Student Spotlight

Student Spotlight: Andrew Farris

Andrew Farris

Generating Power in Space

As an undergraduate student, Andrew Farris has already developed quite a resume: the Mechanical and Energy Engineering student has been a researcher, team leader and teaching assistant and is currently helping to develop a cryogenic engine that will generate power in space.

Andrew Farris

“All of these experiences have helped me grow a lot in the relatively short time I’ve been here,” he says.

Research Spotlight

Research Spotlight: Sustainable Building Research Team

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.



Research efforts are carried out by the faculty along fundamental and applied directions in an interdisciplinary framework. The Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department works across departments, colleges, Universities and in a global enterprise seeking excellence in performance.

Faculty and students in UNT’s Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering are heavily involved in research and project-based learning initiatives through undergraduate senior design projects, short term and long term research, and development contracts. Some of the research areas studied in the Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department include:

Fundamental Research

Applied Research

Interdisciplinary Research

A center that engages vehicular, transportation, tires, and energy research.

RCN-SEES (Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability): Predictive Modeling Network for Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems (SHBE)

NSF-Partnerships for Innovation