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Panos S. Shiakolas

Name

[Shiakolas, Panos S.]
  • Assoc Prof

Biography

The director of the MARS Lab is Professor Panos S. Shiakolas. Dr. Shiakolas was born and raised in Zodia, a small town in the island nation of Cyprus, until the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 during which his family became refugees. The family moved around the government controlled part of Cyprus and eventually settled in Nicosia, the capitol of Cyprus. After completing high school at the Kykko Lyceum for Boys, he attended the Higher Technical Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus where he obtained the Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Subsequently, he joined the National Guard of Cyprus for his military service where he served as a sergeant and honorably discharged in 1984. He joined the University of Texas at Austin in 1984 where he earned the BS and MS degrees in 1986 and 1988 respectively. He then joined The University of Texas at Arlington where he earned the PhD degree in 1992. All his degrees were in Mechanical Engineering in the areas of robotics and computer aided design.

He worked as a Faculty-Research Associate at The University of Texas at Arlington from 1993 through 1996. He joined the faculty as assistant professor in 1996 and is currently tenured Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Shiakolas' research interests are in the generals areas of robotics, manufacturing, microsystems, automation and controls as they apply to the betterment of society currently focusing in the medical - biomedica fields. In addition to his research interests, he is passionate about engineering education where he is firm believer that laying the correct foundations early in a student's carreer, both undergraduate and graduate are very important, and in addtion that theoretical frameworks should be demonstrated with hardware modules for better understanding. He has developed educational testbeds and routinely demonstrates concepts in his courses in the areas of robotics, automation, and controls

Professional Preparation

    • 1986 BS in Mechanical Engineering
    • 1988 MS in Mechanical Engineering
    • 1992 PhD in Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • 1982 HND in Mechanical EngineeringHigher Technical Institute, Nicosia - Cyprus

Appointments

    • Sept 2003 to Present Assoc Prof
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 1996 to Jan 2003 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 1992 to Dec 1995 Faculty Research Associate
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Jan 1988 to Dec 1991 Graduate Teaching Assistant
      University of Texas at Arlington
    • Sept 1986 to Aug 1988 Graduate Teaching Assistant
      University of Texas at Austin (UT)

Memberships

  • Membership
    • May 1986 to Present Member of Pi Tau Sigma - International Mechanical Engineering Honorary Society
    • May 1994 to May 2008 Member of ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Awards and Honors

    • May  2007 Awards 1999-2007 sponsored by various sponsors
      Description:
      • 2007 Research Excellence Award by The University of Texas at Arlington
      • 2006 Research Excellence Award by The University of Texas at Arlington
      • 2005 Research Excellence Award by The University of Texas at Arlington
      • 2000 ARRI Best Student Paper award for the paper by K. L. Conrad, P.S. Shiakolas, and T. C. Yih, Robotic Calibration Issues: Accuracy, Repeatability and Calibration, 8th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Patras, Greece, July 17-19, 2000
      • 2000 ARRI Best Industrial Report for the report by P. S. Shiakolas, M. J. Johnson, S. Laxman and D. Wilhite, Evaluation of Transom Jack for Manual Automated Processes in Confined Spaces, Report to Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, TX, November 1999
      • 1999 ARRI Sponsored Research Award – along with Mary Johnson

News Articles

Research and Expertise

  • Micro and Nano Manufacturing & Fabrication Research

    Microfabrication Process Research using

    Femtosecond Laser application in treatment of eye disease

    Femtosecond Laser MicroFabrication MicroMachining System (4 degree of freedom system) for subtractive (traditional machining) and additive (3D solid free form or rapid prototyping) of micro/nano features

    Hot Embossing MicroReplication MicroFabrication System: Hot embossing of molds on polymeric substrates up to 160 degress Celcius, 8 inch diameter and 200 KN applied force all controlled through a custom developed control system. (This system was dismantled to make room for newly hired faculty).

    Additive Manufacturing (aka 3D printing) research for multi-material biomedical implants.

  • M-ARS: Manufacturing-Medical-Micronano Automation and Robotics Systems laboratory.

    M-ARS: M (Micronano - Medical - Manufacturing) Automation and Robotics Systems laboratory.

    A partial list of research activities in the MARS Lab includes:

    Opthalmic DSAEK and DMEK surgical assistant tools

    Additive Manufacturing (aka 3D printing) for biomedical implantable devices

    Haptics for rehabilititation and training environments in the medical fields

    Obstacle avoidance of robotic devices - development of testbed for image guided algorithm testing

    Wearable - exoskeleton robotic devices for rehabilitation purposes

    Micro-nano component translocation and orientation through active surface concept

    Non-contact (magnetotaxis) micro/nano component translocation and orientation in aqua media

    Surgical robotics and flexible robots

    Design of custom robotic systems for manufacturing processess

    Robotic Assessment of manufacturing processes through process development and prototyping on industrial robotic cells with Adept Viper, Cobra and Python robots (http://www.adept.com)

    Custom developed Electromagnetic Levitation System for control algorithm development and evaluation for micro/nano positioning using MATLAB and LabVIEW (http://www.ni.com)

    Robotically Automated Surface Finishing of Complex Geometries (http://mars.uta.edu/rasf)

Publications

      Journal Article Forthcoming
      • P. Ravi, P. S. Shiakolas, and A. Thorat, Analyzing the Effects of Temperature, Nozzle-Bed Distance and their Interactions on the Width of Fused Deposition Modeled Struts using Statistical Techniques Towards Precision Scaffold Fabrication, MANU-16-1576 – ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Accepted for publication, January 2017

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2016
      • S. N. Khan and P. S. Shiakolas, To Study the Effects of Intrastromal Corneal Ring Geometry and Surgical Conditions on the Postsurgical Outcomes through Finite Element Analysis, Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, April 5, 2016, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219519416501013

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2016
      • N. Khan and P. S. Shiakolas, Finite Element Analysis of Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) Surgery Allograft to Predict Endothelial Cell Loss, Current Eye Research, June 1, 2016. Link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02713683.2016.1151052

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2015
      • C. E. Abrego and P. S.Shiakolas, Augmenting an Educational and Research Human Robot Interaction Environment with a Multi Obstacle Avoidance Algorithm, ASME IMECE2015-50969, Nov. 13-19, Houston, Texas, USA

        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • C. E. Abrego, P. S. Shiakolas and M. R. Sobhy, Developing an educational and research human robot interaction environment for a mechanical finger/hand, ASME IMECE2015-52305, Nov. 13-19, 2015, Houston, Texas, USA

        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • Md Hasan, Effects of lingualized and linear occlusion schemes on the stress distribution of an implant supported overdenture using finite element analysis, ASME IMECE2015-52265, Nov. 13-19, Houston, Texas, USA (P.S. Shiakolas could not be listed as co-author due to the limitation on the number of papers one could be listed as co-author)

        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • P. Ravi, P. S. Shiakolas, J. Oberg, A. Batra, and S. Faizee, On the Development of a Modular 3D BioPrinter for Research in Biomedical Device Fabrication, ASME IMECE2015-51555, Nov. 13-19, 2015, Houston, Texas, USA

        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • Md Hasan and P. S. Shiakolas, 3D Finite Element Stress Analysis of an Implant Supported Overdenture Under Bruxism and Lingualized Loading Conditions ASME IMECE2015-51688, Nov. 13-19, Houston, Texas, USA

        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • P. Ravi, P.S. Shiakolas, T. Welch, T. Saini, K. Guleserian & A. Batra, On the Capabilities of a Multi-modality 3D BioPrinter for Customized Biomedical Devices. ASME IMECE2015-52204, Houston, TX, November 13-19, 2015.

