MEE News

February 2014

Undergraduate and graduate students, Society of Petroleum
Engineering students and members from the Denton Community got a perspective on "Hydraulic fracturing – Taking Away the Mysteries and the Myths" by Pat Handren, Denbury Resources on January 31, 2014.

February 2014

Undergraduates and graduate students learned about using
coconut fibers for engineered products from Walter Bradley, Emeritus Professor
and former Chairman of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He
outlined the functional properties of fibers and ways engineering can impact
the livelihood in many countries around the world to produce change.

December 2013

Dr. Mark Wasikowski and students in MEEN 4120 Aerospace Fundamentals are having a field day to practice their model airplanes.  A scaled pilot is standing by (on the shoulder) waiting for his turn.



November 2013

University of North Texas Engineering Professor Yong Tao has received a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to identify gaps in sustainability knowledge and better understand human behavior related to sustainability.

Read more about it at either one of these links! 

November 2013

Congratulations to Karen Lindsey Smith! She has been
selected as a recipient of the TIDA Departmental Scholarship under the
Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering program for the 2013-2014
academic year.

October 2013

Yong Tao, professor and chairperson in Mechanical and Energy Engineering,
was recently named one of UNT's Distinguished Research Professors. 
Tao, an internationally known researcher in fundamentals of thermal
sciences, refrigeration system performance, and renewable energy
applications in buildings, has published more than 154 journal
publications, book chapters, edited journals and proceedings, and

September 2013

Mr. Darin Siver, General Manager of Peterbilt Motor
Company, accompanied  by Mr. Landon
Sproull, Chief Engineer of Peterbilt, visited MEE department and PACCAR
Technology Institute on September 4, 2013.

August 2013
Accredited by ABET EAC

The College of Engineering is proud to announce that the B.S. in Mechanical and Energy Engineering program is now ABET accredited!!

July 2013

Xia also has been researching how to improve clean-energy technology for cars and power plants. He was part of a team that had a breakthrough in fuel cell technology, discovering that nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes are nearly four times better than platinum as a catalyst and could eventually replace it in fuel cells. These findings also were published in Science.

To read more click here.

May 2013

University of North Texas professor of Mechanical and Energy Engineering Dr.
Jiangtao Cheng investigates how to integrate oil and water so that they
work together as a liquid prism in a photovoltaics system that can adaptively
track and steer sunlight. Cheng’s “optofluidic concentrator system” replaces
conventional solar panels with transparent cuvettes containing oil and water —
innovative research that aims to increase solar energy harvesting with