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Research & Initiatives

Inhalation Exposure to Pollutants in the Sleeping Microenvironment

Adults spend an average of 7.5 hours in bed per night, which corresponds to approximately one-third of our life. Previous research has found that we are exposed to numerous pollutants while sleeping, notably airborne al... More
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Advanced Design: Renewable Energy Innovation Lab (ARC 560R, ARC 696)

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a nationally recognized leader in buildings research combining renewable energy with innovative technologies to significantly reduce energy consumption in buildings. Bas... More
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Advanced Design: Sustainability Innovations Studio - Green Monsters (ARC 560R, ARC 696)

Sustainability Innovations is a studio sequence focused on achieving sustainable design solutions through a comprehensive, technologically progressive and a research oriented approach. More
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Advanced Studio in Sustainable Design (ARC 696)

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Faculty & Staff

Alford, Elizabeth

Elizabeth has taught design studios at UTSOA for six years, as well as a seminar on construction systems for houses. She is currently at work on a book titled "Site::Offsite; Architecture and the Factory-Built House," fo... More
Faculty & Staff

Almy, Dean

Applied Research in Sustainable Urbanism. Dallas Urban Laboratory More
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Assessing Energy Requirements and Material Flows of Selective Laser Sintering Nylon Powder

Selective laser sintering (SLS) is a laser-based, additive manufacturing method for creating functional parts. Parts are built from a CAD model, layer-by-layer. The part is built inside a powder bed, and most of this pow... More
Faculty & Staff

Beaman, Michael

Professor Beaman focuses on outlier and theoretical design problems and their implications on the built environment, advanced technology, global culture and politics. His research focuses on theory and application of de... More
Faculty & Staff

Bielawski, Christopher W.

We are broadly interested in synthesizing, studying, and applying unique organic and organometallic polymeric materials. Often this requires the discovery and development of new fundamental reactions. As such, our resear... More
Faculty & Staff

Blackhurst, Michael

Evaluating the life-cycle public and private impacts of sustainable building technologies under system constraints. More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Building Energy and Environments Program -- Architectural Engineering (MSE)

The Building Energy and Environments program (BEE) consists of faculty, staff and students who focus on a wide range of issues related to building environments. These issues include building energy usage, energy flows, a... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Building Energy and Environments Technical Area Option - Architectural Engineering (BS)

The Building Environmental Systems area of practice involves the design of the building environment thermal comfort, acoustics and noise control, indoor air quality, illumination, and plumbing and electrical systems. Thi... More
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Building Environmental Systems (ARE 346N)

Planning and design of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; noise and vibration control systems; power distribution and lighting systems; introduction to plumbing systems. More
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Building Information Modeling for Capital Projects (CE 395 R7)

This course focuses on the skills and information needed to effectively use an existing Building Information Model (BIM) in plan execution for a building construction project. This is a project-based course where student... More
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Building Integrated Photovoltaic (ARC 386M; ARC 350R)

The goal is to develop a typology for building-integrated PV systems and to study the technical and economical potential of the integration of PV components in the building fabric of the campus of UT Austin. A real-scale... More
Research & Initiatives

CAM Mix Design with Local Materials in Texas

In the mix design of crack attenuating mixes (CAM) using local aggregates, any use of lower quality aggregates for the construction of asphalt pavements could affect sustainability. The focus of this study will be on the... More
Faculty & Staff

Campion, Alan

I am interested in a wide variety of physical and chemical phenomena that occur at solid surfaces or at interfaces. These processes are intellectually interesting because of dimensionality, challenging because of the sma... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Electrochemistry

The CEC was established in 2006 to capitalize on a half century of excellence in electrochemistry at UT-Austin to foster collaborative research programs in the electrochemical sciences. Our broad mission is to advance re... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Electromechanics

The University of Texas at Austin has grown its Center for Electromechanics into a world class center for modeling, analyzing, designing, and fabricating advanced electrical power generation and distribution systems. The... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology

