News

In Memoriam: Texas Engineering Dean Emeritus Herbert H. Woodson (1925-2018)

Herbert H. Woodson, former dean of The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Engineering (now the Cockrell School of Engineering), died on Nov. 30 at the age of 93, leaving behind a legacy of progress and strong leadership in the Texas Engineering community.

Read more

Two UT Engineers Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Hal Alper, professor in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, and Alex Huang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, have been selected as fellows in the prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for 2018. They are the latest faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin to receive this honor, joining 11 previous inductees from the university.

Read more

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards UT Professor $2.5M for Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Ning “Jenny” Jiang, an associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Dell Medical School’s Department of Oncology, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to participate in the philanthropic organization’s inaugural Neurodegeneration Challenge Network.

Read more

UT Launches New Rocket Engineering Program Thanks to $1M Gift from Firefly Academy

The University of Texas at Austin and Firefly Academy, a nonprofit organization run by Austin-based firm Firefly Aerospace, have partnered to establish Firefly@UT — a $1 million, multi-year program that, for the first time, will offer UT students the opportunity to design, develop and assemble an industrial-scale rocket capable of launching to the edge of space.

Read more

Hal Alper Recognized for Pioneering Work in Engineering Sustainable Materials and Chemicals

Hal Alper, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering's McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, is the recipient of the 2019 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST).

Read more