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David Icove

Finding the Truth in Flames

A building lies in ruins, its smoky shell all that remains. As firefighters turn their attention from battling the blaze to figuring out what caused it, their first call goes out to . . . an electrical engineer? It might seem an odd place to start, but when that engineer is UT’s David Icove, it makes perfect sense.

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Tickle College of Engineering

Established in 1838, the UT Tickle College of Engineering has a long tradition of commitment to excellence in scientific research and the training of engineering professionals. The college consists of seven departments of study, nine nationally renowned research centers, and more than 100 state-of-the-art laboratories.


Tickle College of Engineering Students

The college is committed to providing its undergraduate and graduate students with a comprehensive engineering experience that goes beyond classroom education.

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Alumnus Hash Hashemian with Dean Davis

Our college is transformed and growing, and the best is yet to come. We invite you to explore how your engagement in the college can make a difference now and in the future.

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