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.


Andrea Alù and David Pan, professors at Texas ECE, have been elected to the grade of fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE). SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. 


 Heath was recognized for his panel “Millimeter Wave vs. Below 5GHz Massive MIMO: Which Technology Can Give Greater Value?," which he co-organized and moderated with Thomas Marzetta of Nokia Bell Labs. 


 CAL is a semi-annual forum for publication of new, high-quality ideas in the form of short, critically refereed, technical papers.

Innovation Grant

Bob Metcalfe, UT Austin professor of innovation and director of the Innovation Center in the Cockrell School of Engineering, doesn’t want to see great inventions sit idly on a shelf gathering dust — he wants them to impact people’s lives.