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  • Cockrell School’s Bob Metcalfe Named MIT Visiting Innovation Fellow

    Ethernet inventor and Cockrell School professor of innovation Bob Metcalfe joins MIT this fall to serve as a visiting innovation fellow during the 2015-16 academic year. He will continue in his current role at UT Austin but will engage in entrepreneurship activities for one week a month at the MIT Innovation Initiative and in MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

  • Peppas to Step Down as Head of UT Austin Biomedical Engineering

    Renowned biomedical and chemical engineer Nicholas Peppas is stepping down as chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

    Peppas, who has led the department for six years, has guided BME through a period of significant expansion and progress, including hiring 10 new faculty members. Under his leadership, the department has been named one of the nation’s five largest departments of its kind, one of the most productive in terms of research publications and second in the nation in terms of research citations.

  • Cockrell School Ranked No. 5 Best Engineering School in the World

    In the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which evaluates more than 1,200 international higher education institutions, the Cockrell School maintained its standing as one of the top five best engineering programs in the world.

  • Renovated Suite Gives Architectural Engineering Students New Space to Design and Build

    Beginning in March 2016, architectural engineering students will have an upgraded, state-of-the-art space on the third floor of Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall (ECJ) to learn to design and construct transformative facilities. Structural engineer Thomas W. Taylor (B.S. ARE ’59) and his wife, Dane (BBA ’75), have made a generous pledge to renovate the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering’s architectural engineering suite.

  • Smarter Window Materials Can Control Light and Energy

    Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are one step closer to delivering smart windows with a new level of energy efficiency, engineering materials that allow windows to reveal light without transferring heat and, conversely, to block light while allowing heat transmission, as described in two new research papers.