Zero Energy Research Laboratory

The new Zero Energy Research Laboratory gives students the tools to study next generation energy technologies. 

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UNT National Science Foundation Center

National Science Foundation Research Centers enable students with hands-on training and real-world industry research

Joseph Koruth and Carlos Pena-Sanchez

Two student researchers demonstrate the strength of UNT research at international wind energy competition

MEE welcomes industry participation in Senior Design. Partner with us!

NSF I/IUCRC CenTire August 19 - 20, 2014 Site Planning. For more information, please click here....

Why Study Mechanical and Energy Engineering?

As it has evolved, mechanical engineering has come to include emerging energy solutions, which are integral to everything from the betterment of daily life to national security interests and global prosperity. Engineers are in high demand in academia and the workplace to solve major challenges in sustainable energy provision, the development of innovative medical devices and the mechanics of new materials for the next generation of vehicles. 

Department News

The UNT Mechanical & Energy Engineering (MEEN) Department welcomes Dr. Kyle Horne...

Our undergraduate student, Colin Loeffler, has been selected by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to participate the 2014 Air Force Summer Scholar Program. During this 8-week internship program, Colin will work closely with...

Our graduate student, Ms. Ying Qiu, has won the 4 place at the American Society for Metals (ASM) Student Symposium held at UT Arlington last week. Ying is currently a Ph.D candidate under MEE-MTSE track co-advised by Dr. Xu Nie and Dr....

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Jaehyung Ju

In the mechanical and energy engineering department, tires are getting an overhaul. Ju, an assistant professor and researcher in UNT's PACCAR Technology Institute, contributed to the development of the airless or non-pneumatic tire. On the market within perhaps a decade, the tires are made of polyurethane and rely on a structure of flexible spokes for stiffness instead of air. Because the tires won't go flat, they have a longer shelf life, meaning fewer would end up in the landfill compared to conventional rubber tires.

Spotlight on Research

In the past nearly one decade, Dr. Xu Nie’s main research focus has been dedicated to study the dynamic behavior and failure of advanced engineering and protective materials, and the development of Kolsky bar-based novel experimental techniques for various high-rate characterization applications. The dynamic (or impact) response of materials has been one of the most important research areas for the Department of Defense (DoD).