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Srinivas Bettadpur Named Director of Center for Space Research

Dr. Srinivas Bettadpur has been named director of the Center for Space Research at the Cockrell School of Engineering.

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Space is the Next Frontier for Environmentalism

Dr. Moriba Jah authored this op-ed piece in the Dallas Morning News on the growing number of space objects orbiting Earth.

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Department News

March 5, 2018

2018 SXSW Speakers

ASE/EM associate professor Luis Sentis and visiting researcher Pulin Wang who is working with associate professor Nanshu Lu, will be speaking at SXSW this year.

February 21, 2018

Students Design Propulsion System for Manned Mission to Mars

Texas ASE/EM students qualified for NASA's RASC-AL competition and are designing a novel propulsion system for a manned mission to Mars.

Upcoming Seminar

March 20, 2018

Responsive Surfaces for Reversible Adhesion, Tunable Wetting and Light Manipulation

Dr. Seok Kim

Location: WRW 102
Time: 3:30 pm

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  • Stretchable Electronics
    Stretchable Electronics
    A researcher is handling a 1um thick semi-transparent polyimide film as a substrate for stretchable electronics inside a glove box because polyimide is sensitive to moisture during the curing process. -Mechanics of Bio-Integrated Electronics Lab (Lu Research Group)
  • Flexible Rotor Blade
    Flexible Rotor Blade
    Dr. Jayant Sirohi and his research team are using this flexible rotor stand to conduct experiments that could improve helicopter blade design and increase efficiency during natural disasters, emergency situations and military missions.
  • Electronic Tattoo
    Electronic Tattoo
    Dr. Nanshu Lu is shown here wearing the electronic tattoo, which she and her team have developed to monitor bodily functions and signals from the heart and brain.
  • RadioLynx
    The "RadioLynx" is a dual-antenna, dual-frequency GNSS front-end developed in collaboration with the UT Austin Radionavigation Lab led by Dr. Todd Humphreys. It will enable robust and precise positioning for pedestrians and cyclists at a very low cost.
  • Plasma Torch Testing
    Plasma Torch Testing
    A graphite test article is being tested in the hot plume of an inductively coupled plasma torch to study the effects of high temperature air on spacecraft heat-shield materials. The air temperature is about 7000 K and the flow is left to right. Credit: Dr. Noel Clemens and Dr. Philip Varghese
  • Two Point Alignment
    Two Point Alignment
    Experimental laser set up used to make Raman scattering measurements in flames. The laser beam is bounced back and forth between highly reflective mirrors while maintaining a tight focus at two points so as to make measurements with high spatial resolution (within a very small volume). -Laser Sensors Lab (Varghese Research Group)
  • Materials Research: Graphene Transfer
    Materials Research: Graphene Transfer
    Dr. Kenneth Liechti and his research teamhave found that graphene can be transferred to new materials by peeling, a technique that has potential to break a bottleneck that’s limiting the use of this versatile material in the next generation of electronics. 
  • Ground Communication System
    Ground Communication System
    Student members of the Texas Spacecraft Lab with the ground communication system that will be used to communicate with the ARMADILLO satellite
  • Simulation of Boiling and Condensation
    Simulation of Boiling and Condensation
    Vapor bubbles are generated at discrete sites of the heated bottom surface. The vapor flows are condensed to liquid droplets on the top cooled boundary. Density isosurfaces and velocity streamlines are depicted. -ICES Computational Mechanics Group (Liu and Hughes)

  • Simulation of Perturbed Jet
    Simulation of Perturbed Jet
    A shallow water simulation of a perturbed jet (at day 6) on the earth's surface using an upwind Hybridized Discontinuous Galerkin method. The figure shows the (relative) vorticity field of a barotropcially unstable (zonal) flow. -Computational Engineering and Optimization Group (Bui-Thanh)
  • Hurricane Harvey Storm Surge Model
    Hurricane Harvey Storm Surge Model
    Maximum water levels predicted by the Advanced Circulation Surge Guidance System during Hurricane Harvey. Color contours represent feet of water above sea level. Shown here is the coastal bend region of Texas where the hurricane made landfall. Credit: Dr. Clint Dawson, UT Austin Computational Hydraulics Research Group
  • Air Systems Lab Design
    Air Systems Lab Design
    The student Air Systems Lab supports our capstone aircraft design course and provides work and meeting areas for our AIAA Design/Build/Fly and UT Unmanned Vehicle Systems teams and the Longhorn Rocket Association. 
  • Soft Tissue Biomechanics Lab
    Soft Tissue Biomechanics Lab
    Dr. Manuel Rausch (right) and his students are researching the mechanical properties of blood clots and chordae tendineae—heartstrings—with the goal of improving treatment for medical issues like heart disease and pregnancy complications.
  • HexaCopter
    Todd Humphreys and his research team successfully performed GPS spoofing attacks on a 213-foot superyacht while it traveled on the Mediterranean Sea. A hexacopter with an HD video camera flies near the superyacht's satellite antennas. -Radionavigation Lab (Humphreys Research Group)
  • Controlling Autonomous Systems with Brainwaves
    Controlling Autonomous Systems with Brainwaves
    While wearing a helmet like the one shown here that reads EEG waves and communicates to a computer, humans could control robotic technology with their minds. Practical uses might include flying a drone and controlling a wheelchair. (Ufuk Topcu research)
  • Graphene Grown on Copper
    Graphene Grown on Copper
    This scanning electron microscope shows monolayer (lighter) and bilayer (darker) graphene grown on copper. The underlying copper grain structure and ridges within its grains can be seen. Bilayer graphene has a characteristic wrinkling pattern. -Liechti Research Group

  • GRACE Follow-on Satellites
    GRACE Follow-on Satellites
    Dr. Srinivas Bettadpur is leading the launch of the GRACE Follow-On Mission, replacing the twin GRACE satellites that have been measuring Earth's water and mass movement for 15 years. The new satellites will take more accurate measurements and provide important data on the rate of melting ice, rising ocean levels and depleted aquifers.
  • Longhorn Rocketry Association
    Longhorn Rocketry Association
    Members of the Longhorn Rocketry Association, a student organization dedicated to allowing rocketry enthusiasts to design, build, and launch high powered rockets, work on their rockets in the Air Systems Lab.
  • Texas Spacecraft Laboratory
    Texas Spacecraft Laboratory
    Dr. Noble Hatten works with a student in the Texas Spacecraft Laboratory. Dr. Hatten is director of the TSL, where undergraduate and graduate students work together to design, fabricate, test, and operate space-based tools.
  • Strain Contours
    Strain Contours
    Strain contours from DIC analysis of an isothermal tension experiment on pseudoelastic NiTi tube. The results show the helical fingered deformation pattern through which the phase transformation spreads. -Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Materials (Kyriakides Research Group)

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