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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 ...

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Takashi Tanaka has been selected to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award for 2020.

orbital debris mapped out via Moriba Jah's ASTRIAGraph

Near-earth space is becoming more crowded. UT Associate Professor of Aerospace Moriba Jah talks the importance of long-term sustainability and policy reform.

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Nanshu Lu is part of a UT Austin research team that was selected by the journal Micromachines for the best paper award in 2019. The team was selected for its paper entitled "Stretchable Tattoo-Like Heater with On-Site Temperature Feedback Control."

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Alumnus Dan Deans (B.S. ASE 1990) recalls having a crisis in college.

“I ended my freshman year as a pre-med biology major on scholastic probation, which is when my dad suggested I try engineering. You know, another easy major,” he said jokingly as he reminisced on his early years at UT Austin. “I always loved airplanes, and my dad was a pilot. So, I decided to switch to aerospace engineering. He did me a huge favor that day.”

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Learn more about computational engineering major Jennifer Zvonek's internship experience at the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences where she worked with a team of experts in autonomous systems under the supervision of Ufuk Topcu.