News Releases

  • 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.

  • Texas Engineer Wins Presidential Early Career Award

    Cockrell School associate professor Deji Akinwande and UT Austin College of Natural Sciences assistant professor Keji Lai have been selected to receive Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the United States government’s highest honor for scientists and engineers in the early stages of research.