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Chemist Awarded $1.1 Million NIH Grant to Model “Long-Time” Molecular Movements

A University of Texas at Austin chemist has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand research modeling “long-time” biological processes down to the last atom. These simulations will model biological processes in atomic detail over wide ranges of time, from milliseconds to hours, allowing researchers to observe the fine…   » Continue Reading

Chemists Work to Desalt the Ocean for Drinking Water, One Nanoliter at a Time

Chemists Work to Desalt the Ocean for Drinking Water, One Nanoliter at a Time

By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, chemists have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that consumes less energy and is dramatically simpler than conventional techniques

UT Chemist Wins Japan Prize (50 Million Yen) for Innovative Semiconductor Materials

UT Chemist Wins Japan Prize (50 Million Yen) for Innovative Semiconductor Materials

Willson and a colleague first conceived of chemically amplifed resists in 1979, when Willson was a researcher at IBM Corp.

Origami-Inspired Paper Sensor Could Test for Malaria and HIV for Less than 10 Cents, Report Chemists

Origami-Inspired Paper Sensor Could Test for Malaria and HIV for Less than 10 Cents, Report Chemists

Inspired by the paper-folding art of origami, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a 3-D paper sensor that may be able to test for diseases such as malaria and HIV for less than 10 cents a pop.

New Molecule Has Potential to Help Treat Genetic Diseases and HIV

New Molecule Has Potential to Help Treat Genetic Diseases and HIV

Chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have created a molecule that's so good at tangling itself inside the double helix of a DNA sequence that it can stay there for up to 16 days before the DNA liberates itself, much longer than any other molecule reported.

Ransom Center Receives $10,000 Grant To Catalog Collection of Science Materials

Ransom Center Receives $10,000 Grant To Catalog Collection of Science Materials

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has received a $10,000 grant from the Friends of the Center for History of Physics at the American Institute of Physics to rehouse and rearrange its holdings of the Herschel family papers and to create an online finding…   » Continue Reading

Prominent Chemist Paul Barbara Dies at 57

Prominent Chemist Paul Barbara Dies at 57

Chemistry Professor Paul F. Barbara, 57, one of The University of Texas at Austin's most prominent scientists, died on Oct. 31 due to complications following cardiac arrest.

$12.5 Million National Science Foundation Grant to Fund UTeachEngineering Program for Educators

The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering, College of Natural Sciences and College of Education have been awarded $12.5 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to prepare educators to teach engineering to Texas high-school students.