are collaborating to offer a joint Master of Science degree program in Biomedical Technology Commercialization, beginning in the Spring 2020 semester.
Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on July 25, 2019, and administered in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, the program is designed to provide students with a common platform of understanding in the areas of bioengineering and management of technology by taking nine semester credit hours of core courses from each college. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found at San Antonio Express News.

Undergrad tested his biomedical research skills at an MIT internship

The acceptance rate for MIT is 7.9%. That’s less than one in 10 students who apply and get in. Yet, Favour Obuseh, a junior this fall at UTSA, managed to snag a prestigious research internship position at the highly competitive institution.
At MIT, Obuseh tapped the research experience he gained in a UTSA biomedical engineering lab, where he worked on solutions to help with bone tissue regeneration by building blood vessels in scaffolds. Read more...

San Antonio researchers seek to prevent aerospace failures and oil spill disasters

Like bones, oil and gas pipelines suffer from fragility and cracking. Now a group of researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI®) propose to examine how hydrogen embrittlement conditions develop. Their research is focused on an alloy used in the oil and gas industry, but fabricated through additive manufacturing (AM). Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found at 3D Printing Industry and Long Room.

UTSA wins funding to develop new technology for earthquake resistant buildings

More than 80,000 aftershocks have been recorded in the aftermath of the two California earthquakes that occurred during the Fourth of July holiday. Californians, generally complacent about earthquakes, were caught by surprise with tremors that were the largest in magnitude in the last decade. Although there was no loss of human life, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the earthquakes led to economic losses of approximately $1 billion. Now researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have won funding to test architectural materials that can help reduce the lateral movement caused by seismic events with little disruption to everyday life. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found on Azo Build.

Crews tested by rocky ground, utility challenges

Problematic utility locations and difficult ground conditions required the project team to develop innovative solutions on the University of Texas at San Antonio’s $95-million Science and Engineering Building.
This new four-story structure on the college’s main campus will provide 153,000 sq ft of laboratory, classroom and meeting space to support students and researchers in brain health, chemical engineering, biology and chemistry. Read more... 

Organ chamber from UTSA to help preserve soldiers' lost limbs

Researchers in San Antonio are working together on a device that will improve soldiers' chances of having an arm or leg successfully reattached if it is lost in combat.
3D printers in a lab at the University of Texas at San Antonio are printing out tiny parts for a cup. Mechanical engineering professor Lyle Hood said this device is designed to hold a severed finger. It will keep the finger healthy while doctors move a patient to a place where they can reattach it. Read more...

UTSA wins $3M NASA award to launch extreme environments center

UTSA will receive $3 million dollars from NASA to develop a new interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Measurements in Extreme Environments (CAMEE).
Climate change has created extreme environmental conditions such as ocean and polar warming, and sea ice reduction. To investigate these extreme conditions, NASA and UTSA will collaborate to push the boundaries of current measurement and modeling technology by conducting research in harsh and extreme environments. They will also study the challenging conditions produced when traveling at hypersonic speeds. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found at Science Magazine and 7th Space.

Cyber Talk Radio: Collaborative Open Cloud Learning at UTSA

Episode 147 of Cyber Talk Radio hit the air on 1200 WOAI and iHeartRadio streaming featuring Bret Piatt, CTR Host and Jeff Prevost, assistant director of the Open Cloud Institute (OCI) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), as they discuss the Open Cloud Institute and the launch of the Catalyst Lab, an internship program for graduate students. Read more...

SwRI and UTSA collaborate to better understand metal degradation

Southwest Research Institute and The University of Texas at San Antonio are working together to understand the susceptibility of additively manufactured materials to hydrogen embrittlement, a common problem that can lead to mechanical hardware degrading and losing functionality. The project, led by W. Fassett Hickey of SwRI's Mechanical Engineering Division and Brendy Rincon Troconis of UTSA's College of Engineering, is supported by a $125,000 grant from the Connecting through Research Partnerships (Connect) Program. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found at World Industrial Reporter.

