Jonsson School Facts
Strategically located adjacent to the Telecom Corridor, home to more than 600 high-tech companies, the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science is in the midst of a growth phase. That includes construction of the $85 million Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory building, the hiring of dozens of new faculty, and the expansion of programs in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, analog electronics, cybersecurity and control systems.
- The Jonsson School has more than doubled its research funding since 2003 and plans to double it again by 2020, topping $60 million.
- Research investigations at the school involve such cutting-edge technology as carbon nanotubes, microelectromechanical systems, semiconductor design and manufacturing, wireless networking, cochlear implant technology, medical imaging, speech recognition, cybersecurity, organic electronics, materials characterization, next-generation wind energy conversion systems, and physical, chemical and biosensors.
- The Jonsson School has significantly increased the size of its faculty in recent years, hiring top recent graduates of Stanford University, Cornell University, Purdue University, Johns Hopkins University and Georgia Tech as well as seasoned professionals from Rutgers University, the University of Southern California, the University of California Davis, the University of Illinois, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Sandia National Laboratories, and elsewhere.
- Jonsson School students took first place in their division of the 2010 BattleBots National Championship, and they won second place in the 2008 International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition.
- U.S. News & World Report ranks the Jonsson School's undergraduate programs 59th among the nation's public schools of engineering, and its graduate programs rank 44th among public schools of engineering. The school has risen nearly 20 places in the national rankings since beginning its 2003 expansion, and its graduate programs rank third among Texas public schools of engineering, right after UT Austin and Texas A&M . The school operates one of the largest internship programs of its kind, with nearly 600 student placements a year at area high-tech companies.
- Explore our faculty research summaries at: explorer.utdallas.edu