Research Spotlight

Schonna Manning

Research Assistant Professor & Director of R&D for the UTEX Culture Collection of Algae, Department of Molecular Biosciences, College of Natural Sciences

Dr. Schonna Manning studies the biology of algae...

Brooke Holleman

Research Assistant, Energy Institute | Dual Master’s recipient, Energy & Earth Resources / Public Policy

“Out of the coal ashes could rise a phoenix...”

Ben Leibowicz

Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering

Ben Leibowicz has always been fascinated with the big-picture...

Joshua W. Busby

Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs

For some people, a singular event or experience can ignite a passion to serve that informs an entire lifetime...

Joan Brennecke

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering | Cockrell School of Engineering

UT Austin Prof. Joan Brennecke knew at an early age that she wanted to be an engineer, the chosen profession of her father and two uncles...

Wendy Wagner

Professor, School of Law

As a child growing up in the suburbs outside Chicago, Wendy Wagner knew early on that she wanted to devote her life to protecting the environment.

Carey King

Research Scientist & Assistant Director, Energy Institute

Summers are hot and slow in Temple, Texas, the small town up the road from Austin where Carey King grew up. To pass the time, he and his brothers built several skateboard ...

David Adelman

Professor, School of Law

In a way, David Adelman is a classic example of the East Coast kid who goes West in search of greener pastures.

Cliff Frohlich

Senior Research Scientist & Associate Director, Institute for Geophysics | Jackson School of Geosciences

Reared in a family steeped in the Humanities, geophysicist Cliff Frohlich reflected early on that it might be wise for him to look elsewhere for his life calling.

Ross Baldick

Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering | Cockrell School of Engineering

As a kid growing up in Sydney, Australia, Ross Baldick was always good at math. By the time he was seven years old, when he began experimenting with an electronics kit...