Event: Dedication ceremony for the Larry R. Faulkner Nanoscience and Technology Building. When: Thursday, Oct. 27. Ceremony 4:30–5:30 p.m. Building tours 5:30–7 p.m. Where: Larry R. Faulkner Nanoscience and Technology (FNT) Building on The University of Texas at Austin campus near East 24th Street and Speedway. Background: The University of Texas at Austin’s Larry R.… » Continue Reading
Dr. Peter Rossky, the Marvin K. Collie-Welch Regents Chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Rossky is one of 71 members chosen this year in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original scientific research. The… » Continue Reading
The University of Texas at Austin's nanoscience building has been named the Larry R. Faulkner Nano Science and Technology Building by the UT System Board of Regents in recognition of former President Faulkner's leadership in bringing the university's nanotechnology program to national prominence.
Conventional solar cell efficiency could be increased from the current limit of 30 percent to more than 60 percent, suggests new research on semiconductor nanocrystals, or quantum dots, led by chemist Xiaoyang Zhu at The University of Texas at Austin.
The University of Texas at Austin Receives $56 Million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
University of Texas at Austin researchers have received 123 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants for nearly $56 million.
Green, Texas: Texans like to think of themselves as the best. Over the past decade, environmentalists have rated the state No. 1, but not in a good way: number one for per capita energy consumption, major environmental complaints and emission of air pollution and greenhouse gases. What if the state could add a new ranking: No. 1 in green energy. Sound far fetched? It's not, according to Michael Webber, an energy specialist at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering and Jackson School of Geosciences, where he is associate director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy.
Solar Cells, Batteries and Geological Storage Research Receive $30.5 Million at The University of Texas at Austin
With two $15 million grants, scientists and engineers aim to revolutionize solar cells and provide the fundamental science for geological storage of greenhouse gases as part of two Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) established at The University of Texas at Austin by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).