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U Engineers Carve Path to Brighter, More Efficient LCD Displays

U Engineers Carve Path to Brighter, More Efficient LCD Displays

November 20th, 2014

University of Utah engineers have developed a polarizing filter that allows in more light, leading the way for mobile device[...]

U Engineers Take Second Place in Inventors Competition

U Engineers Take Second Place in Inventors Competition

November 19th, 2014

Veritas Medical, a Salt Lake City company comprised of University of Utah bioengineering and health science students, won second place[...]

U Chemical Engineers Win National Boxcar Competition

U Chemical Engineers Win National Boxcar Competition

November 17th, 2014

Hydrogen fuel won the day for a team of University of Utah students. The undergraduates took first place Sunday at the[...]

U Computer Scientists Create Self-Repairing Software

U Computer Scientists Create Self-Repairing Software

November 13th, 2014

University of Utah computer scientists have developed software that not only detects and eradicates never-before-seen viruses and other malware, but[...]

EAE Students Want to “Save Your Bacon”

EAE Students Want to "Save Your Bacon"

November 12th, 2014

Imagine the skyrocketing hospital bills if you got into an accident and were not insured for healthcare. With the creation of[...]

Jet-Fueled Electricity at Room Temperature

Jet-Fueled Electricity at Room Temperature

November 5th, 2014

University of Utah engineers developed the first room-temperature fuel cell that uses enzymes to help jet fuel produce electricity without[...]

Better Bomb-Sniffing Technology

Better Bomb-Sniffing Technology

November 4th, 2014

University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker[...]

Energy Research Facility Holds Open House

Energy Research Facility Holds Open House

October 29th, 2014

Inside two particular warehouses in downtown Salt Lake City are more than just bundles of steel machines and pipes. They[...]

Student Entrepreneurs to Hold Engineering Competition

Student Entrepreneurs to Hold Engineering Competition

October 21st, 2014

For the first time, the student-run group, Utah Entrepreneur Series (UES), is holding a competition that allows soon-to-be engineers at[...]

COMS 2014 Big Success for Local and International Researchers

COMS 2014 Big Success for Local and International Researchers

October 15th, 2014

While researchers and policy makers from around the world discussed and even debated some of the technologies showcased at this[...]

Hundreds Attend Biggest Engineering Day Ever

Hundreds Attend Biggest Engineering Day Ever

October 13th, 2014

On Saturday, Oct. 11, about 500 high school students and their parents arrived at the University of Utah to learn[...]

Composites Best Choice for Automakers, says U Engineer

Composites Best Choice for Automakers, says U Engineer

October 10th, 2014

While steel and aluminum duke it out over bragging rights and market share in the automotive sector, there is another[...]

COMS 2014 Coming to Salt Lake City

COMS 2014 Coming to Salt Lake City

October 8th, 2014

For the first time, the annual international COMS Conference will be held in Utah, bringing some of the world’s top r[...]

U Engineers Come Up with Bright Ideas for Solar Panels

U Engineers Come Up with Bright Ideas for Solar Panels

October 3rd, 2014

Mike Scarpulla and his engineering team are studying new ways to produce solar panels quickly and make them more efficient,[...]

‘Engineering Day’ Ready to Host Local Students

'Engineering Day' Ready to Host Local Students

October 2nd, 2014

The upcoming University of Utah’s annual Engineering Day is designed to leave local high school students with one important thought —[...]

Li Receives $1.2M for Data-Driven Science

Li Receives $1.2M for Data-Driven Science

October 2nd, 2014

Feifei Li, an associate professor in the University of Utah School of Computing, received a $1.2M grant from the National[...]

U Engineering Students Among First Roche/ARCS Foundation Scholars

U Engineering Students Among First Roche/ARCS Foundation Scholars

October 1st, 2014

ARCS Foundation Utah Chapter has announced that University of Utah graduate student Amanda Reynolds is the first recipient of the[...]

U Engineers Unlock Potential for Faster Computing

U Engineers Unlock Potential for Faster Computing

September 22nd, 2014

University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material – a metal layer on top of a s[...]

Schlumberger Donates Software to U Chemical Engineers

Schlumberger Donates Software to U Chemical Engineers

September 22nd, 2014

Thanks to a donation from Schlumberger Ltd., a leading provider of technology and information systems for the oil and gas[...]

U History of Technology Topic of Conference

U History of Technology Topic of Conference

September 22nd, 2014

On Sept. 26, University of Utah computer scientists will participate in the 62nd Annual Utah State History Conference to discuss[...]

