Past Programs



Deep Learning and Its Impact on Artificial Intelligence

Vassilis Athitsos, Ph.D., Computer Sci. & Eng., UTA

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The Texas Hyperloop

Steven Duong, AICP, Assoc. V.P., AECOM

  February 2018

Is Dallas' DART System Providing Its Best Service to All Customers?

Shima Hamidi, Ph.D., Institute of Urban Studies, UTA

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Texas Tree Ordinances

Gregory Schadt, Registered Landscape Architect

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Optimizing Users' Experiences with Data Centers

Hong Jiang, Ph.D. & Hao Che, Ph.D., CSE, UTA

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Cardiac Bioengineering: Applications in Imaging Heart Muscle Disruption and Cardiac Repairing

Jun Liao, Ph.D., Biomedical Eng., UTA




Converting Coal and Natural Gas into Liquid Hydrocarbons

Fred MacDonnell, Ph.D, Chemistry, College of Science and Brian Dennis, Ph.D., MAE, College of Engineering, UTA




How Weather Extremes Would Affect Everyday Life in the DFW Area

Arne Winguth, Ph.D., Earth & Environmental Sci., UTA

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  August 2017

Designing and Reconstructing Arlington's Ditto Golf Course

John Colligan, Colligan Golf Design, Arlington

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Current and Future State Highway Projects in Tarrant County

Loyl Bussell,P.E., Deputy District Director, TXDOT

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Sea Level Change and Human Resilience

Naomi Cleghorn, Ph.D., Anthropologist, UTA

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Rebulding Abram Street

Bob Watson, P.E., Civil Engineer, City of Arlington

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How SpaceX is Revolutionizing Access to Space

John Wiswall, Test Director, SpaceX

  February 2017

Evaluation of Lithium-ion Batteries in UTA's Pulsed-power Energy Lab

David Wetz, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, UTA

  January 2017

Automated Vehicles and North Texas: What's at Stake?

Thomas Bamonte, Automated Vehicles Pgm. Mgr., North Central Texas Council of Governments

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Impressions of the UTA College of Engineering After Three Months: Where have we been; where should we be going?

Peter E. Crouch, Ph.D., Dean of Engineering, UT Arlington




A Solid-State Materials Wonderland

Krishnan Rajeshwar, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, UT Arlington




Miniature Wireless Implants for Medical Diagnosis and Therapy

Jung-Chih Chiao, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, UTA


Arlington ISD's Engineering Intern Pgm.

Diane Brewer, Program Director, AISD

Arlington Bus Transit Plan
Saty Satyamurti, Ph.D., P.E., Consulting Engineer
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Underground Freight Transportation
Mohammad Najafi, Ph.D., P.E., FASCE,
Civil Engineering, UT Arlington
FSAE at UTA - Combustion and Electric
Bob Woods, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, UTA
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City/University Collaborations
Jeff Williams, Mayor, City of Arlington


Making Landfills More Useful
S. Hossain, Ph.D., M. Sattler, Ph.D., Civil Eng., UTA
The Root Cause Corrective Action Process
Don Winfree, Senior Fellow, Lockheed Martin Aero

Technology for Law Enforcement
Mike McCord, Captain, Police Dept., UTA
The Quest to Automate Fact Checking
Chengkai Li, Ph.D., Computer Sci. & Eng., UTA

Using Geothermal Energy to Remove Ice and Snow from Roads and Bridges
Xinbao Yu, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, UTA

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Engineers: Technicians, Scientists, or Futurists. Where Are We Headed?
Vistasp Karbhari, Ph.D., President, UTA
The UTA Research Institute
Michael McCabe, Ph.D., Executive Director, UTARI, UT Arlington
  August 2015 The Internet of Things: How your toaster could be a threat in cyber warfare
Robert Edamala, Dir. - Info. Security, UTA
The Miracle that is Concrete
Simon Chao, Ph.D., P.E., Civil Engineering, UTA
Why Fort Worth is not like Dallas
John Promise, North Central Texas Council of Governments (retired)




Preparing for a Life of Digital Learning

George Siemens, Ph.D., Learning Innovation & Networked Knowledge Research Lab, UTA


Your Next Co-Pilot will be a Robot: The integration of autonomous systems technologies into the human world

Brian Huff, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, UTA


Accelerating Profitable Growth
Jim Ratchford, Sr. Business Development Manager, TMAC

  February 2015

A Quick Look at Engineering Student and Faculty Achievements

CSE Students/Dr. D.-J. Seo, Civil Eng, UTA


January 2015

Modifying DFW Airport Facilities to Accommodate the Airbus A380

Tom Mayer, P.E., Sr. Project Mgr., Jacobs

Rob Coan, P.E., Sr. Project Mgr., Cage, Inc.


