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Prof. Neal Hall and his graduate students have developed a tiny, low-power device that mimics a fly’s hearing mechanism.

The University of Texas at Austin Solar Vehicle Team (UTSVT) began their weeklong 1,700 mile quest from Austin to Minnesota in the American Solar Challenge Monday morning from the UT Austin campus.

Beginning Monday, July 14, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin will host the nation’s two biggest collegiate solar car races — the Formula Sun Grand Prix and American Solar Challenge.

UT ECE professors Andrea Alù and Mikhail Belkin  have created a new nonlinear metasurface, or meta mirror, that could one day enable the miniaturization of laser systems.

Profs. Jeffrey Andrews, Alan Bovik, Robert Heath, and Sriram Vishwanath have been included in the Thomson Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers for 2014. The researchers listed earned this distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators℠ as Highly Cited Papers — ranking among the top 1 percent most cited for their subject field and year of publication.

Ping-Chun Li, a graduate student researcher in Prof. Edward Yu’s group was recently selected as a recipient of a Material Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Silver Award at the 2014 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, CA. Ping-Chun Li received his award for his presentation titled "Large-Area, Flexible, Wavelength-Selective Three-Dimensional Optical Metasurface."

UT ECE graduate student Xiaohan Li was awarded the best poster award at the 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) held in Denver, CO, June 8-13, 2014.

Prof. Derek Chiou has been named the recipient of the 2014 IBM Faculty Award. The IBM Faculty Award program is a competitive worldwide program intended to foster collaboration between researchers at leading universities worldwide and those in IBM research, development and services organizations.

Ralph Tanbourgi has been named the recipeint of the best student paper award at the 2014 European Wireless Conference for a paper that he co-authored with Prof. Jeffrey Andrews and UT ECE alumnus Harprett Dhillon.

UT ECE student David Dillen has been awarded a 2014 Intel PhD Fellowhsip. Davis is supervised by Prof. Emanuel Tutuc. The award consists of an educational stipend of $45K and a Research Total Industry Experience (TIE) grant of $5K.