News Releases

  • Qualcomm Donates $2M to Support Wireless Communications Research

    The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $2 million donation from Qualcomm Incorporated to create a new home for UT Austin’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG). The new space will be located within the Cockrell School’s Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC), which is slated for completion in 2017.

  • Five UT Austin Engineers Receive NSF CAREER Awards

    Five faculty members from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards totaling $2.3 million from the National Science Foundation. Since 2012, 15 Cockrell School faculty members have received CAREER Awards.

    The awards will fund engineering research that has the potential to push the wearable electronics market forward, provide statistical insight into the world’s river deltas, reduce network congestion, deliver drugs to cancer cells and develop more efficient materials for flexible electronics. This year’s recipients are Nanshu Lu, Evdokia Nikolova, Paola Passalacqua, Jeanne Stachowiak and Yaguo Wang.

  • Circuit of the Americas Founder and Chairman Bobby Epstein to Headline Longhorn Startup Demo Day

    The University of Texas at Austin announced today that Bobby Epstein, founder and chairman of the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), will be the featured guest at the university’s Longhorn Startup Demo Day on April 24.

  • Cockrell School Researchers Receive $1.7M DOE Grant to Investigate Methane Hydrates

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is supplying the Cockrell School of Engineering with $1.7 million to conduct game-changing research over the next four years on methane hydrates, which could serve as our nation’s next major energy resource.

  • Biomedical Engineering Chair Nicholas Peppas Elected to the Academy of Athens

    Nicholas Peppas, chair of the Cockrell School's Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected to the Academy of Athens, Greece's national academy and the highest research establishment in that country.