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Every year, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), grants more than 75 awards that recognize achievement, service and literature in the realm of mechanical engineering. The winners of these awards consist of some of the most innovative and dedicated individuals in the field. S.V. Sreenivasan, a professor in the Cockrell School’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has received this year’s Machine Design Award.

For engineers in the Texas Materials Institute (TMI) at The University of Texas at Austin, the allure of materials science — the study and development of new materials — is that it has so many applications and so much potential. Whether in energy, electronics, cybersecurity, medicine, transportation or manufacturing, the identification and advancement of materials can often lead to revolutionary solutions.

Mechanical Engineering assistant professor Guihua Yu recently received the 2017 Small Young Innovator Award from the International Small Sciences Symposium hosted in Hong Kong. 

Christina Petlowany, a Cockrell School graduate student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has received a three-year fellowship from the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Engineering University Program.

Richard R. Neptune, Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected to receive the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) inaugural Founders’ Award as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Van C. Mow Medal.

The Department of Energy has selected the Center for Electromechanics (CEM) in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin to lead a new $1.6 million project to develop the technology needed to bring the reliable and efficient emerging electrical grid to rural parts of Texas and the nation.

Three undergraduate students from Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin have won the Shell Ideas360 International Design Competition with their idea for “Smart Panels.” 

The three-person team included mechanical engineering student Mandeep Patel (team captain), electrical and computer engineering student Taylor Zhao, and biomedical engineering student Malvika Patel. It was the sole U.S. team among the competition’s five finalists and also received the Audience Choice Award, which was determined by worldwide online voting. 

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin is one of four institutions selected by the National Science Foundation to partner with government agencies and private companies to tackle the nation’s most pressing transportation challenges. 

Guihua Yu, an assistant professor in the Cockrell School's Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). He is among the youngest ever to be honored with this distinction.

Eight faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin have been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards totaling more than $2 million. The awards are the most prestigious offered by the NSF’s CAREER Program.  

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