        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 2015
      • C. Ashley, A. Bowling and P. S. Shiakolas, Mechatronics Experiential Learning for Broadening Participation in Engineering, Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and in the NSF Grantees’ Poster Session, Seattle, WA, June 2015

        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2015
      • S. N. Khan, P. S. Shiakolas, and V. Mootha, Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) Tissue Insertion Devices: A Review, Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research, 2015; 10(4); 461-468, DOI: 10.4103/2008-322X.176899

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2014
      Conference Paper 2014
      • H. Enotiades, S. Phan, C. Mcmurrough, F. Makedon, P. Shiakolas, Assistive Robotic Platform – Poster Presentation, 7th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, PETRA 2014, Rhodes, Greece

        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2014
      • (2014) T. Anderson, R. Collins, A. Dierdorf, R. Moody, J. Oberg, P. S. Shiakolas (advisor), K. Guleserian, J. Forbess, T. Welch, Multi-Polymeric 3D Print Head for Use in BioProsthetic Research, 60 Annual ASAIO Conference, Washington DC, June 2014 Note: this capstone design project was selected as one of eight winners among 48 national and international entries

        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 2013
      • (2013) C. Abrego and P. S. Shiakolas, Adding Obstacle Avoidance to a Robotic Platform for Human Robot Interaction, PETRA Conference, Rhodes Island, Greece, May 2013
        Note: Mr. Abrego was awarded an NSF Scholar Award to Attend Doctoral Consortium of PETRA 2013

        {Conference Paper} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Rizwan, Mohsin, and Panos S. Shiakolas. "On the Acceleration Limits for Sliding and Detachment Between Contacting Rough Surfaces for Micropart Manipulation in a Dry Environment."Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing1.1 (2013): 011005.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Rizwan, Mohsin, and Panos S. Shiakolas. "On the optimum synthesis of a microconveyor platform for micropart translocation using differential evolution."Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering21.8 (2013): 1335-1351. DOI:10.1080/17415977.2013.764293

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2012
      • P. S. Shiakolas, D. C. Wilhite and S. McCaslin, Comparison of Computer Algebra Systems, IMECE 2012
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • S. M. Khan and P. S. Shiakolas , Spot bonding of transparent materials, IMECE 2012
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • L. Blanco, P. S. Shiakolas, P. Aswath, et al. On the design and experimental evaluation of a thermoresponsive hydrogel for controlled drug delivery applications, IMECE 2012
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • E. Olson, P. S. Shiakolas, M. Rizwan and A. Thanekar, A LabVIEW based platform for mobile robotics teaching and experimentation, IMECE 2012
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • C. Sophocleous, E. G. Christoforou, P. S. Shiakolas, I. Seimenis, N. V. Tsekos, and C. C. Doumanidis, Development and initial testing of a prototype concentric tubes robot for surgical interventions, 12th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, November 11-13, 2012, Larnaca, Cyprus
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • J. Ponkala, M. Riswan and P.S. Shiakolas, On the design of a biodegradable POC-HA polymeric cardiovascular stent, IMECE 2012
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2012
      • Rizwan, Mohsin, and Panos S. Shiakolas. "Sensitivity Analysis of Micropart Motion on a Controlled Deformable Continuous Surface."ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2012.

        {Conference Proceeding} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2012
      • M. Riswan and P.S. Shiakolas, Towards The Realization Of A Conveyor Platform For Microparts Employing A Deformable Surface, IMECE 2012

