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Prominent Chemist Paul Barbara Dies at 57

Prominent Chemist Paul Barbara Dies at 57

Chemistry Professor Paul F. Barbara, 57, one of The University of Texas at Austin's most prominent scientists, died on Oct. 31 due to complications following cardiac arrest.

The University of Texas at Austin Receives $56 Million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

University of Texas at Austin researchers have received 123 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants for nearly $56 million.

Lower-Cost Solar Cells to Be Printed Like Newspaper, Painted on Rooftops

Lower-Cost Solar Cells to Be Printed Like Newspaper, Painted on Rooftops

Solar cells could soon be produced more cheaply using nanoparticle "inks" that allow them to be printed like newspaper or painted onto the sides of buildings or rooftops to absorb electricity-producing sunlight.

Researchers put state at forefront of renewable energy revolution

Researchers put state at forefront of renewable energy revolution

Green, Texas: Texans like to think of themselves as the best. Over the past decade, environmentalists have rated the state No. 1, but not in a good way: number one for per capita energy consumption, major environmental complaints and emission of air pollution and greenhouse gases. What if the state could add a new ranking: No. 1 in green energy. Sound far fetched? It's not, according to Michael Webber, an energy specialist at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering and Jackson School of Geosciences, where he is associate director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy.

Solar Cells, Batteries and Geological Storage Research Receive $30.5 Million at The University of Texas at Austin

With two $15 million grants, scientists and engineers aim to revolutionize solar cells and provide the fundamental science for geological storage of greenhouse gases as part of two Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) established at The University of Texas at Austin by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).