Materials Science & Engineering

Engineer Investigates Use of Navy Ships for Emergency Power

Dr. Jie Zhang received a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research to develop technology to make it possible for Navy ships to serve as mobile power providers after outages from natural disasters or cyberattacks.

Thermal Imaging Enhances Understanding of Breast Tumors

Dr. Fatemeh Hassanipour and her UT Dallas research team aim to improve digital thermal imaging as a tool for monitoring breast cancer and treatment.

Alumnus’ Design of Powered Prosthetic Leg Aims To Give Amputees More Control

Dr. Toby Elery led the improved design of a novel robotic prosthetic leg that produces better shock absorption and reduced pain for users.

Jonsson School COVID-19 Response

Jonsson School students, alumni and faculty have created several innovations during the fight against COVID-19, including PPE production and rapid diagnostic testing.

ASME Awards Spong Oldenburger Medal

The honor was given in recognition of Spong's lifetime achievement in the areas of control engineering research and education.

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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What We Know

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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