Girl code power: Middle schoolers explore STEM during summer camps on the Westside

UTSA is training the next generation of female computer scientists on San Antonio’s Westside.
Through the Girl CodeRunners summer camp, middle school girls are exploring computer programming and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). With fun activities and new friendships, these girls are being empowered to code at an early age. Read more...

SwRI, UTSA researchers create innovative model for sC02 power generation

Southwest Research Institute and The University of Texas at San Antonio are collaborating to acquire data for a computational model for supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) energy generation. The work, led by Jacob Delimont of SwRI's Mechanical Engineering Division and Christopher Combs of UTSA's College of Engineering, is supported by a $125,000 grant from the Connecting through Research Partnerships (Connect) Program. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found at NS Energy, Science Daily, and TechXplore.

UTSA chemical engineering students to benefit from $200,000 gift

The Chemical Engineering Laboratory that will be housed in the new UTSA Science and Engineering Building will be filled with state-of-the-art equipment upon the building’s completion in 2020, thanks to a generous donation.
A $200,000 gift from The Klesse Foundation will provide the funds needed to purchase multiple pieces of research equipment that will fully equip the Chemical Engineering Laboratory.  Read more...

NASA awards Universities funding that may support Moon to Mars

NASA’s Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Institutional Research Opportunity (MIRO), has awarded eight cooperative agreements to universities to perform research and education. The awards directly support NASA’s four mission directorates – Aeronautics Research, Human Exploration and Space Operations, Science and Space Technology. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found at KENS5.

A Tool to Help Home Microgrids Stay Off Grid as Long as Possible

Researchers at UTSA have developed an optimization tool for microgrids that allows homes to stay off grid as long as possible, generally using solar, storage and smart meters.
The researchers recently received a patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office, based on a grant from the US Department of Energy. Read more...

U.S. Department of Defense calls on UTSA students to support troops

Drone technology, unmanned robotic rovers, and specialized software co-developed by student engineers took over the Frost Plaza at UTSA on June 26th.
The UTSA Autonomous Control Engineering Laboratory was tasked by the U.S. Department of Defense to aid in the development of technology that can perform specific military operations including reconnaissance and search and rescue missions. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found at San Antonio Express News, Spectrum News, and Spectrum News (again).

UTSA Open Cloud Institute's Catalyst Lab offers a cloud computing summer internship program with support from 80/20 Foundation

The UTSA Open Cloud Institute has launched the Catalyst Lab, its summer fellowship program in partnership with the 80/20 Foundation. The program matches highly skilled UTSA graduate students in engineering, computing, and scientific fellowships with local tech companies in the San Antonio region. Read more...

UTSA receives $2.6 million for sustainability projects in San Antonio

The UTSA College of Engineering has been selected to receive approximately $2.6 million in City funds to complete three water sustainability projects in San Antonio. Five UTSA engineering professors and one environmental scientist from the College of Sciences will work on behalf of the City to demonstrate the viability of permeable parking lots, to use roadside vegetation and trenchless technology to improve water quality, and to mitigate inner city flooding. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found at The San Antonio Current, EurekAlert, TechaPeek, ForConstructionPros.com, and phys.org.

UTSA develops systems to construct power islands and live off the grid

More than 3,400 lightning strikes and damaging winds interrupted power to approximately 57,000 residents in San Antonio, TX on June 6, 2019. On the same weekend, California's largest utility warned tens of thousands of people that they should prepare for extended blackouts due to extreme fire risk. Researchers at UTSA have proposed the development of islanded structures or homes that operate independently on solar microgrids without the need to tap into the central power grid. Read more... 

UTSA Tech Symposium winning team takes home Entrepreneurial Award at Design Challenge

The UTSA Tech Symposium winning team recently competed and won in a regional Electrical and Computer Engineering senior design competition sponsored by UT Dallas. Presented by Würth Elektronik, the inaugural ExCEllence in Senior Design showcase brought the top-rated university design teams in the southwest to face off against one another and be judged on their design accomplishments and presentations. Read more...

