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First-of-its-Kind Chemical Oscillator Offers New Level of Molecular Control

DNA molecules that follow specific instructions could offer more precise molecular control of synthetic chemical systems, a discovery that opens the door for engineers to create molecular machines with new and complex behaviors. Researchers have created chemical amplifiers and a chemical oscillator using a systematic method that has the potential to embed sophisticated circuit computation within molecular systems designed for applications in health care, advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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Two UT Austin Engineers Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

 Robert W. Heath Jr. and Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

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Dean Sharon Wood Receives National Civil Engineering Award

Cockrell School Dean Sharon L. Wood has received the 2018 Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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Peppas Elected as Foreign Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering

Nicholas Peppas, professor of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, pediatrics, surgery and pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin and an expert in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, has been elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

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Chemical Engineer Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Tom Truskett, Cockrell School of Engineering professor and chair of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, and three other University of Texas at Austin faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society.

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