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UT Austin again ranked among top 10 graduate engineering programs

March 29, 2018

UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering ranks among the top 10 graduate programs in engineering (No. 6 among public universities) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 graduate program rankings...

Expansion of tax credits for carbon capture & sequestration could spur development of coal-fired power plants

March 29, 2018

A little-known provision of the recently enacted federal budget bill extends and expands tax credits for capturing CO2, which could trigger investment in new coal-fired power plants...

Slow down on using Blockchain for clean energy trades

March 29, 2018

In an op-ed published by Columbia University Law School’s Climate Law Blog, UT Prof. David Spence urges caution in evaluating the use of blockchain...

Korgel recognized for nanomaterials research

March 29, 2018

UT Austin Chemical Engineering Prof. Brian Korgel has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his work in the synthesis and applications of nanocrystals, nanowires and their assemblies...

Milliron receives 2018 O’Donnell Award in Engineering

March 29, 2018

Prof. Delia Milliron has been awarded the 2018 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST)...

New Federal Budget Puts Price on Carbon

March 9, 2018

Republicans have agreed to put a price on carbon, at least temporarily...

Prof. Michael Webber named Presidential Leadership Scholar

Feb. 27, 2018

Energy Institute Deputy Director Michael Webber has been named a Presidential Leadership Scholar...

While the world is on the verge of an automotive revolution, Trump looks in the rear view mirror

Feb. 27, 2018

The global automotive industry is undergoing a revolution by integrating advances in electric vehicles with artificial intelligence and communications technology...

Tariff on foreign solar modules likely won’t slow down growth in U.S. installations

Feb. 27, 2018

The Trump Administration’s recent imposition of tariffs on foreign-manufactured solar modules could dampen growth of the U.S. solar industry...

The need for systematic thinking

Feb. 27, 2018

The U.S. economy changes and adapts to circumstances, physical constraints, and rules that we have created through an assortment of individual and collective decisions...