Robert Heath, Texas ECE professor, has received the European Association for Signal Processing (EURASIP) 2017 Technical Achievement Award for Significant Contributions to Signal Processing in MIMO Communication Systems. 

John Goodenough

A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed the first all-solid-state battery cells that could lead to safer, faster-charging, longer-lasting rechargeable batteries for handheld mobile devices, electric cars and stationary energy storage.

Qualcomm Fellowship

Two Electrical & Computer Engineering Ph.D. students, Amritesh Rai and Maruthi Yogeesh, have been selected as finalists for the highly selective $100,000 United States Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (QInF), along with one other team from The University of Texas at Austin. 


Milos Gligoric, Texas ECE assistant professor, has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his work on "Advancing Regression Testing: Theory and Practice."

Mechanical Metamaterials

Engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the AMOLF institute in the Netherlands have invented the first mechanical metamaterials that easily transfer motion effortlessly in one direction while blocking it in the other, as described in the Feb. 13 issue of Nature.

Andre Esteva

According to a new paper published in the journal Nature, Esteva and a team of researchers have trained a computer to identify images of skin cancer moles and lesions as accurately as a dermatologist.

Materials Young Investigator

Andrea Alù, Texas ECE Professor, is the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.