Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


The University of Texas System Board of Regents has officially added the Cockrell School of Engineering’s new Energy Engineering Building (EEB) to the Capital Improvement Program, a milestone that signals formal approval to proceed to the final design and planning stage in preparation for the facility’s construction in 2019.

Associate Professor Matt Balhoff joined the UT PGE Department over a decade ago after graduating with a doctoral degree in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University. Since then, he has become a rising star in the petroleum engineering field of enhanced oil recovery - an important discipline for improving oil and gas recovery rates, making the process more efficient. Balhoff shares his latest innovations and challenges as well as the benefits of cross-disciplinary research.

UT PGE students swept the 2018 Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Southwest Regional Paper Contest. The competition, held at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge on Feb 22, hosted 13 undergraduate and graduate students in the Southwest region.

Scientists have long pondered how rocky bodies in the solar system—including our own Earth—got their metal cores.

How can oil and gas well drilling be improved? Can Bluetooth signals control elements of the user’s environment? How do endocrine-disrupting chemicals affect individuals and their offspring?