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News

Oct. 13, 2021

University of Texas Mourns Passing of Peter J. O’Donnell, Jr.

  • Educational philanthropist who helped shape Texas with major contributions to education in math, science, engineering, computing, medicine, arts, music and K-12 education
  • An "unforgettable, indefatigable visionary and organizational genius who devoted his life, wealth and energy to pursue his often-stated mission: to transform the economy of his beloved Texas to one that thrived on advances in science and technology.”

From Left to Right: J. Tinsley Oden, Edith and Peter J. O'Donnell, Jr outside the building that bears their name on campus at UT Austin.

From Left to Right: J. Tinsley Oden, Edith and Peter J. O'Donnell, Jr outside the building that bears their name on campus at UT Austin.

News

Oct. 5, 2021

Technique Predicts Tumor Response to Cancer Therapy

  • Public/private collaboration led by UT Austin uses new mathematical modeling technique to predict response of tumors in breast cancer patients to first-line therapies
  • Research is “culmination of several years of work in a public-private partnership”  including Oden Institute, BME, Dell Med, Texas Oncology, Dell Seton Medical Center and Austin Radiological Association.

News

Sept. 22, 2021

Oden Institute Joins the Forty for 40 Party

  • First time Oden Institute participates in 40 hours for the Forty Acres  
  • Annual UT Austin fundraising event now in its ninth year

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Feature

Aug. 31, 2021

From Left to Right: Nicole Aretz, Georgios Bakirtzis, Hsi-Wei Hsieh, Stefan Henneking, Haiyi Wu and Milinda Shayamal Fernando.

Introducing The 2021 Fellowship…

  • 2021 Peter O'Donnell, Jr. Postdoctoral Fellows bring variety of new skillsets and diverse research interests
  • Scope of projects range from computational modeling at atomic scale to development of tsunami simulation techniques

Feature

July 7, 2021

Participants from all over the world took part in the "2021 Virtual School on Electron-Phonon Physics
and the EPW Code" in June 2021.

When Life Gives You Lemons

  • Workshop covering the physics of electron-phonon interactions reaches huge audience
  • 177 participants from 38 countries 

Feature

March 1, 2021

Ivo & Renata Babuška

Ivo & Renata Babuška Endowed Excellence Fund Will Support Student Forum and Scholarships

  • Fund will support the Babuška Forum
  • It will also provide scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate seniors working with research groups at Institute

News

Sept. 8, 2021

Researchers to Develop Digital Twin Platform for Enhanced Storm Mitigation

  • Department of Energy funds development of computational “digital twin” framework for storm surge prediction 
  • Integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to improve accuracy 
An image from storm surge models of Hurricane Ida developed using the ADCIRC Surge Guidance System (ASGS). Credit: Coastal Emergency Risks Assessment (CERA)

An image from storm surge models of Hurricane Ida developed using the ADCIRC Surge Guidance System (ASGS). Credit: Coastal Emergency Risks Assessment (CERA)