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Graphene, the Promising “Wonder” Material for Nanoelectronics, Now Passes Heat Transfer Test

The single-atom thick material graphene maintains its high thermal conductivity when supported by a substrate, a critical step to advancing the material from a laboratory phenomenon to a useful component in a range of nano-electronic devices, researchers report in the April 9 issue of the journal Science.

Three Innovators Receive O’Donnell Awards from Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas

Three Innovators Receive O’Donnell Awards from Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas

Three University of Texas at Austin faculty received 2010 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Awards from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) at their annual conference on Jan. 7.

Engineers Host Benefit Concert for Global Communities in Need

Event: Students from the Cockrell School of Engineering will hold a benefit concert, featuring When the Lights Turn Red, to support water projects for rural communities in South America and Africa. When: 6-11 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6. Where: Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 E 38th 1/2 St. Background: Recognizing that nearly 20 percent of the world's population…   » Continue Reading

White House Presents 2009 Enrico Fermi Award to John Goodenough for Lifetime Achievements

White House Presents 2009 Enrico Fermi Award to John Goodenough for Lifetime Achievements

The University of Texas at Austin engineering Professor John Goodenough, who developed materials critical to the development of lightweight and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries, ushering in the wireless revolution, has been awarded the Enrico Fermi Award, one of the most distinguished science and technology honors given by the White House.

Director of New Energy Institute Named at The University of Texas at Austin

Director of New Energy Institute Named at The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Raymond Lee Orbach, the U.S. Department of Energy's first undersecretary for science, has been appointed director of The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, a multi-disciplinary institute that combines the strengths of the university's schools and colleges to advance solutions to today's energy-related challenges.

Schmidt to Receive Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award for 2009

Dr. Philip S. Schmidt, the Donald J. Douglass Centennial Professor in Engineering, has been selected to receive the Chancellor's Council Outstanding Teaching Award for 2009.

Faster Computers, Electronic Devices Possible After Scientists Create Large-Area Graphene on Copper

The creation of large-area graphene using copper may enable the manufacture of new graphene-based devices that meet the scaling requirements of the semiconductor industry, leading to faster computers and electronics, according to a team of scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.

Professors Janet Ellzey and Gretchen Ritter Appointed Vice Provosts at The University of Texas at Austin

Professors Janet Ellzey and Gretchen Ritter Appointed Vice Provosts at The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Gretchen Ritter, a professor of government and a fellow of the Alma Madden Professorship at The University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Janet Ellzey, professor of mechanical engineering and assistant dean for international engineering education, have been appointed vice provosts at The University of Texas at Austin, Provost Steven Leslie said Tuesday.

Engineers Develop Method to Disperse Chemically Modified Graphene in Organic Solvents

A method for creating dispersed and chemically modified graphene sheets in a wide variety of organic solvents has been developed by a University of Texas at Austin engineering team led by Professor Rod Ruoff, opening the door to use graphene in a host of important materials and applications such as conductive films, polymer composites, ultracapacitors,…   » Continue Reading

Nuclear Fusion-Fission Hybrid Could Destroy Nuclear Waste and Contribute to Carbon-Free Energy Future

Nuclear Fusion-Fission Hybrid Could Destroy Nuclear Waste and Contribute to Carbon-Free Energy Future

Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin have designed a new system that, when fully developed, would use fusion to eliminate most of the transuranic waste produced by nuclear power plants.