Research

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.
A Better Way From Here to There
Longhorn Game Changer Chandra Bhat is an expert in understanding how people move through urban environments. His work on long-term transportation planning may help gridlock disappear.
Five Great UT Ideas
From 3-D printing to a battery used by millions, these inventions from UT researchers are worth knowing about. Read more.
Know - Your connection to a world of ideas
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.
Longhorn Game Changer Chandra Bhat is an expert in understanding how people move through urban environments. His work on long-term transportation planning may help gridlock disappear.
From 3-D printing to a battery used by millions, these inventions from UT researchers are worth knowing about. Read 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: Nov. 10

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

Published: Nov. 4

Chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park. Photo: Ian Gilby.

Published: Nov. 3

A new analysis from The University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Geophysics suggests a deep oceanic gateway, shown in blue, developed between the Pacific and Iapetus oceans immediatel

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