U IEEE Student Chapter Honored

U IEEE Student Chapter Honored

September 16th, 2014

The University of Utah’s student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) received this year’s Outstanding Large Stu[...]

Using Viruses to Help Clean Wastewater

Using Viruses to Help Clean Wastewater

September 12th, 2014

Just as certain viruses infect humans, there also are viruses that infect only bacteria. Unlike human viruses, however, which are[...]

UDCC Invites Engineering Students to Open House

UDCC Invites Engineering Students to Open House

September 10th, 2014

With the soaring popularity of cloud computing and the need to store big data, it only seems natural that the[...]

COE Moves Up in Rankings

COE Moves Up in Rankings

September 10th, 2014

The University of Utah’s College of Engineering moved up two spots to 57th place in the U.S. News & World R[...]

Pixar President Signs Bestseller at COE

Pixar President Signs Bestseller at COE

September 8th, 2014

Ed Catmull has definitely taken movie animation to infinity and beyond. The president of Pixar Animation, who helped pioneer computer graphics[...]

U College of Engineering One of the Best Values in West

U College of Engineering One of the Best Values in West

September 3rd, 2014

The University of Utah’s College of Engineering is one of the best values for a computer science and engineering education i[...]

Fuel Cell Company Gets $2.8M Funding

Fuel Cell Company Gets $2.8M Funding

August 29th, 2014

Salt Lake City-based Materials & Systems Research Inc. (MSRI), which was founded by University of Utah Materials Science & Engineering[...]

Women in Tech Honors U Graduate Student

Women in Tech Honors U Graduate Student

August 25th, 2014

Sarah Hong was probably mostly a blur while attending the University of Utah’s School of Computing. If the hard-working computer science s[...]

College of Engineering Staff Award Winners Announced

College of Engineering Staff Award Winners Announced

August 25th, 2014

The University of Utah College of Engineering announced the 2014 Outstanding Staff Awards, honoring teachers and staff members who have[...]

Program Gives Valuable Experience to Undergraduate Students

Program Gives Valuable Experience to Undergraduate Students

August 21st, 2014

It was through a University of Utah summer research program that Karina Smolyar got something she felt she desperately needed[...]

Cloud Computing Nets $10M for the U

Cloud Computing Nets $10M for the U

August 20th, 2014

University of Utah computer scientists received a three-year, $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation to build and support[...]

Sandcastle Worm Secret to Successful Fetal Surgery

Sandcastle Worm Secret to Successful Fetal Surgery

August 13th, 2014

University of Utah bioengineering professor Russell J. Stewart has turned to the sticky underwater sandcastle worm to help with a[...]

3-D Microscope to Look Inside Brains

3-D Microscope to Look Inside Brains

August 13th, 2014

A University of Utah team discovered a method for turning a small, $40 needle into a 3-D microscope capable of[...]

Meyer Receives NSF CAREER Award

Meyer Receives NSF CAREER Award

July 18th, 2014

Miriah Meyer, University of Utah assistant professor of computer science, has received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious Faculty Early C[...]

New View of Volcanic Plumbing

New View of Volcanic Plumbing

July 18th, 2014

By measuring how fast Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, a University of Utah researcher and colleagues made a detailed[...]

Revolutionizing time tracking in cyber-physical systems

Revolutionizing time tracking in cyber-physical systems

June 16th, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced a five-year, $4 million award to tackle the challenge of synchronizing time in[...]

U Engineers Design New Optical Element to Sort Sunlight

U Engineers Design New Optical Element to Sort Sunlight

June 10th, 2014

University of Utah electrical engineers have designed a thin layer made of a transparent plastic or glass that sorts and[...]

U Engineers Win Sandia Design Competition

U Engineers Win Sandia Design Competition

June 4th, 2014

University of Utah engineering undergraduates won first place in the 2014 Sandia National Laboratory university alliance microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) design[...]

Rabbitt Wins Hallpike-Nylen Prize and Medal

Rabbitt Wins Hallpike-Nylen Prize and Medal

June 3rd, 2014

Rick Rabbitt, professor of bioengineering at the University of Utah, has won the prestigious Hallpike-Nylen prize and medal from the[...]

U Bioengineers Win $75k in Business Competition

U Bioengineers Win $75k in Business Competition

May 21st, 2014

After hearing his aunt, a primary care nurse, tell stories of catheters causing clotting and infections, University of Utah bioengineering[...]

