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Texas Engineering Welcomes New Faculty, 2016-17

With research interests such as artificial intelligence, early cancer diagnosis, materials science and retrofit methods of aging structures, this year's incoming faculty members exhibit a wide range of engineering expertise.

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Cockrell School Once Again Ranked Among Best U.S. Undergraduate Engineering Programs

Texas Engineering held its position from the previous year as the No. 11 best undergraduate engineering program in the U.S. and No. 6 among U.S. public schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, released Sept. 13.

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UT Austin and Texas A&M Partner on Solar Energy Research Center

It does not require a force as powerful as the sun to get Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin to work together, but it certainly helps. The institutions, along with Texas A&M University-Central Texas and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station, are officially collaborating on a major solar research initiative following the awarding of a new grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Low-Temp Production Could Mean Cheaper, Flexible Smart Windows

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have invented a new flexible smart window material that, when incorporated into windows, sunroofs, or even curved glass surfaces, will have the ability to control both heat and light from the sun. Their article about the new material will be published in the September issue of Nature Materials.

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Cockrell School Researchers Receive $2M NSF Grant to Break the Laws of Classical Physics

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a four-year, $2 million grant to Andrea Alù of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin to break the conventional ways in which light and acoustic waves propagate.

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