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Dr Vistasp Karbhari

[Dr Vistasp Karbhari]

Professor
Last Updated: July 28, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Processing & mechanics of composites, deterioration science of polymers & composites, bio-materials, infrastructure renewal, multi-threat (incl. blast) mitigation, sustainability, impact/damage/crash energy management, nondestructive assessment, wireless sensing, damage prognosis, structural health monitoring.

Higher education issues including enhancing access, inclusivity and comprehensive excellence, eliminating inequities in higher ed, incorporating technology to enhance efficacy and efficiency, digital learning, structured pathways and articulated transfer, education of non-traditional students and working professionals, education in an age of rapid information and technology convergence, enhancing innovation and transforming the knowledge enterprise.

Research Keywords

Research Keywords
Composites, Mechanics, Infrastructure, Rehabilitation, Aerospace, Durability

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Composites - Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing
Fracture Mechanics
Mechanics of Materials
Infrastructure Rehabilitation

Appointments

Appointments

    • June 2013 to Present Professor
      Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • June 2013 to Present Professor
      Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • June 2013 to Mar 2020 President
      University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX, United States)
    • Sept 2008 to May 2013 Professor
      Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville (Huntsville, AL, United States)
    • Sept 2008 to May 2013 Professor
      Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville (Huntsville, AL, United States)
    • Sept 2008 to May 2013 Provost and Executive Vice-President
      University of Alabama in Huntsville (Huntsville, AL, United States)

Memberships

    • 2020 to Present American Society of Civil Engineers
    • 2020 to Present ASM International
    • 2020 to Present International Institute for FRP in Construction
    • 2020 to Present International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructures
    • 2016 to Present American Association for the Advancement of Science

Awards and Honors

    •  2020 Dallas 500 sponsored by D CEO Magazine
    • Nov  2020 Fellow sponsored by American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    •  2019 400 Most Influential People sponsored by Fort Worth Inc.
    •  2019 Dallas 500 sponsored by D CEO Magazine
    •  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
    •  2018 400 Most Influential People sponsored by Fort Worth Inc.
    •  2018 Dallas 500 sponsored by D CEO Magazine
    • May  2018 Champions Education Award sponsored by AdvoCare
    •  2017 Dallas 500 sponsored by D CEO Magazine
    •  2017 Veterans Community Leadership Award sponsored by VetStarts, Arlington, TX
    • Oct  2017 Vanguard Award sponsored by LUNA Awards, Regional Hispanic Contractors Association
    •  2016 Dallas 500 sponsored by D CEO Magazine
    • Nov  2016 International Outreach Activities Award sponsored by Hashemite University, Jordan
    • Sep  2016 Distinguished Global Indian Speaker Award sponsored by Amity University Gurgaon, India
    • Sep  2016 Honorary Professor sponsored by Amity Universities, Gurgaon, India
    • May  2016 STEM Education Award sponsored by General Motors Arlington
    • Nov  2015 SDPS Award of Excellence sponsored by Society for Design and Process Science
    • Apr  2015 Fellow sponsored by Structural Engineering Institute of the ASCE
    •  2014 Fellow sponsored by American Society of Civil Engineers
    •  2014 Fellow sponsored by International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure
    •  2014 GDIACC Award sponsored by Greater Dallas Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Dallas, TX
    • Sep  2014 Outstanding Leader in the Field of Education Award sponsored by US India Chamber of Commerce DFW
    • May  2014 Outstanding Scholar/Administrator Award sponsored by Indian American Friendship Council, Dallas, TX
    •  2013 Fellow sponsored by National Academy of Inventors
    •  2011 Fellow sponsored by ASM International
    •  2010 Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Science, Technology, Education and Economic Development for the State of AL sponsored by Alabama-India Business Partnership,
    •  2006 Best Paper Award sponsored by European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring
    •  2006 Fellow sponsored by International Institute for FRP in Construction
    •  2006 IIFC Presidents Award sponsored by International Institute for FRP in Construction
    •  2003 Faculty Award sponsored by ASNT
    •  2000 Best Paper Award, High Temperature and Environmental Effects Division sponsored by American Society of Composites,
    •  1999 Best Paper Award sponsored by Composites Institute International
    •  1997 CAREER AWard sponsored by National Science Foundation
    •  1997 Powell Faculty Fellowship sponsored by UCSD
    •  1996 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation, Innovative Concept Category sponsored by Civil Engineering Research Foundation
    •  1992 Best Paper Award in Materials sponsored by ASM/ESD Advanced Composites Conference