December 2014

Big Data Exploration and Analytics

in Social Media and the Deep Web
Gautam Das, Ph.D., Computer Science & Engineering, UT Arlington

  November 2014

Using Near-Infrared Light to Monitor Brain Rehabilitation

George Alexandrakis, Ph.D., Bioengineering, UT Arlington
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  October 2014

Thermal Microdevices for Energy and Biomedical Applications

Ankur Jain, Ph.D., Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UT Arlington

  Sept. 2014

High-Speed Rail Viability in Texas

Steve Mattingly, Ph.D., Civil Engineering,

UT Arlington

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  August 2014

Fukushima Update
Michael Hay, Branch Chief,

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

  June 2014

The Chisholm Trail Parkway
Mark Bouma, P.E., Technical Leader,

North Texas Tollway Authority

  May 2014

The Value of Program Accreditation
K. Jamie Rogers, Ph.D., P.E.,

Industrial & Mfg. Systems Engineering, UTA

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  April 2014 Nuclear Reactor Operator Training/Inspection
Mark Haire, Chief of Plant Support, Br. 1, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Comm.
  March 2014 Osteoporosis Research
Pranesh Aswath, Ph.D., Assoc. Dean - Grad. Affairs, UTA COE
  Feb. 2014 Wind & Ocean Current Energy Harvesting
D. Stefan Dancila, Ph.D., Mechanical & Aerospace Eng., UT Arlington
  Jan. 2014 Advanced Traveler Information Systems
Ahmad Sadegh, Ph.D., V.P., Telvent Division, Schneider Electric
  Dec. 2013

Just-in-Case Manufacturing

Curtis Norwood, Corporate ERP Manager, Martin Sprocket & Gear

  Nov. 2013 The Trinity River Vision Project
Matthew Oliver, PIO, Trinity River Vision Authority
  Oct. 2013 Future of the College of Engineering
Khosrow Behbehani, Ph.D., Dean of Engineering, UT Arlington
  Sept. 2013

General Motors Arlington Stamping Plant
Leonard Pollum, Mfg. Engineering Mgr., Arlington Stamping

  August 2013 Creating the SuperTruck
Scott Newhouse, Sr. Asst. Chief Engineer, Peterbilt Motors
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  July 2013 Planning for Disasters and Major Public Events in the DFW Area
Irish Hancock, Emergency Management Admin., City of Arlington
  June 2013 Biological Inventories of Nuclear Central America
Jonathan Campbell, Ph.D., Prof. & Chair, Dept of Biology, UTA
  May 2013 Searching for the Higgs Boson
Jaehoon Yu, Ph.D., Assoc. Chair, Physics Department, UT Arlington
  April 2013 Water for North Texas: Where Does and Will It Come From?
Alan Plummer, P.E., Principal, Alan Plummer Associates
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  March 2013 West Seventh Street Bridge Project
Jaime Aparicio, P.E., Project Engineer, TxDOT
  Feb. 2013 Hypersonic Propulsion and Flight
Drs. Luca Maddalena & Luca Massa, Aero. Research Center, UTA
  Jan. 2013 Financial Outlook for 2013
Fred Richards, Principal, Adrich Corp.
  Dec. 2012

Pervasive Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems
Sajal Das, Ph.D., Computer Science & Engineering, UT Arlington

  Nov. 2012 Natural Gas: Who's in the Fracking Driver's Seat
Ken Morgan, Ph.D., Director, Energy Institute, TCU
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  Oct. 2012 Establishing the Next Generation Science Standards
Ramon Lopez, Ph.D., Physics Dept., College of Science, UTA
  Sept. 2012 No Featured Speaker
For benefit of visiting H.S. students, several ATA members described their varied engineering careers
  Aug. 2012 Managing the DFW Connector Project
Alyssa Tenorio, Public Information Asst., NorthGate Constructors
  July 2012

