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.

Research news from The University of Texas at Austin and other leading universities.

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