Research

Love Coffee? Make Sure Your Brew is Sustainable
Before you brew that next pot of coffee, read why one UT professor says you should make sure it's shade-grown.
Pieces of Pi
Scientists and mathematicians at UT Austin have reasons to celebrate pi year round, not just on Pi Day, March 14.
This Semester I'm Working On … Researching Autism and Parental Stress
This new series explores what Longhorns are passionately pursuing during their time on campus. Click to hear from psychology major and student researcher Kassandra Martinez.
Raise the (Solar) Roof: Students Building Solar Home
UT students were selected to design a solar-powered home for a U.S. Department of Energy competition. Learn about "Nexushaus," plus more solar projects powered by Longhorns.
How to Teach Tolerance
To avoid another Ferguson, we need to start teaching tolerance -- in kindergarten. Read this op-ed from three UT researchers in education.
Know - Your connection to a world of ideas
Before you brew that next pot of coffee, read why one UT professor says you should make sure it's shade-grown.
Scientists and mathematicians at UT Austin have reasons to celebrate pi year round, not just on Pi Day, March 14.
This new series explores what Longhorns are passionately pursuing during their time on campus. Click to hear from psychology major and student researcher Kassandra Martinez.
UT students were selected to design a solar-powered home for a U.S. Department of Energy competition. Learn about "Nexushaus," plus more solar projects powered by Longhorns.
To avoid another Ferguson, we need to start teaching tolerance -- in kindergarten. Read this op-ed from three UT researchers in education.

Recovery Act

The University of Texas at Austin has received $129 million for research through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Research investment includes major pieces of instrumentation, investigations in health, energy, infrastructure and other areas, and expanding supercomputing capabilties.

Read more about the university's research through federal economic Recovery Act funds.

Researchers from the undergraduate level to the Nobel Prize explore, discover and innovate in the arts, humanities and sciences and across disciplinary boundaries. The impact of the university's research ripples through Texas and around the world.

Research Facts

Todd Ditmire and the Petawatt Laser$1.1 billion was awarded in sponsored research over the past two years.

$40 million over the past two years in revenue from the licensing of university technology.

The university runs one of the world's fastest supercomputers and one of the most powerful lasers.

About 800 patents have been awarded to the university.

The university's 13 libraries hold more than ten million volumes.

The Harry Ransom Center displays a Gutenberg bible and the world's first photo.

Quetzalcoatlus, the largest flying creature ever discovered, was found by a university student. A replica is on display at the Texas Memorial Museum.

Featured Research

The National Science Foundation, the National Cancer Institute, a charitable organization, and a foundation have established a new public-private partnership that is committing $11.5 million towards “transformational, theoretical biophysics that could have a significant impact on cancer research and treatment.”  The effort represents a fine example of ‘convergence’ – the merging of research in life sciences with the physical, computational and engineering sciences – that was the topic of the last (June 2014) GUIRR meeting.

View the NSF Press Release

Research News

Published: April 10

James Pennebaker is the Liberal Arts Regents Centennial Professor of Psychology.

Published: April 7

Although the City of Austin exceeds the national average of residents who use the Internet, not all residents report equal access.

Published: April 2

A printer’s ornament on the title pages of William Shakespeare's earliest works suggests that from an early stage in his career, the poet received significant support in fashioning a unique brand.

In an essay forthcoming in Shakespeare Quarterly, Douglas Bruster, an English professor at The University of Texas at Austin, draws on archival research to identify an Elizabethan “Shakespeare brand” in the decorative headpiece printed on the title pages of the poems “Venus and Adonis” and “The Rape of Lucrece.”

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