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.
Faculty Members Honored with University-Wide Teaching Awards
Two Cullen College professors have been recognized by the University of Houston for their excellence in professorship as part of the university-wide...
Houston Chronicle: What are latest trends with demand for skilled engineers?
The Houston Chronicle recently tapped into the engineering expertise at the Cullen College, asking Engineering Career Center director Vita Como, "...
The Houston Chronicle recently tapped into the engineering expertise at the Cullen College, asking Engineering Career Center director Vita Como, "What are the latest trends with demand for skilled engineers?"
Schlumberger Foundation Honors Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. with Fellowship
The need for female professionals in STEM industries is overwhelming according to this National Science Foundation (NSF) report, and the data is...
The need for female professionals in STEM industries is overwhelming according to this National Science Foundation (NSF) report, and the data is similarly dismal for minorities. Himani Agrawal, a Ph.D. student studying mechanical engineering, just won a fellowship to help change those statistics.
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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