From the "Eyes on Innovation" series
The University of Texas at Austin has developed some of the most fascinating technologies that have helped make the world safer, healthier and a little bit more exciting. Just to name a few: a revolutionary battery, early 3D printing, safer Oxycontin, and less painful glucose monitoring. UT Austin’s ideas and innovations such as these consistently result in useful technologies for the advancement of society.
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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.
In the search for curing disease, prominent research institutions around the world contribute rare, unique and one-of-a-kind research materials to Kerafast’s searchable digital marketplace in hopes of sharing valuable data. The University of Texas at Austin and the UT Office of Technology Commercialization announce a partnership with Kerafast to become their 100th providing institution.
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.