Nanotechnology, a science that manipulates materials with atomic or molecular precision, is regarded as the next basic technology to follow Information Technology and Biotechnology. Nanotechnology promises new solutions ... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Sustainable Development

The Center for Sustainable Development (CSD) is unique in its successful integration of diverse interests to develop creative, balanced, achievable solutions to the physical and social challenges facing the planning, con... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Transportation Research

Since its inception in 1963, the Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at The University of Texas at Austin has evolved into one of the leading university-based transportation research facilities in the U.S. Its ongoi... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Clean Energy Materials Thrust - Materials Science and Engineering (MS,PhD)

Rapid depletion of fossil fuels and growing environmental concerns make energy one of the greatest challenges facing humankind in the 21st century. The Clean Energy Materials Thrust is focused on the design and developme... More
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Climate Walks (ARC 350R; ARC 386M)

The architecture of the future will need to be based on detailed climatic analysis, taking into account the impact of solar radiation, temperature, humidity and wind on buildings. Only close attention to the climate and ... More
Research & Initiatives

Concrete Technology and Durability

Any research directed toward improving concrete performance and durability also has the benefit of improving sustainability. Concrete durability is one of the most important areas of research in our field. Durability pr... More
Faculty & Staff

Corsi, Richard L.

Dr. Corsi's research focuses on the physics and chemistry of indoor air. He has served as principal investigator on over 60 research projects, ranging from the sorptive interactions between polar/non-polar VOCs and indoo... More
Research & Initiatives

CSD Living Lab

The West Mall Building (where the Center for Sustainable Devleopment is located) is desperately in need of renovation. The space is poorly planned and inefficiently utilized. In conjunction with a major renovation plan f... More
Faculty & Staff

Dangel, Ulrich

Undergraduate and Graduate Courses in Design, Construction, Architectural Detailing, Structural Design. Thermal Lab experimental research and simulation of architectural components. More
Research & Initiatives

Design for Environment: Guidelines for Future Product Design

creased emphasis on the well-being of the environment for sustained health, quality of living, and wealth of resources is challenging corporations to innovate products which meet customer needs while using fewer and clea... More
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Design of Air Conditioning Systems (ME 374R)

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Design of Energy Efficient and Healthy Buildings (ARE 370; ARE 381E; CE 381E)

Design of buildings for low energy use and optimal indoor air quality. Includes ventilation, energy efficiency, moisture problems, and prevention by design. More
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Developing a Fundamental Understanding of the Chemistry of Warm Mix Additives

Porous friction course (PFC), more than any other pavement surface, serve to reduce tire-pavement noise and are used in lieu of or together with noise barriers to reduce sound levels in urban areas. PFC's enhance the dra... More
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Development of Predictive Model for Bridge Deck Cracking and Strength Development

Early-age cracking, typically caused by drying shrinkage (and often coupled with autogenous and thermal shrinkage), can have several detrimental effects on long-term behavior and durability. Cracking can also provide ing... More
Faculty & Staff

Dodabalapur, Ananth

Dr. Dodabalapur's teaching interests are in the areas of electronic circuits (undergraduate), organic and polymer semiconductors (graduate), and charge transport in organic semiconductors (graduate). His current researc... More
Faculty & Staff

Edgar, Tom

Control system monitoring and diagnosis, Microelectronics manufacturing, optimization. More
Courses

Emerging Technologies (ARE 377K; ARC 350R)

London is home to many of the world's most innovative and influential Architecture and Engineering firms. This course takes students behind-the-scenes to learn about the latest design technologies of world-class building... More
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Energy and Indoor Air Quality: Field Measurements (ARE 383;CE397)

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Energy Modeling and Design Process (ARC 350R; ARC 386M)

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Energy Optimization in Building Design (ARC 350R; ARC 386M)

This course will introduce the student to whole-building energy simulation and energy optimization techniques using computer simulation, including the hourly simulation of dynamic thermal envelope loads, shading analysis... More
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Energy Optimization in Building Design (ARC 386M; ARC 350R )