Class of 2014 Graduates

Class of 2014 Graduates

May 5th, 2014

See photos of the 2014 Engineering Convocation on Facebook The University of Utah College of Engineering recognized 2014 graduates and their[...]

Gale Named 2014 Distinguished Mentor

Gale Named 2014 Distinguished Mentor

April 29th, 2014

Mechanical engineering professor Bruce K. Gale has been named a 2014 Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Distinguished Mentor by the[...]

CVEEN Professor Honored for Educational Excellence

CVEEN Professor Honored for Educational Excellence

April 28th, 2014

Richard J. (R.J.) Porter, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2014[...]

Student Art Goes Nuclear

Student Art Goes Nuclear

April 24th, 2014

Fusing art and science, the Utah Nuclear Engineering Program (UNEP) at the University of Utah held its inaugural student art[...]

U Engineers to Host Teens and Inventors

U Engineers to Host Teens and Inventors

April 18th, 2014

Some 30 high school students from along the Wasatch Front will attend Meet an Inventor Night at the University of[...]

Bioengineers Win Bench-to-Bedside Competition

Bioengineers Win Bench-to-Bedside Competition

April 11th, 2014

A team of U bioengineering undergraduates won the grand prize of $15,000 at the Bench-to-Bedside competition on April 9. The[...]

Smart Snow Goggles Beat the Glare

Smart Snow Goggles Beat the Glare

April 10th, 2014

Electrochrome, a startup founded by six U materials science and engineering students and a Weber State University student, plans to[...]

U Alums Swim with Sharks

U Alums Swim with Sharks

April 10th, 2014

Power Practical, a Salt Lake City-based startup co-founded by U materials science and engineering alumni, will appear on the popular[...]

Bioengineer Earns Goldwater Scholarship

Bioengineer Earns Goldwater Scholarship

April 10th, 2014

Brian Zenger, a junior in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Utah, has been named a 2014–15 Goldwater S[...]

U to Host Statewide Science Olympiad

U to Host Statewide Science Olympiad

April 8th, 2014

Some 900 sixth- through 12th-graders will use object-retrieving robots and egg-protecting helicopters and bottle rockets to demonstrate their engineering prowess[...]

U SWE Student Section Honored

U SWE Student Section Honored

April 2nd, 2014

The University of Utah’s student section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) received second place in the Collegiate Section A[...]

Acid Test for Gravity, Acceleration

Acid Test for Gravity, Acceleration

March 28th, 2014

U bioengineering professor, Richard Rabbitt, and colleagues showed how the inner ear senses signals such as gravity by examining the[...]

Spin-Based Power for Devices

Spin-Based Power for Devices

March 21st, 2014

Ashutosh Tiwari, associate professor of materials science and engineering at the U, led research in fabricating spintronics-based thin film devices[...]

U Hosts Elementary Engineering Week

U Hosts Elementary Engineering Week

March 21st, 2014

Flying jumbo marshmallows, pyramids of drinking straws and sculpted clay “fish” will help 2,000 elementary students from 24 Wasatch Front sch[...]

Tiny Transistors for Extreme Environs

Tiny Transistors for Extreme Environs

March 20th, 2014

U of Utah Engineers Shrink Plasma Devices to Resist Radiation University of Utah electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that[...]

U Bioengineer Directs Science Fair

U Bioengineer Directs Science Fair

March 14th, 2014

The 12th annual Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair will be held March 18-20 at the University of Utah’s R[...]

U Engineers Help Teenagers in Robotics Competition

U Engineers Help Teenagers in Robotics Competition

March 10th, 2014

Forty-eight robots created by almost 2,000 teenage engineers from nine western U.S. states and Alberta, Canada, will compete at FIRST, the[...]

Squeezing Light into Metals

Squeezing Light into Metals

March 7th, 2014

Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, University of Utah electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry[...]

Simpson Elected USNC-URSI Leader

Simpson Elected USNC-URSI Leader

February 26th, 2014

Jamesina J. Simpson, University of Utah associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been elected to a six-year leadership[...]

Furse Named Educator of the Year

Furse Named Educator of the Year

February 25th, 2014

Cynthia Furse, U professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been named Educator of the Year by the Utah Engineers[...]

U of Utah Doubles Engineering Grads

U of Utah Doubles Engineering Grads

February 12th, 2014

The College of Engineering at the University of Utah doubled the number of degrees awarded per year since 1999, fueling[...]

Big Data, Big Business

Big Data, Big Business

February 10th, 2014

The University of Utah’s College of Engineering received approval this week for its new graduate certificate program in big data. This e[...]

