News: Accolades

Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin


NASA Awards Fellowships to Two UT Austin Postdocs

Jed McKinney and Cheng-Han Hsieh will pursue independent research in the formation of galaxies and solar systems.

Portraits of two scientists

McDonald Observatory

UT Astronomy Graduate Student Receives Fellowship to Study Exoplanets

The Heising-Simons Foundation has awarded Quang Tran, Ph.D. candidate in UT astronomy, one of its eight prestigious 51 Pegasi b Fellowships.

A young scientist stands in a portico of an academic building

Department of Molecular Biosciences

McLellan Named Recipient of the 2024 IVI-SK Bioscience Park MahnHoon Award

The International Vaccine Institutes Bioscience Park MahnHoon Award recognizes his role in the development of several vaccines.

Man in a white lab coat standing in front of scientific equipment

UT News

Educators Named Recipients of President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Awards

Jonathan Partridge, an assistant professor  of instruction in the Biology Instruction Office, and Jennifer Austin, a mathematics associate professor of instruction, received awards.

Photo of UT Tower with flowers in foreground.


Chemistry Professor Receives Sloan Research Fellowship and Mark Young Scholar Award

UT Austin’s Zachariah Page was selected as a Sloan Research Fellow and won a top ACS young scholar award for 2024.

Image of Zak Page


MacDonald Announced as Winner of Inaugural Hill Prize in Physical Sciences

Allan MacDonald of The University of Texas at Austin received the award for research with high-impact potential.

A man in a blue collared shirt sits at a desk with paperwork, smiling as he leans on his hand, chalkboard with equations behind him.


Two Faculty Members Selected as 2023 ACM Fellows

Computer scientists Aditya Akella and Emmett Witchel have been named 2023 Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery.

A man in glasses and a collared shirt and a man in a button up collared shirt are shown with a computing graphic in the background


Zuckerman Receives the NAS Michael and Sheila Held Prize

David Zuckerman is a professor of computer science whose research focuses primarily on pseudorandomness and the role of randomness in computing.

A scientist sits at a desk writing


UT Austin Physicists Receive Keck Foundation Boost for Quantum Materials Research

Edoardo Baldini leads a team developing a new approach to stabilize useful quantum properties of atomically thin materials for far longer and at higher temperatures.

Headshots of two scientists are in the foreground, while an illustration of a quantum cavity is in the background

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Two Members of Natural Sciences Named to UT Austin’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers

Ruth Buskirk and Michael Marder are among the 2023 inductees to The University of Texas at Austin’s prestigious Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

Ruth Buskirk and Michael Marder