Access to clean water remains one of the biggest challenges facing humankind. A breakthrough by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin may offer a new solution through solar-powered technology that absorbs moisture from the air and returns it as clean, usable water.
An international research team that includes a professor in the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering has pioneered a new filtration technique that could dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to extract lithium from the earth and thereby improve the supply for electric vehicles and renewable energy sources.
The twin satellite system launched in 2002 to take detailed measurements of the Earth (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE) has documented ichange global climate patterns. Additional news release from Cockrell School of Engineering.
From The Daily Texan: This year’s Sustainable Dog House Challenge was an un-fur-gettable experience, with dogs from the Austin Animal Center paying a visit. The event, hosted earlier this month by the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering department, is a competition for students to build eco-friendly dog houses.
The Sustainability Course Development Awards have provided grants to faculty since 2012 to increase sustainability in undergraduate education. The Mitchell Foundation provided a scaffold to create this curriculum.
Despite the size and complexity of the building, the Engineering Education and Research Center, which opened in August 2017, recently completed the LEED certification process and received LEED Silver certification.