News Releases

  • Cockrell School Welcomes Newest Faculty Members, 2017-18

    This year’s incoming faculty members exhibit a wide range of engineering expertise and bring research interests that range from tissue regeneration and space situational awareness to geostatistical reservoir modeling and energy and sustainability.

  • Texas Engineering Once Again Ranked Among Best U.S. Undergraduate Engineering Programs

    The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin held its position from the previous year as the No. 11 best undergraduate engineering program in the U.S. and No. 6 among U.S. public schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, released Sept. 12. Several of the Cockrell School’s programs are ranked in the top 10, with three ranked in the top five.

  • John Goodenough Receives Prestigious Welch Award in Chemistry

    The Welch Foundation has announced that Cockrell School of Engineering professor and legendary inventor of the lithium-ion battery John B. Goodenough is the 2017 recipient of the Robert A. Welch Award in Chemistry. Goodenough first received wide acclaim for his research following the invention of the lithium-ion battery in 1980, leading the way for the extraordinary growth in portable electronic devices that continues today. More than 30 years later, Goodenough, who is 95 years old, continues to contribute groundbreaking research.

  • UT Austin to Co-Lead $20 Million NSF Center Aimed at Converting Natural Gas Into Transportation Fuels

    Engineers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected to help lead a five-year, $20 million National Science Foundation engineering research center aimed at developing new mobile technologies for converting natural gas into transportation fuels near rural natural gas sites.

  • New Device Accurately Identifies Cancer in Seconds

    A team of engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin has invented a powerful tool that rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds—more than 150 times as fast as existing technology. The MasSpec Pen is an innovative handheld instrument that gives surgeons precise diagnostic information about what tissue to cut or preserve, helping improve treatment and reduce the chances of cancer recurrence.