Topic：UTA: the Model 21st Century Urban Research University
Speaker：Vistasp M. Karbhari The University of Texas at Arlington (President)
Venue: Room 513, Main Building
Bio of the Speaker：
A visionary leader and accomplished scholar, Vistasp M. Karbhari took office in June 2013 as the eighth president of The University of Texas at Arlington. He is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Civil Engineering.
As president, Dr. Karbhari is committed to advancing UTA’s national and international profile while strengthening excellence in research and teaching and ensuring the success of the University’s more than 5 8,000 students in Texas and around the world.
Prior to joining UTA, President Karbhari served at the University of Alabama where he was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, University of California, San Diego and the University of Delaware.
A prolific researcher, President Karbhari is an expert in the processing and mechanics of composites, durability of materials, infrastructure rehabilitation, and multi-threat mitigation and has authored or co-authored more than 460 papers in journals and conference proceedings and edited or co –edited six books.
He is a Fellow of several pre-eminent research and professional organizations, including the National Academy of Inventors; ASM International; the International Institute for Fiber-reinforced Polymers in Construction; the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure; the American Society of Civil Engineers; and the ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute .
School of Physics and Nuclear Science