News Releases

  • 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.

  • Texas Engineering Alumna Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    Cheryl R. Blanchard, Cockrell School of Engineering alumna and CEO of Microchips Biotech Inc., has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). Blanchard, who received both her master’s degree and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, was recognized for the creation and commercialization of biomaterial products and gender-based medical devices for musculoskeletal health.

  • Wood, Fenves Inducted Into Mexico's Academy of Engineering

    Cockrell School of Engineering Dean Sharon L. Wood and UT Austin Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory L. Fenves will be inducted into the Academy of Engineering of Mexico on Feb. 5.

  • Texas Instruments Gives $3.5M for Project-Based Learning at Cockrell School

    The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $3.5 million gift from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to develop state-of-the-art teaching and project labs for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The TI Laboratories will be located in the Cockrell School’s Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), set to open in 2017.

  • Cockrell School Engineers Advance World’s Thinnest Silicon

    Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering have created the first transistors out of silicene, the world’s thinnest silicon material. This new “wonder material” could make computers and other electronics more efficient.