The Role of Soot in Wear and Friction in Diesel Engines

Pranesh Aswath, Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, UTA

  June 2012 A New Approach to Collaboration and Commercializing Research
Rick Lynch, Lt. Gen., US Army (retired), UTA Research Institute
  May 2012 The Future of the College of Engineering
Jean-Pierre Bardet, Ph.D., Dean, College of Engineering, UTA
  April 2012 Smart Skin
Zeynep Celik-Butler, Ph.D., Director, Nanotech Facility, UTA
  March 2012 Engineering Structures Are Made of ...
Erian Armanios, Ph.D., Chair, Mechanical Engineering, UTA
  Feb. 2012 Earthquakes: Where and Why
Pamela Jansma and Glen Mattioli, Ph.D.s, College of Science, UTA
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  Jan. 2012 TechCom: A New Model for Tech Transfer
Wes Jurey, President, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
  Dec. 2011

Project Lead The Way
Diane Brewer and Tim Thompson, Arlington ISD

  Nov. 2011

Advances in Nerve Regeneration

Mario Romero-Ortega, Ph.D., Bioengineering, UT Arlington
  Oct. 2011

Challenges in Designing a Hybrid Racecar

Bob Woods, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, UT Arlington
  Sept. 2011

The Big Muddy: Engineering the Lower Mississippi

Christopher Morris, Ph.D., History Department, UT Arlington
  Aug. 2011

The Arc Flash Phenomena Research Project

Wei-Jen Lee, Ph.D., P.E., Electrical Engineereing, UT Arlington
  July 2011

DFW Airport Terminal Renovations

Rudy Garcia, P.E., Vice President (retired), URS Corp.
  June 2011 Constructing Microrobots
Mohammad Mayyas, Ph.D., ARRI, UT Arlington
  May 2011 Measuring Human Performance
George Kondraske, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, UT Arlington
  April 2011 A National Energy Policy and the Price of Gasoline
Ed Wallace, Newspaper colunist, Radio show host
  Mar. 2011 A Software Approach to Aerospace Engineering
Ben Brickert, Engineer, Armadillo Aerospace
  Feb. 2011 None - Meeting cancelled due to adverse weather conditions
  Jan. 2011

Improving the Quality of Life for Older Adults

Christopher Ray, Ph.D., Dept. of Kinesiology, UT Arllington

  Dec. 2010

Seismic Hazards and Commercial Nuclear Power

Christie Denissen, Reactor Inspector, USNRC Region IV

  Nov. 2010

The Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Regulation of Radioactive Materials

Chuck Cain, Deputy Director, Nuclear Materials Safety, USNRC Region IV
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  Oct. 2010 Engineering Sustainment: Support after the Sale
Neal N. McCollom, Ph.D., P.E., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
  Sept. 2010 Petroleum Refining 101: Making Usable Products from Crude Oil
Anthony Nagy, retired chemical engineer
  August 2010

Constructed Wetlands: Application of a Green Treatment

Tim Noack, Alan Plummer Associates

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  July 2010 Blue Horizons: Air Force Capabilities and Technologies in 2030
Col. Ted Hailes, USAF (retired), Air War College
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  June 2010 A Virtual Tour of a North Texas Water Treatment Plant
David Smith, PE, and Erik Irwin; City of Arlington
  May 2010

Challenges in 21st Century Engineering Education

Dr. Jonathan Bredow, Chair, Electrical Engineering, UT Arlington

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  April 2010

Fundamentals of Sustainable Energy
Dr. Fuqiang Liu, Materials Science & Engineering, UT Arlington

  March 2010

Long-life, Self-recharging Batteries

Dr. Larry Gadeken, President, BetaBatt, Inc.

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  Feb. 2010

Nuclear Engineering at UT Arlington

Drs. Lynn Peterson, Rasool Kenarangui, Ratan Kumar

  Jan. 2010

The Center for Innovation at Arlington

Wes Jurey, President and CEO, Arlington Chamber of Commerce

  Dec. 2009

The Insider Threat: Theft of Trade Secrets

Rick Coward, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dallas

  Nov. 2009

Maintaining NASA's Aircraft Fleet

Gary Ash, Branch Chief, NASA Johnson Space Center

  Oct. 2009

Arlington Archosaurs

Derek Main, College of Science, UT Arlington

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  Sept. 2009

The EPA: Balancing environmental interests

Richard Greene, Urban & Public Affairs, UT Arlington

  August 2009 Virtual Environments
Venkat Devarajan, Ph.D., Electric Engineering, UT Arlington
  July 2009

Wireless Medical Devices for Body Area Networking

Don Shaver, Ph.D., Texas Instruments

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  June 2009

Retaining Freshmen in Engineering Programs

Andrew Kruzic, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, UT Arlington

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  May 2009

The Future of Nuclear Energy in the U.S.