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Feb 2021 to Aug 2022 Prediction of Pavement Using Field Sampling, Image Processing, and Statistical Modeling sponsored by  -  $2839031
      (Funded)
    • June 2021 to Dec 2021 Predict Remaining Service Life of Existing Pavement Types and Develop Sustainable and Low-Maintenance Cost-Effective Pavement with 100-Year Service Life sponsored by  -  $49000
      (Funded)
    • 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)

Publications

Presentations

    • October  2020
      Karbhari, Vistasp (Panelist), "Best Practices for Industry-Academia Collaboration in R&D", IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, India. (October 27, 2020).
    • October  2020
      Karbhari, Vistasp (Author & Presenter), "The Role of Higher Education in Integrating Science, Religion & Philosophy in a Chaotic World", MIT-WPU, Pune, India. (October 3, 2020).
    • January  2020
      Karbhari, Vistasp, "Guiding Principles As You Begin a New Chapter of Your Life", MIT-WPU, Pune, India. (January 11, 2020).
    • September  2019
      Karbhari, Vistasp (Author & Presenter), "Data and Technology Contributions to Completion", Lumina Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT. (September 30, 2019).
    • September  2019
      Karbhari, Vistasp (Author & Presenter), "Re-envisioning Higher Education in an Era of TEchnology Convergence", Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), Dhaka, Bangladesh. (September 6, 2019).
    • May  2019
      Karbhari, Vistasp (Author & Presenter), "Congratulations - Destiny Awaits", Harmony School of Innovation, Fort Worth. (May 25, 2019).

Courses

      • CE 5305-001 FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE
        (Course Id: 102245)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021

Service to the University

    • 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      Dept. Ranking Committee
    • 2020 to  Present Committee Member
      MAE P&T Committee
    • Past to  Feb 2021 Reviewer
      Civil Engineering Research Enhancement Program Review

Service to the Profession

    • Nov 2020 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Infrastructures
    • Apr 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Book
      Elsevier


    • 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      ASTM Journal of Testing & Evaluation
    • 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Composites A
      Reviewer
    • 2020 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring
      Review of Journal Paper
    • 2010 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      International Journal of Sustainable Materials and Structural Systems
    • 2010 to  Present
      Editor, Associate Editor
      Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring
    • 2007 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      ASTM Journal for Testing and Evaluation
    • 2004 to  Present
      Editor, Associate Editor
      International Journal of Materials and Product Technology
    • Jan 2021 to  Dec 2022
      Officer, Other Officer
      ISHMII


    • Past to  Feb 2021
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Academia Letters
    • Past to  Feb 2021
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Composites A
    • Past to  Jan 2021
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      ASTM Journal for Testing and Evaluation
    • Past to  Oct 2019
      Guest Editor of Special Issue on "advances in Seismic Performance Assessment and Improvement of Structures" with T. Zirakian, D.M. Boyajian and M.G. Melkumyan
      Advances in Civil Engineering
    • 2017 to  2017
      Committee Member
      CPUPC , Lamar Award Selection Committee

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • 2019 to  2020
      Chairperson
      Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Committee
    • 2018 to  2020
      Executive Committee Member
      Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce
    • 2018 to  2020
      Board Member
      Texas Health Resources Community Impact Board
    • 2013 to  2020
      Member
      Dallas Citizens Council
    • 2013 to  2020
      Board Member
      Fort Worth Chamber
    • 2013 to  2020
      Board Member
      Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce
    • 2013 to  2020
      Board Member
      North Texas Commission
    • 2013 to  2020
      Board Member
      North Texas Leaders and Executive Advocating Diversity (LEAD)
    • Past to  2019
      Committee Member
      Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Entrepreneurship Advisory Council
    • 2018 to  2019
      Chairperson
      North Texas Leaders and Executive Advocating Diversity (LEAD)
    • 2013 to  2019
      Board Member
      Dallas Regional Chamber, Board of Directors
    • 2015 to  2018
      Board Member
      Texas Health Resources Southwest Zone Strategic Planning & Deployment Subcommittee Board
    • Past to  2017
      Chairperson
      Dallas Regional Chamber, University Council
    • 2009 to  2013
      Board Member
      Alabama India Business Partnership, Board of Directors