News Releases

  • UT Austin to Co-Lead $20 Million NSF Center Aimed at Converting Natural Gas Into Transportation Fuels

    Engineers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to help lead a five-year, $20 million National Science Foundation engineering research center aimed at developing new mobile technologies for converting natural gas into transportation fuels near rural natural gas sites.

  • New Device Accurately Identifies Cancer in Seconds

    A team of engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a powerful tool that rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds—more than 150 times as fast as existing technology. The MasSpec Pen is an innovative handheld instrument that gives surgeons precise diagnostic information about what tissue to cut or preserve, helping improve treatment and reduce the chances of cancer recurrence.

  • Board of Regents Recognizes Paola Passalacqua With Outstanding Teaching Award

    Paola Passalacqua, assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, has been selected to receive a 2017 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the highest teaching honor bestowed by the University of Texas System Board of Regents.

  • Biomechanics Leader, Department Chair Rick Neptune Honored With Two Prestigious Awards

    Professor Richard R. Neptune, an internationally recognized leader in the areas of biomechanics and neuromotor control of human movement and the chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, is being recognized with two prestigious awards in the mechanical engineering field. He is receiving the inaugural Founders' Award from the American Society of Biomechanics as well as the Van C. Mow Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

  • Center for Electromechanics to Lead Rural Energy Grid Project

    The Department of Energy has selected the Center for Electromechanics (CEM) in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin to lead a new $1.6 million project to develop the technology needed to bring the reliable and efficient emerging electrical grid to rural parts of Texas and the nation.