News Releases

  • Professor to Design ‘Empathy Mirror’ to Foster Understanding Among People with Different Perspectives

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine have awarded $100,000 to a team of engineers and designers, led by Cockrell School of Engineering professor Brian Korgel, to develop an “empathy mirror” aimed at fostering understanding among people with different points of view and experiences.

  • Battery Research Consortium Chosen by DOE to Advance Electric Cars

    The Department of Energy has selected Battery500, a national consortium led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and including Arumugam Manthiram of The University of Texas at Austin as its chief scientist, to help lead a new five-year, $50 million initiative to advance battery technology in electric cars.

  • Cockrell School Engineers Receive $22.8 Million from DOD for Cross-Disciplinary Projects

    Three researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected by the Department of Defense to lead Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) projects, receiving grants totaling $22.8 million to help advance innovative technologies in energy, computing and nanoelectronics. 

  • Governor’s University Research Initiative Brings Distinguished Professors to UT Austin

    With key support from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI) grant program, The University of Texas at Austin has recruited two renowned researchers and national academy members to join its faculty: chemical engineering professor Joan Brennecke and molecular biosciences professor Wei Yang.

  • Researchers Determine Fundamental Limits of Invisibility Cloaks

    Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been able to quantify fundamental physical limitations on the performance of cloaking devices, a technology that allows objects to become invisible or undetectable to electromagnetic waves including radio waves, microwaves, infrared and visible light.