Research

Pieces of Pi
Scientists and mathematicians at UT Austin have reasons to celebrate pi year round, not just on Pi Day, March 14.
This Semester I'm Working On … Researching Autism and Parental Stress
This new series explores what Longhorns are passionately pursuing during their time on campus. Click to hear from psychology major and student researcher Kassandra Martinez.
Raise the (Solar) Roof: Students Building Solar Home
UT students were selected to design a solar-powered home for a U.S. Department of Energy competition. Learn about "Nexushaus," plus more solar projects powered by Longhorns.
How to Teach Tolerance
To avoid another Ferguson, we need to start teaching tolerance -- in kindergarten. Read this op-ed from three UT researchers in education.
16 Amazing Science Breakthroughs from 2014
We contribute to the "best-of" list frenzy by celebrating scientific breakthroughs. Read more about big findings from 2014.
Know - Your connection to a world of ideas
Scientists and mathematicians at UT Austin have reasons to celebrate pi year round, not just on Pi Day, March 14.
This new series explores what Longhorns are passionately pursuing during their time on campus. Click to hear from psychology major and student researcher Kassandra Martinez.
UT students were selected to design a solar-powered home for a U.S. Department of Energy competition. Learn about "Nexushaus," plus more solar projects powered by Longhorns.
To avoid another Ferguson, we need to start teaching tolerance -- in kindergarten. Read this op-ed from three UT researchers in education.
We contribute to the "best-of" list frenzy by celebrating scientific breakthroughs. Read more about big findings from 2014.

Recovery Act

The University of Texas at Austin has received $129 million for research through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Research investment includes major pieces of instrumentation, investigations in health, energy, infrastructure and other areas, and expanding supercomputing capabilties.

Read more about the university's research through federal economic Recovery Act funds.

Researchers from the undergraduate level to the Nobel Prize explore, discover and innovate in the arts, humanities and sciences and across disciplinary boundaries. The impact of the university's research ripples through Texas and around the world.

Research Facts

Todd Ditmire and the Petawatt Laser$1.1 billion was awarded in sponsored research over the past two years.

$40 million over the past two years in revenue from the licensing of university technology.

The university runs one of the world's fastest supercomputers and one of the most powerful lasers.

About 800 patents have been awarded to the university.

The university's 13 libraries hold more than ten million volumes.

The Harry Ransom Center displays a Gutenberg bible and the world's first photo.

Quetzalcoatlus, the largest flying creature ever discovered, was found by a university student. A replica is on display at the Texas Memorial Museum.

Featured Research

The National Science Foundation, the National Cancer Institute, a charitable organization, and a foundation have established a new public-private partnership that is committing $11.5 million towards “transformational, theoretical biophysics that could have a significant impact on cancer research and treatment.”  The effort represents a fine example of ‘convergence’ – the merging of research in life sciences with the physical, computational and engineering sciences – that was the topic of the last (June 2014) GUIRR meeting.

View the NSF Press Release

Research News

Published: March 25

Despite alcohol advertising facing increasing regulatory pressure in the U.S. and abroad, new research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that advertising has little if any effect on overall alcohol consumption.

Published: March 24

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have used a combination of metabolic engineering and directed evolution to develop a new, mutant yeast strain that could lead to a more efficient biofuel production process that would make biofuels more economically competitive with conventional fuels. Their findings were published online in the journal Metabolic Engineering in March.

Published: March 17

People who recently have been infected with HIV may not be as highly infectious as previously believed, a finding that could improve global efforts to prevent HIV transmission and save lives. In particular, the finding bolsters the strategy of treating patients with antiretroviral drugs before the onset of AIDS to prevent transmission.

Research Events

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