Mechanical Engineering

Ardebili Wins NSF CAREER Award
Ardebili Wins NSF CAREER Award

Assistant professor of mechanical engineering Haleh Ardebili won a grant to explore the development of flexible, stretchable lithium ion batteries. Read more.

Selvamanickam Wins Second R&D 100 Award in Three Years

They are called the Oscars of the science world, and a professor with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has just won his second in three years. Read more

Medical Technology May Improve Treatment for Patients with Cerebral Aneurysms

Mechanical engineering professor Ralph Metcalfe and his research students work with doctors at Baylor College of Medicine/The Methodist Hospital on new medical technology to identify brain aneurysms before they create stroke.

Piezoelectrics

Research by University of Houston engineering professors could turn wasted ambient energy into watts of power if they are successful in their bid to engineer a new, more powerful piezoelectric material

Cleaner Consumption

Environmental concerns are leading industry and government to invest in technologies that consume less energy and produce cleaner emissions. Researchers at the Cullen College of Engineering are helping to bring these technologies from laboratories to the real world.

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

PHOTOS: Rockwell Lecture "Soft Materials and Soft Machines"
The second installment of this semester’s Rockwell Distinguished Lecture Series last Friday was a packed-house event. “Soft Materials and Soft...

The second installment of this semester’s Rockwell Distinguished Lecture Series last Friday was a packed-house event. “Soft Materials and Soft Machines” was presented by Harvard’s Zhighang Suo, Allen E. and Marilyn M. Puckett Professor of Mechanics and Materials.

PHOTOS: 25th Annual Golf Tournament Tees Off
The sun broke through the morning clouds just in time for over 120 golfers to tee off at the 25th annual Cullen College of Engineering golf...

The sun broke through the morning clouds just in time for over 120 golfers to tee off at the 25th annual Cullen College of Engineering golf tournament on Monday, April 7.

Cullen College Hosts Second "Intellectual Property Training Series"
As part of its ongoing effort to support entrepreneurship among its faculty and students, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is...

As part of its ongoing effort to support entrepreneurship among its faculty and students, the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering is hosting an Intellectual Property Training Series for the second year in a row. This latest IP Training Series will begin on March 21.

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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