        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • Salman N. Khan, P. S. Shiakolas, M. Rizwan, "An Overview of Performance Characteristics of Laser In-Situ Keratomileusis Using Lasers", Micro and Nanosystems, ISSN: 1876-4029, Volume 4, Number 4, 2012, pp. 284 - 295
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 2011
      • L. Blanco, C. A. Grace, C. B. Alberts, A. E. Patin, K. C. Godfrey, P. S. Shiakolas, P. B. Aswath, Design, Fabrication and Analysis of a Thermoresponsive Drug Delivery Device, 27 Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, UT Arlington, April 29 – May 1, 2011
        {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2011
      • S. S. Gandhi, K. Nguyen, P. S. Shiakolas, P. B. Aswath , Effect of Thermal Cycling, Device Geometry and Drug Concentration on Drug Delivery from a Thermoresponsive Hydrogel, 27 Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference, UT Arlington, April 29 – May 1, 2011
        {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2011
      • S.E. McCaslin, P.S. Shiakolas, B.H. Dennis, and  K.L. Lawrence, A New Approach to Obtaining Closed-Form Solutions using Modern Computer Algebra Systems, ASME IDETC/CIE 2011, Septmber 2011
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • M. Rizwan and P. S. Shiakolas, Motion Analysis of Micropart in Dry Friction Environment due to Surface Excitation Considering Microscale Forces, ASME Transactions on Tribology, Vol. 133, Issue 4, October 2011
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2010
      • S.E. McCaslin, B.H. Dennis, P.S. Shiakolas, W.S. Chan, S. Nomura, B.P. Wang,and  K.L. Lawrence, The Use of Symbolic Processing and Explicit Formulations in Computational Mechanics Tenth International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Funchal, Madeira Island, September 2010
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2010
      • S. E. McCaslin, P. S. Shiakolas, B. H. Dennis, and K. L. Lawrence, Closed-Form Matrices for Higher Order Tetrahedral Finite Elements, Accepted for special issue of Advances in Engineering Software and Computers & Structures, Nov 2010
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Paper 2009
      • Joonas I. Ponkala, Panos S. Shiakolas, Richard Tran, Jian Yang, Mohsin Rizwan, Emmanouil Brilakis, Subhash Banerjee, On the development of a biocompatible biodegradable coronary stent, 2009 ECTC Proceedings, ASME Early Career Technical Conference, April 17-19, Arlington, TX, 2009
        {Conference Paper} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2009
      • S. E. McCaslin, B. Dennis, P. S. Shiakolas, and K. L. Lawrence, Control of Expression Growth in Symbolic Processing of Finite Element Matrices, The First International Conference on Soft Computing Technology in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Funchal, Madeira Island, September 2009
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2009
      • S.E. McCaslin, P. S. Shiakolas, B.H. Dennis, K.L. Lawrence, Closed-form Matrices for Higher Order Tetrahedral Finite Elements, The Twelfth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, Funchal, Madeira Island, September 2009
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • M. Mayyas, P. S. Shiakolas, W. H. Lee and H. Stephanou, Thermal Cycle Modeling of Electrothermal Microactuators, Sensors and Actuators: A. Physical, 152 (2), p.192, Jun 2009, doi:10.1016/j.sna.2009.03.015
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2009
      • N. Uppal and P. S. Shiakolas, Process sensitivity analysis and resolution prediction for the two photon polymerization of micro/nano structures , ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, DOI:10.1115/1.4000097, October 2009 -- Volume 131, Issue 5, 051018 (9 pages)
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2009
      • M. Mayyas and P. S. Shiakolas. "Microsurface Reverse Engineering and Compensation for Laser Micromachining," IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 6, no. 2, 2009.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2008
      • N. Uppal, P. S. Shiakolas, and M. Rizwan, Three dimensional waveguide fabrication in PMMA using femtosecond laser micromachining system, SPIE Symposium on MOEMS-MEMS 2008 Micro and Nanofabrication, San Jose, California, Jan. 2008, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6882, 68820I (2008); DOI:10.1117/12.763824
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2008
      • N. Uppal and P. S. Shiakolas, Experiments and characterization of two photon polymerization using 1 KHz femtosecond laser system, SPIE Symposium on MOEMS-MEMS 2008 Micro and Nanofabrication, San Jose, California, Jan. 2008, Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6883, 688311 (2008); DOI:10.1117/12.763715
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2008
      • N. Uppal and P. S. Shiakolas, Modeling of Temperature Dependent Diffusion and Polymerization Kinetics and their effects on Two Photon Polymerization Dynamics, aSPIE Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS and MOEMS, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 043002 (10 pages), Oct–Dec 2008,  b. Selected to appear at the January 2009 issue of Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science published by the American Physical Society and the American Institute of Physics
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2008
      • N. Uppal and P. S. Shiakolas. "Micromachining Characteristics of NiTi based Shape Memory Alloy using Femtosecond Laser, MANU-07-1338, ASME," Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, April 2008.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2008
      • P. S. S. Belligundu, P. B. Aswath, and A. Pandey. "A Systemic Approach Towards Optimization of the Hot Embossing of Poly L-Lactic Acid for Biomedical Applications," Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, vol. 85B, no. 2, pp. 469-477, May 2008.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Conference Proceeding 2007
      • N. Uppal and P. S. Shiakolas An Ablation Parameter Study and Micromachining of NiTi Based Shape Memory Alloy using a Femtosecond Laser, IMECE 2007 - 43610, Seattle Washington, Nov. 2007
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]
      2007
      • J. Henley, P. S. Shiakolas, and K. Subbarao, On the Application of Extended Kalman and Continuous Discrete Extended Kalman Filter for a HIL Magnetic Levitation Device, IMECE 2007 - 43605, Seattle Washington, Nov. 2007
        {Conference Proceeding} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2007
      • H. R. B. Silva, M. J. C. Orlande, P. S. Shiakolas, and G. S. Dulikravich. "Identification and Design of Source Term in a Two-Region Heat Conduction Problem," Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering, vol. 15, no. 7, pp. 661-677, October 2007.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2006
      • S. Belligundu and P. S. Shiakolas. "A Study on Two Stage Hot Embossing Micro-Replication: Silicon-to-Polymer-to-Polymer, Journal of Microlithography," Microfabrication, and Microsystems (JM3), Special section on Bio-MEMS and Microfluidics, vol. 5, no. 021103, May 2006.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2005
      • P. S. S. Uppal and S. Priya. "Bulk Micromachining of PZT using Femtosecond Laser," Journal of Ferroelectrics Letters, vol. 32, no. 3-4, pp. 67-77, June 2005.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2005
      • D. K. Shiakolas and J. Kebrle. "On the Optimum Synthesis of Six-Bar Mechanisms Using Evolutionary Techniques and the Geometric Centroid of Precision Positions Technique," Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 319-335, March 2005.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2004
      • P. S. Shiakolas, R. S. Van Schenck, D. Piyabongkarn, and I. Frangeskou Magnetic Levitation Hardware in the Loop and MATLAB Based Experiments for Reinforcement of Neural Network Control Concepts, IEEE Transactions on Education, February 2004, Vol. 47, Number 1, pp. 33-41
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2003
      • P. S. Shiakolas, and D. Piyabongkarn, Development of a Real-Time Digital Control System with a Hardware in the Loop Magnetic Levitation Device for Reinforcement of Controls Education, IEEE Transactions on Education, February 2003, Vol. 46, Number 1, pp.79-87
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2002
      • P. S. Shiakolas, D. Koladiya, and J. Kebrle, "Optimum Robot Design Based on Task Specifications Using Evolutionary Techniques and Kinematic, Dynamic, and Structural Constraints", International Journal of Inverse Problems in Engineering, 359-375, Volume 10, Number 4, 2002.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1995
      • S. N. Muthukrishnan, P. S. Shiakolas, R. V. Nambiar and K. L. Lawrence, "Simple Algorithm for the Adaptive Refinement of Three Dimensional Problems with Tetrahedral Meshes", AIAA Journal., Vol. 33, No. 5, 928-932, 1995.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1995
      • K. T. Schuetze, P. S. Shiakolas, S. N. Muthukrishnan, R. V. Nambiar and K. L. Lawrence, "A Study of Adaptively Remeshed Finite Element Problems using Higher Order Tetrahedra", Computers and Structures, Vol. 54, No. 2, 279-288, 1995.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      1995
      • M. A. Moetakef, S. P. Joshi, P. S. Shiakolas and K. L. Lawrence, "Closed form Expressions for Higher Order Electroelastic Tetrahedral Elements", AIAA Journal., Vol. 33, No. 1, 136-142, 1995.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 1994
      • P. S. Shiakolas, R. V. Nambiar and K. L. Lawrence, "Closed Form Expressions for the Linear and Quadratic Strain Tetrahedron Finite Elements", Computers and Structures, Vol. 50, No. 6, 743-747, 1994.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

