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Professor Wins $750,000 Engineering Prize for Mobile Medical Tool

Professor Wins $750,000 Engineering Prize for Mobile Medical Tool

AUSTIN, Texas — Yuebing Zheng, a mechanical engineering assistant professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, was selected for the prestigious Beckman Young Investigator Award.

UT Austin Engineering Professor Makes Top Innovators Under 35 List

UT Austin Engineering Professor Makes Top Innovators Under 35 List

AUSTIN, Texas — MIT Technology Review has named Cockrell School of Engineering assistant professor Guihua Yu to its prestigious list of the world’s top 35 Innovators Under the age of 35. Yu was chosen for his work developing materials that could drive advancements in energy storage, health monitoring and environmental cleanup.

Engineers Build World’s Smallest, Fastest Nanomotor

Engineers Build World’s Smallest, Fastest Nanomotor

AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built the smallest, fastest and longest-running tiny synthetic motor to date. The team’s nanomotor is an important step toward developing miniature machines that could one day move through the body to administer insulin for diabetics when needed, or…   » Continue Reading

UT Austin Engineers Build First Nonreciprocal Acoustic Circulator: A One-Way Sound Device

UT Austin Engineers Build First Nonreciprocal Acoustic Circulator: A One-Way Sound Device

A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering has built the first-ever circulator for sound.

UT Austin Researchers Grow Large Graphene Crystals That Have Exceptional Electrical Properties

When it comes to the growth of graphene — an ultrathin, ultrastrong, all-carbon material — it is survival of the fittest, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

Donald D. Harrington Fellows to Present April 10 Symposium at Amarillo Country Club

The Donald D. Harrington Fellows Program of The University of Texas at Austin will sponsor its annual luncheon and research symposium at noon Wednesday, April 10, at the Amarillo Country Club.

Two University of Texas Engineering Professors and Two Alumni Elected to National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced today that two professors and two alumni from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected to the prestigious academy.

Study Determines Theoretical Energy Benefits and Potential of Algae Fuels

Study Determines Theoretical Energy Benefits and Potential of Algae Fuels

It's theoretically possible to produce about 500 times as much energy from algae fuels as is needed to grow the fuels, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. However, limited by existing technology, the researchers found in a separate study that their algae growing facility is getting out…   » Continue Reading

Provost Names New Leadership for Gender Equity Issues

Janet Ellzey, vice provost for international programs at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named to oversee gender equity issues at the university.  She will also retain her duties as vice provost for international programs.

“Parkinsonian” Worms May Hold the Key to Identifying Drugs for Parkinson’s Disease, Says Scientist

“Parkinsonian” Worms May Hold the Key to Identifying Drugs for Parkinson’s Disease, Says Scientist

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a simple test, using dopamine-deficient worms, for identifying drugs that may help people with Parkinson’s disease.