News Releases

  • 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.

  • Board of Regents Recognizes Two Cockrell School Professors for Outstanding Teaching

    Two faculty members from the Cockrell School will receive the 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards, the highest teaching honor bestowed by the University of Texas System Board of Regents. It is one of the nation’s largest monetary teaching recognition programs in higher education, honoring outstanding performance in the classroom and dedication to innovation in undergraduate instruction.

  • New 'GreenWeb' Tools Aim to Create an Energy-Efficient Web

    Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new, open-source computer programming framework that could make the web significantly more energy efficient, allowing people to save more battery power while browsing on mobile devices. 

  • Design Instructor Recognized for Innovative Approach to Engineering Education

    Armand Chaput, senior lecturer in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, has been recognized by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) for his new approach to educating students about systems engineering — a field that he says should be integrated into hands-on projects across all engineering disciplines.