UTSA College of Engineering soars with new aerospace engineering certificate

The UTSA College of Engineering is launching a new Aerospace Engineering Certificate to prepare students for successful careers in the aerospace industry.
The certificate program is open to mechanical engineering degree-seeking and non-degree-seeking students with a mechanical engineering background. It certifies to employers that students have completed coursework essential to success in entry-level positions in aerospace. Read more... 
Additional press coverage can be found at San Antonio Express News and State Aviation Journal.

Milestones signify progress of new UTSA Science and Engineering Building

A constant fixture across the UTSA Main Campus skyline has vanished. Last weekend, construction crews disassembled the crane at the site of the new Science and Engineering Building (SEB). It's a significant symbol of progress and growth for the project, which will transform the way the UTSA community learns and conducts research. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found at San Antonio Business Journal and Fox San Antonio.

Students build battery-powered mobile generator, win $100,000 UTSA contest

The team of engineering and business students earned $100,000 in in-kind donations and technical advice by winning the UTSA Center for Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship's annual Student Technology Venture Competition. The group, whose fledging company is called EnVault, will use the prize pool to obtain certifications from governmental organizations, including the United Nations, and to file its full patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found at UTSA TodayEurekAlert and Start Up San Antonio.

Student success demonstrated at UTSA Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Showcase

Students representing every college at UTSA were honored for their success in research at the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Inquiry Showcase, the university's largest show-and-tell event of the year. Read more...

UTSA's vision for next-generation engineers is to build innovative collaborators

JoAnn Browning, dean of the University of Texas at San Antonio's College of Engineering, wants the next generation of engineers to know that collaboration can yield impressive results.
"Engineers don't work in a vacuum with other engineers [in the business world]. They collaborate with construction project managers, government, and architects," Browning told the Business Journal in an exclusive interview. Read more... 

Computational researchers and oncologists develop protein cancer atlas to accelerate personalized medicine for leukemia patients

Only about one in four people diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) survive five years after the initial diagnosis. To improve that survival rate, researchers at UTSA and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center created an online atlas to identify and classify protein signatures present at AML diagnosis. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found on ScienceDailyScience Codex, Medical Herald, Clinical OMICs, Biocompare, LabMedica, Medical Health News, and Medical Laboratory Observer

Four UTSA faculty each receive the National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Four UTSA researchers have each been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, totaling $2 million in new research funding for San Antonio’s largest public research university. CAREER Awards, one of the NSF’s most prestigious programs, helps UTSA advance closer to National Research University Fund (NRUF) eligibility. College of Engineering 2019 CAREER Award recipients include: Bing Dong, assistant professor, mechanical engineering; Nikolaos Gatsis, assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering; Teja Guda, assistant professor, biomedical engineering. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found on San Antonio Business Journal, India West, and EurekAlert.

NASA selects two new Space Tech Research Institutes for smart habitats

Resilient ExtraTerrestrial Habitats institute (RETHi) seeks to design and operate resilient deep space habitats that can adapt, absorb, and rapidly recover from expected and unexpected disruptions. The institute plans to leverage expertise in civil infrastructure with advanced technology fields such as modular and autonomous robotics and hybrid simulation. The multidisciplinary team is led by Purdue University principal investigator Shirley Dyke, in partnership with University of Connecticut, Harvard University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found on USA TodayTexas Public Radio (audio clip here), KENS5, WOAIUTSA Today, KERA News, Silicon Hills, EurekAlertSpace DailyMarkets Insider, Astro Watch, and SpaceRef

UTSA College of Engineering Receives $500,000 Donation for New Makerspace

The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Engineering expresses its gratitude to Mr. Ed Whitacre for his recent $500,000 donation in support of the Science and Engineering Building, currently under construction and slated to open in 2020. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found on UTSA Today and EurekAlert.

UTSA harnesses spin of electrons to power tech devices

Building on the Air Force's need to develop tech devices that require minimal charging in the field, the University of Texas at San Antonio is using principles in quantum science and engineering to build a graphene-based logic device. This new technology will improve the energy efficiency of battery-dependent devices from cell phones to computers. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found on Voice of America, WOAIIn Compliance Magazine, phys.org, Nanowerk, EurekAlert, and Long Room.

