Mihai G. Burzo, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Southern Methodist University. Heat transfer in microelectronics and nanostructures; thermal properties of thin films of new and existing materials; computational modeling of forced and natural heat convection; renewable energy and refrigeration techniques.
Jiangtao Cheng, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Purdue University. Energy technology; nano-/micro-fluidics; multiphase fluid flow; nano-fabrications; thermal-fluid science and CFD numerical simulation.
Tae-Youl Choi, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley. Femtosecond laser spectroscopy and ultrafast microscopy; biological energy transport; biosensing; nanomanufacturing; explosive phase change in the micro/nano scale; thermal, electrical and optical processes in nanoscale materials.
Aleksandra Fortier, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Southern Methodist University. Reliability of green electronic systems; nano-based Pb-free technology; Pb-free electronic materials and components; metal- and alloy-based electroplating processes; Sn whisker phenomenon; polymer- and metal-based composite materials; aerosol jet printing technology.
Kuruvilla John, Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies for the College of Engineering; Ph.D., University of Iowa. Air pollution impacts and control strategies; urban and regional scale air quality studies; monitoring of air quality and meteorology; photochemical and dispersion modeling; air pollution meteorology and forecasting; stochastic and neural network modeling.
Jaehyung Ju, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Mechanics and design of multifunctional materials and structures; compliant cellular materials, electro-active materials and non- pneumatic tires while focusing on energy efficiency and energy harvesting.
Vish Prasad, Professor and UNT Vice President for Research and Economic Development; Ph.D., University of Delaware. Heat transfer; crystal growth; materials processing; microelectronics manufacturing; plasma spray coatings; computational and experimental methods; virtual prototyping.
Yong Tao, PACCAR Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., University of Michigan. Heat, mass and fluid transport in multiphase media; constructal microchannel heat exchangers; nano/micro Phase Change Materials enhanced heat transfer; low temperature heat transfer; alternative energy; whole building energy and exergy efficiency; HVAC systems; engineering education; entrepreneurship.
Xun Yu, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Nanotechnology-based smart materials and structures; sensors and actuators; controls; energy harvesting and storage; bioengineering.
Where will you make your mark in future innovations? Will you help provide cleaner and more sustainable energy, improve human health, or devise better technologies for ground and air transportation, or even space exploration?
The Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at the University of North Texas offers a Master of Science degree in Mechanical and Energy Engineering. This visionary, innovative and interdisciplinary program produces specialists in emerging and exciting mechanical engineering fields with a broad education in the fundamentals of engineering.
We are committed to academic excellence and research in all areas pertinent to mechanical and energy engineering. You will study the fundamentals and applications of engineering and develop life-long learning skills within a research/project-oriented environment.
UNT is constantly assessing its degree programs with an eye on tomorrow’s marketplace. The College of Engineering is a pioneer in developing project-oriented curricula, allowing you to apply knowledge in interesting and tangible real-world applications. Our state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities are the envy of universities nationwide.
With small class sizes, you can work closely with distinguished faculty members to solve complex problems faced by businesses and consumers. Our faculty members have been honored by various organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. You also will have the opportunity to network through valuable contacts we have established with leading companies and corporate partners.
Engineers are in high demand in academia and the workplace to solve major challenges in sustainable energy provision, the development of innovative medical devices and the mechanics of new materials for the next generation of vehicles.
Because mechanical engineering is the most general of the engineering disciplines, this degree program prepares you for positions in most industries employing engineers, including aerospace, gas production and distribution, and nanotechnology, among others.
Engineering classes are conducted at the College of Engineering at Discovery Park, our 300-acre research facility. The college has laboratories with cutting-edge research equipment and instructional facilities. The department also supports top-ranked research laboratories that offer exciting possibilities for study and research. Working with faculty members, you may research:
The university offers more than 80 research centers and cross-disciplinary research clusters, including a cluster focusing on renewable energy and conservation. This cluster conducts research in renewable power generation, smart grid transmission, and efficient buildings to develop energy and technology strategies that address the region and nation’s 21st century conservation needs.
You must apply through the Toulouse Graduate School or the International Admissions Office and meet the minimum requirements for graduate admission. For details, visit tsgs.unt.edu or www.international.unt.edu.
You also must submit the following materials directly to the department:
You will plan your degree program with the assistance and approval of your major professor and advisory committee. The requirement for graduation is completion of at least 30 credit hours with at least a B average in all graduate courses.
Teaching and research assistantships funded by the department and faculty research grants support many students. Out-of-state and international students who are funded at least half time are eligible for in-state tuition rates. Only master’s students who select the thesis option are eligible for teaching or research assistantships. A number of in-state tuition scholarships also are available.
Information about other financial assistance programs is at financialaid.unt.edu.