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T. A. Walton

T. A. Walton

NCREPT Managing Director, GRAPES Managing Director

College of Engineering

(ELEG)-Electrical Engineering

Phone: 479-575-4487

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At UA, T. A. is the Managing Director for the NCREPT Center (National Center for Reliable Electric Power Transmission), Managing Director of GRAPES (NSF Center for Grid-Connected Advanced Power Electronic Systems), and Outreach Director for VICTER (Vertically Integrated Center for Transformative Energy Research).

T. Avery (“T. A.”) Walton received his B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1981. After a year in industry he returned to the U of A and completed an M. S. Degree in Chemical Engineering in December 1983. He continued studies at Clemson University in 1984.  T. A. was an NSF Graduate Fellow, DuPont National Graduate Fellow, and RC Edwards Graduate Fellow.

Prior to joining UA in 2008 TA enjoyed a 25+ year professional career which included experience with DuPont Clinical Systems, W.R. Grace Cryovac Division Meat Bag Research and Development, and a 23 year career with Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company. T.A.’s expertise areas include R&D, Manufacturing Operations, Human Resources Management and Sales/Customer Development.

T. A. is a member of the UA Chancellor's Society, UA Chemical Engineering Academy and the UA Black Alumni Association Board of Directors. He and his wife Vivian sponsor Freshman book scholarships for children of U of A system Black Alumni.  TA is a George Washington Carver Summer Mentor.   He actively recruits for UA, partnering with the College of Engineering, Graduate Recruiting Office and Honors College in efforts to identify and matriculate high-potential students from the Arkansas Delta Area.

T. A. serves in his community as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.


  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas
  • Additional Studies, Chemical Engineering, Clemson University