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Four Texas Engineering Faculty Receive NSF CAREER Awards

Four faculty members from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards totaling more than $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation.

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Engineers Develop New Yeast Strain to Enhance Biofuel and Biochemical Production

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production process that would make biofuels more economically competitive with conventional fuels. Their findings were published online in the journal Metabolic Engineering in March.

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Cockrell School Engineer Takes Home SXSW Interactive Innovation Award

A noninvasive, 3-in-1 skin cancer detection device developed by researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin took home top honors in the "SciFi No Longer" category at the 18th annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards on March 17.

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UT Austin and SXSW Interactive Partner to Establish UT Village at SXSW

For the first time, The University of Texas at Austin is partnering with SXSW Interactive to host UT Village at SXSW, an all-day event on Sunday, March 15, that showcases the university’s latest research, emerging technologies and game-changing discoveries and is open to anyone with a SXSW badge.

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Cockrell School’s Murthy Named New Dean of UCLA Engineering

Jayathi Murthy, who is chair of the Cockrell School's Department of Mechanical Engineering and holds the Ernest Cockrell, Jr. Memorial Chair in Engineering, has been named dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her appointment becomes effective Jan. 1, 2016.

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