Mechanical Engineering

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
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 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.

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

New Mechanical Engineering Professor Gains Steam with Heat Transfer Technology Research
About 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, and just less than 97 percent of this water is held in the world’s oceans. As a resource...
Hadi Ghasemi

About 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, and just less than 97 percent of this water is held in the world’s oceans. As a resource in its own right, water is hugely abundant, but harnessing it in efficient ways that benefit humanity proves challenging for researchers.

UH Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Promote Women in STEM Fields
The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number...

The University of Houston was awarded a $3.29 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE to increase the number and success of women faculty in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Researchers Draw Inspiration for Camouflage System From Marine Life
It could be a fun party trick – put your cell phone down on a table and watch it fade into the woodwork – or part of a lifesaving technology used by...
Cuttlefish

It could be a fun party trick – put your cell phone down on a table and watch it fade into the woodwork – or part of a lifesaving technology used by industry or the military.

Researchers have developed a technology that allows a material to automatically read its environment and adapt to mimic its surroundings. The technology is described in a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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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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