The universe around us is composed of atoms, and their structures and reactions are the fundamental drivers of how materials and organisms behave. A new facility gives researchers at The University of Texas at Austin the ability to explore their projects all the way to that single atom level.

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The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has once again been named one of the nation’s top engineering schools. In the latest U.S. News & World Report undergraduate rankings, Texas Engineering has been named the No. 11 best undergraduate engineering program in the nation (No. 6 among public universities).

An antibody test for the virus that causes COVID-19, developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with Houston Methodist and other institutions, is more accurate and can handle a much larger number of donor samples at lower overall cost than standard antibody tests currently in use. In the near term, the test can be used to accurately identify the best donors for convalescent plasma therapy and measure how well candidate vaccines and other therapies elicit an immune response.

The University of Texas at Austin's status as a hub for nanotechnology innovation just got a big boost. The National Science Foundation recently extended a grant to the Cockrell School of Engineering under its National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure program (NNCI), a five-year commitment that helps fund staff, infrastructure, education and research into nanotechnology.

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Our newest Cockrell School of Engineering faculty members span a wide range of engineering expertise — from machine learning to health robotics to infrastructure and agricultural systems. Learn more about their research areas:

For years, researchers have aimed to learn more about a group of metal oxides that show promise as key materials for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries because of their mysterious ability to store significantly more energy than should be possible. An international research team, co-led by The University of Texas at Austin, has cracked the code of this scientific anomaly, knocking down a barrier to building ultra-fast battery energy storage systems.

The National Science Foundation has selected The University of Texas at Austin to lead the NSF AI Institute for Foundations of Machine Learning, bolstering the university’s existing strengths in this emerging field. Machine learning is the technology that drives AI systems, enabling them to acquire knowledge and make predictions in complex environments. This technology has the potential to transform everything from transportation to entertainment to health care.

Cockrell School of Engineering faculty are leading a new project to study water quality in Alaska, featuring a unique team that includes engineers from multiple universities, renowned ethnographers and Alaska natives.

People living in some of the largest U.S. cities and their surrounding areas face the highest risk of contracting COVID-19 in the near future, according to a new set of online dashboards created by researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Buildings represent the backbone of the world’s cities, often standing for decades, and sometimes even centuries. However, they are far from static, changing and evolving over time the same way cities do. People and businesses move in and move out. Buildings get new paint jobs, remodels, seismic upgrades, new amenities and so many other changes during their lifetimes.

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