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Engineering Professor Thomas Milner Named UT Austin’s Inventor of the Year

Researcher’s findings help detect and diagnose threatening illnesses

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 Austin Names Director for Commercialization Efforts

UT Austin Names Director for Commercialization Efforts

The University of Texas at Austin has appointed Dan Sharp, a veteran intellectual property and technology lawyer, to be the director of the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) and associate vice president for research. Sharp’s appointment, effective Jan. 1, comes after an extensive search of candidates and a review of leading technology commercialization offices across the country.

University to Honor Researchers as Inventors of the Year

The University of Texas at Austin will recognize two researchers whose work is changing the way a major high-technology industry makes its products. The faculty members will be announced at the Inventor Award Ceremony & Reception on Thursday, Dec. 6.

‘Investor-Ready’ Startups Showcased at Global Venture Labs Investment Competition

The Global Venture Labs Investment Competition (Global VLIC), the longest-running investment competition for graduate student entrepreneurs, will be held May 2-5 at The University of Texas at Austin. The "Super Bowl of business plan competitions," this year’s Global VLIC features more than 40 teams that gained eligibility by winning a regional new venture competition in the U.S.…   » Continue Reading

Texas Venture Labs Selects New Startups, Announces Partnership with GE

Texas Venture Labs (TVL) has accepted 10 new portfolio companies for the spring semester. The accepted companies are equally divided into one of two stages — early development stage, with a business plan, executive team and need for capital, and funded stage, which comprises companies that have a product, have had an early round of…   » Continue Reading

University of Texas at Austin Honors World-Changing Achievements of Two Faculty Inventors

Event: The first University of Texas at Austin Inventor of the Year Awards, honoring professors John Goodenough and Adam Heller. Their inventions in energy and healthcare have had societal and economic impact throughout the world. When: 5:30-7 p.m., Dec. 6 Where: Ballroom, AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin, Texas, 78705 Background:…   » Continue Reading

“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.

The University of Texas at Austin Announces Agreement for Rechargeable Battery Patents with Hydro-Quebec

The University of Texas at Austin has announced an agreement with Canada-based Hydro-Quebec for lithium-ion material technology invented and patented by Dr. John Goodenough, a world-renowned scientist at the university.

Enhanced Electrical Energy Storage May Result from Research at The University of Texas at Austin

Enhanced Electrical Energy Storage May Result from Research at The University of Texas at Austin

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have created a new porous, three-dimensional carbon that can be used as a greatly enhanced supercapacitor, holding promise for energy storage in everything from energy grids and electric cars to consumer electronics.