News Releases

  • Better Water Purification Methods Are Aim of New Research Center

    With rising demand and dwindling supply, water is perhaps Earth’s most critical natural resource. One way to get more of it is to find more creative approaches — and new materials — to use and reuse existing water and improve upon existing water purification methods. That is the focus of the Center for Materials for Water and Energy SysTems (M-WET), a new multi-university research center headquartered in The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering, uniting researchers from UT; the University of California, Santa Barbara; and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

  • Cockrell School Professors Receive ConTex Awards to Collaborate with Mexican Institutions

    Two Texas Engineering faculty members have received funding awards to work on collaborative research projects with academic institutions and government organizations in Mexico as part of ConTex, a joint initiative of the University of Texas System and Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) to enhance academic and research cooperation between Texas and Mexico.

  • First-Ever Method for Controlling Nanomotors is Developed by UT Engineers

    In a breakthrough for nanotechnology, engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the first method for selecting and switching the mechanical motion of nanomotors among multiple modes with simple visible light as the stimulus.

  • Texas Engineering Welcomes Newest Faculty Members, 2018

    This year’s incoming faculty members exhibit a wide range of engineering expertise and bring research interests that range from nuclear and computational engineering to extreme environments and environmental fluid mechanics.

  • New Cancer Treatment Uses Enzymes to Boost Immune System and Fight Back

    Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new approach to treating cancer using enzyme therapy.