This course will introduce the student to whole-building energy simulation and energy optimization techniques using computer simulation, including the hourly simulation of dynamic thermal envelope loads, shading analysis... More
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Energy Simulation in Building Design (ARE 371; ARE 383; CE 397)

Fundamentals of building energy simulations, analytical models for heat transfer in buildings, general numerical methods for solving equations from the analytical models, use of energy simulation tools in building design... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Energy Systems and Renewable Energy Technical Core - Electrical and Computer Engineering (BS)

The Energy Systems and Renewable Energy Technical Core provides the foundation for a career in electric power systems, generation, grid operation, motors and drives, and renewable energy sources. This Core involves the s... More
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Engineering Professionalism (CE 171P)

The objective of this course is to present the fundamental non-technical aspects of civil, architectural and environmental engineering practice so that you develop an appreciation for the need to balance the demands of e... More
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Engineering Sustainable Technology (CHE 397)

Flows of materials and energy in engineering environments at local, regional, and global scales, and the interaction of those anthropogenic flows with natural cycles of materials and energy. Discusses biogeochemical flow... More
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Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (CE 397)

Life cycle analysis (LCA) identifies the “cradle to grave” environmental and sustainability impacts of a product, processes, or policy. This course teaches life cycle methods, including process-based methods, input-o... More
Research & Initiatives

Evolution of the Nations’ Vehicle Fleet and GHG Emissions Reduction under Climate Policies

Energy and carbon-reducing policies are coming, along with new vehicle technologies. No one knows how quickly the nation’s fleet and carbon footprint will evolve. This work will build off recent SWUTC work on the evolu... More
Faculty & Staff

Fajkus, Matt

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Faculty & Staff

Ferreira, Paulo

My research interests focus on the study of the atomic structure and defect behavior of nanomaterials, through in-situ and high-resolution TEM techniques. In particular, I am interested in understanding the relationships... More
Faculty & Staff

Ferron, Raissa

Dr. Raissa Douglas Ferron's research group focuses on studying on infrastructure materials, and is primarily dedicated to researches concerning cementitious engineering materials. Dr. Ferron’s research expertise is in ... More
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Foundations of Sustainable Design Seminar (ARC 350R; ARC 386M)

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Faculty & Staff

Freeman, Benny

Professor Benny Freeman received the 2008 Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology for his work on gas separations using membranes. Freeman was recognized for a number of contributions to his field. For exampl... More
Faculty & Staff

Gale, Frances

Fran Gale is an architectural conservator with over twenty years experience in the restoration of historic buildings and monuments. Fran teaches materials conservation in the Historic Preservation Program at the Universi... More
Faculty & Staff

Garrison, Michael

Professor Michael Garrison is currently active in the design and construction of sustainable buildings. He has served as the faculty sponsor of the 2002, 2005, and 2007 Solar Decathlon competitions administered by the U.... More
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Green Technology Law & Policy (LAW 397S )

This course will examine the legal, business, and policy dimensions of current efforts in the U.S. to promote the development and diffusion of green technologies. Drawing on recent legislative and policy developments at ... More
Faculty & Staff

Henkelman, Graeme

The primary focus of the Henkelman group is the development of simulation methodology to study kinetic processes at the atomic scale. We are interested in surface growth, diffusion in solids, and reactions at surfaces. F... More
Research & Initiatives

Historic Preservation Knowledge for Sustainability Practice

Sustainability on the UT campus means sustaining a particular iconic place, saturated with cultural significance rooted in its history. The campus is a particularly hospitable environment for sustainability and preservat... More
Faculty & Staff

Holliday, Bradley J.

