News Releases

  • Chemical Engineering Department No. 1 for NSF Fellowships

    The McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering boasted more National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship recipients than any other chemical engineering department nationwide for 2013. Twelve McKetta students recently received NSF Fellowships to support their graduate studies, nearly 42 percent more than runner-up University of California, Berkeley.

  • Chemical Engineering Sophomore Wins Goldwater Scholarship

    Sai P. Gourisankar, a chemical engineering sophomore, has received the Goldwater Scholarship, the premier undergraduate award of its type in mathematics, natural sciences and engineering.

  • UT Austin Students Team Up to Win Energy Challenge

    A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas at Austin, including a Cockrell School of Engineering Ph.D. student, recently won first place and a $10,000 award in the Power Across Texas Energy Innovation Challenge. As part of the competition, teams developed proposals to bring power to colonias, unincorporated neighborhoods with inadequate infrastructure and substandard housing across Texas’ border with Mexico.

  • Circuit of The Americas Sponsors Solar Vehicles Team at Formula Sun

    solar team with Bobby Epstein

    Circuit of the Americas Chairman Bobby Epstein (center) talks with UT Solar Car team members and faculty sponsor Dr. Gary Hallock about the immense planning and experimentation that goes into building the UT solar car that will compete in the Formula Sun race in Austin in June at the COTA track.

    Circuit of The Americas will sponsor of The University of Texas at Austin Solar Vehicles Team (UTSVT) participating in the Formula Sun Grand Prix June 24-29. The Circuit’s $50,000 sponsorship will cover costs associated with the production of the university team’s solar cars, including the photovoltaic cells that cover the body of the car and convert sunlight into electricity that powers the car’s motor.

  • Researchers at UT Austin Create an Ultrathin Invisibility Cloak

    Until now, the invisibility cloaks put forward by scientists have been fairly bulky devices – an obvious flaw for those interested in Harry Potter-style applications.

    However, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have now developed a cloak that is just micrometers thick and can hide three-dimensional objects from microwaves in their natural environment, in all directions and from all of the observers’ positions.