UT Wordmark Primary UT Wordmark Formal Shield Texas UT News Camera Chevron Close Search Copy Link Download File Hamburger Menu Time Stamp Open in browser Load More Pull quote Cloudy and windy Cloudy Partly Cloudy Rain and snow Rain Showers Snow Sunny Thunderstorms Wind and Rain Windy Facebook Instagram LinkedIn Twitter email alert map calendar bullhorn

UT News

The wonder material

In this video, Engineering Professor Rod Ruoff demonstrates the promising new material graphene. With its vast applications, graphene has the potential to transform technology and society.

Two color orange horizontal divider

In this video, Cockrell School of Engineering Professor Rod Ruoff demonstrates the very promising new material graphene, a single-atom thick layer of carbon atoms. Graphene research is a focus area at the university because of its vast expected applications that could change how everything from electronics, cars, airplanes and even buildings are produced.

“Graphene and ultrathin graphite will be integral in thermal management applications, from cooling computer chips to making buildings more energy efficient,” wrote Ruoff in a recent essay for Know’s The Big Question series.

In his essay, Ruoff describes the evolution of materials and how new carbon materials, such as graphene, could “transform technology and society.”

Read more about the future of carbon materials in Ruoff’s essay “The big question in the evolution of materials.”