Presentations

  • Past
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      R. C. VanSiclen, S. V. Hayes, P. S. Shiakolas, and D. G. Vanecek, Manufacturing Technology for Affordability Project No. 934M, Lockheed Martin Vought Systems, IR&D On-Site Review, Grand Prairie, Texas, 21-22 May 1996
  • Past
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      P. S. Shiakolas, Modular Reconfigurable Robots and Artificial Intelligence in Robot Design, Seminar at the Fort Worth Industrial Expose, Nov. 13-14, 1997
  • Past
    •  
      P. S. Shiakolas, and S. Faisal, Optimum Robot Design Using DADS and Genetic Algorithms, LMS CADSI 1999, Global Users Conference, Coralvile, Iowa, 28-29 April 1999
  • Past
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      P. S. Shiakolas, M. Johnson, and T. C. Yih, Status of Automation and Robotics Systems Design Group, ARRI Industrial Advisory Council, October 18, 2000
  • Past
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      MAE Industrial Advisory Board meeting: Participated with a presentation titled Femtosecond Laser Micromachining Hot Embossing Microfabrication for BioSensors/BioMEMS/MEMS and provided tour of Measurements II laboratory, December 3, 2003
  • Past
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      MAE Industrial Advisory Board meeting: Participated with a presentation titled Development of a CAD/CAM Laboratory and provided tour of Measurements II laboratory, April 22, 2004
  • Past
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      Dr. Regan Stinnett, MESA Institute, Sandia National Lab: Participated in one-to-one meeting and provided tours of BioMEMS laboratories in order to explore possibilities of collaboration, May 17, 2004
  • Past
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      Sevin Rosin Venture Capital firm: Participated and attended the meeting to learn about the role of venture capital in promoting research and IP developed at UTA – June 2004
  • Past
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      Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control on Collaborative Research Topics Sensors, MEMS, Nanotechnology and Microsystems: Participated with a presentation on Microfabrication and Micromachining – June 23, 2004
  • Past
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      Ed Livingston, Chief of GastroInternal/Endo Surgery at UT Southwest: Participate in the meeting to discuss possibilities of collaboration for the application of robotics to gastro related surgical procedures – June 24, 2004
  • Past
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      UTA Research Day '05– To explore collaboration between colleges of Engineering and Science, October 26, 2005.

Projects

  • 2012
    • Dec 2012 to Present Ophtalmic Surgical Outcome Improvement
      Research in understanding the behavior of cornea transplant graft during handling and insertion in the eye. The research aims to better understand this behavior in an effort to develop better tools for DSAEK and DMEK surgeries.
      Role: PI:
    • Dec 2012 to Present Ophtalmic Surgical Outcome Improvement
      Research in understanding the behavior of cornea transplant graft during handling and insertion in the eye. The research aims to better understand this behavior in an effort to develop better tools for DSAEK and DMEK surgeries.
      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Panayiotis Shiakolas
  • 2000
    • Dec 2000 to Present Current Research Activites

      Research Focus Areas and Projects (http://mars.uta.edu/Projects/projects.html)

      Dr. Shiakolas' research interests are in the generals areas of robotics, biomedical, manufacturing, microsystems, automation and controls as they apply to the betterment of society. In addition to his research interests, he is passionate about engineering education where he is firm believer that laying the correct foundations early in a student's carreer, both undergraduate and graduate, are very important, and in addtion that theoretical frameworks should be demonstrated with hardware modules for better understanding. Dr. Shiakolas has developed educational testbeds and routinely demonstrates concepts in his courses in the areas of robotics, automation, and controls bridging the gap between theory and practice.

      There are many topics researched at the MARS Lab in the overall theme of Robotics, Manufacturing, Microsystems and Medical fields as can be seen on the titles of current and alumni doctoral and masters students at the people site. In addition to long term graduate level research, numerous other projects are performed in the lab by undergraduate students as Senior Synthesis Projects or by students interested to improve their knowledge and their skills through the guided development of new hardware environments for further research or by utilizing the extensive state of the art hardware and software resources of the lab.

      A list of projects with an one line description is provided below. As the projects mature and intelleectual property issues are cleared, more information will be provided.

      * cornea graft transplantaton by understanding associated issues through theoretical analysis of the cornea tissue graft (can not disclose any more at this time due to intellectual property issues)

      * magnetotaxis of micro-nano particles in a fluidic environment

      * micro-nano particle controlled translocation and manipulation based on active surface concept

      * automated path planning with force control application of robotic devices based on digitally acquired data for surgical and other operations

      * automated path planning of flexible surgical instruments and HRI in surgical environments

      * human robot interaction and haptics through the development of upper arm prosthesis device to be setup in a master-slave configuration

      * analysis of denture devices (can not disclose any more at this time due to intellectual property issues)

      * additive manufacturing (3D printing) through the development of a modular expandable printing environment for research on the use of various materials with applications for biomedical implantable devices and other custom personalized devices

      * scoliosis rehabilitation devices (can not disclose any more at this time due to intellectual property issues)

      * lower extremity device for hip surgery rehabilitation for children (can not disclose any more at this time due to intellectual property issues)

      * control the inhouse developed magnetic levitation research and teaching system/testbed using myRIO real time control device from National Instruments

      * investigation in the development of educational and research platforms for robotics, manufacturing, dynmics, real time controls, etc.

      Role: Other PI:
    • Dec 2000 to Present List of Projects (Fall 2014)

      A list of projects with an one line description is provided below and can be found at

      http://mars.uta.edu/Projects/projects.html

      As the projects mature and intellectual property issues are cleared, more information will be provided.

      cornea graft transplantaton by understanding associated issues through theoretical analysis of the cornea tissue graft (can not disclose any more at this time due to intellectual property issues)

      magnetotaxis of micro-nano particles in a fluidic environment

      micro-nano particle controlled translocation and manipulation based on active surface concept

      automated path planning with force control application of robotic devices based on digitally acquired data for surgical and other operations

      automated path planning of flexible surgical instruments and HRI in surgical environments

      human robot interaction and haptics through the development of upper arm prosthesis device to be setup in a master-slave configuration

      analysis of denture devices (can not disclose any more at this time due to intellectual property issues)

      additive manufacturing (3D printing) through the development of a modular expandable printing environment for research on the use of various materials with applications for biomedical implantable devices and other custom personalized devices

      scoliosis rehabilitation devices (can not disclose any more at this time due to intellectual property issues)

      lower extremity device for hip surgery rehabilitation for children (can not disclose any more at this time due to intellectual property issues)

      control the inhouse developed magnetic levitation research and teaching system/testbed using myRIO real time control device from National Instruments

      investigation in the development of educational and research platforms for robotics, manufacturing, dynmics, real time controls, etc.

      Role: Principal Investigator PI: Panayiotis Shiakolas

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Oct 2016 to Sept 2021 Collaborative Research: AGEP Transformation Alliance: CIRTL AGEP - Improved Academic Climate for STEM Dissertators and Postdocs to Increase Interest in Faculty Careers sponsored by  - $141961
    • May 2015 to Apr 2016 Intelligent Assessment Tool sponsored by  - $10000
    • Aug 2014 to July 2015 Adding Mechatronic Experiential Learning into Mechanical Engineering Curriculum sponsored by  - $48791

Patents

    • Dec 2016 9522541  Controlled release nanoparticulate matter delivery system

      A controlled release nanoparticulate matter delivery system includes a plurality of thermoresponsive modules containing a respective nanoparticulate matter. Each thermoresponsive module is selectively operable in at least one of a heating mode that releases the nanoparticulate matter and a cooling mode that inhibits release of the nanoparticulate matter. A control module is in electrical communication with the plurality of thermoresponsive modules. The control module is configured to determine a temperature of each thermoresponsive module and to select the at least one heating mode and cooling mode based on the temperature. The heating and cooling mode may be selected in response to a desired dosing profile and/or a biometric condition.

