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Dr Vistasp Karbhari

[Dr Vistasp Karbhari]

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Last Updated: September 29, 2020
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Biography

Biography

A visionary leader and accomplished scholar, Dr. Vistasp M. Karbhari took office in June 2013 as the eighth president of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). As president, he is committed to advancing UTA’s national and international profile while strengthening excellence in research and teaching and ensuring the success of UTA’s students in campus-based and online degree programs in Texas and around the world. In the 2017-18 academic year, UTA served almost 60,000 students through these programs. Under his leadership, UTA has achieved Carnegie R-1 status, was named a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and is ranked as the top educational institution in the State of Texas for Veterans and Adult Learners, in addition to having nationally ranked programs in each of UTA’s schools and colleges. Prior to joining UTA, President Karbhari served at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (2008-2013), the University of California San Diego (1995-2008), and the University of Delaware (1991-1995). 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 organizations, including the National Academy of Inventors, the American Society of Civil Engineers, ASM International, the International Institute for Fiber-Reinforced Polymers in Construction, the International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, and the ASCE’s Structural Engineering Institute.

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2019 400 Most Influential People sponsored by Fort Worth Inc.
    • Dec  2019 Dallas 500 sponsored by D CEO Magazine
    • Dec  2019 Member sponsored by European Academy of Sciences and Arts
    • Feb  2019 Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award sponsored by US Pan Asian American Chamber-SW
    • Jan  2019 Global Vision Award sponsored by Greater Dallas Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce
    • Dec  2018 Distinguished Visitor Award sponsored by Dayananda Sagar Institutions, Bangalore, India
    • Dec  2018 400 Most Influential People sponsored by Fort Worth Inc.
    • Dec  2018 Dallas 500 sponsored by D CEO Magazine
    • Dec  2017 Dallas 500 sponsored by D CEO Magazine
    • Dec  2016 Dallas 500 sponsored by D CEO Magazine

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

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    • Apr 2015 to Mar 2020 I/UCRC Phase I (Site Addition): Expansion of CICI to Add a New Site at UTA on Sustainable Utilization of Composites in Infrastructure Systems sponsored by  -  $357000
      (Funded)