College of Engineering News

Engineers Developing Threat Detection Device for Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security recently awarded a grant to faculty from two College of Engineering departments who are collaborating to develop a portable nuclear or radiation detector that could be used without causing alarm to the public or alerting possible terror cells.

Dongarra Named to Key Advisory Committee for Telescope Project


Jack Dongarra, director of the Innovative Computing Laboratory, has been named to the Scientific and Engineering Advisory Committee for the Square Kilometer Array, a project to build a telescope with a total collection surface the size of one square kilometer.

Engineering Teams Up with Boeing on $2 Million NASA Project

The future of aircraft propulsion systems could be vastly improved thanks to research being conducted by the College of Engineering. NASA has tapped a joint Boeing-UT project for support, with the agency providing $2 million over four years while the aircraft company contributes a share of funding.

UT Becoming Key Player in Advanced Manufacturing Research

The College of Engineering has rapidly staked a claim in the emerging field of advanced manufacturing thanks to some key faculty, new centers, and breakthroughs in research being conducted there and through the university’s ongoing partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

College of Engineering Fostering Unique Ties to China

With a history dating back more than 175 years, the College of Engineering is no stranger to bringing new ideas and concepts to all of its students and visitors. What makes a current group of college visitors somewhat different is that they are faculty from another university—Southeast University in China.

Unique Faculty Group Tackling Water Resource Challenges

The Watershed Faculty Consortium is hosting its fourth symposium on water availability on Tuesday, September 15. This year’s event will focus on policy and its impact on environmental laws and water needs.

Students, Faculty Invited to Hear Astronaut Wilmore


The College of Engineering invites interested students, faculty, and staff to hear astronaut and alumnus Barry “Butch” Wilmore speak at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 11, in Alumni Memorial Building, Room 32.