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From the College of Natural Sciences

Designing Better Fuel Cells, One Nanocarbon at a Time

This series of images shows a nickel mesh electrode covered with carpet-like carbon nanofibers. Individual nanofibers are visible in the bottom right image. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images by: Stephen Maldonado. The above simplified diagram shows how a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell works. Click to enlarge. Illustration by: Lee...Keith Stevenson

University helps establish new polymer research center

AUSTIN, Texas--Two chemical engineers and a biochemist at The University of Texas at Austin will conduct novel research as charter members of a new Science and Technology Center on layered polymers that is being established with Case Western Reserve University as the lead institution. The new Center for Layered Polymeric Systems (CLiPS) will open ...

Paul Barbara elected to National Academy of Sciences

AUSTIN, Texas—Dr. Paul Barbara, holder of the R. J. V. Johnson-Welch Endowed Chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and director of the Center for Nano- and Molecular Science and Technology at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Barbara was one of 72 new members chosen on Ap...

A Curious Life: Bard Stays Focused on Colleagues, Fundamental Research

Curiosity may be the most powerful scientific tool, but hard work runs a close second. So says Dr. Allen Bard, who has used both to great effect in a scientific career that has spanned nearly half a century so far. During that time, Bard has amassed an impressive list of discoveries, publications and scientific awards. Among the highlights, he co-...Bard1.jpg
Chemist receives Welch Foundation lifetime achievement award

Chemist receives Welch Foundation lifetime achievement award

AUSTIN, Texas—For his half century of pioneering work in basic research, The Welch Foundation today named Allen J. Bard at The University of Texas at Austin the 2004 recipient of the international Welch Award in Chemistry. The Welch Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest and largest sources of private funding for basic research in chemistry, will ...