Nebiyu Sermollo left his home in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two years ago to study at the University of Houston. Now, a big part of him wants to stay...
Abby Zinecker, a junior studying mechanical engineering, begins her Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), researching flexible lithium ion batteries. Read more.
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.
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
The 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.
VIDEO: Mechanical Engineering Alumnus Hosts STEAM Outreach Events for Houston’s Low-Income K-12 Students
As the son of a migrant farm-working mother and an Air Force veteran father, Reynaldo Guerra said his path to pursue an engineering degree at the...
As the son of a migrant farm-working mother and an Air Force veteran father, Reynaldo Guerra said his path to pursue an engineering degree at the University of Houston came about by chance.
Two Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Students Earn Coveted NASA Fellowships
Two Ph.D. students in the Cullen College’s department of mechanical engineering received highly coveted NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships.
Energy Companies are Cutting Costs, but UH Engineering Professor says Now is the Time to Spend
More than 94,700 experts from the offshore energy industry gathered at NRG Park in Houston for the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), held...
More than 94,700 experts from the offshore energy industry gathered at NRG Park in Houston for the 2015 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), held from May 4-7. During uncertain times within the energy industry as oil prices fluctuate between $50 and $60, one of the central themes of the 2015 OTC was how to cut costs while ensuring that oil is produced as safely and efficiently as possible.
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE STUDENT IS AWARDED AISE SCHOLARSHIP
Abhilash Reddy, a graduate student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the recipient of the American Society of Indian Engineers...
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