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Wednesday, Sep 07, 2022 • Linsey Retcofsky : Contact

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From left, Yi Hong, Venu Varanasi and Muthu Wijesundara.

Inventors from The University of Texas at Arlington received 17 patents in 2021, contributing to the University of Texas System’s overall ranking of No. 3 in the list of Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2021.
UT institutions have earned one of the top five spots in this ranking for four consecutive years.
These rankings, compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association, are based on data obtained from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
“UT Arlington is a research environment on the rise,” said James Grover, interim vice president for research. “Our scientists and researchers have committed their careers to discovery and innovation to meet the needs of communities in Texas and beyond.”
UTA patent recipients include:
UTA’s total research expenditures were approximately $117 million in 2021. The University’s ever-growing research portfolio attracts high-achieving students and faculty from across Texas and around the globe, all coming to Arlington to learn, teach, innovate and advance fields of knowledge across subjects as diverse as health care and hypersonics. Faculty and students engage in research on health disparities, gerontology, critical Texas infrastructure for transportation and natural disaster planning, advanced aviation technology, composite materials and much more.


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