Zero Energy Research Laboratory

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

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Researchers developed and tested panel building materials made from kenaf, a plant in the hibiscus family that is similar to bamboo. 

Company Turns to Researchers at UNT Zero Energy Lab to Study Harvesting Power of its new Wind Turbine

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Department News

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It is my great pleasure and excitement to spread words that yesterday at 11:20 am, Texas High Education Coordinating Board unanimously approved the proposal to establish a...

MEE Discovery of Engineering class hosted Dr. Mathew Pelletier and Dr. Greg Holt, USDA to talk about sensors and automation for agriculatural exploration and mushroom based acoustic tiles.

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).

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.