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 [...]
January 18th, 2013
Dr. John B. Goodenough received the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt) first Lifetime Achievement Award at the Symposium Gala Dinner on Thursday, January 17. Dr. Goodenough contributions to battery technology helped create the battery industry.
Materials Science & Engineering congratulates Dr. Goodenough!
For more information on Dr. Goodenough’s award, click here.
December 31st, 2012
The MIT Tech Review has named Dr. Nanshu Lu one of 35 Innovators under 35 for 2012.
This recognition comes to Dr. Lu for developing long-lasting “electronic tattoos” that can bond to skin and track and report on the wearer’s vital signs or translate small muscle movements into commands for controlling devices.
Read the MIT Tech Review [...]
December 4th, 2012
Three Materials Science & Engineering Faculty have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
AAAS fellows are chosen annually by their peers to recognize their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.
Materials Engineer John Ekerdt, the associate dean for research and professor of chemical engineering [...]
October 31st, 2012
The US Air Force Office of Scientific Research recently awarded a four-year, $1.4 million grant to Physics professor Alex Demkov, with collaborators John Ekerdt (UT Austin) and David Smith (Arizona State University). The grant provides funding to establish the fundamental scientific framework required for development of a revolutionary class of oxide heterostructures capable of harnessing [...]