The Royal Society of Chemistry has elected Emma Fan, associate professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas as a 2021 Fellow. Fan is being recognized for her work with micro/nanostructured particles, 3D hierarchical porous materials, and stimulus-responsive materials, most recently with the Texas Materials Institute.

Dr. Jamie Warner is currently a Professor in the Walker Department of Engineering. His research focus is Advanced Materials Science and Engineering, and he leads the Electron Microscopy Facility in the Texas Materials Institute. His research focuses on the next generation of nanostructured materials with unique properties that will impact electronic, opto-electronic, and energy applications.

For decades, Texas Engineers have been on the forefront of what the public knows as 3D printing. And this month they took a major step in moving this exciting technology to the next level.

March 5 marked the opening of the new Center for Additive Manufacturing and Design Innovation in the Cockrell School of Engineering. The 3,000-square-foot facility features more than $1.5 million worth of commercial-grade machines that can print complex parts used in a variety of fields, including medical research, aerospace, energy, robotics and more.

Dr. Nick Fey is currently an Assistant Professor in the Walker Department of Engineering with a research focus in Biomechanical and Biomedicine Engineering. He works with the Systems for Augmenting Human Mechanics Laboratory, which focuses on lower limb prosthetic devices.

In the aftermath of a crippling winter storm that left millions of Texans without power, water and heat, a group of engineers at the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering hope their research on long-duration energy storage in Texas will keep such a crisis from happening again.

As lawmakers grapple with the aftermath of a generational snow and ice storm that knocked out electricity, heat and water to millions of Texans for the better part of a week, a recently released report finds that even years after disasters occur, the complete costs of major power outages remain unknown.

Dr. Lei Zhou is currently an Assistant Professor in the Walker Department of Engineering. Her research focus is Robotics and Intelligent Mechanical Systems, and she serves as the director of the Precision Mechatronics and Control Lab. The lab centers on the design and control of precision mechatronic systems for various applications such as manufacturing equipment, scientific instruments, and robots.

The Western Society of Engineers will celebrate Engineers Week (Feb. 20-27) by honoring Nobel Laureate and Cockrell School of Engineering professor John B. Goodenough as the 103rd recipient of the Washington Award. The prestigious award is conferred upon an engineer whose professional accomplishments have preeminently advanced the welfare of humankind. Past recipients of the award include Henry Ford, Orville Wright and Neil Armstrong.

The National Academy of Engineering has elected S.V. Sreenivasan, professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin as part of the Class of 2021. Sreenivasan is being recognized by the academy for his innovation and entrepreneurship in industrial deployment of nanoimprint lithography equipment, having pioneered the creation of nanoscale manufacturing systems that have enabled broad commercial deployment of unmanned vehicle nanoimprint lithography technology.

Guihua Yu, associate professor of materials science and mechanical engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, is the recipient of the 2021 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas). He was chosen for his revolutionary use of nanotechnology and conductive polymer-hydrogels to provide solutions to two of society’s biggest challenges: water sustainability and energy storage.