    • June 2014 US 8,739,398 B2  Method and apparatus for detethering of mesoscale, microscale and nanoscale components and devices

      A method for forming an electronic device includes designing a tether having first and second ends; selecting an attachment point on the electronic device; attaching the first end of the tether to the attachment point, the electronic device being encapsulated in a cell; selecting an anchor point; attaching the second end of the tether to the anchor point; determining fracture condition at which the first end of the tether detaches from the attachment point; agitating the cell at the fracture conditions so as to detach the first end of the tether from the attachment point; and separating the electronic device from the cell. Also provided is a method for designing a plurality of electronic devices, wherein each of the electronic devices is encapsulated in a cell of a wafer, die or other holder and wherein the fracture conditions are the same for a group of the electronic devices.

Other Research Activities

  • 2011
    • Patent Applications/ Invention Disclosures
      • May 2011 Various

        L. Blanco, Chris Grace, Chris Alberts, Kyle Gofrey, Andrew Patin, P. S. Shiakolas, and P. Aswath Thermoresponsive Hydrogel based apparatus for control drug delivery, Raytheon Corporation agreed to file patent application after coordinating with U.T. Arlington, 2011

        J. Yang, P. S. Shiakolas,, E. Brillakis, and S. Banerjee, Methods and Compositions of Novel Biodegradable Radiopaque Coronary Stents, Provisional Invention filed by UT System on June 2008 – UTA Intellectual Property Office decided not to pursue this application

Recordings

  • 2015
    • June 2015 Introduction to Engineering Mathematics - EdX MOOC Course

      Member of a 4-faculty team that developed an EdX MOOC course UTArlingtonX: ENGR1.0x Introduction to Engineering and Engineering Mathematics. The application of knowledge to design and build devices, systems, materials and processes and application of mathematics in engineering.

      The EdX course was offfered for the first time in Spring/Summer 2015 with close 18,000 enrolled students.

      I developed and contributed 31 lectures for a total of 4 hours 44 minutes.

      The main topics contributed by me were introduction wiht application examples on
      * Algebra
      * Linear Equations
      * Trigonometry

      The contributed modules could be found at the EdX webpage when enrolls in the course.

      [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Students Supervised

  • Doctoral
    • Present

      A list of all students supervised both graduate and undergraduate along with a description of their research can be found at http://mars.uta.edu/People/People.html

Collaborators

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      Duration : July 1996 to Present

      Mentor

      Faculty Mentor for NASA MUST program participant, Arturo Madrigal MAE-UTA student (2010, 2011, 2012)

      Supervised Senior Level Students on their Senior Synthesis Projects

      A total of 63 students in 15 capstone design projects have been supervised up to the end of spring 2015.

      (6 students) Erin Smith, Orvil Thapa, Samer Malaabi, Santosh Gurung, Humaidhee Sanoon, Oluwafemi Shotunde, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015, ME Students working on their senior design project, Research and design a “smart” robotic gripper for irregular object handling

      (5 students) Neha Gada, Asvin Peiris, Mohammed Aliakbar, Segio Gutierrez, Husain Lohawala Spring 2014 and Summer 2104 ME Students who worked on their senior design project, Design, development, demonstration of dispensing head(s) for bio-printing applications.

      (5 students) Jacob Oberg, Andrew Dierdorf, Ryan Moody, Toby Anderson, Russell Collins Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 ME Students who worked on their senior design project.
      Design and development of a new generation of rapid prototyping printer..
      Note: This group was invited to present their senior project at the 60th ASAIO conference in Washington DC in 2014 as part of only 8 invited national and international presentations out of 50 submissions.

      (4 students) Daniel Lain, Timothy Edmonson, Shawn Simonson, Jesse Bowles Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 CSE Students who worked on their senior design project on the 3D BioPrinter.
      Design and development of driving software for a new generation of rapid prototyping printer.

      (4 students) Harris Enotiades, Brenna Burris, Keilon Lathan, Andrew Watkins - MAE Spring 2013 - Summer 2013 Design and Construction of an Upper Limb Prosthesis Arm

      (5 students) Letia Blanco, Chris Grace, Chris Alberts, Kyle Gofrey, Andrew Patin (co-supervised with Prof. Pranesh Aswath) - MAE Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 Controlled Release Drug Delivery System for Treatment of Burns
      Note: This group won the 2011 ASM Materials Foundation Undergraduate Design Competition

      Richard Margolin, Joshua Jach, and Jonathan Nichols -MAE Spring 2010, Summer 2010 Design, Analysis, Construction of a 3 DOF Robotic Leg using a single motor for acuation

      Elizabeth McClellen, Nancy Prathoumvanh, Eduardo Banda. Joseph LaCour, Melissa Phothisane, Shih Teng - MAE Spring 2008, Summer 2008Actuated Robotic Hand: Single Finger Design and Analysis

      Ashu Balimba, Gabriela Guzman, Vladimir Sosa, and Garrett Wright - MAE Spring 2008, Summer 2008A polymeric coronary stent testing device

      Brian Amond, Derek Cannon, and Rahman Yousef - MAE Summer 2001, Spring 2001On the Development of a Tripod Walking Robot

      Amy Smaistrla, Bryan Baron, and Brent Scott  - MAE Summer 1999, Spring 1999Development of an Electromagnetic Levitation Controls Experiment

      Jason McPeak, Jessica Weir, Gregory Pasienski, and William Mann - MAE Spring 1999, Fall 1998Three Finger End Effector: Development of a Force Sensing Three Fingered End Effector for Robotic Applications Randall Saunders,

      Patrick R. Brown, Stephen Duncan, and Nathan C. Leigh - MAE Spring 1999, Fall 1998Six Degree of Freedom Robotic Device with Force Feedback: Hardware Development of an One-Degree of Freedom Pneumatic Force Feedback Joystick for Robotic Teleoperation

      Alfredo Valadez, Matthew Schmitz, Jeff Dublin, and Radu Jitariu - MAE Summer 1997, Spring 1997Robotic Drill End Effector

      Jack Murphy, Nick Burtea, and John Havens - MAE Spring 1997, Fall 1996Design of a Quick Connect Disconnect Coupler for Modular Robots

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      Duration : May 2014 to Present

      Faculty Mentor

      Summer 2015:
      Faculty Mentor for graduate school sponsored iEngage program participant, Fayruz Quazi, MAE-UTA student.
      Research Topic: Modeling of Dental Implants for Finite Element Analysis.

