News Releases

  • Cockrell School Alumnus & Former Professor Named Deputy Chancellor of UT System

    Cockrell School of Engineering alumnus and former professor David E. Daniel, Ph.D., will move from his post as president of UT Dallas to become McRaven’s right-hand man beginning July 1, carrying out the chancellor’s vision for UT in the new role of deputy chancellor and chief operating officer. Daniel will assist McRaven in the implementation of the UT System’s major goals and will handle a number of the daily operational aspects of the organization.

  • Cockrell School's Richard Corsi Named to Academy of Distinguished Teachers at UT Austin

    Cockrell School of Engineering professor Richard Corsi and two other faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin have been named to the university's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2015, said Gregory L. Fenves, executive vice president and provost. In addition to Corsi, Mechele Dickerson in the School of Law and John Markert in the Department of Physics, College of Natural Sciences, are being inducted this year.

  • Texas Engineer Delia Milliron Selected for U.S. Defense Science Study Group

    Delia Milliron, associate professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering, has been selected for the United States’ Defense Science Study Group (DSSG).

    The two-year program, which is sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), introduces outstanding scientists and engineers to the challenges facing national security and encourages them to apply their expertise to address these issues. Milliron is one of 16 U.S. academic researchers chosen for the program’s 2016-17 class.

  • Chemical Engineer George Georgiou Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced this week the election of two new members from The University of Texas at Austin — mathematician Björn Engquist and Cockrell School of Engineering biochemist George Georgiou.

    “We are tremendously proud of George for his election into the Academy,” said Sharon L. Wood, dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering. “He is a pioneer in the fields of protein engineering and therapeutics, and the technologies he has developed are changing the lives of patients around the world.”

  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to Visit the Cockrell School

    On Friday, April 24, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx visited the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Center for Transportation Research to meet with graduate students and faculty. The Secretary learned how the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Tier 1 University Transportation Center grant program and other CTR projects and programs are advancing world-class transportation research and innovations. Foxx spent the morning with leaders from UT Austin, the Texas Department of Transportation and local industry representatives.