Mechanical Engineering

ME Chair & Student Publish Paper in Nature Communications
ME Chair & Student Publish Paper in Nature Communications

ME chairman and student publish paper on world's thinnest piezoelectric material in Nature Communications. Read more.

SURF Provides Undergrad Research Opportunity for Cullen College Junior
SURF Provides Undergrad Research Opportunity for Cullen College Junior

Abby Zinecker, a junior studying mechanical engineering, begins her Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), researching flexible lithium ion batteries. Read more.

Professor Wins New Investigator Award From NASA Texas Space Center Grant Consortium
Professor Wins New Investigator Award From NASA Texas Space Center Grant Consortium

Haleh Ardebili has won a one-year, $10,000 New Investigator Award from the NASA Texas Space Center Grant Consortium to develop flexible, stretchable batteries for spacesuits. Read the full story.

ME Faculty Names Moores Professor
ME Faculty Names Moores Professor

Gangbing Song has been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the John and Rebecca Moores Professorship. Read the full story.

Researcher Wins $1M Grant to Build Electricity-Generating Soft Materials
Researcher Wins $1M Grant to Build Electricity-Generating Soft Materials

Pradeep Sharma has won a $1 million grant to develop soft materials that combine mechanical strain and nanoscale effects to generate large amounts of electricity... Read the full story.

Message from the Chair

sharma.jpgThe central mission of the Mechanical Engineering (ME) department at the University of Houston is to perform cutting-edge research in the broad area of mechanical sciences and educate globally competitive engineers.

A modern Mechanical Engineer is very versatile: for example, cell biology, drug delivery, missile design, radiation hardened materials, quantum dots, hypersonic flights, shale gas exploration, nanostructured Li-ion batteries for energy storage, environmentally friendly engines, high temperature superconductive materials, sensors, artificial muscles, ultra strong materials are all topics that use mechanical engineers. This particular list of topics is intentional—our Mechanical Engineering faculty are currently performing active research in all these areas.

University of Houston’s highly ranked ME department boasts close ties with Houston’s energy and engineering industrial complex as well as the medical center. Our graduates can be found in key positions in some of the leading companies of the area and around the world.

The Mechanical Engineering program has seen record growth in recent years, and with an undergraduate enrollment of over 600 students, it is the most sought after major within the engineering college.

I invite you to explore our website and see what we have to offer. If you need more information about our program, please email me at psharma [at] uh [dot] edu.

Latest News

Grace Hopper Celebration Chooses UH Ph.D. Student for Conference Scholarship
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, less than one of every four workers in a STEM field in the United States is a woman.
Himani Agrawal received a full scholarship to attend the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, less than one of every four workers in a STEM field in the United States is a woman.

Bonnie Dunbar Receives Honorary Doctorate of Science at University of Strathclyde's 2014 Commencement
The Cullen College of Engineering’s own Bonnie Dunbar, M.D.

The Cullen College of Engineering’s own Bonnie Dunbar, M.D.

6th Annual Hurricane and Disasters Conference to be Held on August 1
In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and...

In recent years, the Gulf Coast region has been tremendously affected by the landfall of large hurricanes. In 2005, Category 3 Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, and in 2008, Hurricane Ike (a Category 2 storm) came ashore over Galveston and wreaked havoc in the Houston area, knocking out power to many customers in the greater Houston metro area for several weeks.

Department Updates

Subsea Professor Urges Creation of National Institute for Subsea Engineering at Offshore Technology Conference

Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi, an Engineering Manager, Flow Management at FMC Technologies and KBR Adjunct Professor of Subsea Engineering at University...

Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi, Adjunct Professor of Subsea Engineering

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