The Nickel Institute recently interviewed interview TMI Director and MS&E faculty, Arumugam Manthiram. He is the first in a new series they are producing of interviews with world-famous leaders in the field of energy storage. The Nickel Institute is the global association of leading primary nickel producers. Their mission is to promote and support the proper use of nickel in appropriate applications. 

An international team of researchers have found a way to refine and reliably produce an unpredictable and hard-to-control material that could impact environmental conservation, energy and consumer electronics. 

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has once again been named one of the nation’s top engineering schools. In the latest U.S. News & World Report undergraduate rankings, Texas Engineering has been named the No. 11 best undergraduate engineering program in the nation (No. 6 among public universities).

The universe around us is composed of atoms, and their structures and reactions are the fundamental drivers of how materials and organisms behave. A new facility gives researchers at The University of Texas at Austin the ability to explore their projects all the way to that single atom level.

For years, researchers have aimed to learn more about a group of metal oxides that show promise as key materials for the next generation of lithium-ion batteries because of their mysterious ability to store significantly more energy than should be possible. An international research team, co-led by The University of Texas at Austin, has cracked the code of this scientific anomaly, knocking down a barrier to building ultra-fast battery energy storage systems.

Zilong Wu, a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Yuebing Zheng's research group and a former Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. student, received the 2020 Baxter Young Investigator Award. He will be honored at an awards ceremony hosted by Baxter on Novermber 12, 2020.

An abundant, organic material found in industrial dyes could be the key to advancing a type of battery with promise for storing and deploying large quantities of renewable energy. New research from The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering introduces new materials using azobenzene to open the door for “high-capacity, long-life non-aqueous flow batteries.”

Publisher Wiley recently organized a symposium in honor of John B. Goodenough’s 98th Birthday. A recording of the symposium has been posted to the Wiley Online Library here.

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy recently released their Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) for 2020 and we are proud to announce that the Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program is ranked 13th nationally and 27th globally among world universities. 

Researchers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin say they’ve cracked the code to a cobalt-free high-energy lithium-ion battery, eliminating the cobalt and opening the door to reducing the costs of producing batteries while boosting performance in some ways.