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April 28, 2022

Engineering Alumnus Invests in Connecting Business Students and Startup Founders in the Texas Innovation Center

Thanks to a seed gift from Cockrell School of Engineering alumnus Stuart Lodge (B.S. Mechanical Engineering 1984), a new program in the Texas Innovation Center gives MBA students real-world business experience as they learn from and help faculty- and ... Read the story

April 27, 2022

Plastic-eating Enzyme Could Eliminate Billions of Tons of Landfill Waste

An enzyme variant created by engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can break down environment-throttling plastics that typically take centuries to degrade in just a matter of hours to days. This discovery, published today in Nature, could ... Read the story

April 26, 2022

Transportation Research Center Gets Phase 2 NSF Grant

A group of four universities, including The University of Texas at Austin, recently won a grant from the National Science Foundation for the second phase of their Industry-University Cooperative Research Center. The Center for Efficient Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation ... Read the story

April 25, 2022

UT Austin Selected for EcoCAR EV Challenge to Make Next-Gen Vehicle

The University of Texas at Austin is one of 13 university teams in North America set to participate in the EcoCAR EV Challenge, a prestigious collegiate competition to re-engineer state-of-the-art vehicles and prepare students for the future. The four-year challenge ... Read the story

April 19, 2022

With semiconductor devices and systems now affecting all aspects of daily life, demand for such technologies has soared in recent years. But with 75% of microchip production based in East Asia, America’s over-reliance on foreign manufacturers leaves our supply ... Read the story

March 29, 2022

Cockrell School Named No. 6 Best Engineering Graduate Program in the U.S.

The Cockrell School of Engineering is once again named one of the top 10 best engineering programs in the nation, rising to No. 6 in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 graduate engineering program rankings, released today. In addition, ... Read the story

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December 19, 2021

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Associate Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering