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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.

Cockrell Battery Experts Team with John Deere to Electrify Farm and Construction Vehicles

Texas Engineers are working with John Deere to develop technologies to electrify agriculture vehicles like tractors.

Bob Metcalfe Honored by Franklin Institute for Invention of Ethernet

Cockrell School of Engineering professor Bob Metcalfe has been honored by The Franklin Institute with the 2024 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering for his “pioneering role in the design, development, and commercialization of Ethernet, an interface for networking and file sharing between computers.”

How Space Lasers Have Unearthed New Information About Our World

In new research, an all-woman group of authors from five different institutions published an anthology of all the important data unearthed by laser altimetry over the last two decades.


Why Biden’s methane fee is good for U.S. oil and gas

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Research Associate Professor, Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering