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May 08, 2020

Blowing Up the Coronavirus: New Research Aims to Remove COVID-19 from Big Indoor Areas with Diesel Engines

A group of researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are pursuing a plan to do something a lot of us would like to: incinerate the novel coronavirus.

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May 04, 2020

Texas Engineering Graduate Students Step Up to Help COVID-19 Testing Companies

The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus has galvanized the engineering and scientific community into an all-hands on deck mentality. And students from the Cockrell School of Engineering and across the university are stepping up to help testing companies ... Read the story

May 02, 2020

We’ve all heard how medical masks are in short supply as health care workers address the COVID-19 pandemic; a motivated group at The University of Texas at Austin is doing something about it…in 3D.

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April 29, 2020

As Deep Cleaning Increases with COVID-19, Researchers Aim to Identify Which Disinfectants and Masks Work Best Together

The spread of coronavirus has spurred massive efforts to consistently disinfect everything from office buildings to schools to city buses. New cross-discipline research from the Cockrell School of Engineering aims to help minimize exposure to chemical byproducts created during ... Read the story

April 22, 2020

Making Masks Active with Soap to Protect Against Coronavirus

Soap has emerged as one of the most effective weapons to combat coronavirus – it’s why washing hands thoroughly has become even more important during the pandemic. Texas Engineering researchers are teaming up with a group ... Read the story

April 16, 2020

Answering Key COVID-19 Questions: New Research Tackles Increased Risk Among the Elderly and Whether Virus Will Slow This Summer

Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin aim to answer two major questions about the novel coronavirus by examining how it operates in changing environments. Sapun Parekh, an assistant professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical ... Read the story

April 01, 2020

Solving the Ventilator Shortage with Windshield Wiper Parts

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are building a new type of ventilator made of cheap, widely available materials to help fill the demand created by the spread of COVID-19 for these critical devices that help patients ... Read the story

March 26, 2020

In WIRED, the Cockrell School’s Bob Hebner, director of the Center for Electromechanics at UT Austin, says that the reduced demand on power as businesses shut down and more people work from home gives the electrical grid and utilities ... Read the story

March 26, 2020

Petroleum Extension Program Announces Free E-Learning Resources for High Schools and Community Colleges

Now, more than ever, we understand the challenges many educational institutions across the nation face due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why, in an effort to help mitigate these challenges and reinforce our support to students in Texas and ... Read the story

March 25, 2020

Cockrell School, Dell Med School Team Up to 3D Print Masks for Health Care Workers

Health care workers treating COVID-19 patients are facing a shortage of face masks and other personal protective equipment that could shield them when exposed to the virus. A group of researchers in the Cockrell School’s Texas Inventionworks innovation hub ... Read the story