Materials Science & Engineering

Wind Energy Questions and Answers With Dr. Mario Rotea

Rotea's work was highlighted by the University Office of Research.

New Solar Car Racing Team Driven To Shine Light on Alternative Power Source

Students are building a vehicle over the next two years to compete in cross-country races and show the viability of alternative fuel-based transportation.

Team Develops Offshore Wind Turbine

Dr. Todd Griffith, who has worked on a design that could harvest deep-ocean wind energy, recently received a $3.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to take the technology to the next level.

Researchers Build Systems with International Collaboration

Dr. Tyler Summers recently won a three-year grant with support from the United States and Australia to develop algorithms and system architectures to coordinate networked autonomous multi-robot teams.

Who We Are

Mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Dallas focuses on problems of global significance and is consistently one of the top choices for UT Dallas students. Currently, more than 1,100 students are enrolled in the bachelor’s degree program, and over 170 are at the master’s and doctoral level. Led by faculty members with industry experience and innovative research programs, our graduates are prepared for careers in various fields, including energy, medicine, defense, aerospace, automotive, electronics, food processing and nano/micro–manufacturing.

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Conduct interdisciplinary research supported at industry, federal and state levels that lead to:

Control and Dynamical Systems

Design Innovation and Manufacturing

Mechanics and Materials

Thermal Engineering and Fluid Science

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