Topic: Cockrell School of Engineering

Students Build Solar-Powered Home

Oct. 8, 2015
Students designed and built a solar-powered home for the 2015 Solar Decathlon.

More than 60 students from The University of Texas at Austin and the Technische Universität München (TUM) in Germany have spent two years imagining how to power our homes and keep our day-to-day lives running on light from the sun. Now, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon, the solar-powered home they designed and built is on display in California, where judges will score the team's work.

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Texas Engineers Develop Nontoxic Flame Retardant

Oct. 5, 2015
Polydopamine demonstration

Researchers at UT Austin have created a new nontoxic flame retardant to replace commercial additives that are often toxic.

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Texas Engineering Team Wins Emmy for Video Quality Tool

Sept. 30, 2015
Alan Bovik

The Television Academy announced today that Cockrell School of Engineering professor Alan Bovik and his team of former students and collaborators will be honored with a 2015 Engineering Emmy Award.

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Engineers Develop New Method for Making Wearable Electronics

Sept. 29, 2015
Nanshu Lu

Cockrell School of Engineering researchers have invented a method for making inexpensive and high-performing wearable electronic patches that monitor the body’s vital signs for health and performance tracking.

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New Cathode Material Discovered for Sodium-Ion Batteries

Sept. 24, 2015
John Goodenough

Professor John Goodenough, the inventor of the lithium-ion battery, and his team have identified a new cathode material, presenting a significant advancement in the race to develop a commercially viable sodium-ion battery.

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