October 15th, 2013
The Electrochemical Society Student Chapter at The University of Texas at Austin has been recognized as the Chapter of Excellence (national level) by the national ECS chapter.
The Materials Science & Engineering program congratulates the ECS student chapter for a job well done!
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Materials Science & Engineering Professor to Participate in National Academy of Engineering Symposium
October 1st, 2013
Dr. Nanshu Lu is one of four Cockrell School of Engineering faculty members who will participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium this fall.
The 2013 symposium, which will be held Sept. 19-21 in Wilmington, Del., will bring together about 100 outstanding engineers under the age of 45 to [...]
September 26th, 2013
Professor Eric Taleff from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, along with Jung-Kuei ‘Brian’ Chang, of Chung Hsin Electric & Machinery MFG Corp., and Paul Krajewski, of General Motors Co., was awarded the AIME Champion H. Mathewson Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) at the fall [...]
UT Materials Scientists Demonstrate Flexible Graphene Circuits Speedy Enough for Cell-Phone Communication
August 22nd, 2013
UT Materials Scientists Deji Akinwande and Rod Ruoff, along with other collaborators, have successfully demonstrated flexible graphene transistors that are cell-communications capable, reports MIT Technology Review. Flexible electronic circuits will make possible a variety of radical, new electronic devices, and these graphene transistors will likely play an integral part in their development.
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May 20th, 2013
Ph.D. student Tengfei Jiang was recently selected to receive a Donald D. Harrington Dissertation Fellowship. The award includes a sizable stipend of $36,000 for a calendar year, plus full tuition, medical insurance, and a $2,000 travel and equipment stipend. Recipients are inducted into the Harrington Society where they have the opportunity to interact and share [...]
February 25th, 2013
First-year Ph.D. student Borui Liu, working under the supervision of Assistant Professor Guihua Yu, won First Place in Engineering in the Texas Energy Research Challenge at the 2013 UT Energy Forum. Over 200 applicants from several universities entered the competition. Over 60 finalists were selected. Mr. Liu was awarded $3000. The Materials Science & Engineering [...]
February 15th, 2013
Nanshu Lu recently received the Grand Prix Award at the Netexplo Forum 2013. She received this award for her project entitled, “Electronic Tattoos.” This epidermal electronics have applications in medicine such as communication with medical staff and monitoring patients’ vital signs.
Materials Science & Engineering congratulates Dr. Lu!
For more information regarding Dr. Lu’s project, click here.
February 13th, 2013
David Bourell, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, recently received the Joe J. King Professional Engineering Achievement Award from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, which recognizes faculty showing exemplary leadership in the engineering profession. Bourell is honored by The University of Texas at Austin for his high [...]
January 28th, 2013
The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas awarded Dr. Li Shi the 2013 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering. This prestigious merit recognizes Shi’s pioneering contribution to the fundamental understanding of nanoscale thermal transport and thermoelectric energy conversion processes, and his application of scientific discoveries to enhance thermoelectric energy conversion devices and [...]
January 28th, 2013
Taylor & Francis recently announced that Dr. Li Shi of the University of Texas at Austin has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, succeeding Dr. Kenneth Goodson of Stanford University.
” Prof. Li Shi is exceptionally well poised to take over the leadership role for the journal. As a researcher, Prof. Shi has [...]