The Holliday Research Group is broadly interested in studying problems at the interface of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry. In this area of inorganic materials, our interdisciplinary research includes the study of both... More
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Human Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution (CE 396L.6)

This course will focus on human inhalation exposure to pollution in both the gaseous and particle (liquid and solid) phases. The emphasis will be on non-industrial indoor environments, but the underlying principles and t... More
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Hydraulic Engineering Design (CE 365K)

Application of engineering hydraulics to stormwater management; storm sewer design; engineering hydrology; open-channel hydraulics; hydraulic structures; culverts and bridges; stormwater detention facilities. (Charbeneau... More
Research & Initiatives

Impacts of Energy Developments on the Texas Transportation System

Texas's energy sector has a critical impact—historically and currently—on both the state economy and the Texas transportation system. The state’s various transportation modes, including rail, highways, pipelines, a... More
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Indoor Air Quality: Physics and Chemistry (CE 396L.4)

Sources, transport, and fate of indoor air pollutants. Interactions between indoor pollutants and indoor materials. Indoor air chemistry. Human exposure to pollutants in indoor environments. More
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Indoor Air Quality: Transport and Control (CE 389T; ARE 389T)

Transport and control of indoor pollutants. Includes particulate removal and pollutant transport into and within indoor environments. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in archit... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Indoor Environmental Science and Engineering Program (IGERT)

The mission of this program is to provide a unique and interdisciplinary educational experience focused on indoor environmental science and engineering. Our program is grounded in scientific principles and the developme... More
Centers & Institutes

Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES)

The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) is an organized research unit created to foster the development of interdisciplinary programs in computational sciences and engineering (CSE), mathematical ... More
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Intelligent Building Skins (ARC 350R, ARC 386M)

In this course, students will explore the functional, assembly, and detailing criteria that are considered when developing concepts for the building envelope. The semester will begin with a series of exercises to gain a ... More
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Introduction To Environmental Engineering (CE 341 )

This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of environmental engineering. Topics include material balances, environmental chemistry, risk assessment, air quality, water quality, and wastewater trea... More
Faculty & Staff

Johnston, Keith P.

We utilize fundamental concepts in colloid and interface science and materials chemistry to design, synthesize and characterize nanocomposite materials for biomedical, pharmaceutical and energy applications. Nanotechnol... More
Faculty & Staff

Juenger, Maria

Maria C. Garci Juenger is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching and research focus on materials used in civil e... More
Faculty & Staff

Korgel, Brian A.

Nanotechnology can be defined as the study of material properties and interactions on a nanometer length scale. Our experimental group focuses on investigating size-tunable material properties, and the rational self-asse... More
Research & Initiatives

Land Restoration Projects

Landscape restoration is an important activity of the Wildflower Center, applying the knowledge of native plants and resource conservation to heal damaged, degraded and destroyed ecological systems. The Center serves as ... More
Faculty & Staff

Lanoux, Steven M

Design and construction of Estuarine Research Center, a LEED Gold bilding, with hurricane resistant envelope, designed to withstand daily assault from coastal environment, and significant sustainability features incorpor... More
Research & Initiatives

Large Scale Rainwater Catchment System

Planning Professor Kent Butler is working with Seaholm Power, LLC and the City of Austin to plan and design a rainwater catchment system as part of their transformation of the City’s former Seaholm Power Plant into a m... More
Faculty & Staff

Lee, Gloria

Gloria Lee, a graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (S.B., Political Science), and the Yale School of Art (M.F.A. Graphic Design), founded the design studio, Buds Design Kitchen, which works in software pro... More
Faculty & Staff

Levy, Francois

Levy's teaching centers on Environmental Control of buildings and technology integration. His research is related to passive and active environmental control systems in buildings, space architecture and regolith mitigati... More
Faculty & Staff

Liedl, Petra

Petra Liedl is dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of the interaction of climate, buildings, comfort and energy with an interdisciplinary approach in teaching, research and practice. Her current research focuse... More
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Light and Sustainable Design (ARC 350R; ARC 386M)

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Long-Term Performance of Drilled Shaft Retaining Walls

The objective of this project is to provide TxDOT with guidance for the design of drilled shaft retaining walls in expansive clay soils. The range of assumptions being used today in design practice when dealing with expa... More
Faculty & Staff

Mainster, Sydney

Sydney Mainster serves as the Curator for the University Co-op Materials Resource Center. He also teaches on materials and sustainable interiors. More
Faculty & Staff

Malina, Joseph

Biological treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters; handling, treatment, and disposal of municipal sludges; industrial residuals and hazardous wastes; solid waste engineering; computer-aided-engineering of wast... More
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Materials Chemistry for Energy (CHE 384 )

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Faculty & Staff

Meyers, Jeremy P.

