UT Austin Energy Bulletin
A Monthly Update from the Energy Institute of The University of Texas at Austin
|The UT Austin Energy Bulletin is a monthly update on energy-related research, recent and upcoming events, grants, awards and special announcements – a recap of all things energy at The University of Texas at Austin.
Provost Appoints Interim Director to Lead Energy Institute
Professor Thomas F. Edgar, a chemical engineer with extensive teaching, administrative, research and industry experience, has been named director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Read more.
National Medal of Science presented to UT Austin Professors Bard, Goodenough
President Obama awarded UT Austin Professors Allen Bard and John Goodenough the National Medal of Science during a Feb. 1, 2013 ceremony at the White House. Read more.
LBJ School’s Varun Rai to research growth of residential solar in Texas
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded UT Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs $492,096 to identify opportunities for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of utility solar programs in Texas. Read more.
UT Austin students win $10,000 scholarship in Power Across Texas competition
A team of UT Austin students picked up first prize in the second biennial Power Across Texas Energy Innovation Challenge for their proposal to provide electricity service to colonia residents along the Texas-Mexico border. Read more.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“This opportunity is truly unique in that it emphasizes a measurable direct impact on the solar industry in the U.S. as well as prioritizes research that would have broader impact on other emerging energy technologies such as electric vehicles and home energy management systems.”
Latin American forum on energy & environment | March 4-5, 2013
Jorge Piñon, director of the Latin America and Caribbean Program in the Jackson School of Geosciences, led a captivating two days of discussion among scholars, scientists and experts from government and industry during the eighth annual Latin American Forum on Energy & Environment.
Changing the way business thinks about energy | April 16, 2013
Dr. Michael Webber, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator, will discuss a push for new policies that feature low-carbon and renewable fuels during his April 16 lecture for the Texas Enterprise Speaker Series.