Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


Feature Stories

UT PGE students are skilled engineers, but they are also talented entrepreneurs.

A transformative gift has been made by the Hildebrand Foundation to support the nationally recognized UT PGE Department.

In late 2014, oil prices plummeted from $100 to $50 a barrel. Over the next three years, domestic onshore rig activity dwindled. Yet, production continued to grow in one domestic oil shale play: the Permian Basin.

After spending more than a decade in industry, new associate professor Michael Pyrcz is joining UT PGE this fall.

When oil mixes with or enters into water, conventional methods of cleaning the water and removing the oil can be challenging, expensive and environmentally risky.