Yong Tao

I would like to personally welcome you to the first Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE) in the United States.

Since the industrial revolution, mechanical engineers have been at the forefront of every innovation and change in the world. From engines, power plants, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems to medical devices, machinery and consumer products, mechanical engineers have always played a vital role in bringing the imagination to reality. 

Today, we face an ever-changing world that calls for urgent solutions to balance both human needs and natural concerns, especially in energy-related issues. The need for engineers with both mechanical and energy engineering skills has never been greater.

At UNT’s Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, we are educating today's engineers to be tomorrow's problem solving leaders.  Through innovative curricula and research activities, our nationally and internationally acclaimed professors engage students in a unique, interactive learning environment that facilitates academic excellence and prepares our students for their future careers while earning a B.S., M.S., or a Ph.D. degree in MEE. Companies seeking problem-solving leaders are looking at our department as a source of new talent because of our reputation for high quality student and program performance. 

I encourage you to explore our website and to come visit us. We are here to help you reach your goals.

- Yong X. Tao, Ph.D., P.E., Fellow ASME

Chair, Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering
PACCAR Professor of Engineering
UNT Distinguished Research Professor