Dr. Jeremy Meyers earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1998. He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 2006. Dr. Meyers researches the design and opt... More
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Modeling of Air and Pollutant Flows in Buildings (ARE 383; ARE 372; CE 397)

Fundamentals of indoor airflow modeling, use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for air quality and thermal comfort analyses, application of CFD for analysis of air velocity, temperature, humidity, and contaminant dis... More
Faculty & Staff

Moore, Steven A.

I teach design and courses related to the philosophy, history, and application of sustainable technology. In my research I employ the related fields of the Philosophy of Technology and Science and Technology Studies (STS... More
Research & Initiatives

Native Green Roofs

By studying temperatures and rainwater capture capabilities of experimental roof tops at The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Dr. Mark Simmons and colleagues have determined that gre... More
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Non-Destructive Evaluation of In-Service Concrete Structures Affected by Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) or Delayed Ettringite Formation (DEF)

This proposal describes a comprehensive, collaborative research project aimed at evaluating the potential use of non-destructive testing (NDT) to assess structures affected by ASR and/or DEF. This project brings together... More
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Novoselac, Atila

His area of research includes studies related to improvement of indoor environment and development of energy efficient building environmental systems. By combining experimental studies and computational modeling, he is d... More
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Optimizing Resource Allocations for Routine Highway Maintenance

TxDOT has been experiencing fluctuations of budget over the years in terms of the resources available for maintaining and preserving the highway infrastructure. This fluctuation in budget can potentially make the highway... More
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Our Global Backyard: Environment, People, Science, and Technology (UGS 303)

Understanding the pressures on the world's environments and people is of paramount importance to maintaining global resources for current and future generations. Many of the most challenging environmental conflicts today... More
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Pecan Street Project

UT faculty and students are providing research support for the DOE sponsored smart grid demonstration that was awarded to the Pecan Street Project ($10 million over five years). In the smart grid demonstration project at... More
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Performance of Permeable Friction Course (PFC) Pavements Over Time

There are many important design, construction, and maintenance issues associated with permeable friction courses (PFC) that have been increasingly utilized by TxDOT over the past several years based on safety and environ... More
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Photocatalytic NOx/HRVOC/O3 Removal in Transportation Applications

The focus of the proposed research is intensive and thorough testing of three commercial photocatalytic coatings applied to portland cement concrete to provide accurate data that are representative of highway application... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Post Professional Degree Program in Sustainable Design (M.Arch II, PP)

This degree program is intended for those students who have previously received a Bachelor of Architecture Professional Degree, or BArch, from an accredited university and who wish to conduct graduate level research in s... More
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Preparing for EPA Effluent Limitation Guidelines

In this project, monitoring and testing experiments will be conducted to: determine "typical turbidity" representative of TxDOT's construction site discharges, collect performance data on innovative erosion and sediment ... More
Courses

Project Management and Economics (ARE 323 K)

Solving economic problems related to construction and engineering; construction project management techniques; characteristics of construction organizations, equipment, and methods. In relation to sustainability, student... More
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Public Transportation Engineering (CE 392M)

Topics to be discussed are demand estimation, route design, basic vehicle scheduling relationships, driver scheduling, networks, rail transit, propulsion systems, and para-transit concepts. More
Faculty & Staff

Randall, D'Arcy

Dr. Randall's Engineering-Education research focuses on critical thinking, inquiry-based learning, and engineering ethics. Her literary research focuses on poetry and poetics, Australian Literary History, and creative wr... More
Research & Initiatives

Reducing the Evironmental Impact of Concrete Production

The purpose of this research is to explore methods of reducing the environmental impact of concrete production while maintaining or improving current performance standards. This is being achieved through the synthesis of... More
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Revamping Aggregate Property Requirements for Portland Cement Concrete

Current TxDOT specifications for aggregates in portland cement concrete have been in Item 421 for over 37 years. Two tests have been required to qualify aggregate for concrete are the magnesium sulfate soundness test whi... More
Faculty & Staff

Ruoff, Rodney S.

