Volume X / 2021
The University of Texas at Arlington | College of Engineering

In Memoriam

Kamisetty Rao

Kamisetty R. “K.R.” Rao

Kamisetty R. “K.R.” Rao, 89, January 15, Arlington. One of the college’s longest-serving faculty members, the electrical engineering Professor was a groundbreaking researcher whose influence on the field of digital signal and image processing has endured for decades. In 1974, he was credited with co-inventing Discrete Cosine Transform. Over his 54-year tenure at UTA, Dr. Rao wrote dozens of research papers and books and mentored 116 master’s and 33 doctoral students.

Paul E. Andrews, Jr.

Paul E. Andrews Jr.

Paul E. Andrews Jr., 78, February 27, Fort Worth. A longtime friend of UTA, Andrews was founder and CEO of TTI Inc., a company that sells electronics components. An avid car aficionado, he donated funds to establish the Dr. Bob Woods Chair in Automotive Engineering for the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.


John M. Loftis (’63 B.S., Mechanical Engineering) 81, Dec. 9, 2020, Beaufort, South Carolina.
Jack W. Brannon (’64 Industrial Engineering) 84, Jan. 24, Duncanville, Texas.
James “Jim” D. Chaney (’64 B.S., Mechanical Engineering) Dec. 5, 2020.
Claude R. Conwell (’67 B.S., Industrial Engineering) 77, Nov. 5, 2020, Azle, Texas.
H. J. “Lindy” Linduff (’69 M.S., Mechanical Engineering) 87, Jan. 25, Hurst, Texas.


Roy Neal Staton Sr. (’71 M.S., Mechanical Engineering) 83, Jan. 3, Arlington.
Dennis Barnett Wadsworth (’73 B.S., Mechanical Engineering) 72, March 11, Wichita Falls, Texas.
Michael Jay Buckley (’75 M.S., Civil Engineering) 70, Nov. 21, 2020, Granbury, Texas.
Phil Alford Houston (’78 B.S., Mechanical Engineering) 64, Feb. 15, Carrolton, Texas.
Jerald W. Kunkel (’79 BS, ’94 M.S., Civil Engineering) 74, March 11, Fort Worth.


Stephen Ray Payne (’82 B.S., Electrical Engineering) 65, Feb. 22, Bonham, Texas.


Michael Leo Barclay (’91 B.S., Mechanical Engineering) 69, Nov. 8, 2020, Fort Worth.