College of Engineering


Dean Jean-Pierre Bardet




Phone 817.272.2571

Fax 817.272.2548


634 Nedderman Hall

416 S Yates St

Box 19019, Arlington, Texas 76019, USA

Graduate Faculty



Khosrow Behbehani

Cheng-Jen Chuong

Hanli Liu

Liping Tang, Graduate Advisor:

Biomedical Engineering, M.S.

Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Digant Dave

Kytai Nguyen

Assistant Professor

Georgios Alexandrakis

Baohong Yuan

Adjunct Professor

Robert Eberhart

Civil Engineering


Seyedali Abolmaali

Siamak Ardekani

John Matthys

Anand Puppala

James Williams

Nur Yazdani

Associate Professor

Laureano Hoyos

Andrew Kruzic

Stephen Mattingly, Graduate Advisor:

Civil Engineering, M.Engr.

Civil Engineering, M.S.

Civil Engineering, Ph.D.

Stefan Romanoschi

Assistant Professor

Shih-Ho Chao

Md Hossain

John Mcenery

Mohammad Najafi

Guillermo Ramirez

Melanie Sattler

Senior Lecturer

Mostafa Ghandehari

Computer Science and Engineering


Ishfaq Ahmad

Upendranath Chakravarthy

Gautam Das

Sajal Das

Chris Ding

Ramez Elmasri, Graduate Advisor:

Computer Engineering, B.S. to Ph.D.

Computer Engineering, M.S.

Computer Engineering, Ph.D.

Computer Science, B.S. to Ph.D.

Computer Science, M.S.

Computer Science, Ph.D.

Software Engineering, M.SWEN.

Farhad Kamangar

Mohan Kumar

David Kung

Fillia Makedon

Roger Walker

Associate Professor

Hao Che

Leonidas Fegaras, Graduate Advisor:

Computer Engineering, B.S. to Ph.D.

Computer Engineering, M.S.

Computer Engineering, Ph.D.

Computer Science, B.S. to Ph.D.

Computer Science, M.S.

Computer Science, Ph.D.

Software Engineering, M.SWEN.

Jean Gao

Manfred Huber

Yu Lei

Yonghe Liu

Bob Weems

Gergely Zaruba

Assistant Professor

Vassilis Athitsos

Christoph Csallner

Gutemberg Guerra-Filho

Heng Huang

Chengkai Li

Donggang Liu

Gian-Luca Mariottini

Nikola Stojanovic

Matthew Wright

Senior Lecturer

Darin Brezeale

Bahram Khalili, Graduate Advisor:

Computer Engineering, B.S. to Ph.D.

Computer Engineering, M.S.

Computer Engineering, Ph.D.

Computer Science, B.S. to Ph.D.

Computer Science, M.S.

Computer Science, Ph.D.

Software Engineering, M.SWEN.

David Levine

James Mike O’Dell, Graduate Advisor:

Computer Engineering, B.S. to Ph.D.

Computer Engineering, M.S.

Computer Engineering, Ph.D.

Computer Science, B.S. to Ph.D.

Computer Science, M.S.

Computer Science, Ph.D.

Software Engineering, M.SWEN.

Ramesh Yerraballi

Electrical Engineering


Kambiz Alavi

Jonathan Bredow

Donald Butler

Ronald Carter

Zeynep Celik-Butler

Jung-Chih Chiao

Venkat Devarajan

George Kondraske

Wei-Jen Lee

Frank Lewis

Robert Magnusson

Michael Manry

Kamisetty Rao

Kai Yeung

Associate Professor

Wendell Alan Davis, Graduate Advisor:

Electrical Engineering, M.Engr. Non Thesis

Electrical Engineering, M.S.

Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.

William Dillon, Graduate Advisor:

Electrical Engineering, M.S.

Electrical Engineering, Ph.D.

Qilian Liang

Soontorn Oraintara

Meng Tao

Saibun Tjuatja

Assistant Professor

Sungyong Jung

Dan Popa

Weidong Zhou

Senior Lecturer

Rasool Kenarangui

Howard Russell

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering


Victoria Chen

Herbert Corley

Donald Liles, Graduate Advisor:

Engineering Management, M.S.

Systems Engineering, M.S.

John Priest

Associate Professor

Brian Huff

Sheik Imrhan, Graduate Advisor:

Industrial Engineering, M.Engr.

Industrial Engineering, M.S.

Industrial Engineering, Ph.D.

Erick Jones

Jamie Rogers, Graduate Advisor:

Logistics, M.S.

Jay Rosenberger

Assistant Professor

Susan Ferreira

Li Zeng

Senior Lecturer

Bonnie Boardman

Materials Science and Engineering


Pranesh Aswath

Choong-Un Kim, Graduate Advisor:

Materials Science and Engineering, M.Engr.

Materials Science and Engineering, M.S.

Materials Science and Engineering, Ph.D.

