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Friday, August 16, 2013

How UT Austin engineers built 3-D manufacturing

This is the story of the birth of an industry in The University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in the 1980s.

It started when an undergraduate student had an idea while working a summer job. He asked for the help of a young and hungry assistant professor, who managed to get the project funded.

Soon enthusiastic, powerful and hardworking people defended its potential, and with a few strokes of luck, and a lot of just plain hard work, developed a
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Friday, December 7, 2012

Developers of Manufacturing Technology Named Inventors of the Year at UT Austin

The University of Texas at Austin honored two researchers whose collaboration led to a company that aims to change how electronics are made.

Professors C. Grant Willson and S.V. Sreenivasan received the Inventor of the Year award Thursday (Dec. 6, 2012) for developing a nanolithography process used for manufacturing computer chips, hard drives and other electronic components.

They took their research beyond the laboratory in co-founding Molecular Imprints Inc., an Austin-based company with more than 100 employees.

“I congratulate Professor Sreenivasan and Professor Willson for
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

This is the UT Austin program in Tom Friedman’s column

If you read Thomas Friedman’s column in the New York Times on Sunday (Nov. 6, 2011), you might have wondered about its reference to The University of Texas at Austin.

The reference was to a program that the university’s IC2 Institute operates to encourage and train entrepreneurs to develop businesses in India. It’s called the India Innovation Growth Program. IC2 operates similar programs in several countries, including South Korea and Kuwait.

Sid Burback, director of the IC2 Institute's Global Commercialization Group.

Sid Burback, director of the IC2 Institute’s Global Commercialization Group.

In working with Indian
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The image of cancer

There are more than 1.2 million cases of skin cancer in the United States each year.

Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a device that could reduce the need for biopsies that are performed to determine whether a growth is cancerous.

James Tunnell and his student researchers developed a pen-sized, light-based device for detecting skin cancers.

James Tunnell and his student researchers developed a pen-sized, light-based device for detecting skin cancers.

For every melanoma found, doctors perform approximately 50 biopsies. As a result, healthcare providers spend billions of dollars per year taking
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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Why your ride is more of a glide

In recent years, automobiles have become quieter and more comfortable.

For that you can thank an engineering professor at The University of Texas at Austin.

box4Dr. Jeffrey Bennighof, professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering, developed software that manufacturers have used to reduce noise and vibration.

The Automated Multilevel Substructuring (AMLS) software enables fast and accurate prediction of car vibrations over a wide frequency range on inexpensive computers. Analyses are done in hours on
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Monday, August 29, 2011

UT Austin displays significant inventions for regents

Two of The University of Texas at Austin’s significant inventions were highlighted for the Technology Transfer and Research Committee of the University of Texas Systems Board of Regents at an Aug. 24, 2011 meeting.

Richard Miller, chief commercialization officer at The University of Texas at Austin.

Richard Miller, chief commercialization officer at The University of Texas at Austin.

Both inventions bring significant benefits to society and revenue to the university, said Richard Miller, the chief commercialization officer of The University of Texas at Austin.

One invention has provided manufacturers with safe, reliable and rechargeable batteries
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