Our research includes study of the synthesis, characterization, and application of novel carbon materials, algae-biodiesel, and new instrument development and use. One such carbon material is graphene, a two-dimensional ... More
Faculty & Staff

Siegel, Jeffrey

Dr. Siegel and his research team have ongoing research on HVAC filtration, portable air cleaners, protecting industrial and residential buildings from extraordinary events, particle resuspension, particle transport and d... More
Research & Initiatives

Smart Building Initiative

Tools are now available that offer real-time data for people who want to learn how their personal choices impact energy consumption at the room level. In a year-long project, the Smart Building Initiative marries this te... More
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Society, Nature, and Technology (ARC 386M)

Architects have tended to tell the history of their discipline as either the succession of styles or as the succession of theories. In both these views of architectural history, technological choices are understood to be... More
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Society, Technology, and the Environment (UGS 302)

This seminar will focus on the economic and environmental impact of technology and what it means to be a producer, a consumer, and a citizen. More
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Solar Conversion Devices (EE 379K)

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Solar Energy Systems Design (ME 374S)

The objectives of this course are to provide an understanding of the fundamentals of solar radiation and of solar thermal and PV components and systems, including performance and economics. Other renewable energy technol... More
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Solar Geometry and Energy Flow in Buildings (ARC 350R, ARC 386M)

This course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of how buildings interact with their energetic environment, i.e. the natural energy that flows around and through them. More
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Sources of Indoor Air Pollution (CE 397)

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Special Topics in Skin Design (ARC 386M)

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Research & Initiatives

Sulfate Resistance of Concrete Exposed to External Sulfate Attack

Sulfate attack is a complex form of deterioration that has damaged concrete structures throughout the world. Sulfate attack is particularly complex because the source of sulfates can be external or internal (delayed ettr... More
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Sustainability of Low Income Housing in Texas and Latin America

We are exploring ways in which sustainable applications can be extended to low income home owners in self build and self managed communities in Texas (colonias) and Latin America (irregular settlements. It embraces susta... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Sustainable Design (MSSD)

This degree plan is intended for those students who wish to prepare for a related PhD program, plan to work in public policy, or pursue activism related to sustainable architecture or urbanism. It is a non-professional r... More
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Sustainable Design Emphasis - First Professional Degree Program in Architecture (M.Arch. I, E)

This degree program is intended for those students who hold a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree and intend to practice architecture as a licensed professional. No background in architecture or design is required, but a... More
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Sustainable Design Specialization - First Professional Degree Program in Architecture (M.Arch. I, S)

This degree program is intended for those students who hold a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences degree and intend to practice architecture as a licensed professional. More
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Sustainable Interiors (ARC 350R)

The average American spends 18 hours indoors for every hour spent outdoors.[1] This translates to about 90% of our time being spent indoors. The indoor environments we design have a substantial impact on our health, prod... More
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Sustainable Materials (CE 397)

This is an introductory course focusing on sustainability considerations as they pertain to infrastructure materials most relevant to civil engineers. The course will provide the students with a strong foundation in the ... More
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Sustainable Pavement Engineering (CE 397)

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System Operation and Preservation Optimization

TxDOT maintains 194,000 lane miles of pavement which is the largest State maintained highway system in the U.S. The current statewide pavement condition goal, set by the Texas Transportation Commission in 2002, is to ach... More
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Technology and Its Impact on the Environment (CHE 357)

Study of sources and fates of environmental pollutants; environmental quality standards--their measurement and regulation; and pollution control design procedures. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisit... More
Centers & Institutes

Texas Materials Institute

The Texas Materials Institute at the University of Texas at Austin was established in 1998 to ensure that UT-Austin achieves excellence in graduate education and research in the broad field of materials. The role of TMI ... More
Research & Initiatives

