News Releases

  • EPA and UT Austin Team Up to Assess Air Quality in Texas High Schools

    A team of engineers and health researchers at The University of Texas at Austin plan to shed light on how environmental conditions could affect students’ health, attendance and learning in high school, and to offer low-cost, long-term solutions to help schools combat those affects.

  • Goodenough Shares $1 Million Global Prize for Innovation

    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s Science, Technology and Space Minister Yaakov Peri have selected John B. Goodenough, professor at The University of Texas at Austin and inventor of the lithium-ion battery, to share The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation.

  • Flame Retardant Breakthrough is Naturally Derived and Nontoxic

    Inspired by a naturally occurring material found in marine mussels, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have created a new flame retardant to replace commercial additives that are often toxic and can accumulate over time in the environment and living animals, including humans.

  • Students Use Makerspace Resources to Create Award-Winning Patient Monitor

    A team of students from the Cockrell School's Department of Biomedical Engineering has developed an award-winning low-cost patient monitor focused on improving global health.

    Using resources and equipment in the Longhorn Maker Studio, the student team developed FreePulse, a low-cost device that provides basic monitoring for heart rate, electrocardiogram signals and percent of saturated oxygen.

  • Texas Engineering Team Wins Emmy Award for Video Quality Tool

    The Television Academy announced today that Alan Bovik, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and his team of former students and collaborators will be honored with a 2015 Primetime Engineering Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development. The team will be recognized for their development of an advanced algorithm that enhances the video viewing experiences for tens of millions of people throughout the world.