New ‘Self-Healing’ Gel Makes Electronics More Flexible

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating opportunities to advance the development of flexible electronics, biosensors and batteries as energy storage devices.

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Yale Patt Honored for Pioneering Contributions to Microprocessor Development

Cockrell School of Engineering professor Yale Patt has been honored by The Franklin Institute with the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. He is receiving the medal for his “pioneering contributions to the design of modern microprocessors that achieve higher performance by automatically identifying computer instructions that can be performed simultaneously.”

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Cancer Agency Helps UT Austin Bring Top Researcher to Engineering and Medical Schools

Made possible by a $6 million recruitment grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), The University of Texas at Austin has hired Thomas Yankeelov, a distinguished cancer researcher who will assume a dual appointment in the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Dell Medical School.

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Enhancing the Graduate Student Experience: A New Engineering Education Certificate

Mechanical engineering associate professor Maura Borrego understands how difficult the transition from undergraduate to graduate student can be. Before she joined the Cockrell School of Engineering to teach engineering education, she was in those students’ shoes, facing all of the same challenges.

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Students Use Makerspace Resources to Create Award-Winning Patient Monitor

A team of students from the Cockrell School's Department of Biomedical Engineering has developed an award-winning low-cost patient monitor focused on improving global health.

Using resources and equipment in the Longhorn Maker Studio, the student team developed FreePulse, a low-cost device that provides basic monitoring for heart rate, electrocardiogram signals and percent of saturated oxygen.

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