Texas Pavement Preservation Center 2010

A joint collaboration between CTR of the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) of Texas A&M University, the Texas Pavement Preservation Center (TCCP) (TPPC) promotes the use of paveme... More
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The Design and Estimation of a Household Vehicle Evolution and Composition Model for Assessing the Impact of Transportation Policies on Global Climate Change and Air Quality

This study focuses on the design and development of a comprehensive vehicle fleet composition, utilization, and evolution simulator that can be used to forecast household vehicle ownership and mileage by type of vehicle ... More
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The Engineered World -- Energy (UGS 302)

Topics of this course include global and regional energy supply and demand, energy conversion and power production, energy use in buildings, transportation and industry, outlook for global energy resources, environmental... More
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Timber Technologies (ARC 350R / ARC 386M)

This course explores recent innovations in timber construction technology and their impact on the current and future discourse of architecture. By assessing the development of sustainable forestry practices over the last... More
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Topics in Architectural Theory: Sustainable Architecture (ARC 350R; ARC 386M)

This class proposes to establish a goal of investigating applied research green building systems that could be utilized as resource conservation strategies for the greening of the main campus at the University of Texas a... More
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Transportation Economics (CE 392T)

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Faculty & Staff

Trevino, Manuel

Dr. Manuel Trevino received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He has 15 years of experience in transportation research. His area of study are pavement design and rehabilitation, pavement materials, and hi... More
Research & Initiatives

University Co-op Materials Resource Center

The Materials Lab collection is one of the largest and most comprehensive material collections of its kind at any college or university in the country, if not the world. Currently, the Materials Lab has a growing collect... More
Research & Initiatives

Use of Manufactured Sands for Concrete Paving

The use of manufactured fine aggregate (MFA) is becoming much more prevalent due to the depletion of natural sand sources in parts of the state, particularly the Fort Worth and Dallas Districts. Manufactured sands are pr... More
Research & Initiatives

UT Thermal Lab

The Thermal Lab is located on the south side of the West Mall Building and serves as a real-scale testing facility that simulates a full scale single room with a south-facing facade, allowing for thermal experiments as w... More
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UTest House

The UTest house is a 1300 ft2 manufactured home located at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus at the University of Texas at Austin. The house is a three bedroom/two bathroom home built with conventional materials and has tw... More
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Vertical Studio: Sustainable Form (ARC 391)

Through a series of projects, lectures and readings this semester's studio work will concern itself with the purposeful inquiry of sustainability and form. Two different intentions of/for making form will be examined. Th... More
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Water Quality Performance of Permeable Friction Course on Curbed Sections

The permeable friction course (PFC) has been demonstrated in TxDOT Project 0-5220 to provide a substantial improvement in the quality of highway runoff. This reduction in pollutant concentrations is sufficient to meet th... More
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Water Treatment And Wastewater Treatment Plant Design (CE 386M )

Design of water and wastewater treatment facilities; pumps and hydraulic considerations; design of wasterwater collection systems; design of systems for handling and disposal of residuals. Specific facilities may be sele... More
Faculty & Staff

Wheeler, Mary

Dr. Wheeler has been on the faculty since 1995. She is the Director of the Center for Subsurface Modeling. She has published over 200 technical reports and refereed journal publications, made over 400 oral presentations ... More
Faculty & Staff

Whitsett, Dason

Dason Whitsett is a Principal of Pollen Architecture in Austin and serves as Ajunct Lecturer in the Graduate Program in Sustainable Design. His teaching and research center on solar geometry, the thermal modeling and tec... More
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Xu, Ying

Emissions of SVOCs from polymeric materials and their interaction with airborne particles and interior surfaces More
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Yetkin, Yildirim

Dr. Yildirim is the director of the Texas Pavement Preservation Center. He received his Masters (1998), and Ph.D. (2000) in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Throughout his studies at UT, Dr. Yild... More
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Young, Robert

Dr. Robert F. Young works as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin in the fields of urban planning, sustainable economic development, and urban ecology. His research centers on the planning, govern... More