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New Technology Identifies Disease-Fighting Cells at High Speed in High Volumes

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Pioneering Texas Engineer Wins Prestigious AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Award

Nicholas A. Peppas, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, as well as in UT’s Dell Medical School and College of Pharmacy, has been named the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ (AAPS) Distinguished Award winner for 2018. He is honored for his pioneering work in protein and drug transport and release from polymer systems.

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Former U.S. Secretary of State Emphasizes Integrity in Inaugural Distinguished Lecture Series

As the inaugural speaker of the new Cockrell School of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series, The Honorable Rex W. Tillerson — a Texas Engineering alumnus, former chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil and former U.S. Secretary of State — visited The University of Texas at Austin campus on Oct. 25 to discuss the topic of leadership and ethics in a global society.

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Probiotics Are Not Always ‘Good Bacteria’

The first study investigating the mechanism of how a disease develops using human organ-on-a-chip technology has been successfully completed by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Machine Learning Provides New Insights Into Cellular Biology

In a new interdisciplinary study, a team of engineers led by The University of Texas at Austin have used machine learning technology in tandem with next-generation RNA sequencing to reveal the inner workings of cells and how they respond to environmental stress, particularly by focusing on RNAs, to provide new insights into biology at the molecular level.

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