Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Faculty Recognition

The College of Engineering proudly announces that three faculty members have been honored by the university for their achievements in teaching, research, and service.

UNT to offer new Ph.D. in mechanical and energy 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 energy applications in the field of Mechanical Engineering in the United States. The degree program's first students will begin in Spring 2015.

NSF Website Features Research on Plant-based Building Materials

Over a three-year period, University of North Texas researchers developed and tested structured insulated panel building materials made from kenaf, a plant in the hibiscus family that is similar to bamboo. Kenaf fibers are an attractive prospect because they offer the same strength to weight ratio as glass fibers.

Lindsey Smith competes in World Field Archery Competition

Lindsey Smith, a junior, recently competed in Zagreb, Croatia as a member of team USA in the World Field Archery Competition. In addition to her passion of archery Lindsey is enrolled in the dual degree program where she is pursuing a degree in Math from TWU and Mechanical and Energy Engineering from UNT. The World Archery Competition is hosted in a different country every year, previously in France and next year in either Sweden, Poland or the United States. Archers from around the world compete in different styles and with different types of bows.

Company Turns to UNT Researchers to Study Harvesting Power of its new Wind Turbine

A Carrollton company is turning to researchers at the University of North Texas to examine its newest wind turbine, which it hopes can solve a difficult problem -- harvesting power when wind speeds are low.

If UNT researchers validate BE-Wind's design, it could overcome a barrier preventing wind turbines from being widely accepted by individual homeowners and within urban areas with dense populations.

Engineering Faculty Participate in Faculty Abroad Seminar to Mexico

A group of UNT faculty and staff traveled to Mexico for an enriching time of discovery and professional growth through the 2014 Faculty Abroad Seminar (FAS). FAS, a 10-day professional development seminar, is sponsored by UNT-International in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and the Office for Faculty Success.

UNT Researchers Create New, Stronger Plant-based Carbon Fiber

Researchers at the University of North Texas have created a new carbon fiber from plants that can replace common petroleum and coal-based products in wide range of goods including parts for cars, aircraft, electronics and sports equipment. The patent-pending carbon fiber also is stronger and lighter than similar products on the market.

The new carbon fiber is made from C-lignin, a linear polymer that was discovered by UNT Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon and Research Professor Fang Chen in 2012 and reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

New, High-tech Engineering Laboratories to Advance Research at UNT

Engineering researchers at the University of North Texas have new, cutting-edge equipment and laboratory spaces to discover new biomaterials and to test the latest in energy-efficient products.

The College of Engineering celebrated the opening of 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art research laboratory and teaching space at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 25, 2014, at Discovery Park.

Lindsey Smith Awarded TIDA/MEE Scholarship

Sophomore Lindsey Smith, studying Math at TWU and Mechanical and Energy Engineering at UNT, received the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Departmental Scholarship for Mechanical and Energy Engineering on Friday, February 7th.

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