Mechanical and Energy Engineering

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.

Professor Named Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers

Nandika D’Souza, professor in the Mechanical and Energy Engineering Department, was recently named as a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE). She was one of five receiving this honor at the Annual Technical Conference in Cincinnati in April 2013.

Revolutionizing Rooftops

Dr. Jiangtao Cheng, associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, is investigating 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.

UNT Organizes Global Green Energy Workshop

The University of North Texas has organized its third annual Global Discovery Workshop. The 2013 workshop, Energy Efficient Buildings and Communities, will be held May 19 – 22 (Sunday – Wednesday), in Tartu, Estonia.

The event is also co-organized by the University of Tartu in Estonia, the State University of Ponta Grossa in Brazil, and the City of Denton, Texas.

UNT College of Engineering awarded Verizon Foundation Grant

The Verizon Foundation has awarded the UNT College of Engineering a grant of $25,000 to support engineering student Capstone projects in sustainability areas.

Photo provided by UNT/URCM Photography


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