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Associate Professor Tan Bui-Thanh has been elected vice president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Texas-Louisiana Section.

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Associate Professor Efstathios Bakolas is the recipient of two grants from the National Science Foundation that support research in path planning and trajectory optimization for autonomous robots and vehicles.

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Thomas J.R. Hughes has been ranked first in Applied Mathematics, and second in Engineering (all fields) in a worldwide citation survey based on data for 6 million scientists in 22 major fields. 

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Ten alumni and one honorary faculty member of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin have been elected to the 2020 class of the ASE/EM Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to make changes to our lifestyles in many ways. Graduate student Siddarth Kaki, who is pursuing at Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, took the time to tell us about his experience as he's been adapting to online learning and doing research from home during these unprecedented times.

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Professor Karen Willcox is leading research that provides rocket engine designers with a fast way to assess rocket engine performance in a variety of operating conditions using new scientific machine learning methods.

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For years, mechanical engineering professor and aerospace engineering alumnus Michael Webber has been producing widely accessible educational content focused on his area of expertise — energy. He has developed TV shows and online courses that anyone can view with the sole purpose of teaching people about energy. 

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Professor Thomas Hughes' work to create computational models of patients with vulnerable plaques in their coronary arteries is featured in this Texas Advanced Computing Center piece, "Matters of the Heart."

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Nisreen Singharaj was selected to receive a University of Texas at Austin President’s Outstanding Staff Award for 2020.

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Health care workers treating COVID-19 patients are facing a shortage of face masks and other personal protective equipment that could shield them when exposed to the virus. A group of researchers in the Cockrell School’s Texas Inventionworks innovation hub ...