Texas Engineers and Scientists to Launch $15.6 Million Center for Materials Research


Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering and the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin have received a $15.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to discover and advance new types of materials for use in many applications including energy storage, medical devices and information processing.


New Mechanical Metamaterials Can Block Symmetry of Motion, Findings Suggest

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.


Prof. Ananth Dodabalapur part of team awarded $2 million grant to develop atomically thin semiconductors

Prof. Ananth Dodabalapur

Texas ECE professor Ananath Dodabalapur is a part of a team that recently was awarded a grant of $2 million over the next four years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research and develop thin, flexible semiconductors that might eventually lead to bendable computer screens and wearable electronics.



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