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Cockrell School Honors Five Alumni with Distinguished Graduate Awards

Established in 1957, the Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award is the highest honor that the Cockrell School bestows on its alumni. The five distinguished engineering graduates for 2017 are innovators, entrepreneurs and highly respected leaders in their industries and communities. We honor them for their dedication and generosity, and we are proud to call them Cockrell School alumni.

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Five Ways Our New Solar Paper is the Best Around

Cockrell School of Engineering professor Brian Korgel and visiting fine arts professor James Sham, of George Washington University, brought together a team of student engineers and artists from The University of Texas at Austin to develop a new kind of paper-based photovoltaics (PVs)— devices that convert light into electricity — that are inexpensive, portable and capable of holding enough voltage to power hand-held devices.

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Geotechnical Engineer Named Next Chair of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

The Cockrell School of Engineering has named Robert Gilbert, an accomplished professor and geotechnical engineer at The University of Texas at Austin, as the next chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering.

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Biomaterials Expert Nicholas Peppas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Nicholas Peppas, professor of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, surgery and pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin and an expert in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Six Engineering Professors Receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

In all, eight faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards totaling more than $2 million. The awards are the most prestigious offered by the NSF’s CAREER Program.

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