Hackers, Thieves Steal the Show

Hackers, Thieves Steal the Show

February 7th, 2014

Cyber Heist, a novel two-player video game created by a group of 13 Entertainment Arts and Engineering (EAE) students, was[...]

Lazzi Named AIMBE Fellow

Lazzi Named AIMBE Fellow

January 28th, 2014

Gianluca Lazzi, professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the U, has been elected to[...]

SoC Professor Guides FIRST LEGO Team to Victory

SoC Professor Guides FIRST LEGO Team to Victory

January 27th, 2014

U computer science professor Mary Hall coached FIRST LEGO team "The Skeleton Crew" to first place in the state championship[...]

Computer Simulation of Blood Vessel Growth

Computer Simulation of Blood Vessel Growth

January 23rd, 2014

University of Utah bioengineers showed that tiny blood vessels grow better in the laboratory if the tissue surrounding them is[...]

U Engineers Win Opportunity Quest Startup Competition

U Engineers Win Opportunity Quest Startup Competition

January 23rd, 2014

Fetch Food, an engineering startup that provides free restaurant food delivery, won the University of Utah’s 2014 Opportunity Quest Competition o[...]

Nuclear Engineer Named Security Fellow

Nuclear Engineer Named Security Fellow

January 13th, 2014

Kaylyn McCoy, a master’s student in the Utah Nuclear Engineering Program (UNEP), has been accepted to the National Nuclear Security A[...]

Sensale-Rodriguez Receives NSF CAREER Award

Sensale-Rodriguez Receives NSF CAREER Award

January 10th, 2014

Berardi Sensale-Rodriguez, University of Utah assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) prestigious F[...]

Open Season on Dodos at Entertainment Arts & Engineering Open House

Open Season on Dodos at Entertainment Arts & Engineering Open House

January 6th, 2014

Gamers descended upon the Entertainment Arts & Engineering (EAE) program’s Dec. 12 Open House to sample student-created video games. Among p[...]

Three College of Engineering Faculty Members Elected 2014 IEEE Fellow

Three College of Engineering Faculty Members Elected 2014 IEEE Fellow

December 11th, 2013

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) bestows its highest honor to Dean Richard B. Brown; Chris Johnson, director[...]

U ChemE Professor Elected AIChE Fellow

U ChemE Professor Elected AIChE Fellow

November 8th, 2013

Chemical engineering faculty member Edward Trujillo has been elected as a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE),[...]

In Memoriam: M.L. Williams, Former College of Engineering Dean

In Memoriam: M.L. Williams, Former College of Engineering Dean

October 22nd, 2013

Max L. Williams, former Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Utah, passed away Sept. 18. As[...]

Utah Professor Receives American Ceramic Society Recognition

Utah Professor Receives American Ceramic Society Recognition

October 21st, 2013

University of Utah materials scientist and engineer, Anil Virkar, is the 2013 recipient of The American Ceramic Society’s John Jeppson A[...]

Small Science Making Big Impact at nanoUtah

Small Science Making Big Impact at nanoUtah

October 16th, 2013

Tenth Annual Conference Highlights Utah Research Oct. 15, 2013 – The University of Utah’s tenth annual nanoUtah Conference and Exhibition, held Fri[...]

Inventors Invited to Engineering Center Kickoff

Inventors Invited to Engineering Center Kickoff

October 15th, 2013

New Center Transforms Inventions into Market-ready Products The University of Utah’s Center for Engineering Innovation opens its doors Thursday, Oct. 17 w[...]

Data Center Engineering Certificate at the U

Data Center Engineering Certificate at the U

October 10th, 2013

New Undergrad Program Links Students to Employers Oct. 10, 2013 – University of Utah’s College of Engineering received approval this week for[...]

U Engineering Scores Well in World University Rankings

U Engineering Scores Well in World University Rankings

October 7th, 2013

The University of Utah ranked #34 of the 35 U.S. universities for engineering and technology in the 2013-2014 Times Higher[...]

Cleaner, Cheaper Energy is Goal of Supercomputer Research

Cleaner, Cheaper Energy is Goal of Supercomputer Research

September 30th, 2013

University of Utah engineers will use a five-year, $16 million grant to conduct supercomputer simulations aimed at developing a prototype[...]

Utah Professor Receives Computing Award

Utah Professor Receives Computing Award

September 30th, 2013

Fusing advanced computing, simulation and visualization with biomedicine has earned University of Utah computer scientist Chris Johnson a prestigious award[...]

