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

October 2014

By: UNT College of Engineering

The College of Engineering now offers a Ph.D. in mechanical and energy engineering, the first degree of its kind in Texas and one of the only doctoral programs specializing in...

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.

Mechanical and Energy Engineering students and researchers in the Zero Energy Lab provided energy performance evaluation for the design of the Greek Life Center in order to achieve the LEED certification.  The $2.6 million facility...

MEE Faculty Position

The University of North Texas (UNT) invites applications for a tenure track or tenured faculty position at the assistant professor or at the associate professor level in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE). The position is to start in Fall 2015. MEE is particularly interested in candidates with strengths in thermo-fluids and energy systems. Candidates with interests and background in computational/experimental fluid dynamics, nanoscale heat transfer, HVAC systems, alternative and renewable energy, and energy storage are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.