       

      Faculty Mentor for graduate school sponsored iEngage program participant, Kersasp Ceswani, MAE-UTA student.
      Research Topic: Finite Element Analysis of Human Corneal Graft using ANSYS.

       

      Summer 2014:
      Faculty Mentor for graduate school sponsored iEngage program participant, Mohammed Aliakbar, MAE-UTA student.
      Research Topic: Finite Element Analysis of Human Corneal Graft using ANSYS.

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      Duration : Oct 2010 to Sept 2012

      Faculty Mentor

      2010 - 2012

      Faculty Mentor for NASA MUST program participant, Arturo Madrigal MAE-UTA student

       

Courses

      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the four (4) sections for this course during the fall.

        Fundamental measurement techniques and experimental data analysis in mechanical engineering in the fields of thermal, fluid, structures, design, and dynamic systems. Introduction to sensor calibration, digital data acquisition, uncertainty analysis, and report writing.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5303-001 Classical Methods of Control Systems Analysis and Synthesis

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the Distance Learning section for this course during the spring.

        Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented. introduction to estimation theory and digital controls with hardware demonstrations.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the four (4) sections for this course during the fall.

        Fundamental measurement techniques and experimental data analysis in mechanical engineering in the fields of thermal, fluid, structures, design, and dynamic systems. Introduction to sensor calibration, digital data acquisition, uncertainty analysis, and report writing.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5337-001 Introduction to Robotics

        This information is applicable to both ME 5337 and AE 5337 for Fall 2015.

        Introduce the students to robotics, robotics analysis and design and hands on experience with industrial robots.Introduce the students to emerging applications of robotics in biomedical applications.Introduce the students to micro robotics and bio-inspired robotic devices.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the four (4) sections for this course during the fall.

        Fundamental measurement techniques and experimental data analysis in mechanical engineering in the fields of thermal, fluid, structures, design, and dynamic systems. Introduction to sensor calibration, digital data acquisition, uncertainty analysis, and report writing.

      • ME 5390-008 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

        Computer Aided and Applied Robotics (New course developed):

        Review of Robotics theory, Use of Computer tools to simulate the performance of robotic devices and/or manufacturing lines, Design and fabrication of specialized grippers and Interface with industrial robots, Extensive programming of industrial robotic cells in the laboratory. Note that this is a project intensive class.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the four (4) sections for this course during the fall.

        Fundamental measurement techniques and experimental data analysis in mechanical engineering in the fields of thermal, fluid, structures, design, and dynamic systems. Introduction to sensor calibration, digital data acquisition, uncertainty analysis, and report writing.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5303-001 Classical Methods of Control Systems Analysis and Synthesis

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the Distance Learning section for this course during the spring.

        Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented. introduction to estimation theory and digital controls with hardware demonstrations.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the four (4) sections for this course during the fall.

        Fundamental measurement techniques and experimental data analysis in mechanical engineering in the fields of thermal, fluid, structures, design, and dynamic systems. Introduction to sensor calibration, digital data acquisition, uncertainty analysis, and report writing.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5337-001 Introduction to Robotics

        This information is applicable to both ME 5337 and AE 5337 for Fall 2015.

        Introduce the students to robotics, robotics analysis and design and hands on experience with industrial robots.Introduce the students to emerging applications of robotics in biomedical applications.Introduce the students to micro robotics and bio-inspired robotic devices.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the two (2) sections for this course during the summer.

        Fundamental measurement techniques and experimental data analysis in mechanical engineering in the fields of thermal, fluid, structures, design, and dynamic systems. Introduction to sensor calibration, digital data acquisition, uncertainty analysis, and report writing.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-001 Introduction to Automatic Control

        Introduction to Block diagram algebra, transfer functions and stability criteria. Use of transient response, root locus and frequency techniques in the performance, analysis, design, and evaluation of dynamic control systems. (Introduction to State Space techniques – time permitting).

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5390-008 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

        Computer Aided and Applied Robotics (New course developed):

        Review of Robotics theory, Use of Computer tools to simulate the performance of robotic devices and/or manufacturing lines, Design and fabrication of specialized grippers and Interface with industrial robots, Extensive programming of industrial robotic cells in the laboratory. Note that this is a project intensive class.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the four (4) sections for this course during the spring.

        Fundamental measurement techniques and experimental data analysis in mechanical engineering in the fields of thermal, fluid, structures, design, and dynamic systems. Introduction to sensor calibration, digital data acquisition, uncertainty analysis, and report writing.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5303-001 Classical Methods of Control Systems Analysis and Synthesis

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the Distance Learning section for this course during the spring.

        Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented. introduction to estimation theory and digital controls with hardware demonstrations.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the four (4) sections for this course during the fall.

        Fundamental measurement techniques and experimental data analysis in mechanical engineering in the fields of thermal, fluid, structures, design, and dynamic systems. Introduction to sensor calibration, digital data acquisition, uncertainty analysis, and report writing.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5337-001 Introduction to Robotics

        Introduce the students to robotics, robotics analysis and design and hands on experience with industrial robots.Introduce the students to emerging applications of robotics in biomedical applications.Introduce the students to micro robotics and bio-inspired robotic devices.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the two (2) sections for this course during the summer.

        Fundamental measurement techniques and experimental data analysis in mechanical engineering in the fields of thermal, fluid, structures, design, and dynamic systems. Introduction to sensor calibration, digital data acquisition, uncertainty analysis, and report writing.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4310-001 Introduction to Automatic Control

        Introduction to Block diagram algebra, transfer functions and stability criteria. Use of transient response, root locus and frequency techniques in the performance, analysis, design, and evaluation of dynamic control systems. (Introduction to State Space techniques – time permitting).

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5390-008 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

        Computer Aided and Applied Robotics (New course developed):

        Review of Robotics theory, Use of Computer tools to simulate the performance of robotic devices and/or manufacturing lines, Design and fabrication of specialized grippers and Interface with industrial robots, Extensive programming of industrial robotic cells in the laboratory. Note that this is a project intensive class.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4301-002 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

        Computer Aided and Applied Robotics (New course developed):

        Review of Robotics theory, Use of Computer tools to simulate the performance of robotic devices and/or manufacturing lines, Design and fabrication of specialized grippers and Interface with industrial robots, Extensive programming of industrial robotic cells in the laboratory. Note that this is a project intensive class.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the four (4) sections for this course during the spring.

        Fundamental measurement techniques and experimental data analysis in mechanical engineering in the fields of thermal, fluid, structures, design, and dynamic systems. Introduction to sensor calibration, digital data acquisition, uncertainty analysis, and report writing.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5303-001 Classical Methods of Control Systems Analysis and Synthesis

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the Distance Learning section for this course during the spring.

        Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented. introduction to estimation theory and digital controls with hardware demonstrations.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the four (4) sections for this course during the fall.

