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Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that repairs and connects electronic circuits, creating opportunities to advance the development of flexible electronics, biosensors and batteries as energy storage devices. 

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin are developing the world’s first active heat pipe that can transport high heat loads over long distances. Unlike conventional heat pipes found in electronic devices and other tools, which can move heat over only a few inches, this new technology will be capable of transporting kilowatts of heat over distances of a meter or longer. 

Mechanical engineering associate professor Maura Borrego understands how difficult the transition from undergraduate to graduate student can be. Before she joined the Cockrell School of Engineering to teach engineering education, she was in those students’ shoes, facing all of the same challenges.

In 2014 the Seton Brain and Spine Recovery Center came to James Sulzer with a problem. Their patients were performing shoulder exercises incorrectly and subjecting themselves to further injury, a particular issue for patients with spinal cord injuries.

Bradley Caponigro, Cockrell School of Engineering junior and undergraduate researcher in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected as a 2015-16 Astronaut Scholar.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel’s Science, Technology and Space Minister Yaakov Peri have selected John B. Goodenough, professor at The University of Texas at Austin and inventor of the lithium-ion battery, to share The Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation.

Texas Engineers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering have developed a conductive, self-healing hybrid gel with high conductivity and strong mechanical and electrical self-healing properties that do not require external stimuli.

Have you ever wanted to control your own humanoid robot? On Tuesday, Oct. 6, you’ll get your chance! 

Join Cockrell School of Engineering assistant professor Luis Sentis and his team from the Human-Centered Robotics Lab as they launch and demonstrate a first-of-its-kind technology that makes Dreamer, UT Austin’s popular and lovable robot, accessible to anyone with a smart phone.

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