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If you ask Dr. Marissa Nichole Rylander about the myriad factors influencing cancer cells, the names of dozens of growth-promoting proteins, signaling pathways, angiogenic factors and other players trip rapid-fire off her tongue. Undaunted by this biochemical brew, the tissue-engineering expert uses input from physicians at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and ICES colleagues to create intricate simulations of tumors that are informing computational advances in the understanding of cancer.

Three researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected by the Department of Defense to lead Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) projects, receiving grants totaling $22.8 million to help advance innovative technologies in energy, computing and nanoelectronics. 

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the first large-scale in vivo drug discovery platform using a whole animal model that could speed up scientific research and more accurately assess the effectiveness of new drugs in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

The department rose to No. 9 best undergraduate mechanical engineering program in the nation in U.S. News & World Report

The Department of Energy has selected Battery500, a national consortium led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and including Arumugam Manthiram of The University of Texas at Austin as its chief scientist, to help lead a new five-year, $50 million initiative to advance battery technology in electric cars.

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a groundbreaking new energy-absorbing structure to better withstand blunt and ballistic impact. The technology, called negative stiffness (NS) honeycombs, can be integrated into car bumpers, military and athletic helmets and other protective hardware.

With research interests such as artificial intelligence, early cancer diagnosis, materials science and retrofit methods of aging structures, this year's incoming faculty members exhibit a wide range of engineering expertise.

Now an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Southern California, Kelly Sanders has developed new methods of analyzing the complex relationship of water and energy — and is showing how both resources can be managed more wisely. 

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has named Richard R. Neptune, an accomplished professor and researcher, as the next chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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