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Fire-Resistant Sodium Battery Balances Safety, Cost and Performance

A sodium battery developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin significantly reduces fire risks from the technology, while also relying on inexpensive, abundant materials to serve as its building blocks.

New Disease Testing Component Facilitates Lower-Cost Diagnostics

Biomedical researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new, less expensive way to detect nuclease digestion – one of the critical steps in many nucleic acid sensing applications, such as those used to identify COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.  

How AI Can Bolster Power Grid's Resistance to Weather, Cyberattacks

Texas Engineer Javad Mohammadi has dedicated his research to strengthening power grids, using artificial intelligence to make them more resistant to evolving threats.

Simulating How Big Waves Impact Shorelines

The crash of waves on the beach to many is the picture of peace and relaxation, but it’s also an important moment in the surrounding landscape. Known as the swash zone, where waves run up the face of the beach, this area is where crucial sand movement occurs, shaping the world’s coastlines over time and impacting flooding and other weather events.  

Precision Guidance for Moon Mission Supported by UT Aerospace Engineers

Texas Engineers are playing an important role in what could be the first U.S.-based lunar landing in more than 50 years.

Professor, Alumna Elected to National Academy of Engineering

The National Academy of Engineering has elected Noel T. Clemens, a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin, to the academy for 2024. Christine Schmidt, who received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from UT and later served on the University’s faculty from 1996 to 2012, has also been elected.

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