News Releases

  • Cockrell School Once Again Named Top 10 Graduate Engineering Program in the U.S.

    Texas Engineering held its position from the previous year as the No. 10 best graduate engineering program overall. Additionally, the Cockrell School’s aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, petroleum and environmental engineering graduate programs all ranked in the top 10, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings released today.

    Notably, the school’s petroleum engineering program ranked No. 1 and the civil engineering program ranked No. 2.

    More than 2,100 students are currently enrolled in the Cockrell School’s 13 graduate degree programs, where they work alongside world-renowned engineering faculty. The school’s 27 research centers and affiliated research units provide graduate students with the opportunities to focus on various high-demand areas that impact society and

  • UT Austin Engineers Design Next-Generation Non-Reciprocal Antenna

    Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have designed an antenna that is able to process incoming and outgoing radio-wave signals more efficiently and without the need for separate bulky and expensive electrical components commonly used in antenna systems. This new technology could lead to significantly faster, cheaper and clearer telecommunications in the future.

  • Chris Ellison Receives Prestigious Norman Hackerman Award

    The Welch Foundation, one of the nation’s largest sources of private funding for basic research, today announced that Christopher J. Ellison is the 2016 recipient of the Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research. A young associate professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, Ellison is being recognized as a "rising star" for his leadership, creativity and excellence in polymer science.

  • Cockrell School Awards First Innovation Grants to Professors with ‘Protostartups’

    The Innovation Center in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has launched a grant program to provide critical funding for faculty entrepreneurs to help them bridge the gap between university research and developing their technologies so they can create companies and attract venture funding. The program’s first two grant recipients are professors Luis Sentis and Richard Crawford.

  • Four UT Austin Professors Win Prestigious Sloan Fellowships

    Four trailblazing faculty members from the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin have been awarded Sloan Research Fellowships for 2016.