The University of Texas at Austin will provide technical support to local startup Applied Novel Devices under a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) aimed at lowering the cost of high-efficiency silicon solar cells.
The Energy Institute will host a screening of “Pandora’s Promise,” a controversial new film that examines several environmentalists' and energy experts’ conversion from fiercely anti- to strongly pro-nuclear power. To learn more and view a trailer visit the film’s website and read a review in the Austin American-Statesman.
Researchers in UT Austin’s Materials Science Engineering Program have made a breakthrough in graphene growth that could spur dramatic improvements in the performance of flexible electronics, solar cells, batteries, transistors, aircraft wings and other applications of large-area graphene film, a strong, ultra-thin, all-carbon material that has exceptional electrical properties. For more, read an article on the Cockrell School of Engineering website.
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UT Austin chemical engineering professor Benny Freeman has spearheaded leading-edge research on a new method for recycling fresh water used in hydraulic fracturing of shale to produce natural gas and oil. The process, which features a two-step membrane filtration system that removes oils, chemicals, salts and minerals, could reduce the amount of fresh water used in fracking by up to 50 percent. Read the entire article published in Reporting Texas and the Austin American-Statesman.
- Opportunities Abound for Alert Energy Sector Investors
- DOE awards grants to Nuclear Engineering Program
- University experts help identify best options for safe offshore oil and gas operations
- UT Austin partnering with federal agency, Texas A&M and University of Houston to form Ocean Safety Institute
- Editorial: UT Energy Poll illustrates need for energy literacy, and chemical engineers can help
- UT Austin to Host 2014 International Greenhouse Gas Technologies Conference
- Smart Windows Innovator Joins Department of Chemical Engineering Faculty
- New research examines economic viability of CO2 capture, utilization and storage along Texas Gulf Coast
- Coastal Antarctic Permafrost Melting Faster Than Expected
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