Materials Science & Engineering

CAREER Award Supports Cyber-Physical Systems Research

Dr. Justin Ruths, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and systems engineering, has received an early career award from the National Science Foundation to strengthen the security of automation and control systems.

Mechanical Engineering Associate Department Head Named ASME Fellow

The American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) recently named Dr. Dong Qian a fellow, an honor attained by just over 3% of the organization’s more than 90,000 members worldwide.

Researcher Earns Early-Career Awards for Bioinspired Work

Dr. Xianming “Simon” Dai garnered national recognition, including a National Science Foundation CAREER award, for his research in water-harvesting and heat-transfer technology.

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-/micromanufacturing.

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What We Know

We 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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Where We Go

Emerson

HP

AT&T

Samsung

DRS Technologies

Raytheon

Ford

Intel

GM

Apple

Shell

Honda

Halliburton

Bell Flight

Texas Instruments

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