portrait of Payam Banazadeh

In just eight short years, alumnus Payam Banazadeh skyrocketed from a passionate high school student sitting in an astronomy class to becoming the founder and CEO of Capella Space, the first commercial space company to launch and operate Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellites.

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Manuel Rausch has received a prestigious R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health in the amount of $3.9M. He will use the funding to lead a study of the heart’s tricuspid valve to better understand functional tricuspid valve regurgitation (FTR) – a condition that causes leakage of the valve located between the right atrium and the right ventricle of the heart.

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Thomas J.R. Hughes has been recognized for his remarkable career with two major awards from the City University of Hong Kong and Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Four graduate students in the aerospace engineering Ph.D. program at The University of Texas at Austin were selected to receive a 2022 NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) award.

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Professor John-Paul Clarke has been appointed a new member of the NASA Advisory Council for 2022. Read the full NASA release.

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Professor K. Ravi-Chandar is a co-investigator on a $3.7 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an accurate biomechanical model to be used as a reliable and useful tool in patient-specific diagnosis and management of breast cancer.

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Penn State University have created a new type of fiber that can perform like a muscle actuator, in many ways better than other options that exist today.

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Alyssa Garza, a spring 2022 aerospace engineering graduate, is featured in this UT piece that covers outstanding students in the first Impact Scholars cohort.

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Roger Bonnecaze, an internationally recognized expert in rheology and modeling and simulation for nanomanufacturing who has served as a faculty member at The University of Texas at Austin for nearly 30 years, has been named dean of the university’s Cockrell School of Engineering after a national search.

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Ann Chen has been selected for a 2022 W. A. "Tex" Moncrief Grand Challenge Award which she plans to use to characterize aquifers using satellite data and inform Aquifer Storage and Recovery managers of the optimal pumping/recharge schedule and placement of wells. 

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Congratulations to our Class of of 2022 seniors – they did it! Learn more about just a few of our outstanding students' experiences and what they plan to do next as they head out to change the world. 

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A new research collaboration will integrate two emerging disciplines — computational oncology and machine learning — to transform the future of cancer care.

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Distinguished alumna Jill Meyers has been recognized by the National Aeronautic Association with the Katharine Wright Trophy "for her 40 years of dedication to the aerospace industry and her tireless commitment as a volunteer and role model, working to educate and inspire young girls around the globe."

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What starts here changes the world — but might one day also help us leave it, says aerospace engineering senior Mihir Kamble.

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Two groups of senior high school students recently visited UT Austin to tour the robotics and visualization labs as part of a collaborative NASA University Leadership Initiative (ULI) led by Ufuk Topcu.