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Michael Cullinan

http://ndml.me.utexas.edu

Dr. Michael Cullinan is an Assistant Professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Cullinan's research focuses on the development of novel nanomanufacturing systems and on finding ways to exploit nanoscale physical phenomena in order to improve existing macroscale devices and to create novel micro- and nanoscale devices for energy and sensing applications. His research interests include the design and development of nanomanufacturing processes and equipment, the application of nanoscale science in engineering, the engineering of thin films, nanotubes and nanowires, the manufacturing and assembly of nanostructured materials, and the design of micro/nanoscale machine elements for mechanical sensors and energy systems.

Prior to joining the University of Texas in 2013, Dr. Cullinan was a National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dr. Cullinan received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2011 and also holds an M.S. (2008) in Mechanical Engineering from MIT as well as a B.S. in Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College.

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Hydrogel Tablet Can Purify a Liter of River Water in an Hour

As much as a third of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water, according to some estimates, and half of the population could live in water-stressed areas by 2025. Finding a solution to this problem could save and improve lives for millions of people, and it is a high priority among scientists and engineers around the globe.

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Donald Siegel Named New Chair of the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has named Donald Siegel, a professor at the University of Michigan and an internationally recognized computational materials scientist, as the next chair of UT’s Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering. He will assume his position on Sept. 1, 2021, succeeding the department’s current chair, Rick Neptune.

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Mechanical Engineering Faculty Openings

The Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions as well as non-tenure track lecturers

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Metals Supercharge Promising Method to Bury Harmful Carbon Dioxide Under the Sea

There's a global race to reduce the amount of harmful gases in our atmosphere to slow down the pace of climate change, and one way to do that is through carbon capture and sequestration — sucking carbon out of the air and burying it. At this point, however, we're capturing only a fraction of the carbon needed to make any kind of dent in climate change.

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Our Nobel Laureate

On December 10, 2019, John B. Goodenough received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions to the development of the lithium-ion battery.

Experience His Nobel Journey In Photos
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