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New Texas Engineering Institute Advances Health Care Solutions for Today’s Patients

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is launching the university’s first health care engineering institute dedicated to developing technologies and treatments that will immediately improve patient quality of life.

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NASCENT-Lam Partnership Accelerates Discovery in Semiconductor Industry

NASCENT, the National Science Foundation-funded Nanosystems Engineering Research Center headquartered at the Cockrell School, has added Lam Research Corporation, a global supply company that develops wafer fabrication equipment and services for the semiconductor industry, to its Industrial Partnership Program.

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Cockrell School’s Bob Metcalfe Named MIT Visiting Innovation Fellow

Ethernet inventor and Cockrell School professor of innovation Bob Metcalfe joins MIT this fall to serve as a visiting innovation fellow during the 2015-16 academic year. He will continue in his current role at UT Austin but will engage in entrepreneurship activities for one week a month at the MIT Innovation Initiative and in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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Peppas to Step Down as Head of UT Austin Biomedical Engineering

Renowned biomedical and chemical engineer Nicholas Peppas is stepping down as chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Peppas, who has led the department for six years, has guided BME through a period of significant expansion and progress, including hiring 10 new faculty members. Under his leadership, the department has been named one of the nation’s five largest departments of its kind, one of the most productive in terms of research publications and second in the nation in terms of research citations.

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Cockrell School Ranked No. 5 Best Engineering School in the World

In the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which evaluates more than 1,200 international higher education institutions, the Cockrell School maintained its standing as one of the top five best engineering programs in the world.

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