Dr. Lyle Hood featured on PBS

Researchers at UTSA are developing tiny injectable three-dimensional printed devices to deliver medicine to cancerous tumors inside the body. PBS in New York took a behind-the-scenes look at how these devices are conceptualized in the lab. Click here to see the story.

U.S. News and World Report recognizes UTSA graduate programs

The University of Texas at San Antonio has been recognized once again for the quality of its degree programs. Several UTSA graduate programs have been ranked in U.S. News & World Report's annual 2020 U.S. News Best Graduate Schools Rankings, demonstrating the university's growth and momentum as a destination for student success and research excellence. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found at San Antonio Business Journal and News 4 San Antonio

New UTSA research program will benefit active-duty military and veterans

UTSA is launching a new program aimed at boosting student engagement and retention. The Biomedical Engineering Research for Active military and Veterans (BRAVe) program will target undergraduate students, including those at two-year colleges or who haven't declared majors, and place them in a 10-week summer research lab program to work on projects including: regeneration of damaged tissue, non-invasive tissue recovery, and/or treating soldiers in the battlefield. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found at Texas Public RadioBioPortfolio, EurekAlert, News Medical Life Sciences, and phys.org.

UTSA engineers develop inexpensive, smart stop sign to improve driver safety

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than half of all roadway fatalities occur on rural roads. Now, engineers at The University of Texas at San Antonio are building and testing a low-cost, self-powered thermal system that will detect vehicles, improve the visibility of stop signs, and prevent deaths. Read more...
Additional press coverage can be found at ForbesBBC (19:07 - 22:57), WOAI, Civil + Structural Engineering, R&D Magazine, engineering.com, Science Daily, New Atlas, Global Market Research, Tech Xplore, Computing, Traffic Technology Today, Trend Hunter, Fleet Management Weekly, Equipment World, Elektor Magazine, PV Magazine, Common Thread, The Science Times, The News Wheel, TechnoBleak, AntiRadares.net, Tech Briefs, FanBolt, and Cool Business Ideas.

UTSA researcher selected to present at prestigious engineering conference

A.T. Papagiannakis, UTSA endowed chair and professor in civil and environmental engineering, has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Geo-Institute Board of Governors to present the 2019 Carl L. Monismith Lecture. This prestigious honor is awarded annually for outstanding research contributions in pavement engineering. Read more...

UTSA researchers track brain health to combat Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio have embarked on an ambitious project that combines behavioral data with cellular testing, work they hope will shed light on the development of diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer's.  The research, called the Quantu Project, seeks to predict the progression of neurodegenerative disease by tracking individuals' day-to-day behaviors and physiological indicators. Read more...

Additional press coverage can be found at KSAT 12, KLRN, Texas Standard, and Texas Public Radio.

San Antonio Businesses, Researchers Put Artificial Intelligence to Work

Electrical and computer engineering professor Jeff Prevost and other members of The University of Texas at San Antonio faculty have been delivering workshops to the USAA managers  teaching them everything from basic data analytic tools to deep learning, which feeds computers vast amounts of data to find patterns. Read more...

Times Higher Education recognizes several UTSA academic programs among world's best

The UTSA College of Engineering is recognized as a world leader in engineering and technology. Times Higher Education ranks UTSA's engineering programs No. 88 in the U.S. and among the top 400 in the world. Read more...

Research Underway to Help Track Pollutants in the Edwards Aquifer

For the first time, the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program is funding research to protect the aquifer. Scientists from Southwest Research Institute are working with researchers from UTSA to find out where pollutants are coming from and how they're getting into the water. Read more...

San Antonio Businesses, Researchers Put Artificial Intelligence to Work

Electrical and computer engineering professor Jeff Prevost and other members of The University of Texas at San Antonio faculty have been delivering workshops to the USAA managers, teaching them everything from basic data analytics tools to deep learning, which feeds a computer vast amounts of data to find patterns. Read more...

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, KSAT12, and KSAT12 (again).

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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