Greetings, COE Faculty. Here is the faculty website template that will be integrated into the newly redesigned UTSA College of Engineering website – launching fall 2017! You will have your own, personal login and login information, and be able to edit and access your web page from any computer with internet access. No special programs or software required – just an internet connection!

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Manufacturing Systems and Automation Laboratory (MSA) is a state-of-the-art facility for teaching, research, and development in advanced manufacturing and supply chain design, modeling and management, which incorporates effective and efficient integration and synthesis of automation technologies, human resources, and decision-making models for design, planning, scheduling, and control of production of goods and delivery of services from a holistic perspective. MSA provides an excellent foundation with integrated hands-on applications for undergraduate and graduate-level courses and theses in the area of manufacturing, industrial and systems engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

The main areas of research are:

  • Modeling and optimization of supply chain and logistics problems with applications in bioenergy, sustainability, defense, manufacturing and healthcare.
  • Heuristics and metaheuristics for solving large-scale and complex engineering problems.
  • Statistical Quality Control and Reliability.

The MSA Laboratory was furnished with simulation, optimization and statistical software.

  • Simulation software: Promodel.
  • Optimization software: GAMS.
  • Statistical software: Minitab.

The following hardware was acquired: Dell Precision T7600N MT 1300W Workstation.

  • Operating System FreeDOS™ Operating System.
  • Processor Dual Eight Core XEON E5-2687W, 3.1GHz, 20M, 8.0 GT/s, Turbo+.
  • Memory 64GB, DDR3 RDIMM Memory, 1600MHz, ECC (8 x 8GB DIMMs).
  • Graphics Dual 2.5GB NVIDIA® Quadro® 5000, QUAD MON, 4DP & 2DVI.

The MSA laboratory also includes six cubicles, conference room, production, inspection, assembly, warehouse (RFID), enterprise resource planning, and shop floor control equipment and software.

Contact Information

Co-Director: Dr. Can Saygin
E-mail: can.saygin@utsa.edu

Co-Director: Dr. Krystel Castillo
Phone: (210) 458-8746


Research Thrusts

5G Communication
Quantum Information Systems 
Internet of Things (IoT)
Software Defined Radio (SDR)


Research Projects
“Novel Development of Broadband RF Underwater Communication Techniques in Support of Heterogeneous Underwater Network Technology,”(PI:  Dr. Brian Kelley), Total Amount: $239,741, WiNGS Lab,
Sept 1, 2016- March 3, 2018; Office of Naval Research (ONR) N00014-16-R-BA01, Special Notice: N00014-16-R-SN02.
“Testing Evaluation and Control of Heterogeneous Large Systems of Autonomous Vehicles (TECHLAV),” PI: Mo Jamshidi, (Co-PI: Dr. Kelley) Department of Defense (DoD) AFRL, $80K, WiNGS Lab, 2015-2019:  Research thrust is Resilient Control and Communications, D2D and IoT communications systems.
“Installation of Distributed Solar Energy Resources at UTSA Campus with Sensor Network Monitoring and Control,”  PI: Dr. Brian Kelley (Co-PIs Dr. Mo Jamshidi, Dr. Harihan Krishnaswami), $1,397,837, WiNGS Lab, Department of Energy (DOE), SECO Grant No. RE-AG1-2010 (smart grid solar distributed renewable energy with wireless sensor network, smart combiners, smart inverters, data loggers, controllers, network communications, and database storage on servers);   March 2010-June 2012.  Received accommodation from SECO for research and management effort.
“Distributed Solar Energy Deployment at UTSA Downtown Campus: Building Distribution, Vehicle Electrification, and Remote monitoring Agency,” PI: Dr. Brian Kelley (Co-PIs Dr. Mo Jamshidi, Dr. Harihan Krishnaswami),$1,005,000,WiNGS Lab, Department of Energy (DOE), SECO Grant No. DE-EE0000116,  smartgrid solar distributed renewable energy with wireless sensor network, smart combiners, data loggers, controllers, network communications, and database storage on servers connected to electric vehicle charging stations at the UTSA downtown campus; Jan 2011-June 2012.
 “Preliminary Investigations of Antennas and Multicarrier Communications Devices Supporting Broadband Underwater RF Communications”,  PI:  Dr. Kelley, $15000,  WiNGS Lab,  Department of Navy, Collaborators Dr. Krishna Naishadahm, Georgia Tech Research Institute sub-award, Feb 2011-Nov 2011.


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