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

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....

The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering received from Bill Diecks, the renamed South Texas Section Society of Plastics Engineering $25000 scholarship. The scholarship will henceforth be named in memory of Don Whitenhafer....

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Nandika D'Souza

Research Spotlight: Team of UNT Researchers Awarded $600,000 NSF Grant to Develop Sustainable Building Materials

Researchers at the University of North Texas are on the verge of revolutionizing the construction industry by developing natural alternatives to fiberglass and other popular, non-biodegradable building materials.

Ask an Expert: How can you make your home more energy efficient?

Dr. Yong Tao

Tao Yong

By Leslie Wimmer

Dr. Yong Tao, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, researches alternative energy and energy building conservation. He believes homeowners on any budget can make changes to conserve energy.