        Fundamental measurement techniques and experimental data analysis in mechanical engineering in the fields of thermal, fluid, structures, design, and dynamic systems. Introduction to sensor calibration, digital data acquisition, uncertainty analysis, and report writing.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5337-001 Introduction to Robotics

        Introduce the students to robotics, robotics analysis and design and hands on experience with industrial robots.Introduce the students to emerging applications of robotics in biomedical applications.Introduce the students to micro robotics and bio-inspired robotic devices.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5303-001 Classical Methods of Control Systems Analysis and Synthesis

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the Distance Learning section for this course during the spring.

        Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented. introduction to estimation theory and digital controls with hardware demonstrations.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab I I

        Note: This description and syllabus applies to the four (4) sections for this course during the spring.

        Fundamental measurement techniques and experimental data analysis in mechanical engineering in the fields of thermal, fluid, structures, design, and dynamic systems. Introduction to sensor calibration, digital data acquisition, uncertainty analysis, and report writing.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • ME 5337-001 Introduction to Robotics
        Introduce the students to robotics, robotics analysis and design and hands on experience with industrial robots.
        Introduce the students to emerging applications of robotics in biomedical applications.
        Introduce the students to micro robotics and bio-inspired robotic devices.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II
        Fundamental measurement techniques in the fields of thermal/fluid sciences, energy conversion, design, dynamic systems, and introduction to advanced instrumentation concepts and design of experiments.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab I I

        Fundamental measurement techniques in the fields of thermal/fluid sciences, energy conversion, design, dynamic systems, and introduction to advanced instrumentation concepts

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours1 Link
      • MAE 4310-001 Introduction to Automatic Control
        Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II
        Fundamental measurement techniques in the fields of thermal/fluid sciences, energy conversion, design, dynamic systems, and introduction to advanced instrumentation concepts
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • MAE 4310-001 Introduction to Automatic Control
        MAE 4310-001 - Introduction to Control System Analysis Delete   Edit   Copy & Archive  Summer 11-week 2009Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented MAE 4310-001 - Introduction to Control System Analysis Delete   Edit   Copy & Archive  Summer 11-week 2009Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 20101 Link
      • MAE 4310-001 Introduction to Automatic Control
        Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II
        Fundamental measurement techniques in the fields of thermal/fluid sciences, energy conversion, design, dynamic systems, and introduction to advanced instrumentation concepts
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II
        Fundamental measurement techniques in the fields of thermal/fluid sciences, energy conversion, design, dynamic systems, and introduction to advanced instrumentation concepts
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • ME 5303-001 Classical Methods of Control Systems Analysis and Synthesis
        Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Fundamental measurement techniques in the fields of thermal/fluid sciences, energy conversion, design, dynamic systems, and introduction to advanced instrumentation concepts.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • ME 5303-001 Classical Methods of Control Systems Analysis and Synthesis
        Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • ME 5337-001 Introduction to Robotics
        Graduate Level Course - Fall 2009
        Introduce the students to robotics, robotics analysis and design and hands on experience with industrial robots.
        Introduce the students to emerging applications of robotics in biomedical applications.
        Introduce the students to micro robotics and bio-inspired robotic devices.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Fundamental measurement techniques in the fields of thermal/fluid sciences, energy conversion, design, dynamic systems, and introduction to advanced instrumentation concepts.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 20091 Link
      • ME 5303-001 Classical Methods of Control Systems Analysis and Synthesis
        Graduate Level - Spring 2009
        Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009 Download Syllabus
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Fundamental measurement techniques in the fields of thermal/fluid sciences, energy conversion, design, dynamic systems, and introduction to advanced instrumentation concepts.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 20091 Link
      • ME 5337-001 Introduction to Robotics
        Graduate Level Course - Fall 2009
        Introduce the students to robotics, robotics analysis and design and hands on experience with industrial robots.
        Introduce the students to emerging applications of robotics in biomedical applications.
        Introduce the students to micro robotics and bio-inspired robotic devices.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009 Download Syllabus 1 Link
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Fundamental measurement techniques in the fields of thermal/fluid sciences, energy conversion, design, dynamic systems, and introduction to advanced instrumentation concepts.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 20091 Link
      • MAE 3183-001 Measurements Lab II

        Fundamental measurement techniques in the fields of thermal/fluid sciences, energy conversion, design, dynamic systems, and introduction to advanced instrumentation concepts.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 20091 Link
      • MAE 4310-001 Introduction to Automatic Control
        Intended to equip the student with detailed familiarity with significant tools of the control engineer. Detailed discussion of time domain specifications, block diagram algebra, root locus, Bode diagram, and state variable methods for simulation and control system design are presented.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2009 Download Syllabus

Other Teaching Activities

  • 1997
    • Laboratories Developed
      • Dec 1997 Various Laboratories Developed 1997-present
        • Micro-Nano and BioSensors/BioMEMS Manufacturing Laboratories (Spring 2002 – Present)
          Developed under a Texas ATP grant the following laboratories for Micro-Nano and BioSensors/BioMEMS research
          • Femtosecond Laser Micromachining (FLM): This laboratory consists of a femtosecond laser by Spectra Physics and four motorized stages from Aerotech forming the equivalent of a four axis CNC machine where the laser light is acting as the machine tool and programmed using industry standard G-codes.
          • Hot Embossing Microfabrication Microreplication (HEMM): This laboratory consisted of a fully controlled hot embossing system designed and built at UTA for the manufacturing of PMMA and other polymer based BioSensors. (Note that this laboratory is no longer operational – it was dismantled to make room for new faculty).

        The laboratories were employed in initial experiments to assess their capabilities for the manufacturing of Biosensors, Biomedical devices, and other research in the MEMS area. In addition, collaboration with ARRI, other faculty members and institutions is explored and on-going. More information is available at http://biomems.uta.edu.