Efstathios Meletis

Associate Professor

Seong Jin Koh

Assistant Professor

Yaowu Hao

Michael Jin

Shashank Priya

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering


Dereje Agonafer

Erian Armanios

Wen Chan

Abdolhossein Haji-Sheikh

David Hullender

Kent Lawrence

Frank Lu

Cheng Luo

Seiichi Nomura, Graduate Advisor:

Mechanical Engineering, M.Engr.

Mechanical Engineering, M.S.

Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.

Bo Wang

Donald Wilson

Robert Woods

Seung You

Associate Professor

Bernd Chudoba

Dragos Dancila

Brian Dennis

Atilla Dogan

Haiying Huang

Andrew Makeev

Panayiotis Shiakolas

Kamesh Subbarao, Graduate Advisor:

Aerospace Engineering, M.Engr.

Aerospace Engineering, M.S.

Aerospace Engineering, Ph.D.

Albert Tong

Assistant Professor

Ashfaq Adnan

Alan Bowling

R. Ben Harris

Ankur Jain

Daejong Kim

Luca Maddalena

Luca Massa

Hyejin Moon

Donghyun Shin

Bo Yang

Professor Emeritus

Roger Goolsby

Senior Lecturer

Zhen Han

Ratan Kumar

Nancy Michael

Clarence Wimberly


Cecil Harris


History and Overview

Research Interests of the Faculty



The mission of the College of Engineering is to meet the needs of industry and society by:

  • Producing highly competent graduates at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral levels,
  • Performing state-of-the-art research in the disciplines comprising the diverse fields of engineering, and
  • Providing service to the community and engineering profession through outreach programs, involvement in professional societies, consulting, and interaction with industry and government.


History and Overview

The College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington is the third largest engineering college in Texas, and is the largest and most comprehensive in North Central Texas, with over 3,300 students and 150 faculty members in eight disciplines. Additionally, there are more than 20 research centers producing more than $20 million in research for government and private industry.

The engineering program at UT Arlington evolved from a two-year program that was established at North Texas Agricultural College during the 1930s and 1940s. North Texas Agricultural College became Arlington State College, and in 1959 approval was given to begin a four-year engineering program. In 1965, Arlington State College joined The University of Texas System as The University of Texas at Arlington, and the first master's degree program in engineering was approved. The first Ph.D. program in engineering was added in 1969. Construction of the Engineering Laboratory Building in 1977, the Engineering Annex in 1980, the Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) in 1987, Nedderman Hall in 1988, the Nanotechnology Research and Teaching Facility in 2001 and the Engineering Office Buildings East and West in 2003 provided additional classroom and research laboratory space for the continued growth of the College of Engineering. Currently, four buildings are in the construction or planning stages: an Engineering Research Building adjoining the main engineering buildings, an expansion of the Engineering Laboratory Building, the Civil Engineering Laboratory Building, and the Center for Structural Engineering Research.

The college is a leader in distance education, providing a convenient way for working engineers to pursue a master's degree. Starting with TAGER, a dedicated microwave communications link in 1975, courses are now distributed on the Internet in streaming video, providing a very convenient access to students. More information can be found at

Research Interests of the Faculty

There is an excellent equipment infrastructure to support research in:

  • nanotechnology
  • microelectronics and MEMS
  • robotics and manufacturing
  • materials and their characterization
  • pervasive computing
  • intelligent systems
  • software engineering
  • networking
  • embedded systems
  • database systems
  • multimedia systems
  • bioinformatics
  • information technology
  • security
  • transportation systems
  • hydrology and hydraulics systems
  • geotechnical engineering
  • environmental engineering
  • solid mechanics
  • structural analysis
  • aerodynamics
  • flight mechanics and control
  • electronic packaging
  • energy systems
  • optics
  • statistics and optimizations
  • and many more.

There are two formal research centers, the Automation & Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) and the Nanotechnology Research and Teaching Facility (NRTF), with the directors reporting to the Dean of Engineering.

Many College of Engineering faculty members collaborate with professors and researchers in other colleges at UT Arlington and other institutions in the state, around the U.S., and around the world. Therefore, for those interested in doing research as part of graduate training, there are many opportunities to work on research projects that are either within the home department or interdisciplinary with other departments.


Graduate work in engineering at UT Arlington may lead to the master of science or doctor of philosophy in the following programs:

Master's degree programs are available in:

  • Logistics
  • Engineering Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

Graduate work leading to a practice-oriented master's degree usually requires a design project, report, internship or additional coursework. Details are given in the individual program descriptions that follow.

The program in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is under the auspices of both the College of Engineering and the College of Science. Biomedical Engineering is a joint program of the UT Arlington Bioengineering Department in association with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The Master of Science in Logistics and Master of Science in Engineering Management are offered in partnership with the College of Business Administration. Descriptions of these programs are in the Interdepartmental and Intercampus Programs section of this catalog.

Please visit the graduate program Web site for detailed information.