Azita Sharif is concerned with what we eat. But she wasn’t always. This Texas Engineering alum has had a long career that has taken her to New York, Boston, and San Antonio, and prepared her with experiences that have put her in a prime place to address one of the great challenges we face: food safety.

In May 2020, Sulzer’s 4-year-old daughter, Livie, was struck by a tree branch. She suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from the incident. And since then, the family has worked tirelessly, not just to take care of their daughter, but also to shine a light on gaps in care for families dealing with TBI.

Yuanyue Liu, assistant professor in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded the Scialog Award.

Cockrell School of Engineering professor Guihua Yu, a materials scientist and engineer in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering and in UT’s Texas Materials Institute and Energy Institute, has received the 2022 Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research from The Welch Foundation

Researchers across the Cockrell School of Engineering, including five from the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering, were among the most frequently cited in their fields in 2021.

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A sodium-sulfur battery created by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin solves one of the biggest hurdles that has held back the technology as a commercially viable alternative to the ubiquitous lithium-ion batteries that power everything from smartphones to electric vehicles.

University of Texas at Austin researchers have created a new sodium-based battery material that is highly stable, capable of recharging as quickly as a traditional lithium-ion battery and able to pave the way toward delivering more energy than current battery technologies.

The Welch Foundation, one of the nation’s largest private funding organizations for basic chemical research, has established The Peter B. Dervan Distinguished Lecture Series, an endowed lectureship at The University of Texas at Austin.

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As much as a third of the world’s population does not have access to clean drinking water, according to some estimates, and half of the population could live in water-stressed areas by 2025. Finding a solution to this problem could save and improve lives for millions of people, and it is a high priority among scientists and engineers around the globe.