News Releases

  • Texas Engineer Delia Milliron Selected for U.S. Defense Science Study Group

    Delia Milliron, associate professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, has been selected for the United States’ Defense Science Study Group (DSSG).

    The two-year program, which is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), introduces outstanding scientists and engineers to the challenges facing national security and encourages them to apply their expertise to address these issues. Milliron is one of 16 U.S. academic researchers chosen for the program’s 2016-17 class.

  • Chemical Engineer George Georgiou Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced this week the election of two new members from The University of Texas at Austin — mathematician Björn Engquist and Cockrell School of Engineering biochemist George Georgiou.

    “We are tremendously proud of George for his election into the Academy,” said Sharon L. Wood, dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering. “He is a pioneer in the fields of protein engineering and therapeutics, and the technologies he has developed are changing the lives of patients around the world.”

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to Visit the Cockrell School

    On Friday, April 24, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will visit the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Center for Transportation Research to meet with graduate students and faculty. The Secretary will learn how the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Tier 1 University Transportation Center grant program and other CTR projects and programs are advancing world-class transportation research and innovations. Foxx will spend the morning with leaders from UT Austin, the Texas Department of Transportation and local industry representatives.

  • NASA Leader Returning to UT Austin to Head Center for Space Research

    The NASA mission leader responsible for the operations of the Curiosity rover that landed on Mars in 2012, Michael Watkins, is returning to his roots at The University of Texas at Austin as the next director of the Center for Space Research (CSR) at the Cockrell School of Engineering.

  • Texas Engineering Dean Elected President of American Concrete Institute

    Sharon L. Wood, dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI).