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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.

  • UAV Expert Todd Humphreys Testifies Before Congress

    On March 18, Todd Humphreys, an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency. Humphreys was asked to speak at the hearing, "Unmanned Aerial System Threats: Exploring Security Implications and Mitigation Technologies," because of his expertise in unmanned aerial vehicles, UAVs.

  • 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.

  • Texas Engineer Collaborates to Advance U.S. Army Vehicle Technology

    Earlier this year, mechanical engineering professor Delbert Tesar, director of the Robotics Research Group and the Carol Cockrell Curran Chair in Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, hosted key members of industry and multiple U.S. Army engineers and lab personnel for a two-day workshop aimed at enhancing Army battlefield technology and keeping our servicemen and servicewomen safer.

  • 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.