News

Biomaterials Expert Nicholas Peppas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Nicholas Peppas, professor of biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, surgery and pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin and an expert in biomaterials and drug delivery systems, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Read more

Six Engineering Professors Receive National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

In all, eight faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards totaling more than $2 million. The awards are the most prestigious offered by the NSF’s CAREER Program.

Read more

Texas Engineering Undergraduates Recognized for Exceptional Leadership

In recognition of their leadership skills and commitment to activities both on and off campus, two students in the Cockrell School of Engineering received the 2017 President’s Leadership Award.

Read more

New Mechanical Metamaterials Can Block Symmetry of Motion, Findings Suggest

Engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the AMOLF institute in the Netherlands have invented the first mechanical metamaterials that easily transfer motion effortlessly in one direction while blocking it in the other, as described in a paper published on Feb. 13 in Nature. The material can be thought of as a mechanical one-way shield that blocks energy from coming in but easily transmits it going out the other side.

Read more