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Behcet Acikmese Receives NSF Grants to Develop Advanced Real-Time Computing Methods for Decision-Making

National Science Foundation logoBehcet Acikmese receives two NSF grants to develop advanced real-time computing methods for decision-making.

Ryan Russell and Jayant Sirohi Elected Associate Fellows of AIAA

AIAA logoRyan Russell and Jayant Sirohi have been elected to the grade of Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

In Memory of Eugene Ripperger

Eugene RippergerThe Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics mourns the loss of Eugene Arman Ripperger who passed away peacefully on October 5, 2014 at home in Austin, Texas.

Open ASE/EM Faculty Positions

ase-em-orange-thumbnailThe Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics department at UT Austin has four faculty positions open with a start date of September 2015.

Mary Wheeler Named SPE Honorary Member

Mary WheelerProfessor Mary Wheeler has been named a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Honorary Member, the organization's highest honor.

Student Highlight

Media Coverage

  • UT’s supercomputing research arm is part of a coalition of universities behind ADCIRC, a computer program that predicts and simulates storm surges. Now the coalition is receiving a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to update the computer code, with the goal of providing more timely predictions for the emergency responders who need to make decisions on evacuations and other response efforts. (Austin-American Statesman, October 19, 2014)

  • A new $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help the University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences to further develop a high-tech, super-computer powered storm surge simulator that could help emergency officials better plan hurricane responses. (Austin Business Journal, October 20, 2014)

  • Glenn Lightsey talks about miniature satellites for Deep Space Industries's test missions occurring in 2015 (PRX, August, 25, 2014)