Meyer Named 2013 PopTech Science Fellow

Meyer Named 2013 PopTech Science Fellow

September 23rd, 2013

The School of Computing's Miriah Meyer has been chosen as a 2013 PopTech Science Fellow. The PopTech Fellows program aims[...]

COE Gains in Annual U.S. News College Rankings

COE Gains in Annual U.S. News College Rankings

September 17th, 2013

In the latest issue of U.S. News & World Report’s "America’s Best Colleges" rankings of undergraduate programs, the University of Uta[...]

SoC Awarded $2.4M for Computing Testbed

SoC Awarded $2.4M for Computing Testbed

September 13th, 2013

A team led by School of Computing faculty member Robert Ricci has received a $2.4 million grant from the National[...]

Crowl Named W.W. Clyde Visiting Chair

Crowl Named W.W. Clyde Visiting Chair

September 13th, 2013

The College of Engineering is pleased to welcome Professor Daniel Crowl as the W.W. Clyde Visiting Chair for the 2013-2014[...]

Setting the Gold Standard

Setting the Gold Standard

September 10th, 2013

James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building – A USTAR Innovation Center Awarded LEED Gold Certification The University of Utah’s James L. Sor[...]

U Bioengineers Find Brain Depends on Vision to Hear

U Bioengineers Find Brain Depends on Vision to Hear

September 9th, 2013

University of Utah bioengineers discovered our understanding of language may depend more heavily on vision than previously thought: under the[...]

Wireless Network Detects Falls by the Elderly

Wireless Network Detects Falls by the Elderly

September 9th, 2013

University of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling. This monitoring[...]

NAE Endorses U Grand Challenge Scholars Program

NAE Endorses U Grand Challenge Scholars Program

August 27th, 2013

The U's College of Engineering is one of 14 U.S. universities selected by the National Academy of Engineering to launch[...]

ChemE Benefits from Opto 22 Sponsorship

ChemE Benefits from Opto 22 Sponsorship

August 20th, 2013

Automation Company Supports U Students with Lab Equipment August 16, 2013--University of Utah’s Department of Chemical Engineering has received $108,000 in s[...]

Petroleum Engineering Launches at the U

Petroleum Engineering Launches at the U

July 25th, 2013

The University of Utah is launching a new graduate program this fall in petroleum engineering designed to produce well-qualified petroleum[...]

$16 Million For Computational Center of Excellence

$16 Million For Computational Center of Excellence

June 28th, 2013

The University of Utah has been named a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) multidisciplinary center of excellence in the emerging field of[...]

Blackrock Microsystems Launches HQ in Research Park

Blackrock Microsystems Launches HQ in Research Park

June 19th, 2013

Blackrock Microsystems, a neural device company led by University of Utah electrical engineering professor Florian Solzbacher, opened its new Utah headquarters in[...]

MechE Student Named NASA Fellow

MechE Student Named NASA Fellow

June 17th, 2013

Joseph (Joey) Brink, a mechanical engineering graduate student at the University of Utah, has been named a 2013 NASA Space Technology Research[...]

Francoeur Receives NSF CAREER Award

Francoeur Receives NSF CAREER Award

May 16th, 2013

Mathieu Francoeur, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Utah, has received a five-year Faculty Early Career Development[...]

Unconventional Fuels Conference at the U

Unconventional Fuels Conference at the U

April 29th, 2013

The University of Utah’s Institute for Clean and Secure Energy will host its annual conference on development of oil shale a[...]

Engineering Students Win Bench-2-Bedside Competition

Engineering Students Win Bench-2-Bedside Competition

April 19th, 2013

Teddy bears, mechanical leeches, brain drill bits and many more prototypes are not things you would expect to see at[...]

PowerPots Land in National Retail Stores

PowerPots Land in National Retail Stores

April 16th, 2013

Power Practical, a student startup that sprang from research at the University of Utah, is selling a portable cook pot[...]

Bioengineer Named Goldwater Scholar

Bioengineer Named Goldwater Scholar

April 15th, 2013

Annicka Carter, an undergraduate in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Utah, has been named a 2013 Goldwater[...]

SoC Student Wins NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship

SoC Student Wins NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship

April 8th, 2013

Wei-Fan Chiang, a graduate student working with the School of Computing’s Zvonimir Rakamaric and Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, has won the prestigious N[...]

Stoll Receives NSF CAREER Award

Stoll Receives NSF CAREER Award

March 29th, 2013

Rob Stoll, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Utah, has received a five-year Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award[...]


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