Transferring Technologies from the Laboratory to the Commercial Marketplace

This project is ongoing.

Past involvement with undergraduates and recent graduates on privately funded research has evolved with ongoing opportunities in developing wearable technologies for homeland security.

Student activities continue to be conducted remotely during the Spring 2021 semester. Hardware upgrades to enable wireless data transmission and associated smartphone app development are expected to accelerate.

To be considered for openings in 2021, interested candidates should send their resumes and a declaration of available time per week to Dr. Roland Benke, UT Research Affiliate.


The previous preference for students residing in the Austin area has been relaxed • Required: Strong communication skills, willingness to work with others in a startup environment, and setting a quick development pace • Hourly pay rates are commensurate with experience.


The Office of Undergraduate Research recommends that you attend an info session or advising before contacting faculty members or project contacts about research opportunities. We'll cover the steps to get involved, tips for contacting faculty, funding possibilities, and options for course credit. Once you have attended an Office of Undergraduate Research info session or spoken to an advisor, you can use the "Who to contact" details for this project to get in touch with the project leader and express your interest in getting involved.

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