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  • 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.

  • UT Austin Engineers Develop First-Ever Capsule to Treat Hemophilia

    In the near future, hemophiliacs could be able to treat their disease by simply swallowing a capsule. Thanks to a breakthrough led by researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, treatment for hemophilia can now be administered via a biodegradable system, a capsule, giving people affected by the hereditary bleeding disorder hope for a less expensive, less painful treatment option than conventional injections or infusions.