Event: "Global Perspectives on Technology Transfer and Commercialization." When: Thursday and Friday, May 7 and 8. Where: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. A map is available online. Background: The IC2 Institute has gathered some of its Fellows from around the world to provide insight and perspective on the challenges of moving research from laboratories… » Continue Reading
University of Texas at Austin Biologists and Engineers in $25 Million Project to Develop Jet Fuel from Algal Oil
Biologists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to be a part of a $25 million project that would transform algal oil to jet fuel.
Read the research blog Further Findings. This week the blog highlights a quirky but key prop in the Robert De Niro Collection at the Harry Ransom Center. Research Prizes and Honors [Have you or a colleague won a research-related prize or honor? Let the Research Alert know.] ENGINEER ELECTED TO AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS &… » Continue Reading
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin Chamber of Commerce Present an Industry Open House, Focused on Clean Energy
Event: The University of Texas at Austin's University Office of Corporate Relations and the Austin Chamber of Commerce have invited local clean energy companies to an open house to meet with university programs, departments and services dealing with clean energy. When: Wednesday, April 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Events of potential media interest include: Brief program from… » Continue Reading
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) has named Dan C. Stanzione Jr. to the newly created position of deputy director at the center. As deputy director, Stanzione will track the center’s vision, strategy and planning, ensure effective and efficient operations of center-wide activities and programs, and articulate the center’s impact and plans to the broader scientific community. He will also play a key role in funding new activities through proposals and partnerships. He will officially begin in this role in June 2009.
Event: At the Ready to Commercialize 2008 conference, faculty from The University of Texas at Austin present inventions available for licensing and panels of national and international experts talk about technology transfer and start-up investing.
A conference on biosafety issues in university research will be held May 14 at The University of Texas at Austin.
VIDEO Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been a devastating weapon against United States armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. There have been more than 81,000 IED attacks in Iraq, which have accounted for about two-thirds of the American combat deaths. They have caused an even higher percentage of wounds. For Iraqis, IEDs have caused an… » Continue Reading
One hundred thirty-two students in 11 academic units at The University of Texas at Austin received fall 2007 Undergraduate Research Fellowships totaling $113,237.