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Texas Engineers Help Lead New Video AI Startup

Cockrell School of Engineering faculty and alumni are playing key roles in a new artificial intelligence video startup that creates narrative videos from existing footage libraries.

Self-Propelling Satellites and Reentry Shields Among New Projects for Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace engineer Thomas Underwood is studying many applications of plasmas, which involve the infusion of electrical energy into gases. 

Measuring Light and Matter with More Precision

David Burghoff plans to optimize measurements in astronomy, remote sensing and quantum information processing through a new Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI).

How Wastewater and Gas Flares Could Supercharge Green Hydrogen Production

Texas Engineer Vaibhav Bahadur is researching how oil and gas byproducts could be repurposed to serve as key elements in creating “green” hydrogen.

5 Questions with Outstanding Scholar-Leader Matthew Nattier 

Matthew Nattier just completed his aerospace engineering degree with a special honor – he was named the Cockrell School’s Outstanding Scholar-Leader for the class of 2024.

Sights and Sounds of 2024 Cockrell Commencement

Another academic year is over, and more than 1,700 newly minted Cockrell School graduates are moving on to their next adventure.


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