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The University of Texas at San Antonio - 2017

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering (CE)

Civil engineering research areas include structures, environmental, hydraulics, hydrology systems, solid mechanics, materials and water resources.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty research areas include systems and control, digital signal processing, communications, electronic materials and devices, and computer engineering. Emerging research fields also include, e.g.: computational system biology, multifunctional sensors and actuators, power and electric energy, and cyber security research.

Mechanical Engineering

Bio-materials, and biomechanics.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Lean Systems

The Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems(CAMLS) at UTSA provides unique source of expertise in flexible and lean technologies and systems, state-of-the-art technology applications in manufacturing, service, and defense industries. The focus of research is on two main areas:

1) Advanced Manufacturing Systems: effective and efficient integration and synthesis of automation technologies, human resources, and decision-making models for design, planning, scheduling, and control of production of goods and delivery of services.

2) Lean Systems: systematic elimination of waste (anything that does not add value) by using various lean and six-sigma tools and methodologies to continuously improve value creating processes in manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors.

The research, education, and training activities of CAMLS are related to the Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, and Mechanical Engineering Divisions of ASEE.

Center for Excellence in Engineering Education

The Center for Excellence in Engineering Education (CE3) provides a holistic approach to improve the quality of eduation in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The Center will improve the retention, graduation rates, marketability and preparedness of the students in the College. Workshops for writing and problem solving skills, resources for internship opportunities, tutoring and gate keeper courses, FE exam preparation, and career advising are all examples of the activities on hand at the Center. The Center also facilitates sequential internships in local industries as part of student development.

Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (SERI)

The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute was created to develop citizen leaders for the global community committed to transform the energy future of San Antonio, Texas and the nation. The Institute integrates scientific discovery, engineering innovation and policy deliberations with pragmatic implementation and a commitment to our multicultural traditions to realize the promise of tomorrow’s America as a global energy leader. The Institute also serves as a center of intellectual creativity that promotes socioeconomic development regionally, nationally and globally. We provide systems solutions that pursue novel opportunities for technology insertion to reduce costs, improve reliability and assure responsible environmental stewardship that contributes to our energy future. The institute has identified five areas of focus: Energy Efficiency; Renewable Energy Technology and Storage; SMART Secure Distributed Grid; Energy/Water Nexus; Electrification of the Transportation sector.