$4 Million for Energy-Saving Metals Research

Metallurgical engineers at the University of Utah have been awarded $4 million from the U.S. Department of Energy. Read More

September, 2013 from the U

$16M for Coal Energy Research

University of Utah engineers will use a five-year, $16 million grant to conduct supercomputer simulations aimed at developing a prototype low-cost, low-emissions coal power plant that could electrify a mid-sized city. The goal of this “predictive science” effort is to help power poor nations while reducing greenhouse emissions in developed ones. Read More


Wagon-Wheel Pasta Shape for Better LED

One problem in developing more efficient organic LED light bulbs and displays for TVs and phones is that much of the light is polarized in one direction and thus trapped within the light-emitting diode, or LED. University of Utah physicists believe they have solved the problem by creating a new organic molecule that is shaped like rotelle – wagon-wheel pasta – rather than spaghetti. Read More


The U Invites Community to Utah’s Biggest Pregame Party

The University of Utah will host the state’s biggest pregame party, Oct. 12, to cheer on the Utes before they meet Stanford in one of the most anticipated football games of the season. The Block U Party will begin three hours prior to kick-off (start time has not yet been determined) and will include live music, food, a kid zone and activities for the entire family. Read More


Utah Professor Receives Computing Award

Fusing advanced computing, simulation and visualization with biomedicine has earned University of Utah computer scientist Chris Johnson a prestigious award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society. Read More