News Releases

  • Battery Research Consortium Chosen by DOE to Advance Electric Cars

    The Department of Energy has selected Battery500, a national consortium led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and including Arumugam Manthiram of The University of Texas at Austin as its chief scientist, to help lead a new five-year, $50 million initiative to advance battery technology in electric cars.

  • Cockrell School Engineers Receive $22.8 Million from DOD for Cross-Disciplinary Projects

    Three researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected by the Department of Defense to lead Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) projects, receiving grants totaling $22.8 million to help advance innovative technologies in energy, computing and nanoelectronics. 

  • Governor’s University Research Initiative Brings Distinguished Professors to UT Austin

    With key support from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new Governor’s University Research Initiative (GURI) grant program, The University of Texas at Austin has recruited two renowned researchers and national academy members to join its faculty: chemical engineering professor Joan Brennecke and molecular biosciences professor Wei Yang.

  • Researchers Determine Fundamental Limits of Invisibility Cloaks

    Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been able to quantify fundamental physical limitations on the performance of cloaking devices, a technology that allows objects to become invisible or undetectable to electromagnetic waves including radio waves, microwaves, infrared and visible light.

  • Board of Regents Recognizes Two Cockrell School Professors for Outstanding Teaching

    Two faculty members from the Cockrell School will receive the 2016 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards, the highest teaching honor bestowed by the University of Texas System Board of Regents. It is one of the nation’s largest monetary teaching recognition programs in higher education, honoring outstanding performance in the classroom and dedication to innovation in undergraduate instruction.