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  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Selects UT Austin as Research and Education Partner

    members of NASA and UT Austin sign an agreement for JPL

    Officials from The University of Texas at Austin and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory signed a Strategic University Research Partnership agreement on Oct. 16 at the Cockrell School of Engineering. UT Austin is now one of only 12 universities that have become JPL research and education partners.

    The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has selected The University of Texas at Austin for its Strategic University Research Partnership program — a federally funded program focused on advancing space exploration.

  • University of Texas at Austin Study Measures Methane Emissions Released from Natural Gas Production

    A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin, and including engineering and environmental testing firms URS and Aerodyne Research, is conducting a major field study to measure methane emissions from natural gas production, about which little empirical data exist. With a goal of obtaining scientifically rigorous, representative data from multiple producing basins, the study brings together Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the university and nine of the nation's leading natural gas producers: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, BG Group plc, Chevron, Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., Pioneer Natural Resources Company, Shell, Southwestern Energy, Talisman Energy, USA, and XTO Energy, an ExxonMobil subsidiary.

  • National Academy of Engineering Honors Nicholas Peppas with Founders Award

    The National Academy of Engineering has selected Nicholas Peppas as its 2012 Founders Award recipient in recognition of his pioneering work in the areas of polymer chemistry, bioengineering, pharmaceutical sciences and advanced drug delivery.

  • $6.2M Grant Helps Researchers Develop Software to Discover Low-Cost Energy Materials

    Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have received a $6.2 million grant over a five-year period to develop computer software to design and discover materials for low-cost energy applications. Potential uses include economical battery materials to capture solar energy and materials that convert water to hydrogen using sunlight.

  • $3M in Grants Brings Renowned French Engineer and Mathematician to Cockrell School

    Renowned French mathematician and engineer François Baccelli joins The University of Texas at Austin this fall as the first Simons Chair in Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering.

    Baccelli is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and a cutting edge researcher at the intersection of mathematics, telecommunications and network information theory. As part of the appointment, he will develop a new Center in Information and Network Science.