Research

Building Blocks of Democracy: Now in Your Web Browser
The Constitute Project, developed by government professor Zachary Elkins, brings constitutions from all over the world into one handy, online resource.
Inventors of the Year Transforming Medical Field
[Video] One created tamper-proof technology for drug tablets, the other is developing a more targeted way to kill cancer cells. Learn about James McGinity and George Georgiou.
Making A Difference in 4/4 Time
UT's Miró Quartet does more than perform at the highest level they help with medical research on repetitive stress injuries. They're Longhorn Game Changers.
Green Thumbs, Healthy Kids
Jaimie Davis is proving that kids who garden eat better, have improved brain function, and have a lower risk of obesity and related diseases. University of Texas Elementary School students learn to garden. Photo by Alex Wang. It's no secret that the rate of childhood obesity in the United States is rising at an alarming [...]
Working on a Better Way to Treat Pertussis
[Video] Chemical engineer Jennifer Maynard is on the cusp of a new treatment for whooping cough, a devastating illness that kills 195,000 children each year. Learn more.
Know - Your connection to a world of ideas
The Constitute Project, developed by government professor Zachary Elkins, brings constitutions from all over the world into one handy, online resource.
[Video] One created tamper-proof technology for drug tablets, the other is developing a more targeted way to kill cancer cells. Learn about James McGinity and George Georgiou.
UT's Miró Quartet does more than perform at the highest level they help with medical research on repetitive stress injuries. They're Longhorn Game Changers.
Jaimie Davis is proving that kids who garden eat better, have improved brain function, and have a lower risk of obesity and related diseases. University of Texas Elementary School students learn to garden. Photo by Alex Wang. It's no secret that the rate of childhood obesity in the United States is rising at an alarming [...]
[Video] Chemical engineer Jennifer Maynard is on the cusp of a new treatment for whooping cough, a devastating illness that kills 195,000 children each year. Learn more.

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: Dec. 11

Siavash Mirarab, computer science graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, helped develop a new technique for estimating evolutionary relationships that allowed researchers to redraw the bird family tree.

Published: Nov. 20

Researchers in The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education have found that a blood flow impairment in blacks that puts them at higher risk for cerebrovascular diseases like stroke appears at a much earlier age than previously thought.

Published: Nov. 10

Radio wave circulator developed by researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering.

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