        • Manufacturing Automation and Robotics Systems, MARS, Laboratory (Spring 1997 – Present)
          Developed the MARS lab in the MAE department. The lab currently has four robots for teaching (hands on experience) and research. In addition, a number of specialized software tools is available on the computer resources of the lab that currently consist of Pentium class workstations. More information can be found at http://mars.uta.edu.
          • Robots: The MARS lab has three new Adept robots along with software and vision systems: Viper S 650 articulated, Cobra S 600, three linear Python modules. In addition to the Adept robots there are an IBM 7535 SCARA.
          • Robot Accessories: Quick connect disconnects, grippers, conveyors, and other auxiliary devices have been acquired to outfit the lab and the robots and interfaced with the robots.
          • Software: LabVIEW, ProEngineer, GibbsCAM, ANSYS, Mathematica, Scilab
          • Computers: Three dual-processor and one single-processor XEON for high end simulations with 2 GB of memory each and plethora of Windows XP based computers
          • CNC Milling Machine with a 10-tool changer, G-code based programming – HAAS Mini-Mill
            Acquired tooling for the CNC machine. Interfaced computer with software to allow for the generation of G-codes and for transferring of programs from and to the CNC machine. (Note this machine was moved to the machine shop in Fall 2011).
          • Developed web page for the lab – http://mars.uta.edu
          • Developed data acquisition learning setup using National Instruments DAQ Card and LabVIEW
        • Magnetic Levitation System – Analog & Digital Control (Fall 2001 – Present)
          Developed a magnetic levitation experiment under both analog and digital control. This experiment is utilized in both undergraduate and graduate level courses as a testbed for demonstrations and research in Robotics, System Modeling and Controls. The experiment is designed to address several concepts from these two courses and is outfitted with a modular lead-lag analog controller setup, and a digital controller implemented in MATLAB/Simulink and xPC Target through a data acquisition card.  This testbed is used for teaching activities due to the ease of modifying system parameters.
        • Web Based Real Time Controls (Spring 2003- 2012)
          Researching, experimenting and evaluating LabVIEW based real-time experimentation over the World Wide Web. The hardware tools include a magnetic levitation testbed, motors and linear/rotational modules. The initial experiments indicate that this is a feasible approach and the experimentation is continued.
        • Dynamic Modeling and Controls Laboratories using LabVIEW (Spring 2003 – Present)
          Requested and received funding for the acquisition of dynamic system modeling and controls experimental testbeds. He identified and purchased two modular experimental testbeds for translational and rotational experiments for dynamic systems and controls from Quanser. These testbeds are currently used for educational and research activities.
        • Manufacturing Laboratory (Spring 2003 – 2011)
          Dr. Shiakolas requested and received funding for the acquisition of CNC machine from the LERR program of UTA. He identified and purchased a HAAS mini-mill CNC machine. Also, GibbsCAM software has been purchased and installed for easy programming of the CNC machine from a solid model using G-codes.
          In addition to the CNC machine, a 3D Dimension printer for the rapid prototyping of components from ABS plastic has been procured and installed. The current focus is in the development of an manufacturing and advanced CAM course that will utilize these equipment. Note the CNC machine was moved to the machine shop in Fall 2011.
        • Measurements II Laboratory (Fall 2001 – present)
          Dr. Shiakolas took an active role in repairing and modernizing this laboratory. Dr. Shiakolas has been given the responsibility by the department chair to modernize and redevelop this laboratory beginning in the Fall 2001 semester. He has requested and received funding towards these goals. Activities included purchasing computer systems for DAQ, developing LabVIEW programs, purchasing and interfacing various sensors and continuous improvement. More information on this lab could be found at http://mars.uta.edu/mae3183.
        • Magnetic Levitation System – Analog & Digital Control (Fall 2001 – present)
          Developed a magnetic levitation experiment under both analog and digital control. This experiment could be utilized in a series of courses in both the undergraduate and graduate level (System Modeling and Controls). The experiment is designed to address several concepts from these two courses and is outfitted with a modular lead-lag analog controller setup, and a digital controller implemented in MATLAB/Simulink and xPC Target through a data acquisition card.  Currently, efforts are underway to port this system to National Instruments tools and control it using real time LabVIEW on a dedicated computer or on a cRIO device and extend it to internet based experimentation.
        • Web Based Real Time Controls using MATLAB (Spring 2003- 2011)
          Dr. Shiakolas researched and evaluated two different software tools that would allow one to perform real-time control experiments over the World Wide Web. One software tool is based on MATLAB xPC toolbox by MathWorks and the Wincon Client-Server by Quanser and the second software tool is LabVIEW by National Instruments. The hardware tools include a magnetic levitation testbed and an inverted pendulum testbed.
          Dr. Shiakolas is focusing on employing LabVIEW for the web accessible testbeds. The initial experiments are encouraging.
        • Modeling and Controls Laboratories (Spring 2003 – Present)
          Dr. Shiakolas requested and received funding for the acquisition of dynamic system modeling and controls experimental testbeds from the LERR program of UTA. He identified and purchased two modular experimental testbeds for translational and rotational experiments for dynamic systems and controls from Quanser. These testbeds are used for both undergraduate and graduate courses.
        • Manufacturing CNC Machine emulator and Laser Calibration Testbed (Spring 2003)
          Setup a CNC machine laser calibration setup that includes a 5-axis CNC motorized mockup, laser sensors, two computers with DAQ cards, servo motion cards, LabVIEW, and a CNC emulator for teaching and research.
        • Lego Mindstorms in MAE 1231 – Introduction to MAE (Summer and Fall 2000)
          Dr. Shiakolas provided input and ideas in the redesign of the MAE 1231 Introduction to MAE freshman level course. Ideas for changing the course into a more active one and introduce the students to the problem solving steps through hands-on experiences using the Lego Mindstorms Robotic Invention kit were accepted. As a result, the department outfitted the lab for this class with 25 kits for the student projects – Summer & Fall 2000.
        • Distance Simulations Using MATLAB (Fall 2002 – Fall 2003)
          Initiated and developed a distance education environment where one can simulate linear time invariant dynamic systems, feedback control systems and perform synthesis and analysis of 4-bar mechanisms through the world wide web utilizing the numerical analysis and visualization tool MATLAB by MathWorks Inc. without having to physically have the analysis tool on the local computer. The graphical user interface for all input-output was performed through a web browser interface.
  • 2014
    • New Course Development
      • May 2014 Computer Aided and Applied Robotics

        Developed a new Graduate/Senior level combined course on Computer Aided and Applied Robotics.

        Review of Robotics theory, Use of Computer tools to simulate the performance of robotic devices and/or The aim of the course is to bridge the gap between robotic theory and practical application of robotics by providing the students access to the MARS lab where they can program industrial robots, Viper S650 and iCobra 600 for a series of operations usually found in industrial settings.

Service to the Community

  • Volunteered
    • Jan 2015 to  Jan 2015 Panelist on Additive Manufacturing

      Panelist on additive manufacturing aka 3D Printing.
      FabNow Conference in Fort Worth, Texas on January 16-17, 2015.

Service to the Profession

  • Volunteered
    • Dec 2000 to  Present Faculty Advisor

      Faculty Advisor for Pi Tau Sigma chapter at UTA.

      Pi Tau Sigma is the international honorary society for Mechanical Engineers.

Service to the University

  • Elected
    • Aug 2014 to  Aug 2015 Graduate Assembly

      Representative of the college of engineering at the graduate assembly.

    • Sept 2011 to  Present Departmental Committee

      PhD Diagnostic/Qualifying examination committee in Mechanical Engineering.

      Responsibilities included the development, proctoring and evaluation of the written examination on the performance of doctoral bound students.

  • Appointed
    • Feb 2015 to  Feb 2016 Chair - English Department Program Review Committee

      Chair of the committee responsbile for coordinating the English Department Program Review in November 2015. The committee activities were initiated in February 2015 and ended in February 2016.