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UT Engineer Named Dean of Cockrell School

UT Engineer Named Dean of Cockrell School

AUSTIN, Texas —  Sharon L. Wood has been named the ninth dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. A professor of structural engineering and an expert on the earthquake response of concrete structures, Wood has served as interim dean since October 2013 and will assume the post permanently…   » Continue Reading

Six Faculty Members Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin

Six faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been named to the university's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2014, said Gregory L. Fenves, executive vice president and provost.

Energy Secretary Moniz Commends UT Austin for Fostering Energy Research and Spurring Commercialization

Energy Secretary Moniz Commends UT Austin for Fostering Energy Research and Spurring Commercialization

Academic institutions such as The University of Texas at Austin serve an essential role in furthering scientific research that can help drive the commercialization of transformative products and services, said U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a visit to Austin on Thursday.

Provost Among Four UT Austin Engineers Elected to National Academy, the Highest Number of Members Elected Among U.S. Universities in 2014

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced today that Gregory L. Fenves, executive vice president and provost of The University of Texas at Austin, is one of four professors from the Cockrell School of Engineering to be elected to the prestigious academy this year.

Cockrell School of Engineering Ranks 3rd in National Graduation Rates for Minorities

The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering ranks third in the nation and first in Texas in graduating minority students, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s annual list.

Earthquake Researcher, Engineering Administrator Appointed Interim Dean of Cockrell School

Earthquake Researcher, Engineering Administrator Appointed Interim Dean of Cockrell School

AUSTIN, Texas — Sharon L. Wood has been appointed interim dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering. Wood, a structural engineer and chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, will assume her new role Oct. 1. She replaces Gregory L. Fenves, who will become the university’s new executive vice president and provost…   » Continue Reading

Professor Credited for Development of the Lithium-Ion Battery Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Professor Credited for Development of the Lithium-Ion Battery Elected to National Academy of Sciences

John Goodenough, a mechanical engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin who is widely credited for the scientific discovery and development of the lithium-ion rechargeable battery, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Goodenough was among 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 15 countries elected into the academy for…   » Continue Reading

$2.5 Million Awarded to Develop Better Heart Valve Treatment

A University of Texas at Austin professor and his research collaborators have been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to conduct research that will significantly increase our knowledge about artificial heart valves and lead to the development of valves that are more…   » Continue Reading

Jayathi Murthy Named Chair of Mechanical Engineering Department at Cockrell School of Engineering

Jayathi Murthy Named Chair of Mechanical Engineering Department at Cockrell School of Engineering

Jayathi Y. Murthy, a professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, has been named chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Gregory L. Fenves Appointed Dean of University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering

Dr. Gregory L. Fenves Appointed Dean of University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering

Dr. Gregory L. Fenves, international expert in structural engineering and former chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, has been appointed dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.