2014 Commercialization Series
On September 4, FBI agents and university experts will collaborate to discuss the importance of protecting a business's and individual's proprietary information. Panelists will delve into the impacts of cybercrime prevention and protection. Cocktail and networking hour to follow the program.
Honors and recognition
Six professors and one adjunct associate professor from the Cockrell School of Engineering have been included in the Thomson Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2014. This list recognizes many of the world's leading scientific minds, and the strong Cockrell School representation illustrates UT Austin's growing influence on the global research landscape.
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built the smallest, fastest, and longest-running tiny synthetic motor to date. The team's nanomotor is an important step toward developing miniature machines that could one day move through the body to administer insulin for diabetics when needed or to target and treat cancer cells without harming good cells.
With the goal of powering these yet-to-be invented devices, UT Austin engineers focused on building a reliable, ultra-high-speed nanomotor that can convert electrical energy into mechanical motion on a scale 500 times smaller than a grain of salt.