Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\Top banner title.pngDescription: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\Orange Ribbon.png

Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\OSA_hh.png

Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\alignment.png

Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\SWLI.jpg

Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\CAM_DVT_image.png

Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\ring light.png

Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\Plasticity.png

Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\Rong_small.png


Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\Home_btn.png

Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\Research_btn.png

Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\teaching_btn.png

Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\Publication_btn.png

Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\group_btn.png

Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\Facilities_btn.png

Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\Contact_btn.png



Position Openings


Graduate Research Assistantships on Mechanics or Instrumentation


Welcome to the Advanced Sensor Technology Laboratory (ASTL)

The missions of the Advanced Sensor Technology Laboratory (ASTL) are focused on: 1) developing state-of-the-art sensor technologies for Structural Health Monitoring and bio-medical applications; and 2) providing a multi-disciplinary learning environment for the students to participate in world class research activities.

Current research projects at ASTL cover a broad range of topics, including:

Smart sensing and dynamic fitting for enhanced comfort and performance of prosthetics

An integrated experimental-numerical framework for early fatigue damage study

Simultaneous strain and temperature measurement using a single fiber Bragg grating with a thermochromic coating

SmartWalker a new design of rolling walker to reduce falls and walker-use related side effects

Distributed wireless antenna sensors for boiler condition monitoring

Remote generation and steering of ultrasound using microwave

This site contains further information on the Advanced Sensor Technology Laboratory (ASTL). Contact and communications welcome.


In the News:




9/11/2014: News report on the smart prosthetic socket development for veterans.

9/11/2014: ASTL receives a grant from the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). This three-year grant will support ASTL and it collaborators at the UT Southwestern Medical School and the UTA Research Institute to develop smart prosthetic sockets for veterans.

9/3/2014: ASTL receives a grant from the 2014 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). This award supports the acquisition of an in-situ micro/nano mechanical characterization system consisting of a compact mechanical tester, a Scanning Whitelight Interferometric (SWLI) surface profiler, and an Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) module.

8/26/2014: ASTL receives a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). This three year grant will support the investigation of a physics-based data-driven framework for early fatigue damage study.

8/7/2014: ASTL receives a grant from the Department of Energy (DOE) University Coal Research (UCR) program. This three year grant will support the development of distributed wireless antenna sensors for boiler condition monitoring.

6/11/2014: ASTL received a grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). This grant will support the development of optical fiber sensors for simultaneous strain and temperature measurement.

5/30/2014: ASTL received a grant from the Texas Medical Research Consortium (TxMRC). Collaborating with two medical doctors at University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), ASTL will develop SmartWalkers instrumented with various sensors for monitoring the health conditions of nursing home patients.

01/22/2013: A group of four Mechanical Engineering students will undertake the Smart shoe project for their senior design course

10/15/2012: Dr. Oleg Bobrenkov joins ASTL as a post-doctoral fellow

09/20/2012: Undergraduate student Ya-yu Monica Hew is honored during the Pioneer Banquet of the 2012 ASME SMASIS conference as the finalist of the student hardware competition

09/01/2012: Zhihui Li joins ASTL as a visiting scholar

09/01/2012: Graduate student Farshad Zahedi and Jun Yao join ASTL

08/13/2012: Irshad Mohammad receives his PhD in Mechanical Engineering

07/11/2012: Undergraduate student Ya-yu Monica Hew won 2012 Boeing Engineering Students of the Year (see announcement at

03/28/2012: Undergraduate student Erica Castillo won the 2012 Goldwater Scholarship

06/01/2011: ASTL received funding from TxMRC program to study embedding shear/pressure sensors in shoes for diabetic foot diagnostics.

03/22/2011: Graduate student Irshad Mohammad won 3rd prize at the World Best Technologies (WBT) Innovation Marketplace.

10/01/2010: Undergraduate students Justin Erdmann and Daniel Paramo present papers at SMASIS 2010.


With gratitude and recognition to our fine sponsors:


Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\NSF_logo.bmp



Office of Naval Research



Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)



Description: nasalogo.jpg



Description: cdmrp_logo.jpg



Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\tsgc.jpg







Texas Ignition Fund



Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\PTAP.png


Description: C:\Users\Farshad\Documents\Farshad\ASTL\ASTL WebSite\Website\images\MAE_banner_v1.png

500 W. First Street, Arlington, TX 76019, Tel: 817-272-0563, Fax: 817-272-5010, Email:

Copyright @2006-2013, University of Texas at Arlington. All rights reserved. Last Updated 02/04/2013.