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  • Alumnus Tillerson Confirmed as U.S. Secretary of State

    The Senate has confirmed Rex W. Tillerson, alumnus of the Cockrell School of Engineering and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, as the 69th U.S. Secretary of State. In this cabinet position, Tillerson will serve as the top foreign policy advisor to President Trump and the leader of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Foreign Service.

  • Storing Solar Power Increases Energy Consumption and Emissions, Study Finds

    Homes with solar panels do not require on-site storage to reap the biggest economic and environmental benefits of solar energy, according to research from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. In fact, storing solar energy for nighttime use actually increases both energy consumption and emissions compared with sending excess solar energy directly to the utility grid.

  • Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces Fast-Charging, Noncombustible Batteries

    A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed the first all-solid-state battery cells that could lead to safer, faster-charging, longer-lasting rechargeable batteries for handheld mobile devices, electric cars and stationary energy storage.

  • UT Austin Expands Collaborative Research Efforts with Lockheed Martin in New Agreement

    The University of Texas at Austin and Lockheed Martin, a global aerospace and security company, today announced a collaborative research agreement to enhance engineering research collaboration and support cutting-edge university-led projects.

  • Two UT Austin Engineers Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

    John B. Goodenough and Sidigata V. (S.V.) Sreenivasan of Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), along with James W. McGinity of the College of Pharmacy.