Flame Retardant Breakthrough is Naturally Derived and Nontoxic
- Monday, Oct 05, 2015
Inspired by a naturally occurring material found in marine mussels, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a new flame retardant to replace commercial additives that are often toxic and can accumulate over time in the environment and living animals, including humans.
Texas Engineering Team Wins Emmy Award for Video Quality Tool
- Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015
The Television Academy announced today that Alan Bovik, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and his team of former students and collaborators will be honored with a 2015 Primetime Engineering Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development. The team will be recognized for their development of an advanced algorithm that enhances the video viewing experiences for tens of millions of people throughout the world.
Wearable Electronic Health Patches May Now Be Cheaper and Easier to Make
- Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015
A team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a method for producing inexpensive and high-performing wearable patches that can continuously monitor the body’s vital signs for human health and performance tracking, potentially outperforming traditional monitoring tools such as cardiac event monitors.
$3.8 Million Investment from NSF Boosts Hazards Engineering Research at UT Austin
- Thursday, Sep 24, 2015
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin for a $3.8 million grant to support research that aids in the design of buildings and infrastructure that can better withstand earthquakes, hurricanes, storm surges and other natural hazards.
New Online Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
- Monday, Jul 13, 2015
The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has launched its first Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program offered completely online. The program is intended for engineering professionals and is designed to address the need for rigorous yet flexible higher education programs for working adults.