News Releases

  • Louise Epstein Named Managing Director of Cockrell School Innovation Center

    Louise Epstein, local entrepreneur, former Austin City Councilmember and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin, has been named managing director of the Innovation Center in the Cockrell School of Engineering at UT Austin.

  • Professor Wins $750,000 Engineering Prize for Mobile Medical Tool

    Yuebing Zheng, a mechanical engineering assistant professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, was selected for the prestigious Beckman Young Investigator Award.

    The $750,000, four-year award will support Zheng’s efforts to develop a powerful, palm-sized device that could bring health care monitoring and diagnostics to underserved areas while advancing study in life sciences.

  • UT Austin Engineering Professor Makes Top Innovators Under 35 List

    MIT Technology Review has named Cockrell School of Engineering assistant professor Guihua Yu to its prestigious list of the world’s top 35 Innovators Under the age of 35. Yu was chosen for his work developing materials that could drive advancements in energy storage, health monitoring and environmental cleanup.

  • Texas Engineering Tops Recent National, International Rankings

    The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin continues to land in the top 10 on national and international rankings lists. This year, the school was ranked as one of the best engineering schools not only in the United States but also in the world.

  • Bilayer Graphene Structure Could Lead to Better Transistors

    Imagine trying to fill up a glass of water, and the more you pour in, the emptier the glass gets. It sounds far-fetched, but if you try this same experiment with electrons instead of water, it’s actually quite possible.

    For scientists, the counter-intuitive behavior of electrons prompted an important question: Is there a level in a sea of electrons, and can one measure it?

    The answer is yes, according to a team of researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Led by graduate student Kayoung Lee and associate professor Emanuel Tutuc, both in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the researchers developed a novel device structure that can measure the level of electrons in graphene bilayers. Discovered in 2004, graphene is a super strong, single-atom-thick carbon material, with properties that make it a promising material for