Materials Science & Engineering

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.

UTD Spinoff Company’s Sale Takes 3D Printing to Scale

The University of Texas at Dallas spinoff company Adaptive3D paves the way for large-scale manufacturing of 3D-printed specialized plastic and rubber materials developed at the University.

Researchers Study Aerogel Structure to Boost Performance of Acoustic Devices

A team led by Dr. Hongbing Lu has discovered that the shape of a material created from a specific type of gel can boost performance of products such as earplugs and earphones without increasing the size or mass.

Army Grant Assists Researchers’ Mission Against ALS

Dr. Zhenghong Gao and an interdisciplinary team of researchers will study the use of gene-editing tool CRISPR to delete a genetic mutation causing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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

Control and Dynamical Systems

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Mechanics and Materials

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