Dale A. Powers, Ph.D., Senior Technical Analyst, USNRC

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  April 2009

Traffic Modeling in the DFW Area - Part II

Arash Mirzaei, P.E., Senior Transportation System Modeler, NCTCOG

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  March 2009

Applications and Challenges of Autonomous Vehicles

Brian Huff, Ph.D., Autonomous Vehicle Lab, UT Arlington
  Feb. 2009

Wind Power Generation: A Prominent Form of Renewable Energy

Wei-Jen Lee, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, UT Arlington

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  Jan. 2009 Effective Pedestrian & Vehicle Traffic Flow in Public Facilities
Gloria Bender, Co-founder and Managing Principal, TransSolutions
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  Dec. 2008 Drilling the Barnett Shale
Andy Agosto, VP - Business Development, Carrizo Oil & Gas
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  Nov. 2008 Shedding Light on Thin-film Solar Cell Technology
Michael Jin, Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, UT Arlington
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  Oct. 2008 Engineering Ethics: Why Think About Them
Lance Kinney, PE, Deputy Executive Director, Tx. Board Prof. Engrs.
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  Sept. 2008

Thinking, Designing and Constructing Green

Betsy del Monte, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Beck Group

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  August 2008

Traffic Modeling in the D/FW Area

Arash Mirzaei, P.E., Senior Transportation System Modeler, NCTCOG

  July 2008 Bylaws Review - Arlington Technology Association  
  June 2008

Steel Recycling: Life in a Mini Mill

Amy Bailey, Metallurgical Engineer, GerdauAmeristeel

  May 2008 Enhanced Lubricant Additives and How They Work
Pranesh Aswath, Ph.D., College of Engineering, UT Arlington
  April 2008

Engineering the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium
John Aniol, P.E., Walter P. Moore Co.;

Byron Yeatts, P.E., Campbell and Associates

  March 2008 From Cosmic Particles to the Origin of the Universe
Jaehoon Yu, Ph.D., College of Science, UT Arlington
  Feb. 2008 The Creative Group Mind: Genius or Dummy?
Paul Paulus, Ph.D., Dean, College of Science, UT Arlington
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  Jan. 2008 Bridge Maintenance and Inspection in Texas
Loyl C. Bussell, P.E., TxDOT
Dec. 2007

Engineering a Land Speed Motorcycle
Bob Woods, Ph.D., UT Arlington
Dave Rash, president, D&D Performance Exhaust

Nov. 2007
Making Hydrogen While the Sun Shines
Krishnan Rajeshwar, Ph.D., UT Arlington
Center for Renewable Energy, Science & Technology
Oct. 2007
Using Your Technical Skills for Humanitarian Purposes Jeff Smith, Ph.D., President & CEO, Ublip, Inc.
Sept. 2007

Invasion of Texas Fresh Waters
by the South American Apple Snail

Robert F. McMahon, Ph.D., Honors Dean, UT Arlington

Aug. 2007
The School of Nursing's Smart Hospital
Elizabeth Poster, Ph.D., UT Arlington
July 2007
Convergence of Semiconductors and Healthcare
Doug Rasor, VP - Emerging Medical Technologies
Texas Instruments
June 2007
Currency and Its Effects on Trade
Aaron Smallwood, Ph.D., UT Arlington
May 2007

Progress in Piezoelectric Materials
Shashank Priya, Ph.D., UT Arlington

Apr. 2007
Eagle Eye Tiltrotor Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Pete Klein, Bell Helicopter
Mar. 2007
Destini Profiler Software
Doug Maiden, Beck Technology
Feb. 2007
Hybrid Vehicle Power
Babak Fahimi, Ph.D., UT Arlington
Jan. 2007
Reinventing Robotics to Change the World
David Hanson, Hanson Robotics