Materials Science & Engineering

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.

Industry Publication Highlights Ceramic 3D Printing Technique

Dr. Majid Minary’s work on a novel thixotropic bath that facilitates 3D printing of polymer-derived ceramics was recently featured on the cover of Additive Manufacturing.

Researcher Collects Clean Water From Air

Dr. Xianming Dai and his research team have been developing a lubricant to help harvest water from the air without using external energy, an important solution for areas with severe freshwater shortages.

Welcome Dr. Joshua Summers

Collaborative, Computational Design Leader Named Head of Mechanical Engineering Department

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.

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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/micro–manufacturing.

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Control and Dynamical Systems

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