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Guihua Yu Receives Prestigious Hackerman Award for Innovative, Wide-Ranging Research in Nanotechnology

Cockrell School of Engineering professor Guihua Yu, a materials scientist and engineer in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering and in UT’s Texas Materials Institute and Energy Institute, has received the 2022 Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research from The Welch Foundation

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Battery ‘Dream Technology’ a Step Closer to Reality with New Discovery

A sodium-sulfur battery created by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin solves one of the biggest hurdles that has held back the technology as a commercially viable alternative to the ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries that power everything from smartphones to electric vehicles.

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11 Texas Engineers Among 1% Most-Cited Researchers

Researchers across the Cockrell School of Engineering, including five from the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, were among the most frequently cited in their fields in 2021.

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Professor Yuanyue Liu Wins Scialog Award

Yuanyue Liu, assistant professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the Scialog Award.

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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.

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