News Releases

  • Two Texas Engineers Receive 2016 TAMEST Awards

    Cockrell School of Engineering associate professor Andrea Alù and alumna Van N. Truskett received The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) 2016 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards.

  • Texas Engineers Develop Potential Treatment for Whooping Cough

    A team of researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Synthetic Biologics Inc. have developed two antibodies to potentially treat or prevent pertussis, the highly contagious respiratory tract infection that affects millions of infants around the world and results in an estimated 200,000 child deaths every year.

  • Nuclear Waste Storage Sites in Rock Salt May be More Vulnerable Than Previously Thought

    Research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that rock salt, used by Germany and the United States as a subsurface container for radioactive waste, might not be as impermeable as thought or as capable of isolating nuclear waste from groundwater in the event that a capsule or storage vessel failed.

  • New ‘Self-Healing’ Gel Makes Electronics More Flexible

    Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating opportunities to advance the development of flexible electronics, biosensors and batteries as energy storage devices.

  • Yale Patt Honored for Pioneering Contributions to Microprocessor Development

    Cockrell School of Engineering professor Yale Patt has been honored by The Franklin Institute with the 2016 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Computer and Cognitive Science. He is receiving the medal for his “pioneering contributions to the design of modern microprocessors that achieve higher performance by automatically identifying computer instructions that can be performed simultaneously.”