Mechanical and Energy Engineering

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.

UNT Engineering Professor Receives Prestigious NSF Grant to Research Gaps in Sustainability Knowledge

Yong Tao, chair of UNT's Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to identify gaps in sustainability knowledge and better understand human behavior related to sustainability.

Wood Workshop Brings Researchers to UNT

Presenters from China, Ghana, Slovenia, and Turkey discussed research topics related to wood-based products and natural fiber composites during a June 13 workshop held at UNT.

The International Workshop: Wood and Natural Fiber Materials for Energy Efficient Building Construction offered attendees the opportunity to explore international research collaboration possibilities as well as take a tour of UNT College of Engineering laboratories. Research topics included:

UNT to offer first-ever degree in combined engineering programs; World renowned professor will head new department

The University of North Texas plans to become the first university in the nation to offer a degree in mechanical and energy engineering. To that end, they've tapped one of the outstanding leaders in the field to head up the new program in their College of Engineering. View additional information.

UNT Formula SAE Team at Texas Autocross Weekend

The UNT Mean Green Racing | Formula SAE team will be at the "Texas Autocross Weekend," July 19-20, and will be driving the Formula SAE series race car that the team built from the ground up.

Delegation Strengthens University Partnerships, Alumni Ties in Japan and Taiwan

A UNT delegation led by President V.

Three Engineering Faculty Members Named Distinguished Research Professors

Two Engineering department chairs and a professor were named UNT’s 2013 Distinguished Research Professors.

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